2014.08.09【英译中】追风筝的人(32)字数:591

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I shook Hassan awake and asked him if he wanted to hear a story. He rubbed his sleep-clogged eyes and stretched. 

我摇醒了哈桑问他愿不愿意听一个故事。他揉了揉惺忪的睡眼,伸了个懒腰。


“Now? What time is it?”

“现在?几点了?”


“Never mind the time. This story’s special. I wrote it myself,” I whispered, hoping not to wake Ali. Hassan’s face brightened.

“不管几点了。这个故事很特别,这是我自己写的。”我低声说道,不想吵醒阿里。哈桑的神色一亮。


“Then I _have_ to hear it,” he said, already pulling the blanket off him.

那我必须要听听看了”他说着,一边掀开盖在身上的毛毯。


I read it to him in the living room by the marble fireplace. No playful straying from the words this time; this was about me! Hassan was the perfect audience in many ways, totally immersed in the tale, his face shifting with the changing tones in the story. When I read the last sentence, he made a muted clapping sound with his hands.

我在客厅的大理石壁炉前给他读故事。这次可不是开玩笑地偏离原有的故事,这次是我自己的故事。哈桑在很多方面都是极为完美的听众,完全沉浸在故事中,他脸上的神情还随着故事的色调变化着。在我读完最后一句话的时候,他鼓起掌来,但是没有发出声音。


“_Mashallah_, Amir agha. Bravo!” He was beaming.

“天哪,阿米尔少爷,这太棒了!”他笑容满面。


“You liked it?” I said, getting my second taste--and how sweet it was--of a positive review.

“你喜欢它?”我说,第二次尝到称赞的味道,这真是太甜蜜了。


“Some day, _Inshallah_, you will be a great writer,” Hassan said. “And people all over the world will read your stories.”

“总有一天,你会成为很伟大的作家,”哈桑说到。“全世界的人们都会读到你的故事。”


“You exaggerate, Hassan,” I said, loving him for it.

“你太夸张了,哈桑”,我说,其实很高兴他这么想。


“No. You will be great and famous,” he insisted. Then he paused, as if on the verge of adding something. He weighed his words and cleared his throat. “But will you permit me to ask a question about the story?” he said shyly.

“不,你会变得很伟大而且很出名,”他坚持道。随后他停顿了一下,像是还想补充些什么。他考虑了下,清了清喉咙,然后羞怯地说道:“但是你能允许我问一个关于这个故事的问题吗?”


“Of course.”

“当然。”


“Well...” he started, broke off.

“那么……”他欲言又止。


“Tell me, Hassan,” I said. I smiled, though suddenly the insecure writer in me wasn’t so sure he wanted to hear it.

“告诉我,哈桑”我说。我笑着,虽然我心中的那个缺乏安全感的作家突然不是很确定他是否想要听下去。


“Well,” he said, “if I may ask, why did the man kill his wife? In fact, why did he ever have to feel sad to shed tears? Couldn’t he have just smelled an onion?”

“那么”他说,“如果让我问的话,那个男人为什么要杀掉自己的妻子呢?实际上,他为何要通过让自己悲伤来流泪呢?他不能只是闻洋葱吗?”


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