2014.07.25【英译中】The Alchemist牧羊少年的奇幻之旅(8)

发表于:2014-07-25 23:02 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

刚刚发现今天是我本周的最后一天,所以突击交作业了。

Looking at the sun, he calculated that he would reach Tarifa before midday. There, he could exchange his book for a thicker one, fill his wine bottle, shave, and have a haircut; he had to prepare himself for his meeting with the girl, and he didn't want to think about the possibility that some other shepherd, with a larger flock of sheep, had arrived there before him and asked for her hand.

看着太阳,圣地亚哥估计着在正午之前他能走到塔里法。在那里,他能换上一本更厚的书,把酒瓶装满,刮刮胡子,理理发;他要准备好去见那个女孩,他不愿意想有可能在他之前一个拥有更大的羊群的牧羊人已经向那个女孩求婚了。

It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting, he thought, as he looked again at the position of the sun, and hurried his pace. He had suddenly remembered that, in Tarifa, there was an old woman who interpreted dreams.

他想,和女孩在一起能让自己的生活变得有趣,然后瞅瞅天上的太阳,加快了步伐。突然他想起来在塔里法有一个老婆婆会解梦。

The old woman led the boy to a room at the back of her house; it was separated from her living room by a curtain of colored beads. The room's furnishings consisted of a table, an image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and two chairs.

老婆婆把圣地亚哥引进里面的房间;这间屋子和客厅之间隔了一道彩珠子串成的门帘。屋子里有个一张桌子,一幅画《耶稣圣心》,和两张椅子。

The woman sat down, and told him to be seated as well. Then she took both of his hands in hers, and began quietly to pray.

老婆婆坐下来,并吩咐圣地亚哥也坐下。她将他的两只手握住,然后开始轻轻地祷告。

It sounded like a Gypsy prayer. The boy had already had experience on the road with Gypsies; they also traveled, but they had no flocks of sheep. People said that Gypsies spent their lives tricking others. It was also said that they had a pact with the devil, and that they kidnapped children and, taking them away to their mysterious camps, made them their slaves. As a child, the boy had always been frightened to death that he would be captured by Gypsies, and this childhood fear returned when the old woman took his hands in hers.

她念得好像吉普赛语。圣地亚哥在路上遇见过吉普赛人,他们也到处旅行,但是并不放羊。人们说吉普赛人把时间都花在坑蒙拐骗上了。据说他们和魔鬼有个协议——他们把孩子们绑到他们神秘的帐中,然后让孩子们当奴隶。小时候,圣地亚哥非常害怕被吉普赛人抓住,现在老婆婆抓着他的手,那种恐惧感又来了。

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