2014.08.26 【英译中】A little princess(4)

发表于:2014-08-26 10:03 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

She had liked to think of that. To keep the house for her father; to ride with him, and sit at the head of his table when he had dinner parties; to talk to him and read his books-that would be what she would like most in the world, and if one must go away to “the place” in England to attain it, she must make up her mind to go. She did not care very much for other little girls, but if she had plenty of books she could console herself. She liked books more than anything else, and was, in fact, always inventing stories of beautiful things and telling them to herself. Sometimes she had told them to her father, and he had liked them as much as she did.

莎拉喜欢思考这些。在这个世界上她最喜欢做的事是替爸爸看房子,和爸爸骑马,爸爸吃晚餐的时候坐在餐桌的一头,和爸爸说话,读爸爸给她的书。要是只有离开去英国的“这个地方”才能实现,她得做出她的决定去那里。莎拉不在乎其他小女孩,要是有很多书可以读她就能安慰自己。她喜欢读书胜过其他所有事情,实际上她总把美好的事物编成故事说给自己听。有时,她也说给爸爸听,爸爸会和她一样喜欢这些故事。


“Well, papa,” she said softly, “if we are here I suppose we must be resigned.”

“好吧,爸爸,”她轻轻的说,“如果我们呆在这里, 我猜我们都会被人摆布的。”


He laughed at her old-fashioned speech and kissed her. He was really not at all resigned himself, though he knew he must keep that a secret. His quaint little Sara had been a great companion to him, and he felt he should be a lonely fellow when, on his return to India, he went into his bungalow knowing he need not expect to see the small figure in its white frock come forward to meet him. So he held her very closely in his arms as the cab rolled into the big, dull square in which stood the house which was their destination.

他为莎拉的说话老成感到好笑,亲了亲她。他自己已不是会被摆布的人了,但是他知道他必须要保守这个秘密。古灵精怪的小莎拉是他最好的玩伴,他想他一个人回了印度,他就是个孤独的家伙了,到时候他走进公寓,他知道再业也期待不了能看到穿着白色长袍奔向他的那个小身影了。马车驶进空旷阴沉的广场,一幢房子立在里面,那是他们的目的地,于是他把莎拉抱得更紧了。


It was a big, dull, brick house, exactly like all the others in its row, but that on the front door there shone a brass plate on which was engraved in black letters:

这是一幢砖砌的大房子,有些沉闷,和排列着的其他房子完全一样,在大门处立着一块铜制的牌子,黑色的字刻着:


MISS MINCHIN

Select Seminary for Young Ladies.

闵钦女士

女子私立学校

最后编辑于:2014-08-26 10:27
分类: 英语

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