2014.04.08【英译中】THE TESTAMENT Chapter 1 (4)

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  The psychiatrists begin their examination. Zadel goes first. "Mr. Phelan, can you tell us the date, time, and place?"

  I drop my chin to my chest like a fool and think about the question. "Monday, December 9, 1996. The place is my office."

  "The time?"

  "About two-thirty in the afternoon," I say.

  "And where is your office?"

  "McLean,Virginia."

  They ask many more questions. Then Theishen says, "What is your current physical condition?"

  "I'm sick. I have cancer. My doctors say I won't live more than three months."

  I can feel their excitement. The rumor has been confirmed.

  "Are you under the influence of drugs or alcohol?"

  "No."

  Back to Zadel: "Me.Phelan, you have about eleven billion dollars. Is that correct?"

  "Yes."

  "Do you intend to sign a new will today?"

  "Yes, I do."

  "Is that the will on the table in front of you?"

  "It is."

  "Does that will leave a large part of your estate to your children?"

  "It does."

  Zadel places his pen on the table and looks atStafford. "In my opinion, Mr. Phelan is mentally capable of signing his will."

  "Do you all agree?"Staffordasks the other lawyers.

  "Yes. Absolutely." They nod their heads as fast as they can.

 Staffordslides the will to me and gives me a pen. I turn to the back and sign a name that nobody can read, then place my hands on top of it.

精神病医生们开始了他们的检查。第一个是泽德尔医生。“费兰先生,您能告诉我们现在的日期、时间和地点吗?”

我像傻子一样把下巴垂到胸前想了想这个问题,“1996129日,星期一,地点是我的办公室。”

“时间呢?”

“大约下午两点半。”我说。

“您的办公室在哪里?”

“弗吉尼亚州的麦克利恩。”

他们又问了很多问题,然后塞申问道:“您现在的身体状况如何?”

“我病了,得了癌症,医生说我活不过三个月。”

我能感觉到他们很兴奋。谣言被证实了。

“你现在受药物和酒精的影响吗?”

“没有。”

又轮到了泽德尔,“费兰先生,您有大约一百一十亿美元的财产对吗?”

“对。”

“您今天想立一份新的遗嘱?”

“是的。”

“就是在你面前桌子上的那份遗嘱吗?”

“没错。”

“那份遗嘱是不是留了很大一部分财产给你的孩子?”

“是的。”

泽德尔把他的笔放到桌子上看着斯坦福说:“我认为,费兰先生神志清晰,能够立遗嘱。”

“你们都同意吗?”斯坦福问其他律师。

“当然,完全同意。”他们点头如捣蒜一样。

斯坦福把遗嘱推到我面前并递给我一支钢笔。我翻到后面,签下一个名字,没有人能看到我签了什么。然后我把手放在遗嘱上面。



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