2014.04.22【英译中】THE TESTAMENT Chapter 2 (11)

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  Nate O'Riley was a partner who was, at the moment, locked away in a private hospital in theBlue Ridge Mountains. In the past ten years he'd been a frequent visitor to this hospital, each time trying to stop drinking and taking drugs. Now, at the age of forty-eight, he had no money, was twice divorced, and the government was chasing him for nonpayment of taxes.

  "He used to be an outdoor type, didn't he?"Durbanasked.

  "Oh yeah. Rock climbing, diving, all that crazy stuff. Then the slide into alcoholism began and he stopped all that."

  The slide had begun in his mid-thirties. He was a star in the legal practice but he began drinking heavily and using drugs. He ignored his family, and then he lost a lawsuit and fell apart. The firm sent him to a hospital to recover. He could stay clean for months, even years, but he always crashed.

  Four months earlier, he'd locked himself in a hotel room with a bottle of vodka and a sack of pills. Josh sent him to the hospital for the fourth time in ten years.

  "It might be good for him,"Durbansaid. "You know, to get away for a while."

尼特·欧瑞利是他们的伙伴,目前被关在蓝岭山的一家私人医院里。过去的十年里他是那所医院的常客,每次都是想戒酒戒毒。现在,在四十八岁的时候,他一贫如洗,两度离婚,政府正因为逃税而追捕他。

“他过去是户外型的吧?”德班问。

“是啊。攀岩,潜水,所有那些疯狂的项目。后来他变成了一个酒鬼,然后就停止了所有的运动。”

他三十岁中期的时候开始堕落。他曾经是律师事务所的一颗明星,但他却开始酗酒嗑药,他对家庭不管不问,然后又输掉了一起诉讼,然后他就离开了。事务所送他去一家医院治疗,他可以几个月甚至几年保持洁身自好,但总是会旧病复发。

四个月前,他带着一瓶伏特加和一袋子药丸把自己锁在一家宾馆的房间里。祝什把他送到医院去,那已经是十年来的第四次了。

“这也许对他有好处,”德班说,“你知道的,如果让他外出一段时间的话。”



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