2014.05.05【英译汉】The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time①

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
午夜犬谋杀案
by Mark Haddon
2.  It was 7 minutes after midnight. The dog was lying on the grass in the middle of the lawn in front of Mrs. Shears’s house. Its eyes were closed. It looked as if it was running on its side, the way dogs run when they think they are chasing a cat in a dream. But the dog was not running or asleep. The dog was dead. There was a garden fork sticking out of the dog. The points of the fork must have gone all the way through the dog and into the ground because the fork had not fallen over. I decided that the dog was probably killed with the fork because I could not see any other wounds in the dog and I don’t think you would stick a garden fork into a dog after it had died for some other reason, like cancer, for example, or a road accident. But I could not be certain about this. 

那时刚过了午夜才7分钟,那只狗就躺在希尔斯太太房子前那片草坪的正中间。它眼睛紧闭着,看起来似乎四肢还会在另一边抖动,狗在睡着时抖动脚的样子会让人以为它们正在梦中追一只猫。但这只狗没有睡着,更没有抖脚,它死了。从那只狗的身上伸出一个园艺用铲。铲头一定穿过了狗的身体插到泥土里,因为它就那样立着。我想狗可能是被谁用铲子杀害的,因为我没有在狗的身体上发现别的伤痕,而且如果狗是死于其他的原因,比如癌症,或是车祸,我不认为还会有人在狗死后,还在它身上插一把园艺铲。但我不敢肯定。


I went through Mrs. Shears’s gate, closing it behind me. I walked onto her lawn and knelt beside the dog. I put my hand on the muzzle of the dog. It was still warm. 

我穿过希尔斯太太家的大门,顺手就把门带上,走上草坪后在那只狗旁边跪了下来,把手放在它口鼻处。还有温度。


The dog was called Wellington. It belonged to Mrs. Shears, who was our friend. She lived on the opposite side of the road, two houses to the left. 

那只狗叫韦林顿。它是我们的朋友希尔斯太太的。希尔斯太太就住在街对面再往左边两幢的房子里。


Wellington was a poodle. Not one of the small poodles that have hairstyles but a big poodle. It had curly black fur, but when you got close you could see that the skin underneath the fur was a very pale yellow, like chicken. 

韦林顿是一只贵宾犬。不是那种做着各种造型的小型犬,而是只大型犬。它拥有一身黑色卷毛,但当你凑近它会发现藏在它卷毛下面的皮肤却是浅浅的黄色,有点像鸡的感觉。


I stroked Wellington and wondered who had killed him, and why.
我抚摸着韦林顿,想要弄明白是谁为了什么原因杀害了它。
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