2014.05.08【英译中】【Coraline】17——好戏开场

学霸胡一白 (Beth) 路人甲
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There was something irritatingly self-centred about the cat, Coraline decided. As if it were, in its opinion, the only thing in any world or place that could possibly be of any importance.(这句话没想好怎么翻译
卡萝莉觉得这只猫自负得让人讨厌。无论身处何时何地,在它眼中除了自己似乎就容不下任何事物了。

Half of her wanted to be very rude to it; the other half of her wanted to be polite and deferential. The polite half won.

卡萝琳一方面心想着要以牙还牙,一方面又觉得应该以德报怨。一番思想斗争后,君子战胜了小人。


'Please, what is this place?'
“求你了,这是什么地方?”

The cat glanced around briefly. 'It's here,' said the cat.
黑猫迅速地瞥过四周,道:“这就是这儿。“

'I can see that. Well, how did you get here?'

”我看得出来。好吧,那你是怎么过来的?“


 'Like you did. I walked,' said the cat. 'Like this.'

”像你一样,我走过来的。“黑猫道,”就像这样。“



Coraline watched as the cat walked slowly across the lawn. It walked behind a tree, but didn't come out the other side. Coraline went over to the tree and looked behind it. The cat was gone.
卡萝琳看着黑猫缓缓走过草地,走到一颗树后面,但是却没有从另一边出来。卡萝琳跑到树背后查看,发现那只猫已经不见了。

She walked back towards the house. There was another polite noise from behind her. It was the cat.
她朝着房子往回走。身后又传来一声礼貌的话语,原来是那只猫。

'By the by,' it said. 'It was sensible of you to bring protection. I'd hang on to it, if I were you.'
”顺便提一句。”它说道,“你带着护身符是明智的选择。如果我是你的话,肯定不会离身的。”

'Protection?'
“护身符?”

'That's what I said,' said the cat. 'And anyway - '
“那就是我说的,”黑猫道,“而且不管怎样——”

It paused, and stared intently at something that wasn't there.
它打住的同时,目不转睛地盯着某处空气。

Then it went down into a low crouch and moved slowly forward, two or three steps. It seemed to be stalking an invisible mouse. Abruptly, it turned tail and dashed for the woods.It vanished among the trees.
随后,它压低身子朝前缓慢地移动了两三步的样子。看起来像是在追捕一只隐形老鼠一样。突然,它掉头猛冲进树林中。然后消失不见。

Coraline wondered what the cat had meant.
卡萝琳不明白那只猫到底是什么意思。

She also wondered whether cats could all talk where she came from and just chose not to, or whether they could only talk when they were here -wherever here was.
她也很疑惑为什么猫星人明明在原来的世界可以说话却选择了沉默,亦或是它们只能在这个世界才能说话?虽然不知道这里到底是什么地方。

She walked down the brick steps to the Misses Spink and Forcible's front door. The blue and red lights flashed on and off.
她走下石阶,来到史彬可小姐和福瑟帛小姐的公寓正门前。那里蓝红色灯泡正一闪一闪地亮着。

未完待续……

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