2014.05.28【英译中】THE TESTAMENT Chapter 4(1)

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                                                            Into the Pantanal

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  Valdir Ruiz was a pleasant man, happy with life in the way most Brazilians tend to be. He worked efficiently in his small office, just him and a secretary. He was proud of his English.

  He produced a large air map and pointed to the Pantanal. No roads or highways. More than 100,000 kilometers of swamp. There were four red Xs along the western edge of the map, nearBolivia.

  "There are tribes here," he said to Nate, pointing to the marks. "Guató and Ipicas."

  "How large are they?" Nate asked.

  "We don't really know," Valdir replied, his words very slow and careful. He was trying hard to impress the American with his English. "A hundred years ago, there were many more. But the tribes grow smaller. They have little contact with the outside world. Their culture hasn't changed for 1,000 years."

                进入潘塔纳尔

   维尔德·瑞兹是个非常和善的人,过着多数巴西人常有的幸福生活。他的办公室很小,只有他和一名秘书,但工作效率却很高。他对自己的英语感到非常自豪。

  他展开一张潘塔纳尔的大号航空图,那里没有马路也没有公路,漫延着一千多公里的沼泽地。在地图的边缘,玻利维亚附近,有四个红色的叉号。

  “部落在这里。”他指着那些标记对尼特说,“瓜托和Ipicas。”

  “那些部落有多大?”尼特问。

  “我们不是很清楚,”维尔德回答说,他措辞缓慢而又谨慎,努力想要用他的英语给这个美国人留下深刻的印象,“一百多年前,还有更多,但是部落变得越来越小。他们几乎不与外界接触,千百年来他们的文化一成不变。”


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