2014.05.28【英译中】THE TESTAMENT Chapter 4(2)

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  "Do we know where the missionaries are?"

  "It is difficult to say." Valdir pointed at two of the Xs. "These are Guató. There will probably be missionaries around here. You must understand that there are at least twenty different American and Canadian groups with missionaries inBrazil. It's easy to get into our country, and it's easy to move around. No one really cares who is out there and what they are doing."

  Nate pointed at Corumbá, then to the nearest red X. "How long does it take to get from here to there?"

  "By plane, about an hour. By boat, from three to five days."

  "Then where's my plane?"

  "It's not that easy," Valdir said. He pointed. "These are cattle farms. Only a few can be reached by boat, so they use small airplanes. The airstrips are marked in blue. Even if you flew into the area, you would have to use a boat to get to the Indians."

  "How good are the airstrips?"

  "They're all grass. Sometimes they cut the grass, sometimes they don't. The biggest problem is cows."

  "Cows?"

  "Yes, cows like grass. Sometimes it's hard to land because the cows are eating the airstrip."

  “知道那些传教士在哪里吗?”

  “很难说。”维尔德指着其中两个叉号说道,“这两个地方在瓜托,传教士最有可能在这附近。要知道巴西至少有二十个不同的美国和加拿大的传教士团体。要进入我们的国家、在这里四处走动简直易如反掌,没人会在意谁出现在哪里又在做什么。”

  尼特指了指瓜托,又指了指离它最近的一个红叉,“从这里到那里需要多长时间?”

  “坐飞机的话大约一个小时,坐船的话,大概要三到五天。”

  “那你给我准备的飞机呢?”

  “不是那么容易的,”维尔德说,他指着地图,“这些是牧场,没有几个是能够乘船抵达的。所以他们都是用小型飞机,飞机跑道用蓝色标记出来了。就算你乘飞机进入这个地区,也得坐船去找那些印第安人。”

  “飞机跑道的状况怎么样?”

  “都长满了草。有时他们会除草,有时不会。最大的问题是奶牛。”

  “奶牛?”

  “嗯,奶牛喜欢吃草。有时候飞机没办法着陆,因为奶牛在吃飞机跑道。”


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