2015.01.27【英译中】谎言书第三节(1)字数:607

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“Rosey, what the hell’s going on?” I yell back, clawing over the passenger seat, sticking my head out the window, and squinting into the darkness. He’s kneeling over our newest homeless client — “86” on the radio means “vagrant” — who’s curled at the base of a queen palm tree that stands apart from the rest.

“罗西,到底发生了什么?”我一边朝他喊着,一边紧紧拽住座位,把头伸出窗去,朝着那黑暗中瞟去。他正跪在我们的新流浪汉客户身旁——86在无线电上意为“流浪者”——那个蜷缩在矗立在一旁的皇后棕榈树下的人。


“It’s a bad one, Cal. He’s a bleeder!”

“坏消息,加尔。他流血不止!”


A ping of rain hits the windshield, and I jump at the impact.

雨滴砰砰地打落在挡风玻璃上,就像我在上面跳动一般。


If this were my first day on the job, I’d leap out of the van and rush like a panicked child to Roosevelt’s side. But this isn’t day one. It’s year two.

如果这是我第一天做这样的工作,我会马上跳出车并像一个惊慌失措的孩子一般冲到罗斯福的身边去。但这已经不是第一天了。已经两年了。


“You got his Social?” I call out.

“你找到他的社保卡了么?”我喊道。


Kneeling at the base of the queen palm, Roosevelt tucks his flashlight under his armpit and rolls what looks like a heavyset man onto his back. As the light shines down — the lumpy silhouette — even from here, I can see the blood that soaks the man’s stomach.

跪在皇后棕榈树下,罗斯福将他的手电筒夹在他的腋下,然后像是一个最胖的人一般滚向背面。在光往下照的时候——那片倒影——即使是在这儿,我都能看到那人的腹部被血浸透了。


“His wallet’s gone,” Roosevelt shouts, knowing our protocols. “Sir. . . . Sir! Can you hear me? I need your Social Security number.”

“他的钱包不见了”罗斯福大喊着,他深知我们的协议。“先生……先生!你能听到我说话吗?我需要你的社保号码。”


In my left hand, I’m already dialing 911. In my right, I prop my laptop on the center console. But I never take my eyes off Roo-sevelt. Breast cancer took my aunt, the aunt who raised me, a few years back. I don’t have many friends. I have this job. And I have Roosevelt.

我已用左手拨打了911。右手则将我的笔记本支撑着放在中控台上。但是我的目光一直没有离开过罗斯福。几年前,乳腺癌带走了我的姑姑,那个抚养了我的姑姑。我没有什么朋友,我只有这个工作。此外,我只有罗斯福了。


“Cal, I got his Social!” Roosevelt shouts. “Sir, were you mugged? You have a gunshot wound.”

“加尔,我找到他的社保卡了!”罗斯福大喊着。“先生,你是被抢劫了吗?你有枪伤。”


“Gimme one sec,” I call out. The computer hums, our tracking software loads, and I click on the button marked Find Client. On-screen, a blank form opens, and I tab over to the section labeled SSN.

“给我一秒钟”我冲他喊着,开始在电脑上忙碌着。我打开了我们的追踪软件,按下了“找到客户”的按钮。屏幕上,打开了一个空白的表格,我直接跳到了标有SSN的那一项。


“Cal, you need to hurry,” Roosevelt adds as the man whispers something. At least he’s conscious. “He’s starting t—”
“加尔,你需要再快一点了”罗斯福像是在私语一般地补充道。至少他还是有意识的。“他开始……”

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