了不起的盖茨比(盖茨比在海边独自眺望)

at 3年前  ca 了不起的盖茨比英文原文  pv 2465  by 名著  

     Already it was deep summer on roadhouse roofs and in front of wayside garages, where new red gas-pumps sat out in pools of light, and when I reache1d my estate at West Egg I ran the car under its shed and sat for a while on an abandoned grass roller in the yard. The wind had blown off, leaving a loud, bright night, with wings beating in the trees and a persistent organ sound as the full bellows of the earth blew the frogs full of life. 

roadhouse:路旁餐馆、路旁酒吧。gas-pump:加油机bellow:号叫。

     The silhouette of amoving cat wavered across the moonlight, and turning my head to watch it, I saw that I was not alone—fifty feet away a figure had emerged from the shadow of my neighbor’s mansion and was standing with his hands in his pockets regarding the silver pepper of the stars. Something in his leisurely movements and the secure position of his feet upon the lawn suggested that it was Mr. Gatsby himself, come out to determine what share was his of our local heavens.

silhouette:侧影。 pepper:cover or full with a liberal amount of scattered items.

          I decided to call to him. Miss Baker had mentioned him at dinner, and that would do for an introduction. But I didn’t call to him, for he gave a sudden intimation that he was content to be alone—he stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way, and, far as I was from him, I could have sworn he was trembling. Involuntarily I glanced seaward—and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far away, that might have been the end of a dock. When I looked once more for Gatsby he had vanished, and I was alone again in the unquiet darkness.

intimation:先兆。

    但我并没招呼他,因为他突然做了个动作,好像表示他满足于独自待着--他朝着幽暗的海水把两只胳膊伸了出去,那样子真古怪,并且尽管我离他很远,我可以发誓他正在发抖。我也情不自禁地朝海上望去--什么都看不出来,除了一盏绿灯,又小又远,也许是一座码头的尽头。等我回头再去看盖茨比时,他已经不见了,于是我又独自待在不平静的黑夜里。



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