at 3年前 ca 了不起的盖茨比英文原文 pv 4869 by 名著
About half way between West Egg and New York the motor road hastily joins the railroad and runs beside it for a quarter of a mile, so as to shrink away from a certain desolate area of land.
This is a valley of ashes—a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills and grotesque gardens;
grotesque:a very ugly or comically distorted figure, creature, or image.
where ashes take the forms of houses and chimneys and rising smoke and, finally, with a transcendent effort, of men who move dimly and already crumbling through the powdery air.
take the form:形成。
Occasionally a line of gray cars crawls along an invisible track, gives out a ghastly creak, and comes to rest, and immediately the ash-gray men swarm up with leaden spades and stir up an impenetrable cloud, which screens their obscure operations from your sight.
ghastly：extremely unwell. creak：a harsh scraping or squeaking sound刺耳的声音.
But above the gray land and the spasms of bleak dust which drift endlessly over it, you perceive, after a moment, the eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg.
The eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg are blue and gigantic—their irises are one yard high.
They look out of no face, but, instead, from a pair of enormous yellow spectacles which pass over a nonexistent nose.
Evidently some wild wag of an oculist set them there to fatten his practice in the borough of Queens, and then sank down himself into eternal blindness, or forgot them and moved away.
wag：a person who makes facetious jokes.
But his eyes, dimmed a little by many paintless days, under sun and rain, brood on over the solemn dumping ground.