了不起的盖茨比(茉特尔诉说和汤姆初次相逢的故事)

at 3年前  ca 了不起的盖茨比英文原文  pv 1005  by 名著  

     Myrtle pulled her chair close to mine, and suddenly her warm breath poured over me the story of her first meeting with Tom.

  “It was on the two little seats facing each other that are always the last ones left on the train. I was going up to New York to see my sister and spend the night. He had on a dress suit and patent leather shoes, and I couldn’t keep my eyes off him, but every time he looked at me I had to pretend to be looking at the advertisement over his head. When we came into the station he was next to me, and his white shirt-front pressed against my arm, and so I told him I’d have to call a policeman, but he knew I lied.我们走进车站时,他紧挨在我身边,他那雪白的衬衫前胸蹭着我的胳膊,于是我跟他说我可要叫警察了,但他明知我在说假话。I was so excited that when I got into a taxi with him I didn’t hardly know I wasn’t getting into a subway train. All I kept thinking about, over and over, was ‘You can’t live forever; you can’t live forever.’”

  She turned to Mrs. McKee and the room rang full of her artificial laughter.【不自然的笑声】

  “My dear,” she cried, “I’m going to give you this dress as soon as I’m through with it. I’ve got to get another one to-morrow. I’m going to make a list of all the things I’ve got to get. A massage and a wave, and a collar for the dog, and one of those cute little ash-trays where you touch a spring, and a wreath with a black silk bow for mother’s grave that’ll last all summer.按摩、烫发、替小狗买条项圈,买一个那种有弹簧的、小巧玲珑的烟灰缸,还要给妈妈的坟上买一个挂黑丝结的花圈,可以摆一个夏天的那种。 I got to write down a list so I won’t forget all the things I got to do.”

  It was nine o’clock—almost immediately afterward I looked at my watch and found it was ten. Mr. McKee was asleep on a chair with his fists clenched in his lap, like a photograph of a man of action. Taking out my handkerchief I wiped from his cheek the remains of the spot of dried lather that had worried me all the afternoon.fists clenched :握紧拳头。handkerchief :手帕。dried lather:干泡沫】

  


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