at 3年前 ca 了不起的盖茨比英文原文 pv 6581 by 名著
There was music from my neighbor’s house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars. At high tide in the afternoon I watched his guests diving from the tower of his raft【木筏的跳台】, or taking the sun on the hot sand of his beach while his two motor-boats slit the waters of the Sound, drawing aquaplanes 【滑水板】over cataracts1 of foam【翻腾的浪花】. On week-ends his Rolls-Royce became an omnibus【公共汽车】, bearing parties to and from the city between nine in the morning and long past midnight, while his station wagon2 scampered3 like a brisk4 yellow bug 【轻捷的黄硬壳虫】to meet all trains. And on Mondays eight servants, including an extra gardener, toiled all day with mops and scrubbing-brushes and hammers and garden-shears, repairing the ravages5 of the night before.【每星期一，八个仆人，包括一个临时园丁，整整劳累一天，用拖把、板刷、榔头、修技剪来收拾前一晚的垃圾。】
Every Friday five crates6 of oranges and lemons arrived from a fruiterer in New York—every Monday these same oranges and lemons left his back door in a pyramid of pulpless halves7. There was a machine in the kitchen which could extract 【提取】the juice of two hundred oranges in half an hour if a little button【按钮】 was pressed two hundred times by a butler’s thumb【管家的大拇指】.
At least once a fortnight 【两周一次】a corps8 of caterers 9came down with several hundred feet of canvas【帆布 】and enough colored lights to make a Christmas tree of Gatsby’s enormous garden. On buffet tables【自助餐桌】, garnished 10with glistening hors-d’oeuvre【琳琅满目的冷盘】, spiced baked hams【五香火腿】 crowded against salads of harlequin11 designs【五花八门的色拉】 and pastry pigs and turkeys bewitched to a dark gold【烤得金黄的酥皮乳猪和火鸡】. In the main hall a bar with a real brass rail【铜杆】 was set up, and stocked with gins and liquors and with cordials 【金酒、烈酒、果酒】so long forgotten that most of his female guests were too young to know one from another.
1、cataract：大瀑布；奔流 A cataract is a large waterfall。
2、station wagon：客货两用车 A station wagon is a car with a long body, a door at the rear, and space behind the back seats.
3、Scamper（步子小而轻地）奔跑，疾走;蹦蹦跳跳 When people or small animals scamper somewhere, they move there quickly with small, light steps.
4、Brisk：轻快的；生气勃勃的 A brisk activity or action is done quickly and in an energetic way.
例句：Taking a brisk walk can often induce a feeling of well-being...
5、ravage：破坏；蹂躏；毁坏The ravages of time, war, or the weather are the damaging effects that they have.
Carol Drinkwater is blessed with a fine bone structure that stands up better to the ravages of time.
7、pulpless：无果肉的。halves：两半。a pyramid of pulpless halves：半个半个的果皮堆成的金字塔。
8、corps：(从事某种特殊工作的)一组人，一群人 A corps is a small group of people who do a special job.
9、Caterer：餐饮公司;酒席承办商 Caterers are people or companies that provide food and drink for a place such as an office or for special occasions such as weddings and parties.
If you garnish cooked or prepared food, you decorate it with a garnish.
She had finished the vegetables and was garnishing the roast.
In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars. 【在他蔚蓝的花园里，男男女女像飞蛾一般穿梭于低语、美酒和繁星夜空中。】