at 3年前 ca 了不起的盖茨比英文原文 pv 2694 by 名著
I was on my way to get roaring drunk from sheer embarrassment when Jordan Baker came out of the house and stood at the head of the marble steps, leaning a little backward and looking with contemptuous1 interest down into the garden.
【1、Contemptuous：蔑视的;藐视的;鄙视的 If you are contemptuous of someone or something, you do not like or respect them at all. 例句：He was contemptuous of private farmers...他看不起私营农场主。——《科林斯词典》】
Welcome or not, I found it necessary to attach2 myself to some one before I should begin to address3 cordial【friendly】 remarks to the passers-by.
【2、attach：（有时不受欢迎或未受邀请而）参加，和…在一起，缠着. 3、address :speak to sb directly formal】
“Hello!” I roared, advancing toward her. My voice seemed unnaturally loud across the garden.
“I thought you might be here,” she responded absently 【心不在焉地】as I came up. “I remembered you lived next door to——” She held my hand impersonally, as a promise that she’d take care of me in a minute, and gave ear to two girls in twin yellow dresses, who stopped at the foot of the steps.
“Hello!” they cried together. “Sorry you didn’t win.”
That was for the golf tournament. She had lost in the finals the week before.
“You don’t know who we are,” said one of the girls in yellow, “but we met you here about a month ago.”
“You’ve dyed your hair since then,” remarked Jordan, and I started, but the girls had moved casually on and her remark was addressed to the premature moon, produced like the supper, no doubt, out of a caterer’s basket. With Jordan’s slender golden arm resting in mine, we descended the steps and sauntered4 about the garden. A tray of cocktails floated at us through the twilight, and we sat down at a table with the two girls in yellow and three men, each one introduced to us as Mr. Mumble5.
【4、saunter：悠闲地走；漫步；闲逛 to walk in a slow relaxed way。 5、Mumble ：to speak or say sth in a quiet voice in a way that is not clear】
“Do you come to these parties often?” inquired Jordan of the girl beside her.
“The last one was the one I met you at,” answered the girl, in an alert confident voice. She turned to her companion: “Wasn’t it for you, Lucille?”
It was for Lucille, too.露西尔也是。