海伦凯勒自传《我的生活》:第54期

发表时间:2017-05-18内容来源:VOA英语学习网

On mornings when I did not care for the ride, my teacher and I would start after breakfast for a ramble in the woods, and allow ourselves to get lost amid the trees and vines, with no road to follow except the paths made by cows and horses. Frequently we came upon impassable thickets which forced us to take a round about way. We always returned to the cottage with armfuls of laurel, goldenrod, ferns and gorgeous swamp-flowers such as grow only in the South.

当我不想在早上骑马的时候,我和我的老师就会在早餐后去森林里散步。我们让自己完全迷失在藤萝绿树之间,除了被牛儿马儿踩出的小径,我们无路可寻。因此,那些拦住去路的灌木丛常常迫使我们迂回行进。总之,我们最终会满载而归地回到小屋,我们的怀里抱满了大束的月桂树枝、一枝黄花、蕨菜和只有在南方才有的沼泽花卉。

Sometimes I would go with Mildred and my little cousins to gather persimmons. I did not eat them; but I loved their fragrance and enjoyed hunting for them in the leaves and grass. We also went nutting, and I helped them open the chestnut burrs and break the shells of hickory-nuts and walnuts—the big, sweet walnuts!

有时候,我也会和米尔德莱德,还有我的小表妹们一起去摘柿子。我并不吃它们,但是我喜欢闻柿子的香味,喜欢在树叶间和草地上搜索果实的感觉。我们还去采集坚果,而且,我会帮她们剥开栗子的刺皮,或者敲开核桃和山胡桃的硬壳——那些核桃又大又香甜!

At the foot of the mountain there was a railroad, and the children watched the trains whiz by. Sometimes a terrific whistle brought us to the steps, and Mildred told me in great excitement that a cow or a horse had strayed on the track. About a mile distant there was a trestle spanning a deep gorge. It was very difficult to walk over, the ties were wide apart and so narrow that one felt as if one were walking on knives.

山脚下有一条铁路,我们这些孩子会看着火车呼啸而过。吓人的汽笛声常常会把我们吸引到台阶上。米尔德莱德兴奋地告诉我,有一头牛或者一匹马还在铁轨上游荡呢。铁路沿线大约一英里之外的深谷中,横跨着一座高架桥。你很难从那里通过,峡谷很宽,桥梁极窄,走在上面就像行走在刀刃上。

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