权力的游戏:第413期:第二十四章 珊莎(04)

发表时间:2017-12-07内容来源:VOA英语学习网

Jeyne Poole wept so hysterically that Septa Mordane finally took her off to regain her composure, but Sansa sat with her hands folded in her lap, watching with a strange fascination. She had never seen a man die before. She ought to be crying too, she thought, but the tears would not come. Perhaps she had used up all her tears for Lady and Bran. It would be different if it had been Jory or Ser Rodrik or Father, she told herself. The young knight in the blue cloak was nothing to her, some stranger from the Vale of Arryn whose name she had forgotten as soon as she heard it. And now the world would forget his name too, Sansa realized; there would be no songs sung for him. That was sad.

珍妮·普尔歇斯底里地嚎啕大哭,茉丹修女不得已只好先把她带开,让她镇静下来。珊莎坐在原位,两手交叉,放在膝上,看得入魔似的。这是她头一遭目睹别人丧命。她心里觉得也该哭的,但眼泪就是掉不下来。或许她已经为淑女和布兰哭干了眼泪罢,她对自己说,若换成乔里或罗德利克爵士,或甚至父亲大人,就不会这样了。这名年轻的蓝袍骑士与她毫无关系,只不过是个来自艾林谷的陌生人,他的名字从她左耳进右耳出。现在全世界也将和她一样,永远地遗忘他的名字,珊莎突然明白,不会有人谱曲歌颂他了。多么令人伤感啊。

After they carried off the body, a boy with a spade ran onto the field and shoveled dirt over the spot where he had fallen, to cover up the blood. Then the jousts resumed.

随后他们抬走尸体,一个男孩带着铲子跑进场内,铲起泥土盖住他跌落的地方,遮掉血迹。比武又继续进行。

Ser Balon Swann also fell to Gregor, and Lord Renly to the Hound. Renly was unhorsed so violently that he seemed to fly backward off his charger, legs in the air. His head hit the ground with an audible crack that made the crowd gasp, but it was just the golden antler on his helm. One of the tines had snapped off beneath him. When Lord Renly climbed to his feet, the commons cheered wildly, for King Robert’s handsome young brother was a great favorite. He handed the broken tine to his conqueror with a gracious bow. The Hound snorted and tossed the broken antler into the crowd, where the commons began to punch and claw over the little bit of gold, until Lord Renly walked out among them and restored the peace. By then Septa Mordane had returned, alone. Jeyne had been feeling ill, she explained; she had helped her back to the castle. Sansa had almost forgotten about Jeyne.

接下来,巴隆·史文爵士也被格雷果打下马,蓝礼公爵则输给了猎狗。蓝礼被狠狠地击中,几乎是从战马上往后平飞。他的头落地时剧烈地铿了一声,全场观众听了倒抽一口冷气。还好遭殃的只是他头盔上的金鹿角,其中一根被他压断了。当蓝礼公爵爬起来时,全场疯狂地为他欢呼,只因劳勃国王的幼弟向来很受群众喜爱。他优雅地鞠个躬,将那根断掉的鹿角递给胜利者。猎狗哼了一声,把断角抛进观众席,老百姓立刻为了那点金子争得你死我活,直到最后蓝礼大人走进群众里安抚,方才恢复秩序。这时茉丹修女也回来了,却是独自一人。她解释说珍妮身体不适,已被护送回城堡休息。珊莎几乎都忘记珍妮了。

背景介绍:

《权力的游戏》是一部中世纪史诗奇幻题材的电视连续剧。该剧以美国作家乔治·R·R·马丁的奇幻巨作《冰与火之歌》七部曲为基础改编创作,由大卫·贝尼奥夫和丹尼尔·威斯编剧、HBO电视网推出。乔治·雷蒙德·理查德·马丁是欧美奇幻小说大师。马丁的作品主要以人物为关注点,描写细腻丰富,突破了幻想文学界固有的创作模式,多次引领阅读潮流。由于马丁的辉煌成就,他被誉为美国的托尔金和新世纪的海明威。从1989年开始,马丁淡出文学界,转而投身演艺界发展,1996年他才重返文坛而开始奇幻文学的创作,处女作便是《权力的游戏》,即为《冰与火之歌》的首部曲。《权力的游戏》甫出便拿下了British Fantasy Society、 世界奇幻奖和星云奖年度最佳幻想作品提名,在非官方的不记名奇幻作品投票中,《冰与火之歌》俨然已经可以和《魔戒》平起平坐,作者网站的访问量也是和斯蒂芬·金、J.K.罗琳等不相上下,其受欢迎的程度可见一斑。乔治马丁被时代杂志评选为2011年影响世界的一百人之一。

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