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            1. 小王子 Chapter 17
              文章來源:未知 文章作者:enread 發布時間:2016-08-18 06:54 字體: [ ]  進入論壇
              (單詞翻譯:雙擊或拖選)
              When one wishes to play the wit, he sometimes wanders a little from the truth. I have not been altogether honest in what I have told you about the lamplighters. And I realize that I run the risk of giving a false idea of our planet to those who do not know it. Men occupy a very small place upon the Earth. If the two billion inhabitants who people its surface were all to stand upright and somewhat crowded together, as they do for some big public assembly, they could easily be put into one public square twenty miles long and twenty miles wide. All humanity could be piled up on a small Pacific islet.
               
              The grown-ups, to be sure, will not believe you when you tell them that. They imagine that they fill a great deal of space. They fancy themselves as important as the baobabs. You should advise them, then, to make their own calculations. They adore figures, and that will please them. But do not waste your time on this extra task. It is unnecessary. You have, I know, confidence in me.
               
              When the little prince arrived on the Earth, he was very much surprised not to see any people. He was beginning to be afraid he had come to the wrong planet, when a coil of gold, the color of the moonlight, flashed across the sand.
               
              "Good evening," said the little prince courteously1.
               
              "Good evening," said the snake.
               
              "What planet is this on which I have come down?" asked the little prince.
               
              "This is the Earth; this is Africa," the snake answered.
               
              "Ah! Then there are no people on the Earth?"
               
              "This is the desert. There are no people in the desert. The Earth is large," said the snake.
               
              The little prince sat down on a stone, and raised his eyes toward the sky.
               
              "I wonder," he said, "whether the stars are set alight in heaven so that one day each one of us may find his own again… Look at my planet. It is right there above us. But how far away it is!"
               
              "It is beautiful," the snake said. "What has brought you here?"
               
              "I have been having some trouble with a flower," said the little prince.
               
              "Ah!" said the snake.
               
              And they were both silent.
               
              "Where are the men?" the little prince at last took up the conversation again. "It is a little lonely in the desert…"
               
              "It is also lonely among men," the snake said.
               
              The little prince gazed at him for a long time.
               
              "You are a funny animal," he said at last. "You are no thicker than a finger…"
               
              "But I am more powerful than the finger of a king," said the snake.
               
              The little prince smiled.
               
              "You are not very powerful. You haven't even any feet. You cannot even travel…"
               
              "I can carry you farther than any ship could take you," said the snake.
               
              He twined himself around the little prince's ankle, like a golden bracelet2.
               
              "Whomever I touch, I send back to the earth from whence he came," the snake spoke3 again. "But you are innocent and true, and you come from a star…"
               
              The little prince made no reply.
               
              "You move me to pity-- you are so weak on this Earth made of granite," the snake said. "I can help you, some day, if you grow too homesick for your own planet. I can--"
               
              "Oh! I understand you very well," said the little prince. "But why do you always speak in riddles4?"
               
              "I solve them all," said the snake.
               
              And they were both silent.
               
              當人們想要說得俏皮些的時候,說話就可能會不大實在。在給你們講點燈人的時候,我就不那么忠實,很可能給不了解我們這個星球的人們造成一個錯誤的概念。在地球上,人們所占的位置非常小。如果住在地球上的二十億居民全站著,并且像開大會一樣靠得緊些,那么就可以從容地站在一個二十海里見方的廣場上。也就是說可以把整個人類集中在太平洋中一個最小的島嶼上。
               
              當然,大人們是不會相信你們的。他們自以為要占很大地方,他們把自己看得象猴面包樹那樣大得了不起。你們可以建議他們計算一下。這樣會使他們很高興,因為他們非常喜歡數字。可是你們無須浪費時間去做這種乏味的連篇累牘的演算。這沒有必要。你們可以完全相信我。#p#分頁標題#e#
               
              小王子到了地球上感到非常奇怪,他一個人也沒有看到,他正擔心自己跑錯了星球。這時,在沙地上有一個月光色的圓環在蠕動。
               
              小王子毫無把握地隨便說了聲:“晚安。”
               
              “晚安。”蛇說道。
               
              “我落在什么行星上?”小王子問道。
               
              “在地球上,在非洲。”蛇回答道。
               
              “啊!……怎么,難道說地球上沒有人嗎?”
               
              “這里是沙漠,沙漠中沒有人。地球是很大的。”蛇說。
               
              小王子坐在一塊石頭上,抬眼望著天空,說道:
               
              “我捉摸這些星星閃閃發亮是否為了讓每個人將來有一天都能重新找到自己的星球。看,我那顆行星。它恰好在我們頭頂上……可是,它離我們好遠喲!”
               
              “它很美。”蛇說,“你到這里來干什么呢?”
               
              “我和一朵花鬧了別扭。”小王子說。
               
              “啊!”蛇說道。
               
              于是他們都沉默下來。
               
              “人在什么地方?”小王子終于又開了腔。“在沙漠上,真有點孤獨……”
               
              “到了有人的地方,也一樣孤獨。”蛇說。
               
              小王子長時間地看著蛇。
               
              “你是個奇怪的動物,細得象個手指頭……。”小王子終于說道。
               
              “但我比一個國王的手指更有威力。”蛇說道。
               
              小王子微笑著說:
               
              “你并不那么有威力……你連腳都沒有……你甚至都不能旅行……”
               
              “我可以把你帶到很遠的地方去,比一只船能去的地方還要遠。”蛇說道。
               
              蛇就盤結在小王子的腳腕子上,象一只金鐲子。
               
              “被我碰觸的人,我就把他送回老家去。”蛇還說,“可是你是純潔的,而且是從另一個星球上來的……”
               
              小王子什么也沒有回答。
               
              “在這個花崗石的地球上,你這么弱小,我很可憐你。如果你非常懷念你的星球,那時我可以幫助你。我可以……”
               
              “啊!我很明白你的意思。”小王子說,“但是你為什么說話總是像讓人猜謎語似的?”
               
              “這些謎語我都能解開的。”蛇說。
               
              于是他們又都沉默起來。


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              1 courteously 4v2z8O     
              adv.有禮貌地,親切地
              參考例句:
              • He courteously opened the door for me.他謙恭有禮地為我開門。
              • Presently he rose courteously and released her.過了一會,他就很客氣地站起來,讓她走開。
              2 bracelet nWdzD     
              n.手鐲,臂鐲
              參考例句:
              • The jeweler charges lots of money to set diamonds in a bracelet.珠寶匠要很多錢才肯把鉆石鑲在手鐲上。
              • She left her gold bracelet as a pledge.她留下她的金手鐲作抵押品。
              3 spoke XryyC     
              n.(車輪的)輻條;輪輻;破壞某人的計劃;阻撓某人的行動 v.講,談(speak的過去式);說;演說;從某種觀點來說
              參考例句:
              • They sourced the spoke nuts from our company.他們的輪輻螺帽是從我們公司獲得的。
              • The spokes of a wheel are the bars that connect the outer ring to the centre.輻條是輪子上連接外圈與中心的條棒。
              4 riddles 77f3ceed32609b0d80430e545f553e31     
              n.謎(語)( riddle的名詞復數 );猜不透的難題,難解之謎
              參考例句:
              • Few riddles collected from oral tradition, however, have all six parts. 但是據收集的情況看,口頭流傳的謎語很少具有這完整的六部分。 來自英漢非文學 - 民俗
              • But first, you'd better see if you can answer riddles. 但是你首先最好想想你會不會猜謎語。 來自辭典例句
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