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你在天堂遇到的五个人(英语电子书)

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TheFivePeopleYouMeetinHeavenMitchAlbomALSOBYMITCHALBOMTuesdayswithMorrieFabFiveBoLiveAlbomLiveAlbomIILiveAlbomIIILiveAlbomIVTheFivePeopleYouMeetinHeavenMitchAlbomNEWYORKYOUMADEMELOVEYOUCopyright(Renewed)BroadwayMusicCorp,EdwinHMorrisCo,RedwoodMusicLtdAllrightsonbehalfofBroadwayMusicCorpadministeredbySonyATVMusicPublishing,MusicSquare,Nashville,TNAllrightsreservedUsedbypermissionCopyright©MitchAlbomAllrightsreservedNopartofthisbookmaybeusedorreproducedinanymannerwhatsoeverwithoutthewrittenpermissionofthePublisherPrintedintheUnitedStatesofAmericaForinformationaddress:Hyperion,WestthStreet,NewYork,NewYorkLibraryofCongressCataloginginPublicationDataAlbom,MitchThefivepeopleyoumeetinheavenMitchAlbompcmISBN(alkpaper)AccidentvictimsFictionAmusementparksFictionAmusementridesFictionFuturelifeFictionAgedmenFictionHeavenFictionDeathFictionITitlePSLF'dcHyperionbooksareavailableforspecialpromotionsandpremiumsFordetailscontactMichaelRentas,Manager,InventoryandPremiumSales,Hyperion,WestthStreet,thfloor,NewYork,NewYork,orcallFIRSTEDITIONThisbookisdedicatedtoEdwardBeitchman,mybeloveduncle,whogavememyfirstconceptofheavenEveryyear,aroundtheThanksgivingtable,hespokeofanightinthehospitalwhenheawoketoseethesoulsofhisdepartedlovedonessittingontheedgeofthebed,waitingforhimIneverforgotthatstoryAndIneverforgothimEveryonehasanideaofheaven,asdomostreligions,andtheyshouldallberespectedTheversionrepresentedhereisonlyaguess,awish,insomeways,thatmyuncle,andotherslikehimpeoplewhofeltunimportanthereonearthrealize,finally,howmuchtheymatteredandhowtheywerelovedTheFivePeopleYouMeetinHeavenTheEndTHISISASTORYABOUTAMANnamedEddieanditbeginsattheend,withEddiedyinginthesunItmightseemstrangetostartastorywithanendingButallendingsarealsobeginningsWejustdon'tknowitatthetimeTHELASTHOURofEddie'slifewasspent,likemostoftheothers,atRubyPier,anamusementparkbyagreatgrayoceanTheparkhadtheusualattractions,aboardwalk,aFerriswheel,rollercoasters,bumpercars,ataffystand,andanarcadewhereyoucouldshootstreamsofwaterintoaclown'smouthItalsohadabignewridecalledFreddy'sFreeFall,andthiswouldbewhereEddiewouldbekilled,inanaccidentthatwouldmakenewspapersaroundthestateATTHETIMEofhisdeath,Eddiewasasquat,whitehairedoldman,withashortneck,abarrelchest,thickforearms,andafadedarmytattooonhisrightshoulderHislegswerethinandveinednow,andhisleftknee,woundedinthewar,wasruinedbyarthritisHeusedacanetogetaroundHisfacewasbroadandcraggyfromthesun,withsaltywhiskersandalowerjawthatprotrudedslightly,makinghimlookprouderthanhefeltHekeptacigarettebehindhisleftearandaringofkeyshookedtohisbeltHeworerubbersoledshoesHeworeanoldlinencapHispalebrownuniformsuggestedaworkingman,andaworkingmanhewasEDDIE'SJOBWAS"maintaining"therides,whichreallymeantkeepingthemsafeEveryafternoon,hewalkedthepark,checkingoneachattraction,fromtheTiltAWhirltothePipelinePlungeHelookedforbrokenboards,loosebolts,wornoutsteelSometimeshewouldstop,hiseyesglazingover,andpeoplewalkingpastthoughtsomethingwaswrongButhewaslistening,that'sallAfteralltheseyearshecouldheartrouble,hesaid,inthespitsandstuttersandthrummingoftheequipmentWITHMINUTESleftonearth,EddietookhislastwalkalongRubyPierHepassedanelderlycouple"Folks,"hemumbled,touchinghiscapTheynoddedpolitelyCustomersknewEddieAtleasttheregularonesdidTheysawhimsummeraftersummer,oneofthosefacesyouassociatewithaplaceHisworkshirthadapatchonthechestthatreadEDDIEabovethewordMAINTENANCE,andsometimestheywouldsay,"Hiya,EddieMaintenance,"althoughheneverthoughtthatwasfunnyToday,itsohappened,wasEddie'sbirthday,hisrdAdoctor,lastweek,hadtoldhimhehadshinglesShinglesEddiedidn'tevenknowwhattheywereOnce,hehadbeenstrongenoughtoliftacarouselhorseineacharmThatwasalongtimeago"EDDIE!""TAKEME,Eddie!""Takeme!"FortyminutesuntilhisdeathEddiemadehiswaytothefrontoftherollercoasterlineHerodeeveryattractionatleastonceaweek,tobecertainthebrakesandsteeringweresolidTodaywascoasterdaythe"GhosterCoaster"theycalledthisoneandthekidswhoknewEddieyelledtogetinthecartwithhimChildrenlikedEddieNotteenagersTeenagersgavehimheadachesOvertheyears,Eddiefiguredhe'dseeneverysortofdonothing,snarlatyouteenagertherewasButchildrenweredifferentChildrenlookedatEddiewho,withhisprotrudinglowerjaw,alwaysseemedtobegrinning,likeadolphinandtheytrustedhimTheydrewinlikecoldhandstoafireTheyhuggedhislegTheyplayedwithhiskeysEddiemostlygrunted,neversayingmuchHefigureditwasbecausehedidn'tsaymuchthattheylikedhimTHIRTYMINUTESLEFT"Hey,happybirthday,Ihear,"DominguezsaidEddiegrunted"Nopartyornothing"EddielookedathimasifhewerecrazyForamomenthethoughthowstrangeitwastobegrowingoldinaplacethatsmelledofcottoncandy"Well,remember,Eddie,I'moffnextweek,startingMondayGoingtoMexico"Eddienodded,andDominguezdidalittledance"MeandTheresaGonnaseethewholefamilyParrrty"HestoppeddancingwhenhenoticedEddiestaring"Youeverbeen"Dominguezsaid"Been""ToMexico"Eddieexhaledthroughhisnose"Kid,IneverbeenanywhereIwasn'tshippedtowitharifle"HewatchedDominguezreturntothesinkHethoughtforamomentThenhetookasmallwadofbillsfromhispocketandremovedtheonlytwentieshehad,twoofthemHeheldthemout"Getyourwifesomethingnice,"EddiesaidDominguezregardedthemoney,brokeintoahugesmile,andsaid,"C'mon,manYousure"EddiepushedthemoneyintoDominguez'spalmThenhewalkedoutbacktothestorageareaAsmall"fishinghole"hadbeencutintotheboardwalkplanksyearsago,andEddieliftedtheplasticcapHetuggedonanylonlinethatdroppedfeettotheseaApieceofbolognawasstillattached"Wecatchanything"Dominguezyelled"Tellmewecaughtsomething!"EddiewonderedhowtheguycouldbesooptimisticTherewasneveranythingonthatline"Oneday,"Dominguezyelled,"we'regonnagetahalibut!""Yep,"Eddiemumbled,althoughheknewyoucouldneverpullafishthatbigthroughaholethatsmallTWENTYSIXMINUTEStoliveEddiecrossedtheboardwalktothesouthendBusinesswasslowThegirlbehindthetaffycounterwasleaningonherelbows,poppinghergumOnce,RubyPierwastheplacetogointhesummerIthadelephantsandfireworksandmarathondancecontestsButpeopledidn'tgotooceanpiersmuchanymoretheywenttothemeparkswhereyoupaid$aticketandhadyourphototakenwithagiantfurrycharacterEddielimpedpastthebumpercarsandfixedhiseyesonagroupofteenagersleaningovertherailingGreat,hetoldhimselfJustwhatIneed"Off,"Eddiesaid,tappingtherailingwithhiscaneC'monItsnotsafeWhrrrssssh,AwavebrokeonthebeachEddiecoughedupsomethinghedidnotwanttoseeHespatitawayWhrrsssssshHeusedtothinkalotaboutMargueriteNotsomuchnowShewaslikeawoundbeneathanoldbandage,andhehadgrownmoreusedtothebandageWhrrsssssshWhatwasshinglesWhrrssssshSixteenminutestoliveNOSTORYSITSbyitselfSometimesstoriesmeetatcornersandsometimestheycoveroneanothercompletely,likestonesbeneathariverTheendofEddie'sstorywastouchedbyanotherseeminglyinnocentstory,monthsearlieracloudynightwhenayoungmanarrivedatRubyPierwiththreeofhisfriendsTheyoungman,whosenamewasNicky,hadjustbegundrivingandwasstillnotcomfortablecarryingakeychainSoheremovedthesinglecarkeyandputitinhisjacketpocket,thentiedthejacketaroundhiswaistForthenextfewhours,heandhisfriendsrodeallthefastestrides:theFlyingFalcon,theSplashdown,Freddy'sFreeFall,theGhosterCoaster"Handsintheair!"oneofthemyelledTheythrewtheirhandsintheairLater,whenitwasdark,theyreturnedtothecarlot,exhaustedandlaughing,drinkingbeerfrombrownpaperbagsNickyreachedintohisjacketpocketHefishedaroundHecursedThekeywasgoneFOURTEENMINUTESUNTILhisdeathEddiewipedhisbrowwithahandkerchiefOutontheocean,diamondsofsunlightdancedonthewater,andEddiestaredattheirnimblemovementHehadnotbeenrightonhisfeetsincethewarButbackattheStardustBandShellwithMargueritethereEddiehadstillbeengracefulHeclosedhiseyesandallowedhimselftosummonthesongthatbroughtthemtogether,theoneJudyGarlandsanginthatmovieItmixedinhisheadnowwiththecacophonyofthecrashingwavesandchildrenscreamingontherides"Youmademeloveyou"Whsssshhhh"doit,Ididn'twanttodoi"Spllllldddaashhhhhhh"meloveyou"Eeeeeeee!"timeyouknewit,andallthe"Chhhhewisshhhh"knewit"EddiefeltherhandsonhisshouldersHesqueezedhiseyestightly,tobringthememorycloserTWELVEMINUTESTOlive"'Scuseme"Ayounggirl,maybeeightyearsold,stoodbeforehim,blockinghissunlightShehadblondecurlsandworeflipflopsanddenimcutoffshortsandalimegreenTshirtwithacartoonduckonthefrontAmy,hethoughthernamewasAmyorAnnieShe'dbeenherealotthissummer,althoughEddieneversawamotherorfather"'Scuuuseme,"shesaidagain"EddieMaint'nance"Eddiesighed"JustEddie,"hesaid"Eddie""Umhmm""Canyoumakeme"Sheputherhandstogetherasifpraying"C'mon,kiddoIdon'thaveallday""CanyoumakemeananimalCanyou"Eddielookedup,asifhehadtothinkaboutitThenhereachedintohisshirtpocketandpulledoutthreeyellowpipecleaners,whichhecarriedforjustthispurpose"Yesssss!"thelittlegirlsaid,slappingherhandsEddiebegantwistingthepipecleaners"Where'syourparents""Ridingtherides""Withoutyou"Thegirlshrugged"Mymom'swithherboyfriend"EddielookedupOhHebentthepipecleanersintoseveralsmallloops,thentwistedtheloopsaroundoneanotherHishandsshooknow,soittooklongerthanitusedto,butsoonthepipecleanersresembledahead,ears,body,andtail"Arabbit"thelittlegirlsaidEddiewinked"Thaaaankyou!"Shespunaway,lostinthatplacewherekidsdon'tevenknowtheirfeetaremovingEddiewipedhisbrowagain,thenclosedhiseyes,slumpedintothebeachchair,andtriedtogettheoldsongbackintohisheadAseagullsquawkedasitflewoverheadHOWDOPEOPLEchoosetheirfinalwordsDotheyrealizetheirgravityAretheyfatedtobewiseByhisrdbirthday,Eddiehadlostnearlyeveryonehe'dcaredaboutSomehaddiedyoung,andsomehadbeengivenachancetogrowoldbeforeadiseaseoranaccidenttookthemawayAttheirfunerals,Eddielistenedasmournersrecalledtheirfinalconversations"It'sasifheknewhewasgoingtodie"somewouldsayEddieneverbelievedthatAsfarashecouldtell,whenyourtimecame,itcame,andthatwasthatYoumightsaysomethingsmartonyourwayout,butyoumightjustaseasilysaysomethingstupidFortherecord,Eddie'sfinalwordswouldbe"Getback!"HEREARETHEsoundsofEddie'slastminutesonearthWavescrashingThedistantthumpofrockmusicThewhirringengineofasmallbiplane,dragginganadfromitstailAndthis"OHMYGOD!LOOK!"EddiefelthiseyesdartbeneathhislidsOvertheyears,hehadcometoknoweverynoiseatRubyPierandcouldsleepthroughthemalllikealullabyThisvoicewasnotinthelullaby"OHMYGOD!LOOK!"EddiebolteduprightAwomanwithfat,dimpledarmswasholdingashoppingbagandpointingandscreamingAsmallcrowdgatheredaroundher,theireyestotheskiesEddiesawitimmediatelyAtopFreddy'sFreeFall,thenew"towerdrop"attraction,oneofthecartswastiltedatanangle,asiftryingtodumpitscargoFourpassengers,twomen,twowomen,heldonlybyasafetybar,weregrabbingfranticallyatanythingtheycould"OHMYGOD!"thefatwomanyelled"THOSEPEOPLE!THEY'REGONNAFALL!"AvoicesquawkedfromtheradioonEddie'sbelt"Eddie!Eddie!"Hepressedthebutton"Iseeit!Getsecurity!"Peopleranupfromthebeach,pointingasiftheyhadpracticedthisdrillLook!Upinthesky!Anamusementrideturnedevil!Eddiegrabbedhiscaneandclompedtosafetyfencearoundtheplatformbase,hiswadofkeysjanglingagainsthishipHisheartwasracingFreddy'sFreeFallwassupposedtodroptwocartsinastomachchurningdescent,onlytobehaltedatthelastinstantbyagushofhydraulicairHowdidonecartcomelooselikethatItwastiltedjustafewfeetbelowtheupperplatform,asifithadstarteddownwardthenchangeditsmindEddiereachedthegateandhadtocatchhisbreathDominguezcamerunningandnearlybangedintohim"Listentome!"Eddiesaid,grabbingDominguezbytheshouldersHisgripwassotight,Dominguezmadeapainedface"Listentome!Who'supthere""Willie""OKHemust'vehittheemergencystopThat'swhythecartishangingGetuptheladderandtellWillietomanuallyreleasethesafetyrestraintsothosepeoplecangetoutOKIt'sonthebackofthecart,soyou'regonnahavetoholdhimwhileheleansoutthereOKThenthen,thetwoofya'sthetwoofya'snow,notone,yougotitthetwoofya'sgetthemout!Oneholdstheother!Gotit!Gotit"Domingueznoddedquickly"Thensendthatdamncartdownsowecanfigureoutwhathappened!"Eddie'sheadwaspoundingAlthoughhisparkhadbeenfreeofanymajoraccidents,heknewthehorrorstoriesofhisbusinessOnce,inBrighton,aboltunfastenedonagondolarideandtwopeoplefelltotheirdeathAnothertime,inWonderlandPark,amanhadtriedtowalkacrossarollercoastertrackhefellthroughandgotstuckbeneathhisarmpitsHewaswedgedin,screaming,andthecarscameracingtowardhimandwell,thatwastheworstEddiepushedthatfromhismindTherewerepeopleallaroundhimnow,handsovertheirmouths,watchingDominguezclimbtheladderEddietriedtoremembertheinsidesofFreddy'sFreeFallEngineCylindersHydraulicsSealsCablesHowdoesacartcomelooseHefollowedtheridevisually,fromthefourfrightenedpeopleatthetop,downthetoweringshaft,andintothebaseEngineCylindersHydraulicsSealsCablesDominguezreachedtheupperplatformHedidasEddietoldhim,holdingWillieasWillieleanedtowardthebackofthecarttoreleasetherestraintOneofthefemaleriderslungedforWillieandnearlypulledhimofftheplatformThecrowdgasped"Wait"EddiesaidtohimselfWillietriedagainThistimehepoppedthesafetyrelease"Cable"EddiemumbledThebarliftedandthecrowdwent"Ahhhhh"Theriderswerequicklypulledtotheplatform"Thecableisunraveling"AndEddiewasrightInsidethebaseofFreddy'sFreeFall,hiddenfromview,thecablethatliftedCartNohad,forthelastfewmonths,beenscrapingacrossalockedpulleyBecauseitwaslocked,thepulleyhadgraduallyrippedthecable'ssteelwiresasifhuskinganearofcornuntiltheywerenearlyseveredNoonenoticedHowcouldtheynoticeOnlysomeonewhohadcrawledinsidethemechanismwouldhaveseentheunlikelycauseoftheproblemThepulleywaswedgedbyasmallobjectthatmusthavefallenthroughtheopeningatamostprecisemomentAcarkeyDON'TRELEASETHECART!"EddieyelledHewavedhisarms"HEY!HEEEEY!IT'STHECABLE!DON'TRELEASETHECART!IT'LLSNAP!"ThecrowddrownedhimoutItcheeredwildlyasWillieandDominguezunloadedthefinalriderAllfourweresafeTheyhuggedatoptheplatform"DOM!WILLIE!"EddieyelledSomeonebangedagainsthiswaist,knockinghiswalkietalkietothegroundEddiebenttogetitWilliewenttothecontrolsHeputhisfingeronthegreenbuttonEddielookedup"NO,NO,NO,DON'T!"Eddieturnedtothecrowd"GETBACK!"SomethinginEddie'svoicemusthavecaughtthepeople'sattentiontheystoppedcheeringandbegantoscatterAnopeningclearedaroundthebottomofFreddy'sFreeFallAndEddiesawthelastfaceofhislifeShewassprawledupontheride'smetalbase,asifsomeonehadknockedherintoit,hernoserunning,tearsfillinghereyes,thelittlegirlwiththepipecleaneranimalAmyAnnie"MaMomMom"sheheaved,almostrhythmically,herbodyfrozenintheparalysisofcryingchildren"MaMomMaMom"Eddie'seyesshotfromhertothecartsDidhehavetimeHertothecartsWhumpToolateThecartsweredroppingJesus,hereleasedthebrake!andforEddie,everythingslippedintowaterymotionHedroppedhiscaneandpushedoffhisbadlegandfeltashotofpainthatalmostknockedhimdownAbigstepAnotherstepInsidetheshaftofFreddy'sFreeFall,thecablesnappeditsfinalthreadandrippedacrossthehydrauliclineCartNowasinadeaddropnow,nothingtostopit,aboulderoffacliffInthosefinalmoments,Eddieseemedtohearthewholeworld:distantscreaming,waves,music,arushofwind,alow,loud,uglysoundthatherealizedwashisownvoiceblastingthroughhischestThelittlegirlraisedherarmsEddielungedHisbadlegbuckledHehalfflew,halfstumbledtowardher,landingonthemetalplatform,whichrippedthroughhisshirtandsplitopenhisskin,justbeneaththepatchthatreadEDDIEandMAINTENANCEHefelttwohandsinhisown,twosmallhandsAstunningimpactAblindingflashoflightAndthen,nothingTodayIsEddie'sBirthdayItisthes,acrowdedhospitalinoneofthepoorestsectionsofthecityEddie'sfathersmokescigarettesinthewaitingroom,wheretheotherfathersarealsosmokingcigarettesThenurseenterswithaclipboardShecallshisnameShemispronouncesitTheothermenblowsmokeWellHeraiseshishand"Congratulations,"thenursesaysHefollowsherdownthehallwaytothenewborns'nurseryHisshoesclaponthefloor"Waithere,"shesaysThroughtheglass,heseeshercheckthenumbersofthewoodencribsShemovespastone,nothis,another,nothis,another,nothis,another,nothisShestopsThereBeneaththeblanketAtinyheadcoveredinabluecapShechecksherclipboardagain,thenpointsThefath

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