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ALL THE KING'S MEN.pdf

上传者: slgfrank 2012-03-03 评分 0 0 0 0 0 0 暂无简介 简介 举报

简介:本文档为《ALL THE KING'S MENpdf》,可适用于人文社科领域,主题内容包含RobertPennWarrenALLTHEKING'SMENFirstPublishedinToJustineandDavidMitchellCl符等。

RobertPennWarrenALLTHEKING'SMENFirstPublishedinToJustineandDavidMitchellClayCONTENTSAlltheKing'sMenIntroductiontotheEnglishEdition第页共页http:wwwencomcn原版英语阅读网ALLTHEKING'SMENChapterOneMASONCITYTogetthereyoufollowHighway,goingnortheastofthecity,anditisagoodhighwayandnewOrwasnew,thatdaywewentupitYoulookupthehighwayanditisstraightformiles,comingatyou,withtheblacklinedownthecentercomingatandatyou,blackandslickandtarryshiningagainstthewhiteoftheslab,andtheheatdazzlesupfromthewhiteslabsothatonlytheblacklineisclear,comingatyouwiththewhineofthetires,andifyoudon'tquitstaringatthatlineanddon'ttakeafewdeepbreathsandslapyourselfhardonthebackoftheneckyou'llhypnotizeyourselfandyou'llcometojustatthemomentwhentherightfontwheelhookersoverintotheblackdirtshoulderofftheslab,andyou'lltrytojerkherbackonbutyoucan'tbecausetheslabishighlikeacurb,andmaybeyou'lltrytoreachtoturnoffcourseThenaniggerchoppingcottonamileaway,he'lllookupandseethelittlecolumnofblacksmokestandingupabovethevitriolic,arsenicalgreenofthecottonrows,andupagainsttheviolent,metallic,throbbingblueofthesky,andhe'llsay,"LawdGod,hit'sanudderonedonedonehit!"Andthenextniggerdownthenextrow,he'llsay,"LawdGod,"andthefirstniggerwillgiggle,andthehoewillliftagainandthebladewillflashinthesunlikeaheliographThenafewdayslatertheboysfromtheHighwayDepartmentwillmarkthespotwithalittlemetalsquareonametalrodstuckintheblackdirtofftheshoulder,themetalsquarepaintedwhiteandonitinblackaskullandcrossbonesLateronlovevinewillclimbupit,outoftheweedsButifyouwakeupintimeanddon'thookyourwheelofftheslab,you'llgowhippingonintothedazzleandwillpassyouwithasnatchingsoundasthoughGodAlmightyhadrippedatinroofloosewithhisbarehandsWayoffaheadyou,atthehorizonwherethecottonfieldsareblurredintothelight,theslabwillglitterandgleamlikewater,asthoughtheroadwerefloodedYou'llgowhippingtowardit,butitwillalwaysbeaheadofyou,thatbright,floodedplace,likeamirageYou'llgopastthelittlewhitemetalsquaressetonmetalrods,withtheskullandcrossbonesonthemtomarkthespotForthisisthecountrywheretheageofinternalcombustionenginehascomeintoitsownWhereeveryboyisBarneyOldfield,andthegirlswearorgandyandbatisteandeyeletembroideryandnopantiesonaccountoftheclimateandhavesmoothlittlefacestobreakyourheartandwhenthewindofthecar'sspeedliftsuptheirhairatthetemplesyouseethesweetlittlebeadsofperspirationnestlingthere,andtheysitlowintheseatwiththeirlittlespinescrookedandtheirbentkneeshightowardthedashboardandnottooclosetogetherforthecool,ifyoucouldcallitthat,fromthehoodventilatorWherethesmellofgasolineandtheburningbrakebandsandredeyeissweeterthanmyrrhWheretheeightcylinderjobscomeroaringroundthecurvesinthe第页共页http:wwwencomcn原版英语阅读网redhillsandscatterthegravellikespray,andwhentheyevergetdownintheflatcountryandhitthenewslab,GodhavemercyonthemarinerOnupNumber,andthecountrybreaksTheflatcountryandthebigcottonfieldsaregonenow,andthegroveofliveoatswayoffyonderwherethebighouseis,andthewhitewashedshacks,alljustalike,setinarowbythecottonfieldswiththecottongrowinguptothedoorstep,wherethepickaninnysitslikeablackBillikenandsucksitsthumbandwatchesyougobyThat'sallleftbehindnowItisredhillnow,nothigh,withblackberrybushesalongthefencerows,andblackjackclumpsinthebottomsandnowandthenaplacewherethesecondgrowthpinesstandclosetogetheriftheyhaven'tburnedoverforsheepgrass,andiftheyhaveburnedover,thereareblackstubsThecottonpatchesclingtothehillsides,andthegulliescutacrossthecottonpatchesThecornbladeshangstiffandarestreakedwithyellowTherewerepineforestsherealongtimeagobuttheyaregoneThebastardsgotinhereandsetupthemillsandlaidthenarrowgaugetracksandknockedtogetherthecompanycommissariesandpaidadollaradayandfolksswarmedoutofthebushforthedollarandfolkscamefromGodknowswhere,ridinginwagonswithachestofdrawersandabedsteadcantedtogetherandtheoldwomanhunchedonthewagonseatwithapokebonnetonherheadandsnuffonhergumsandayoungonehangingonhertitThesawssangsopranoandtheclerkinthecommissarypassedouttheblackstrapmolassesandthesowbellyandwroteinhisbigbook,andtheYankeedollarandtheConfederatedumbnesscollaboratedtohealthewoundsoffouryearsoffratricidalstrife,andallwasmerryasamarriagebellTill,allofasudden,thereweren'tanymorepinetreesTheystrippedthemillsThenarrowgaugetracksgotcoveredwithgrassFolkstoredownthecommissariesforkindlingwoodTherewasn'tanymoredollaradayThebigboysweregone,withdiamondringsontheirfingersandbroadclothontheirbacksButagoodmanyofthefolksstayedrighton,andwatchedthegullieseatdeeperintotheredclayAndahandfulofthesefolksandtheirheirsandassignsstayedinMasonCity,fourthousandofthem,moreorlessYoucomeinonNumber,andpassthecottonginandthepowerstationandthefringeofniggershacksandbumpacrosstherailroadtrackanddownastreetwheretherearealotoflittlehousespaintedwhiteonetime,withthesadvalentinelaceofgingerbreadworkaroundtheeavesoftheverandaandtinroofs,andwheretheleavesonthetreesintheyardshandstraightdownintheheat,andabovethemannerlywhisperofyoureightyhorsepowervalveinhead(orwhateveritis)driftingatforty,youheartheJulyfliesgrindingawayintheverdureThatwasthewayitwaslasttimeIsawMasonCity,nearlythreeyearsago,backinthesummerofIwasinthefirstcar,theCadillac,withtheBossandMrDuffyandtheBoss'swifeandsonandSugarBoyInthesecondcar,whichlackedourquietelegancereminiscentofacrossbetweenahearseandanoceanlinerbutwhichstillwouldn'tmakeyourcheeksburnwithshameinthecountryclubparkinglot,thereweresomereportersandaphotographandSadieBurke,theBoss'ssecretary,toseetheygottheresoberenoughtodowhattheyweresupposedtodoSugarBoywasdrivingtheCadillac,anditwasapleasuretowatchhimOritwouldhavebeenifyoucoulddetachyourimaginationfromthepictureofwhatnearacoupleoftonsofexpensivemechanismlookslikeafterit'sturnedturtlethreetimesateightyandcouldgiveyouundividedattentiontotheexhibitionofmuscularcoordination,satanichumor,andsplitsecondtimingwhichwasSugarBoy'swhenhewhippedaroundahatwagoninthefaceofanoncominggasolinetruckandwentthroughtherapidlydiminishingaperturecloseenoughtogivethetruckdriverheartfailurewithonerearfenderandwipethesnotoffamule'snosewiththeotherButtheBossloved第页共页http:wwwencomcn原版英语阅读网itHealwayssatupfrontwithSugarBoyandlookedatthespeedometeranddowntheroadandgrinnedtoSugarBoyaftertheygotthroughbetweenthemule'snoseandthegasolinetruckAndSugarBoy'sheadwouldtwitch,thewayitalwaysdidwhenthewordswerepilingupinsideofhimandcouldn'tgetout,andthenhestart"Thebbbbb–"hewouldmanagetogetoutandthesalivawouldsprayfromhislipslikeFlitfromaFlitgun"Thebbbbbastud–heseenmeccc–"andherehe'dspraytheinsideofthewindshield–"cccoming"SugarBoycouldn'ttalk,buthecouldexpresshimselfwhenhegothisfootontheacceleratorHewouldn'twinanydebatingcontestsinhighschool,butthenwouldeverwanttodebatewithSugarBoyNotanybodywhoknewhimandhadseenhimdotrickswiththeSpecialwhichrodeunderhisleftarmpitlikeatumorNodoubtyouthoughtSugarBoywasaNegro,fromhisnameButhewasn'tHewasIrish,fromthewrongsideofthetracksHewasaboutfivefeettwo,andhewasgettingbald,thoughhewasn'tmorethantwentysevenoreightyearsold,andheworeredtiesandundertheredtieandhisshirtheworealittlePapistmedalonachain,andIalwayshopedtoGoditwasStChristopherandthatStChristopherwasonthejobHisnamewasO'Sheean,buttheycalledhimSugarBoybecauseheatesugarEverytimehewenttoarestauranthetookallthecubesugartherewasinthebowlHewentaroundwithhispocketsstuffedwithsugarcubes,andwhenhetookoneouttopopintohismouthyousawlittlepiecesofgraylintstickingtoit,thekindoflinttherealwaysislooseinyourpocket,andshredsoftobaccofromcigarettesHe'spopthecubeinoverthebarricadeofhistwistedblacklittleteeth,andthenyou'dseethethinlittlemysticIrishcheekscaveinashesuckedthesugar,sothathelookedlikeanundernourishedleprechaunTheBosswassittinginthefrontseatwithSugarBoyandwatchingthespeedometer,withhiskidTomuptherewithhimTomwasthenabouteighteenornineteen–Iforgotwhich–butyouwouldhavethoughthewasolderHewasn'tsobig,buthewasbuiltlikeamanandhisheadsatonhisshoulderslikeaman'sheadwithoutthegangly,craninglookakid'sheadhasHehadbeenahighschoolfootballandthefallbeforehehadbeentheflashiestthingonthefreshmanteamatStateHegothisnameinthepapersbecausehewasreallygoodHeknewhewasgoodHeknewhewasthenuts,asyoucouldtellfromonelookathisslickskinnedhandsomebrownface,withthejawboneworkinginsolentlyandslowoveralittlepieceofchewinggumandhisblueeyesunderhalfloweredlidsworkinginsolentlyandslowoveryou,orthewholedamnedworldButthatdaywhenhewasupinthefrontseatwithWillieStark,whowastheBoss,Icouldn'tseehisfaceIrememberedthinkinghishead,theshapeandthewayitwassetonhisshoulders,wasjustlikehisoldman'sheadMrsStark–LucyStark,thewifeoftheBoss–TinyDuffy,andIwereinthebackseat–LucyStarkbetweenTinyandmeItwasn'texactlyagaylittlegatheringThetemperaturedidn'tmakeforchitchatinthefirstplaceInthesecondplace,IwaswatchingoutforthehaywagonsandgasolinetrucksInthethirdplace,DuffyandLucyStarkneverwereexactlychummySoshesatbetweenDuffyandmeandgaveherselftoherthoughtsIreckonshehadplentytothinkaboutForonething,shecouldthinkaboutallthathadhappenedsinceshewasagirlteachingherfirstyearintheschoolatMansonCityandhadmarriedaredfacedandredneckedfarmboywithbigslowhandsandashockofdarkbrownhaircomingdownoverhisbrow(youcanlookattheweddingpicturewhichhasbeeninthepapersalongwithathousandotherpicturesofWillie)andalookofdoglikedevotionandwonderinhiseyeswhentheyfixedonherShewouldhavehadalottothinkaboutasshesatinthehurtlingCadillac,fortherehadbeenalotofchangesWetooleddownthestreetwherethelittleonetimewhitehouseswere,andhitthesquareIt第页共页http:wwwencomcn原版英语阅读网wasSaturdayafternoonandthesquarewasfulloffolksThewagonsandthecrateswereparkedsolidaroundthepatchofgrassrootsinthemiddleofwhichstoodthecourthouse,aredbrickbox,wellweatheredandneedingpaint,forithadbeentheresincebeforetheCivilWar,withalittletowerwithaclockfaceoneachsideOnthesecondlookyoudiscoveredthattheclockfacesweren'trealTheywerejustpaintedon,andtheyallsaidfiveo'clockandnoteightseventeenthewaythosebigpaintedwatchesinfrontofthirdstringjewelrystoresusedtoWeeasedintotheruckoffolkscomeintodotheirtrading,andSugarBoyleanedonhishorn,andhisheadtwitched,andhesaid,"Bbbbbastuds,"andthespitflewWepulledupinfrontofthedrugstore,andthekidtomgotoutandtheBoss,beforeSugarBoycouldgetaroundtothedoorIgotoutandhelpedoutLucyStark,whocameupfromthedepthsofheatandmeditationlongenoughtosay,"Tankyou"Shestoodthereonthepavementasecondtouchingherskirtintoplacearoundherhips,whichhadalittlemorebeamonthemthannodoubthadbeenthecasewhenshewontheheartofWillieStark,thefarmboyMrDuffydebouchedmassivelyfromtheCadillac,andweallenteredthedrugstore,theBossholdingthedooropensoLucyStarkcouldgoinandthenfollowingher,andtherestofustrailinginTherewereagoodmanyfolksinthestore,meninoverallslinedupalongthesodafountain,andwomenhangingaroundthecounterswherethejunkandglorywas,andkidshangingonskirtswithonehandandclutchingicecreamconeswiththeotherandstaringoutovertheirownwetnosesattheworldofmenfromeyeswhichresembledpaintedchinamarblesTheBossjuststoodmodestlybackofthegangofcustomersatthesodafountain,withhishatinhishandandthedamphairhangingdownoverhisforeheadHestoodthatwayaminutemaybe,andthenoneofthegirlsladlingupicecreamhappenedtoseehim,andgotalookonherfaceasthoughhergarterbelthadbustedinchurch,anddroppedhericecreamscoop,andheadedforthebackofthestorewithherhipspumpinghellforleatherunderthelettucegreensmockThenasecondlateralittlebaldheadedfellowwearingawhitecoatwhichoughttohavebeenintheweek'swashcameplungingthroughthecrowdfromthebackofthestore,wavinghishandandbumpingthecustomersandyelling,"It'sWillie!"ThefellowranuptotheBoss,andtheBosstookacoupleofstepstomeethim,andthefellowwiththewhitecoatgrabbedWillie'shandasthoughheweredrowningHedidn'tshakeWillie'shand,notbyordinarystandardsHejusthungintoitandtwitchedalloverandgargledthesacredsyllablesofWillieThen,whentheattackhadpassed,heturnedtothecrowd,whichwasringingaroundatapolitedistanceandstaring,andannounced,"MyGod,folks,it'sWillie!"TheremarkwassuperfluousOnelookatthefacesralliedaroundandyouknewthatifanycitizenovertheageofthreedidn'tknowthatthestrongsetmanstandingthereinthePalmBeachsuitwasWillieStark,thatcitizenwasahalfwitInthefirstplace,allhewouldhavetodowouldbetolifthiseyestothebigpicturehighupthereabovethesodafountain,apictureaboutsixtimeslifesize,whichshowedthesameface,thebigeyes,whichinthepicturehadthesuggestionofasleepyandinwardlook(theeyesofthemaninthePalmBeachsuitdidn'thavethatlooknow,butI'veseenit),thepouchesundertheeyesandthejowlsbeginningtosagoff,andthemeatylips,whichdidn'tsagbutifyoulookedveryclosewerelaidoneontopoftheotherlikeacoupleofbricks,andthetousleofhairhangingdownonthenotveryhighsquarishforeheadUnderthepicturewasthelegend:MtstudyistheheartofthepeopleInquotationmarks,andsigned,WillieStarkIhadseenthatpictureinathousandplaces,poolhallstopalacesSomebodybackinthecrowdyelled,"Hi,Willie!"TheBossliftedhisrighthandandwavedin第页共页http:wwwencomcn原版英语阅读网acknowledgmenttotheunknownadmirerThentheBossspiedafellowatthefarendofthesodafountain,atall,gauntshanked,malarial,leatherfacedsideofjerkedvenison,wearingjeanpantsandabraceofmustacheshangingoffthekindoffaceseeinphotographsofGeneralForrest'scavalrymen,andtheBossstartedtowardhimandputouthishandOldLeatherFacedidn'tshowMaybeheshuffledoneofhisbrokenbrogansonthetiles,andhisAdam'sapplejerkedoneortwice,andtheeyeswerewatchfuloutofthatfacewhichresembledtheseatofanoldsaddleleftoutintheweather,butwhentheBossgotclose,hishandcameupfromtheelbow,asthoughitdidn'tbelongtoOldLeatherFacebutwasoperatingonitsown,andtheBosstookit"Howyoumakingit,Malaciah"theBossaskedTheAdam'sappleworkedacoupleoftimes,andtheBossshookthehandwhichwashangingoutthereintheairasifitdidn'tbelongtoanybody,andOldleatherFacesaid,"We'sgrabblen""How'syourboy"theBossasked"Ain'tdoensogood,"OldLeatherFaceallowed"Sick""Naw,"OldLeatherFaceallowed,"jail""MyGod,"theBosssaid,"whattheydoingroundhere,puttinggoodboysinjail""He'sagoodboy,"OldLeatherFaceallowed"Hitwuzafahrfight,buthehadaleetlebadluck""Huh""Hitwuzfahrandsquahr,buthehadaleetlebadluckhestobbedthefellerandhedied""Toughtiddy,"theBosssaidThen:"Triedyet""Notyit""Toughtiddy,"theBosssaid"Iain'tcomplainen,"OldLeatherFacesaid"Hitwuzfitfahrandsquahr""Gladtoseenyou,"theBosssaid"Tellyourboytokeephistailoverthedashboard""Heain'tcomplainen,"OldLeatherFacesaidTheBossstartedtoturnawaytotherestofuswhoafterahundredmilesinthedazzlewerelookingatthatsodafountainasthoughitwereamirage,butOldLeatherFacesaid,"Willie""Huh"theBossanswered"Yorepitcher,"OldLeatherFaceallowed,andjerkedhisheadcreakilytowardthesixtimeslifesizephotographoverthesodafountain"Yorepitcher,"hesaid,"hitdon'tdoyounocredit,Willie""Hell,no,"theBosssaid,studyingthepicture,cockinghisheadtoonesideandsquintingatit,"butIwasporelywhentheytookitItwaslikeI'dhadthecholeramorbusGetintherebustingsomesenseintothatLegislature,anditleavesamanworse'nthesummercomplaint""Gitintharandbust'em,Willie!"somebodyyelledfrombackinthecrowd,whichwasthickeningoutnow,forfolksweretryingtogetinfromthestreet"I'llbust'em,"Williesaid,andturnedaroundtothelittlemanwiththewhitecoat"Giveussomecokes,Doc,"hesaid,"forGod'ssake"ItlookedasifDocwouldhaveheartfailuregettingaroundtotheothersideofthesofafountainThetailofthatwhitecoatwasflatontheairbehindhimwhenheswitchedthecornerandstartedclawingpastthecoupleofgirlsinthelettucegreensmockssohecoulddothedrawingHegotthefirstonesetup,andpassedittotheBoss,whohandedittohiswifeThehestarteddrawingthenextone,andkeptonsaying,"It'sonthehouse,Willie,it'sonthehouse"TheBosstookthatone第页共页http:wwwencomcn原版英语阅读网himself,andDockeptondrawingthemandsaying,"It'sonthehouse,Willieit'sonthehouse"HekeptondrawingthemtillhegotaboutfivetoomanyBythattimefolkswerepackedoutsidethedoorsolidtothemiddleofthestreetFaceswerepressedupagainstthescreendoor,thewayyoudowhenyoutrytoseethroughascreenintoadimroomOutside,theykeptyelling,"Speech,Willie,Speech!""MyGod,"theBosssaid,inthedirectionofDoc,whowashangingontooneofthenickelplatedspoutsofthefountainandwatchingeverydropofthecokegod

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