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首页 欧亨利短篇小说集(英文原版)

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欧亨利短篇小说集(英文原版)

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简介:本文档为《欧亨利短篇小说集(英文原版)pdf》,可适用于高等教育领域

目录目录目录目录ABirdOfBagdad(O·Henry)ABlackjackBargainer(O·Henry)AChaparralChristmasGift(O·Henry)ACallLoan(O·Henry)AChaparralPrince(O·Henry)ACosmopoliteinaCafe(O·Henry)ALittleTalkAboutMobs(O·Henry)AMatterofMeanElevation(O·Henry)AMunicipalReport(O·Henry)ANewspaperStory(O·Henry)ANightInNewArabia(O·Henry)APoorRule(O·Henry)ASacrificeHit(O·Henry)ARambleInAphasia(O·Henry)AAAABirdBirdBirdBirdOfOfOfOfBagdadBagdadBagdadBagdad(OOOO····HenryHenryHenryHenry)WithoutadoubtmuchofthespiritandgeniusoftheCaliphHarunAlRashiddescendedtotheMargraveAugustMichaelvonPaulsenQuiggQuigg'srestaurantisinFourthAvenuethatstreetthatthecityseemstohaveforgotteninitsgrowthFourthAvenuebornandbredintheBowerystaggersnorthwardfullofgoodresolutionsWhereitcrossesFourteenthStreetitstrutsforabriefmomentproudlyintheglareofthemuseumsandcheaptheatresItmayyetbecomeafitmateforitshighbornsisterboulevardtothewest,oritsroaring,polyglot,broadwaistedcousintotheeastItpassesUnionSquareandherethehoofsofthedrayhorsesseemtothunderinunison,recallingthetreadofmarchinghostsHooray!Butnowcomethesilentandterriblemountainsbuildingssquareasforts,highastheclouds,shuttingoutthesky,wherethousandsofslavesbendoverdesksalldayOnthegroundfloorsareonlylittlefruitshopsandlaundriesandbookshops,whereyouseecopiesof"Littell'sLivingAge"andGWMReynold'snovelsinthewindowsAndnextpoorFourthAvenue!thestreetglidesintoamediaevalsolitudeOneachsideareshopsdevotedto"Antiques"LetussayitisnightMeninrustyarmorstandinthewindowsandmenacethehurryingcarswithraised,rustyirongauntletsHauberksandhelms,blunderbusses,Cromwellianbreastplates,matchlocks,creeses,andtheswordsanddaggersofanarmyofdeadandgonegallantsgleamdullyintheghostlylightHereandtherefromacornersaloon(litwithJacko'lanternsorphosphorus),staggerforthshuddering,homeboundcitizens,nervedbythetankardswithintotheirfearsomejourneyadownthateldrichavenuelinedwiththebloodstainedweaponsofthefightingdeadWhatstreetcouldliveinclosedbythesemortuaryrelics,andtrodbythesespectralcitizensinwhosesunkenheartsscarceonegoodwhooportralalaremainedNotFourthAvenueNotafterthetinselbutenliveninggloriesoftheLittleRialtonotaftertheechoingdrumbeatsofUnionSquareThereneedbenotears,ladiesandgentlemen'tisbutthesuicideofastreetWithashriekandacrashFourthAvenuedivesheadlongintothetunnelatThirtyfourthandisneverseenagainNearthesadsceneofthethoroughfare'sdissolutionstoodthemodestrestaurantofQuiggItstandsthereyetifyoucaretoviewitscrumblingredbrickfront,itsshowwindowheapedwithoranges,tomatoes,layercakes,pies,cannedasparagusitspapiermachelobsterandtwoMaltesekittensasleeponabunchoflettuceifyoucaretositatoneofthelittletablesuponwhoseclothhasbeentracedintheyellowestofcoffeestainsthetrailoftheJapaneseadvancetosittherewithoneeyeonyourumbrellaandtheotheruponthebogusbottlefromwhichyoudropthecounterfeitsaucefoisteduponusbythecursedcharlatanwhoassumestobeourdearoldlordandfriend,the"NoblemaninIndia"Quigg'stitlecamethroughhismotherOneofherancestorswasaMargravineofSaxonyHisfatherwasaTammanybraveOnaccountofthedilutionofhisheredityhefoundthathecouldneitherbecomeareigningpotentatenorgetajobintheCityHallSoheopenedarestaurantHewasamanfullofthoughtandreadingThebusinessgavehimaliving,thoughhegaveitlittleattentionOnesideofhishousebequeathedtohimapoeticandromanticadventureTheotherhavehimtherestlessspiritthatmadehimseekadventureBydayhewasQuigg,therestaurateurBynighthewastheMargravetheCaliphthePrinceofBohemiagoingaboutthecityinsearchoftheodd,themysterious,theinexplicable,thereconditeOnenightat,atwhichhourtherestaurantclosed,QuiggsetforthuponhisquestTherewasaminglingoftheforeign,themilitaryandtheartisticinhisappearanceashebuttonedhiscoathighupunderhisshorttrimmedbrownandgraybeardandturnedwestwardtowardthemorecentrallifeconduitsofthecityInhispockethehadstoredanassortmentofcards,writtenupon,withoutwhichheneverstirredoutofdoorsEachofthosecardswasgoodathisownrestaurantforitsfacevalueSomecalledsimplyforabowlofsouporsandwichesandcoffeeothersentitledtheirbearertoone,two,threeormoredaysoffullmealsafewwereforsingleregularmealsaveryfewwere,ineffect,mealticketsgoodforaweekOfrichesandpowerMargraveQuigghadnonebuthehadaCaliph'sheartitmaybeforgivenhimifhisheadfellshortofthemeasureofHarunAlRashid'sPerhapssomeofthegoldpiecesinBagdadhadputlesswarmthandhopeintothecomplainantsamongthebazaarsthanhadQuigg'sbeefstewamongthefishermenandoneeyedcalendersofManhattanContinuinghisprogressinsearchofromancetodiverthim,orofdistressthathemightaid,QuiggbecameawareofafastgatheringcrowdthatwhoopedandfoughtandeddiedatacornerofBroadwayandthecrosstownstreetthathewastraversingHurryingtothespothebeheldayoungmanofanexceedinglymelancholyandpreoccupieddemeanorengagedinthepastimeofcastingsilvermoneyfromhispocketsinthemiddleofthestreetWitheachmotionofthegenerousone'shandthecrowdhuddleduponthefallinglargessewithyellsofjoyTrafficwassuspendedApolicmaninthecentreofthemobstoopedoftentothegroundasheurgedtheblockaderstomoveonTheMargravesawataglancethatherewasfoodforhishungerafterknowledgeconcerningabnormalworkingofthehumanheartHemadehiswayswiftlytotheyoungman'ssideandtookhisarm"Comewithmeatonce,"hesaid,inthelowbutcommandingvoicethathiswaitershadlearnedtofear"Pinched,"remarkedtheyoungman,lookingupathimwithexpressionlesseyes"PinchedbyapainlessdentistTakemeaway,flatty,andgivemegasSomelayeggsandsomelaynoneWhenisahen"Stilldeeplyseizedbysomeinwardgrief,buttractable,heallowedQuiggtoleadhimawayanddownthestreettoalittleparkThere,seatedonabench,heuponwhomacornerofthegreatCaliph'smantlehasdescended,spakewithkindnessanddiscretion,seekingtoknowwhatevilhadcomeupontheother,disturbinghissoulanddrivinghimtosuchillconsideredandruinouswasteofhissubstanceandstores"IwasdoingtheMonteCristoactasadaptedbyPompton,NJ,wasn'tI"askedtheyoungman"Youwerethrowingsmallcoinsintothestreetforthepeopletoscrambleafter,"saidtheMargrave"That'sitYoubuyallthebeeryoucanhold,andthenyouthrowchickenfeedtoOh,cursethatwordchicken,andhens,feathers,roosters,eggs,andeverythingconnectedwithit!""Youngsir,"saidtheMargravekindly,butwithdignity,"thoughIdonotaskyourconfidence,IinviteitIknowtheworldandIknowhumanityManismystudy,thoughIdonoteyehimasthescientisteyesabeetleorasthephilanthropistgazesattheobjectsofhisbountythroughaveiloftheoryandignoranceItismypleasureanddistractiontointerestmyselfinthepeculiarandcomplicatedmisfortunesthatlifeinagreatcityvisitsuponmyfellowmenYoumaybefamiliarwiththehistoryofthatgloriousandimmortalruler,theCaliphHarunAlRashid,whosewiseandbeneficentexcursionsamonghispeopleinthecityofBagdadsecuredhimtheprivilegeofrelievingsomuchoftheirdistressInmyhumblewayIwalkinhisfootstepsIseekforromanceandadventureincitystreetsnotinruinedcastlesorincrumblingpalacesTomethegreatestmarvelsofmagicarethosethattakeplaceinmen'sheartswhenacteduponbythefuriousanddiverseforcesofacrowdedpopulationInyourstrangebehaviorthiseveningIfancyastorylurksIreadinyouractsomethingdeeperthanthewantonwastefulnessofaspendthriftIobserveinyourcountenancethecertaintracesofconsuminggriefordespairIrepeatIinviteyourconfidenceIamnotwithoutsomepowertoalleviateandadviseWillyounottrustme""Gee,howyoutalk!"exclaimedtheyoungman,agleamofadmirationsupplantingforamomentthedullsadnessofhiseyes"You'vegottheAstorLibraryskinnedtoasynopsisofprecedingchaptersImindthatoldTurkyouspeakofIread'TheArabianNights'whenIwasakidHewasakindofBillDeveryandCharlieSchwabrolledintooneBut,say,youmightwaveenchanteddishragsandmakecopperbottlessmokeupcoongiantsallnightwithoutevertouchingmeMycasewon'tyieldtothatkindoftreatment""IfIcouldhearyourstory,"saidtheMargrave,withhislofty,serioussmile"I'llspielitinaboutninewords,"saidtheyoungman,withadeepsigh,"butIdon'tthinkyoucanhelpmeanyUnlessyou'reapeachatguessingit'sbacktotheBosphorousforyouonyourmagiclinoleum"THESTORYOFTHEYOUNGMANANDTHEHARNESSMAKER'SRIDDLE"IworkinHildebrant'ssaddleandharnessshopdowninGrantStreetI'veworkedtherefiveyearsIget$aweekThat'senoughtomarryon,ain'titWell,I'mnotgoingtogetmarriedOldHildebrantisoneofthesefunnyDutchmenyouknowthekindalwaysgettingoffbumjokesHe'sgotaboutamillionriddlesandthingsthathefakedfromRogersBrothers'greatgrandfatherBillWatsonworksthere,tooMeandBillhavetostandforthemchestnutsdayafterdayWhydowedoitWell,jobsain'ttobepickedoffeveryAnheuserbushAndthenthere'sLaura"WhatTheoldman'sdaughterComesintheshopeverydayAboutnineteen,andthepictureoftheblondethatsitsonthepalisadesoftheRhineandcharmstheclamdiggersintothesurfHairthecolorofstrawmatting,andeyesasblackandshinyasthebestharnessblackingthinkofthat!"Mewell,it'seithermeorBillWatsonShetreatsusbothequalBillisalltothepsychopathicaboutherandmewell,yousawmeplatingtheroadbedoftheGreatMaroonWaywithsilvertonightThatwasonaccountofLauraIwasspiflicated,YourHighness,andIwotnotofwhatIwouldst"HowWhy,oldHildebrandtsaytomeandBillthisafternoon:'Boys,oneriddlehaveIforyougehabthabenAyoungmanwhocannotriddlesantworten,heisnotsogoodbybusinessforeinfamilytoprovideisnotthathein'Andhehandsusariddleaconundrum,somecallsitandhechucklesinteriorlyandgivesbothofustilltomorrowmorningtoworkouttheanswertoitAndhesayswhicheverofusguessesthereparteeendofitgoestohishouseo'Wednesdaynighttohisdaughter'sbirthdaypartyAnditmeansLauraforwhicheverofusgoes,forshe'snaturallyachingforahusband,andit'seithermeorBillWatson,foroldHildebrantlikesusboth,andwantshertomarrysomebodythat'llcarryonthebusinessafterhe'sstitchedhislastpairoftraces"TheriddleWhy,itwasthis:'WhatkindofahenlaysthelongestThinkofthat!WhatkindofahenlaysthelongestAin'titlikeaDutchmantoriskaman'shappinessonafoolpropositionlikethatNow,what'stheuseWhatIdon'tknowabouthenswouldfillseveralincubatorsYousayyou'regivingimitationsoftheoldArabguythatgaveawaylibrariesinBagdadWell,now,canyouwhistleupafairythat'llsolvethishenquery,ornot"WhentheyoungmanceasedtheMargravearoseandpacedtoandfrobytheparkbenchforseveralminutesFinallyhesatagain,andsaid,ingraveandimpressivetones:"Imustconfess,sir,thatduringtheeightyearsthatIhavespentinsearchofadventureandinrelievingdistressIhaveneverencounteredamoreinterestingoramoreperplexingcaseIfearthatIhaveoverlookedhensinmyresearchesandobservationsAstotheirhabits,theirtimesandmanneroflaying,theirmanyvarietiesandcrossbreedings,theirspanoflife,their""Oh,don'tmakeanIbsendramaofit!"interruptedtheyoungman,flippantly"RiddlesespeciallyoldHildebrant'sriddlesdon'thavetobeworkedoutseriouslyTheyarelightthemessuchasSimFordandHarryThurstonPeckliketohandleBut,somehow,Ican'tstrikejusttheanswerBillWatsonmay,andhemaynotTomorrowwilltellWell,YourMajesty,I'mgladanyhowthatyoubuttedinandwhiledthetimeawayIguessMrAlRashidhimselfwouldhavebouncedbackifoneofhisconstituentshadconductedhimupagainstthisriddleI'llsaygoodnightPeacefo'yours,andwhatyoumaycallitsofAllah"TheMargrave,stillwithagloomyair,heldouthishand"Icannotexppressmyregret,"hesaid,sadly"NeverbeforehaveIfoundmyselfunabletoassistinsomeway'WhatkindofahenlaysthelongestItisabafflingproblemThereisahen,Ibelieve,calledthePlymouthRockthat""Cutitout,"saidtheyoungman"TheCaliphtradeisamightyseriousoneIdon'tsupposeyou'devenseeanythingfunnyinapreacher'sdefenseofJohnDRockefellerWell,goodnight,YourNibs"FromhabittheMargravebegantofumbleinhispocketsHedrewforthacardandhandedittotheyoungman"Domethefavortoacceptthis,anyhow,"hesaid"Thetimemaycomewhenitmightbeofusetoyou""Thanks!"saidtheyoungman,pocketingitcarelessly"MynameisSimmons"***Shametohimwhowouldhintthatthereader'sinterestshallaltogetherpursuetheMargraveAugustMichaelvonPaulsenQuiggIamindeedastrayifmyhandfailinkeepingthewaywheremyperuser'sheartwouldfollowThenletus,onthemorrow,peepquicklyinatthedoorofHildebrant,harnessmakerHildebrant'spoundsreposedonabench,silverbucklingarawleathermartingaleBillWatsoncameinfirst"Vell,"saidHildebrant,shakingalloverwiththevileconceitofthejokemaker,"hafyouguessedhim'Vatkindofahenlaysderlongest'""Erwhy,Ithinkso,"saidBill,rubbingaservilechin"Ithinkso,MrHildebranttheonethatlivesthelongestIsthatright""Nein!"saidHildebrant,shakinghisheadviolently"Youhafnotguessedderanswer"BillpassedonanddonnedabedtickapronandbachelorhoodIncametheyoungmanoftheArabianNight'sfiascopale,melancholy,hopeless"Vell,"saidHildebrant,"hafyouguessedhim'Vatkindofahenlaysderlongest'"SimmonsregardedhimwithdullsavageryinhiseyeShouldhecursethismountainofpernicioushumorcursehimanddieWhyshouldButtherewasLauraDogged,speechless,hethrusthishandsintohiscoatpocketsandstoodHishandencounteredthestrangetouchoftheMargrave'scardHedrewitoutandlookedatit,asmenabouttobehangedlookatacrawlingflyTherewaswrittenonitinQuigg'sbold,roundhand:"Goodforoneroastchickentobearer"Simmonslookedupwithaflashingeye"Adeadone!"saidhe"Goot!"roaredHildebrant,rockingthetablewithgiantglee"Dotisright!Yougomeatminehouseato'clocktoderparty"AAAABlackjackBlackjackBlackjackBlackjackBargainerBargainerBargainerBargainer(OOOO····HenryHenryHenryHenry)ThemostdisreputablethinginYanceyGoree'slawofficewasGoreehimself,sprawledinhiscreakvoldarmchairThericketylittleoffice,builtofredbrick,wassetflushwiththestreetthemainstreetofthetownofBethelBethelresteduponthefoothillsoftheBlueRidgeAboveitthemountainswerepiledtotheskyFarbelowittheturbidCatawbagleamedyellowalongitsdisconsolatevalleyTheJunedaywasatitssultriesthourBetheldozedinthetepidshadeTradewasnotItwassostillthatGoree,reclininginhischair,distinctlyheardtheclickingofthechipsinthegrandjuryroom,wherethe"courthousegang"wasplayingpokerFromtheopenbackdooroftheofficeawellwornpathmeanderedacrossthegrassylottothecourthouseThetreadingoutofthatpathhadcostGoreeallheeverhadfirstinheritanceofafewthousanddollars,nexttheoldfamilyhome,and,latterlythelastshredsofhisselfrespectandmanhoodThe"gang"hadcleanedhimoutThebrokengamblerhadturneddrunkardandparasitehehadlivedtoseethisdaycomewhenthemenwhohadstrippedhimdeniedhimaseatatthegameHiswordwasnolongertobetakenThedailyboutsatcardshadarrangeditselfaccordingly,andtohimwasassignedtheignoblepartoftheonlookerThesheriff,thecountyclerk,asportivedeputy,agayattorney,andachalkfacedmanhailing"fromthevalley,"satattable,andtheshearedonewasthustacitlyadvisedtogoandgrowmorewoolSoonwearyingofhisostracism,Goreehaddepartedforhisoffice,mutteringtohimselfasheunsteadilytraversedtheunluckypathwayAfteradrinkofcornwhiskeyfromademijohnunderthetable,hehadflunghimselfintothechair,staring,inasortofmaudlinapathy,outatthemountainsimmersedinthesummerhazeThelittlewhitepatchhesawawayuponthesideofBlackjackwasLaurel,thevillagenearwhichhehadbeenbornandbredThere,also,wasthebirthplaceofthefeudbetweentheGoreesandtheColtranesNownodirectheiroftheGoreessurvivedexceptthispluckedandsingedbirdofmisfortuneTotheColtranes,also,butonemalesupporterwasleftColonelAbnerColtrane,amanofsubstanceandstanding,amemberoftheStateLegislature,andacontemporarywithGoree'sfatherThefeudhadbeenatypicaloneoftheregionithadleftaredrecordofhate,wrongandslaughterButYanceyGoreewasnotthinkingoffeudsHisbefuddledbrainwashopelesslyattackingtheproblemofthefuturemaintenanceofhimselfandhisfavouritefolliesOflate,oldfriendsofthefamilyhadseentoitthathehadwhereoftoeatandaplacetosleepbutwhiskeytheywouldnotbuyforhim,andhemusthavewhiskeyHislawbusinesswasextinctnocasehadbeenintrustedtohimintwoyearsHehadbeenaborrowerandasponge,anditseemedthatifhefellnoloweritwouldbefromlackofopportunityOnemorechancehewassayingtohimselfifhehadonemorestakeatthegame,hethoughthecouldwinbuthehadnothinglefttosell,andhiscreditwasmorethanexhaustedHecouldnothelpsmiling,eveninhismisery,ashethoughtofthemantowhom,sixmonthsbefore,hehadsoldtheoldGoreehomesteadTherehadcomefrom"backyan'"inthemountainstwoofthestrangestcreatures,amannamedPikeGarveyandhiswife"Backyan',"withawaveofthehandtowardthehills,wasunderstoodamongthemountaineerstodesignatetheremotestfastnesses,theunplumbedgorges,thehauntsoflawbreakers,thewolf'sden,andtheboudoirofthebearInthecabinfaruponBlackjack'sshoulder,inthewildestpartoftheseretreats,thisoddcouplehadlivedfortwentyyearsTheyhadneitherdognorchildrentomitigatetheheavysilenceofthehillsPikeGarveywaslittleknowninthesettlements,butallwhohaddealtwithhimpronouncedhim"crazyasaloon"Heacknowledge

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