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The old man and the sea.doc

The old man and the sea.doc

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简介:老人与海

ErnestHemingwayTheOldManAndTheSeaToCharlieShribnerAndToMaxPerkinsHewasanoldmanwhofishedaloneinaskiffintheGulfStreamandhehadgoneeighty-fourdaysnowwithouttakingafish.Inthefirstfortydaysaboyhadbeenwithhim.Butafterfortydayswithoutafishtheboy'sparentshadtoldhimthattheoldmanwasnowdefinitelyandfinallysalao,whichistheworstformofunlucky,andtheboyhadgoneattheirordersinanotherboatwhichcaughtthreegoodfishthefirstweek.Itmadetheboysadtoseetheoldmancomeineachdaywithhisskiffemptyandhealwayswentdowntohelphimcarryeitherthecoiledlinesorthegaffandharpoonandthesailthatwasfurledaroundthemast.Thesailwaspatchedwithfloursacksand,furled,itlookedliketheflagofpermanentdefeat.Theoldmanwasthinandgauntwithdeepwrinklesinthebackofhisneck.Thebrownblotchesofthebenevolentskincancerthesunbringsfromitsreflectiononthetropicseawereonhischeeks.Theblotchesranwelldownthesidesofhisfaceandhishandshadthedeep-creasedscarsfromhandlingheavyfishonthecords.Butnoneofthesescarswerefresh.Theywereasoldaserosionsinafishlessdesert.Everythingabouthimwasoldexcepthiseyesandtheywerethesamecolorastheseaandwerecheerfulandundefeated."Santiago,"theboysaidtohimastheyclimbedthebankfromwheretheskiffwashauledup."Icouldgowithyouagain.We'vemadesomemoney."Theoldmanhadtaughttheboytofishandtheboylovedhim."No,"theoldmansaid."You'rewithaluckyboat.Staywiththem.""Butrememberhowyouwenteighty-sevendayswithoutfishandthenwecaughtbigoneseverydayforthreeweeks.""Iremember,"theoldmansaid."Iknowyoudidnotleavemebecauseyoudoubted.""Itwaspapamademeleave.IamaboyandImustobeyhim.""Iknow,"theoldmansaid."Itisquitenormal.""Hehasn'tmuchfaith.""No,"theoldmansaid."Butwehave.Haven'twe?"'Yes,"theboysaid."CanIofferyouabeerontheTerraceandthenwe'lltakethestuffhome.""Whynot?"theoldmansaid."Betweenfishermen."TheysatontheTerraceandmanyofthefishermenmadefunoftheoldmanandhewasnotangry.Others,oftheolderfishermen,lookedathimandweresad.Buttheydidnotshowitandtheyspokepolitelyaboutthecurrentandthedepthstheyhaddriftedtheirlinesatandthesteadygoodweatherandofwhattheyhadseen.Thesuccessfulfishermenofthatdaywerealreadyinandhadbutcheredtheirmarlinoutandcarriedthemlaidfulllengthacrosstwoplanks,withtwomenstaggeringattheendofeachplank,tothefishhousewheretheywaitedfortheicetrucktocarrythemtothemarketinHavana.Thosewhohadcaughtsharkshadtakenthemtothesharkfactoryontheothersideofthecovewheretheywerehoistedonablockandtackle,theirliversremoved,theirfinscutoffandtheirhidesskinnedoutandtheirfleshcutintostripsforsalting.Whenthewindwasintheeastasmellcameacrosstheharbourfromthesharkfactory;buttodaytherewasonlythefaintedgeoftheodourbecausethewindhadbackedintothenorthandthendroppedoffanditwaspleasantandsunnyontheTerrace."Santiago,"theboysaid."Yes,"theoldmansaid.Hewasholdinghisglassandthinkingofmanyyearsago."CanIgoouttogetsardinesforyoufortomorrow?""No.Goandplaybaseball.IcanstillrowandRogeliowillthrowthenet.""Iwouldliketogo.IfIcannotfishwithyou.Iwouldliketoserveinsomeway.""Youboughtmeabeer,"theoldmansaid."Youarealreadyaman.""HowoldwasIwhenyoufirsttookmeinaboat?""FiveandyounearlywerekilledwhenIbroughtthefishintoogreenandhenearlytoretheboattopieces.Canyouremember?""Icanrememberthetailslappingandbangingandthethwartbreakingandthenoiseoftheclubbing.Icanrememberyouthrowingmeintothebowwherethewetcoiledlineswereandfeelingthewholeboatshiverandthenoiseofyouclubbinghimlikechoppingatreedownandthesweetbloodsmellalloverme.""CanyoureallyrememberthatordidIjusttellittoyou?""Iremembereverythingfromwhenwefirstwenttogether."Theoldmanlookedathimwithhissun-burned,confidentlovingeyes."IfyouweremyboyI'dtakeyououtandgamble,"hesaid."Butyouareyourfather'sandyourmother'sandyouareinaluckyboat.""MayIgetthesardines?IknowwhereIcangetfourbaitstoo.""Ihavemineleftfromtoday.Iputtheminsaltinthebox.""Letmegetfourfreshones.""One,"theoldmansaid.Hishopeandhisconfidencehadnevergone.Butnowtheywerefresheningaswhenthebreezerises."Two,"theboysaid."Two,"theoldmanagreed."Youdidn'tstealthem?""Iwould,"theboysaid."ButIboughtthese.""Thankyou,"theoldmansaid.Hewastoosimpletowonderwhenhehadattainedhumility.Butheknewhehadattaineditandheknewitwasnotdisgracefulanditcarriednolossoftruepride."Tomorrowisgoingtobeagooddaywiththiscurrent,"hesaid."Whereareyougoing?"theboyasked."Farouttocomeinwhenthewindshifts.Iwanttobeoutbeforeitislight.""I'lltrytogethimtoworkfarout,"theboysaid."Thenifyouhooksomethingtrulybigwecancometoyouraid.""Hedoesnotliketoworktoofarout.""No,"theboysaid."ButIwillseesomethingthathecannotseesuchasabirdworkingandgethimtocomeoutafterdolphin.""Arehiseyesthatbad?""Heisalmostblind.""Itisstrange,"theoldmansaid."Heneverwentturtle-ing.Thatiswhatkillstheeyes.""Butyouwentturtle-ingforyearsofftheMosquitoCoastandyoureyesaregood.""Iamastrangeoldman""Rutareyoustrongenoughnowforatrulybigfish?""Ithinkso.Andtherearemanytricks.""Letustakethestuffhome,"theboysaid."SoIcangetthecastnetandgoafterthesardines."Theypickedupthegearfromtheboat.Theoldmancarriedthemastonhisshoulderandtheboycarriedthewoodenbo,4withthecoiled,hard-braidedbrownlines,thegaffandtheharpoonwithitsshaft.Theboxwiththebaitswasunderthesternoftheskiffalongwiththeclubthatwasusedtosubduethebigfishwhentheywerebroughtalongside.Noonewouldstealfromtheoldmanbutitwasbettertotakethesailandtheheavylineshomeasthedewwasbadforthemand,thoughhewasquitesurenolocalpeoplewouldstealfromhim,theoldmanthoughtthatagaffandaharpoonwereneedlesstemptationstoleaveinaboat.Theywalkeduptheroadtogethertotheoldman'sshackandwentinthroughitsopendoor.Theoldmanleanedthemastwithitswrappedsailagainstthewallandtheboyputtheboxandtheothergearbesideit.Themastwasnearlyaslongastheoneroomoftheshack.Theshackwasmadeofthetoughbudshieldsoftheroyalpalmwhicharecalledguanoandinittherewasabed,atable,onechair,andaplaceonthedirtfloortocookwithcharcoal.Onthebrownwallsoftheflattened,overlappingleavesofthesturdyfiberedguanotherewasapictureincoloroftheSacredHeartofJesusandanotheroftheVirginofCobre.Thesewererelicsofhiswife.Oncetherehadbeenatintedphotographofhiswifeonthewallbuthehadtakenitdownbecauseitmadehimtoolonelytoseeitanditwasontheshelfinthecornerunderhiscleanshirt."Whatdoyouhavetoeat?"theboyasked."Apotofyellowricewithfish.Doyouwantsome?""No.Iwilleatathome.Doyouwantmetomakethefire?""No.Iwillmakeitlateron.OrImayeatthericecold.""MayItakethecastnet?""Ofcourse."Therewasnocastnetandtheboyrememberedwhentheyhadsoldit.Buttheywentthroughthisfictioneveryday.Therewasnopotofyellowriceandfishandtheboyknewthistoo."Eighty-fiveisaluckynumber,"theoldmansaid."Howwouldyouliketoseemebringoneinthatdressedoutoverathousandpounds?""I'llgetthecastnetandgoforsardines.Willyousitinthesuninthedoorway?""Yes.Ihaveyesterday'spaperandIwillreadthebaseball."Theboydidnotknowwhetheryesterday'spaperwasafictiontoo.Buttheoldmanbroughtitoutfromunderthebed."Pericogaveittomeatthebodega,"heexplained."I'llbebackwhenIhavethesardines.I'llkeepyoursandminetogetheroniceandwecansharetheminthemorning.WhenIcomebackyoucantellmeaboutthebaseball.""TheYankeescannotlose.""ButIfeartheIndiansofCleveland.""HavefaithintheYankeesmyson.ThinkofthegreatDiMaggio.""IfearboththeTigersofDetroitandtheIndiansofCleveland.""BecarefuloryouwillfeareventheRedsofCincinnatiandtheWhiteSaxofChicago.""YoustudyitandtellmewhenIcomeback.""Doyouthinkweshouldbuyaterminalofthelotterywithaneighty-five?Tomorrowistheeighty-fifthday.""Wecandothat,"theboysaid."Butwhatabouttheeighty-sevenofyourgreatrecord?""Itcouldnothappentwice.Doyouthinkyoucanfindaneighty-five?""Icanorderone."Onesheet.That'stwodollarsandahalf.Whocanweborrowthatfrom?"'That'seasy.Icanalwaysborrowtwodollarsandahalf.""IthinkperhapsIcantoo.ButItrynottoborrow.Firstyouborrow.Thenyoubeg.""Keepwarmoldman,"theboysaid."RememberweareinSeptember.""Themonthwhenthegreatfishcome,"theoldmansaid."AnyonecanbeafishermaninMay.""Igonowforthesardines,"theboysaid.Whentheboycamebacktheoldmanwasasleepinthechairandthesunwasdown.Theboytooktheoldarmyblanketoffthebedandspreaditoverthebackofthechairandovertheoldman'sshoulders.Theywerestrangeshoulders,stillpowerfulalthoughveryold,andtheneckwasstillstrongtooandthecreasesdidnotshowsomuchwhentheoldmanwasasleepandhisheadfallenforward.Hisshirthadbeenpatchedsomanytimesthatitwaslikethesailandthepatcheswerefadedtomanydifferentshadesbythesun.Theoldman'sheadwasveryoldthoughandwithhiseyesclosedtherewasnolifeinhisface.Thenewspaperlayacrosshiskneesandtheweightofhisarmhelditthereintheeveningbreeze.Hewasbarefooted.Theboylefthimthereandwhenhecamebacktheoldmanwasstillasleep."Wakeupoldman,"theboysaidandputhishandononeoftheoldman'sknees.Theoldmanopenedhiseyesandforamomenthewascomingbackfromalongwayaway.Thenhesmiled."Whathaveyougot?"heasked."Supper,"saidtheboy."We'regoingtohavesupper.""I'mnotveryhungry.""Comeonandeat.Youcan'tfishandnoteat.""Ihave,"theoldmansaidgettingupandtakingthenewspaperandfoldingit.Thenhestartedtofoldtheblanket."Keeptheblanketaroundyou,"theboysaid."You'llnotfishwithouteatingwhileI'malive."'Thenlivealongtimeandtakecareofyourself,"theoldmansaid."Whatareweeating?""Blackbeansandrice,friedbananas,andsomestew."Theboyhadbroughttheminatwo-deckermetalcontainerfromtheTerrace.Thetwosetsofknivesandforksandspoonswereinhispocketwithapapernapkinwrappedaroundeachset."Whogavethistoyou?""Martin.Theowner."Imustthankhim.""Ithankedhimalready,"theboysaid."Youdon'tneedtothankhim.""I'llgivehimthebellymeatofabigfish,"theoldmansaid."Hashedonethisforusmorethanonce?""Ithinkso.""Imustgivehimsomethingmorethanthebellymeatthen.Heisverythoughtfulforus.""Hesenttwobeers.""Ilikethebeerincansbest.""Iknow.Butthisisinbottles,Hatueybeer,andItakebackthebottles.""That'sverykindofyou,"theoldmansaid."Shouldweeat?""I'vebeenaskingyouto,"theboytoldhimgently."Ihavenotwishedtoopenthecontaineruntilyouwereready.""I'mreadynow,"theoldmansaid."Ionlyneededtimetowash."Wheredidyouwash?theboythought.Thevillagewatersupplywastwostreetsdowntheroad.Imusthavewaterhereforhim,theboythought,andsoapandagoodtowel.WhyamIsothoughtless?Imustgethimanothershirtandajacketforthewinterandsomesortofshoesandanotherblanket."Yourstewisexcellent,"theoldmansaid."Tellmeaboutthebaseball,"theboyaskedhim."IntheAmericanLeagueitistheYankeesasIsaid,"theoldmansaidhappily."Theylosttoday,"theboytoldhim."Thatmeansnothing.ThegreatDiMaggioishimselfagain.""Theyhaveothermenontheteam.""Naturally.Buthemakesthedifference.Intheotherleague,betweenBrooklynandPhiladelphiaImusttakeBrooklyn.ButthenIthinkofDickSislerandthosegreatdrivesintheoldpark.""Therewasnothingeverlikethem.HehitsthelongestballIhaveeverseen.""DoyourememberwhenheusedtocometotheTerrace?""IwantedtotakehimfishingbutIwastootimidtoaskhim.ThenIaskedyoutoaskhimandyouweretootimid.""Iknow.Itwasagreatmistake.Hemighthavegonewithus.Thenwewouldhavethatforallofourlives.""IwouldliketotakethegreatDiMaggiofishing,"theoldmansaid."Theysayhisfatherwasafisherman.Maybehewasaspoorasweareandwouldunderstand.""ThegreatSisler'sfatherwasneverpoorandhe,thefather,wasplayingintheBigLeagueswhenhewasmyage.""WhenIwasyourageIwasbeforethemastonasquareriggedshipthatrantoAfricaandIhaveseenlionsonthebeachesintheevening.""Iknow.Youtoldme.""ShouldwetalkaboutAfricaoraboutbaseball?""BaseballIthink,"theboysaid."TellmeaboutthegreatJohnJ.McGraw."HesaidJotaforJ."HeusedtocometotheTerracesometimestoointheolderdays.Buthewasroughandharsh-spokenanddifficultwhenhewasdrinking.Hismindwasonhorsesaswellasbaseball.Atleasthecarriedlistsofhorsesatalltimesinhispocketandfrequentlyspokethenamesofhorsesonthetelephone.""Hewasagreatmanager,"theboysaid."Myfatherthinkshewasthegreatest.""Becausehecameherethemosttimes,"theoldmansaid."IfDurocherhadcontinuedtocomehereeachyearyourfatherwouldthinkhimthegreatestmanager."Whoisthegreatestmanager,really,LuqueorMikeGonzalez?""Ithinktheyareequal.""Andthebestfishermanisyou.""No.Iknowothersbetter.""QueVa,"theboysaid."Therearemanygoodfishermenandsomegreatones.Butthereisonlyyou.""Thankyou.Youmakemehappy.Ihopenofishwillcomealongsogreatthathewillproveuswrong.""Thereisnosuchfishifyouarestillstrongasyousay.""ImaynotbeasstrongasIthink,"theoldmansaid."ButIknowmanytricksandIhaveresolution.""Yououghttogotobednowsothatyouwillbefreshinthemorning.IwilltakethethingsbacktotheTerrace.""Goodnightthen.Iwillwakeyouinthemorning.""You'remyalarmclock,"theboysaid."Ageismyalarmclock,"theoldmansaid."Whydooldmenwakesoearly?Isittohaveonelongerday?""Idon'tknow,"theboysaid."AllIknowisthatyoungboyssleeplateandhard.""Icanrememberit,"theoldmansaid."I'llwakenyouintime.""Idonotlikeforhimtowakenme.ItisasthoughIwereinferior.""Iknow.""Sleepwelloldman."Theboywentout.Theyhadeatenwithnolightonthetableandtheoldmantookoffhistrousersandwenttobedinthedark.Herolledhistrousersuptomakeapillow,puttingthenewspaperinsidethem.Herolledhimselfintheblanketandsleptontheotheroldnewspapersthatcoveredthespringsofthebed.HewasasleepinashorttimeandhedreamedofAfricawhenhewasaboyandthelonggoldenbeachesandthewhitebeaches,sowhitetheyhurtyoureyes,andthehighcapesandthegreatbrownmountains.Helivedalongthatcoastnoweverynightandinhisdreamsheheardthesurfroarandsawthenativeboatscomeridingthroughit.HesmelledthetarandoakumofthedeckashesleptandhesmelledthesmellofAfricathatthelandbreezebroughtatmorning.Usuallywhenhesmelledthelandbreezehewokeupanddressedtogoandwaketheboy.ButtonightthesmellofthelandbreezecameveryearlyandheknewitwastooearlyinhisdreamandwentondreamingtoseethewhitepeaksoftheIslandsrisingfromtheseaandthenhedreamedofthedifferentharboursandroadsteadsoftheCanaryIslands.Henolongerdreamedofstorms,norofwomen,norofgreatoccurrences,norofgreatfish,norfights,norcontestsofstrength,norofhiswife.Heonlydreamedofplacesnowandofthelionsonthebeach.Theyplayedlikeyoungcatsintheduskandhelovedthemashelovedtheboy.Heneverdreamedabouttheboy.Hesimplywoke,lookedouttheopendooratthemoonandunrolledhistrousersandputthemon.Heurinatedoutsidetheshackandthenwentuptheroadtowaketheboy.Hewasshiveringwiththemorningcold.Butheknewhewouldshiverhimselfwarmandthatsoonhewouldberowing.Thedoorofthehousewheretheboylivedwasunlockedandheopeneditandwalkedinquietlywithhisbarefeet.Theboywasasleeponacotinthefirstroomandtheoldmancouldseehimclearlywiththelightthatcameinfromthedyingmoon.Hetookholdofonefootgentlyandheldituntiltheboywokeandturnedandlookedathim.Theoldmannoddedandtheboytookhistrousersfromthechairbythebedand,sittingonthebed,pulledthemon.Theoldmanwentoutthedoorandtheboycameafterhim.Hewassleepyandtheoldmanputhisarmacrosshisshouldersandsaid,"Iamsorry.""QuaVa,"theboysaid."Itiswhatamanmustdo."Theywalkeddowntheroadtotheoldman'sshackandallalongtheroad,inthedark,barefootmenweremoving,carryingthemastsoftheirboats.Whentheyreachedtheoldman'sshacktheboytooktherollsoflineinthebasketandtheharpoonandgaffandtheoldmancarriedthemastwiththefurledsailonhisshoulder."Doyouwantcoffee?"theboyasked."We'llputthegearintheboatandthengetsome."Theyhadcoffeefromcondensedmilkcansatanearlymorningplacethatservedfishermen."Howdidyousleepoldman?"theboyasked.Hewaswakingupnowalthoughitwasstillhardforhimtoleavehissleep."Verywell,Manolin,"theoldmansaid."Ifeelconfidenttoday.""SodoI,"theboysaid."NowImustgetyoursardinesandmineandyourfreshbaits.Hebringsourgearhimself.Heneverwantsanyonetocarryanything.""We'redifferent,"theoldmansaid."Iletyoucarrythingswhenyouwerefiveyearsold.""Iknowit,"theboysaid."I'llberightback.Haveanothercoffee.Wehavecredithere."Hewalkedoff,bare-footedonthecoralrocks,totheicehousewherethebaitswerestored.Theoldmandrankhiscoffeeslowly.Itwasallhewouldhavealldayandheknewthatheshouldtakeit.Foralongtimenoweatinghadboredhimandhenevercarriedalunch.Hehadabottleofwaterinthebowoftheskiffandthatwasallheneededfortheday.Theboywasbacknowwiththesardinesandthetwobaitswrappedinanewspaperandtheywentdownthetrailtotheskiff,feelingthepebbledsandundertheirfeet,andliftedtheskiffandslidherintothewater."Goodluckoldman.""Goodluck,"theoldmansaid.Hefittedtheropelashingsoftheoarsontothetholepinsand,leaningforwardagainstthethrustofthebladesinthewater,hebegantorowoutoftheharbourinthedark.Therewereotherboatsfromtheotherbeachesgoingouttoseaandtheoldmanheardthedipandpushoftheiroarseventhoughhecouldnotseethemnowthemoonwasbelowthehills.Sometimessomeonewouldspeakinaboat.Butmostoftheboatsweresilentexceptforthedipoftheoars.Theyspreadaparta

The old man and the sea.doc

The old man and the sea.doc

上传者: UC
129次下载 0人收藏 暂无简介 简介 2009-06-15 举报

简介:老人与海

ErnestHemingway TheOldManAndTheSea ToCharlieShribner And ToMaxPerkins Hewasanoldmanwhofishedaloneinaskiffinthe GulfStreamandhehadgoneeighty-fourdaysnow withouttakingafish.Inthefirstfortydaysaboy hadbeenwithhim.Butafterfortydayswithouta fishtheboy'sparentshadtoldhimthattheoldman wasnowdefinitelyandfinallysalao,whichisthe worstformofunlucky,andtheboyhadgoneattheir ordersinanotherboatwhichcaughtthreegoodfish thefirstweek.Itmadetheboysadtoseetheold mancomeineachdaywithhisskiffemptyandhe alwayswentdowntohelphimcarryeitherthecoiled linesorthegaffandharpoonandthesailthatwas furledaroundthemast.Thesailwaspatchedwith floursacksand,furled,itlookedliketheflagof

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