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Thank You, Ma’am.doc

Thank You, Ma’am.doc

上传者: luojunhm 2013-12-28 评分 0 0 0 0 0 0 暂无简介 简介 举报

简介:本文档为《Thank You, Ma’amdoc》,可适用于外语资料领域,主题内容包含ThankYou,Ma’amByLangstonHughes()alargewomanwithalargepursethathadeverythin符等。

ThankYou,Ma’amByLangstonHughes()alargewomanwithalargepursethathadeverythinginitbutahammerandnailsIthadalongstrap,andshecarrieditslungacrosshershoulderItwasabouteleveno’clockatnight,dark,andshewaswalkingalone,whenaboyranupbehindherandtriedtosnatchherpurseThestrapbrokewiththesuddensingletugtheboygaveitfrombehindButtheboy’sweightandtheweightofthepursecombinedcausedhimtolosehisbalanceInsteadoftakingofffullblastashehadhoped,theboyfellonhisbackonthesidewalkandhislegsflewupThelargewomansimplyturnedaroundandkickedhimrightsquareinhisbluejeanedsitterThenshereacheddown,pickedtheboyupbyhisshirtfront,andshookhimuntilhisteethrattledAfterthatthewomansaid,“Pickupmypocketbook,boy,andgiveithere”ShestillheldhimtightlyButshebentdownenoughtopermithimtostoopandpickupherpurseThenshesaid,“Nowain’tyouashamedofyourself”Firmlygrippedbyhisshirtfront,theboysaid,“Yes’m”Thewomansaid,“Whatdidyouwanttodoitfor”Theboysaid,“Ididn’taimto”Bythattimetwoorthreepeoplepassed,stopped,turnedtolook,andsomestoodwatching“IfIturnyouloose,willyourun”askedthewoman“Yes’m,”saidtheboy“ThenIwon’tturnyouloose,”saidthewomanShedidnotreleasehim“Lady,I’msorry,”whisperedtheboy“Umhum!YourfaceisdirtyIgotagreatmindtowashyourfaceforyouAin’tyougotnobodyhometotellyoutowashyourface”“No’m,”saidtheboy“Thenitwillgetwashedthisevening,”saidthelargewoman,startingupthestreet,draggingthefrightenedboybehindherHelookedasifhewerefourteenorfifteen,frailandwillowwildintennisshoesandbluejeansThewomansaid,“YououghttobemysonIwouldteachyourightfromwrongLeastIcandorightnowistowashyourfaceAreyouhungry”“No’m,”saidthebeingdraggedboy“Ijustwantyoutoturnmeloose”“WasIbotheringyouwhenIturnedthatcorner”askedthewoman“No’m”“Butyouputyourselfincontactwithme,”saidthewoman“Ifyouthinkthatcontactisnotgoingtolastawhile,yougotanotherthoughtcomingWhenIgetthroughwithyou,sir,youaregoingtorememberMrsLuellaBatesWashingtonJones”Sweatpoppedoutontheboy’sfaceandhebegantostruggleMrsJonesstopped,jerkedhimaroundinfrontofher,putahalfnelsonabouthisneck,andcontinuedtodraghimupthestreetWhenshegottoherdoor,shedraggedtheboyinside,downahall,andintoalargekitchenettefurnishedroomattherearofthehouseSheswitchedonthelightandleftthedooropenTheboycouldhearotherroomerslaughingandtalkinginthelargehouseSomeoftheirdoorswereopen,too,soheknewheandthewomanwerenotaloneThewomanstillhadhimbytheneckinthemiddleofherroomShesaid,“Whatisyourname”“Roger,”answeredtheboy“Then,Roger,yougotothatsinkandwashyourface,”saidthewoman,whereuponsheturnedhimloose–atlastRogerlookedatthedoor–lookedatthewoman–lookedatthedoor–andwenttothesink“Letthewaterrununtilitgetswarm,”shesaid“Here’sacleantowel”“Yougonnatakemetojail”askedtheboy,bendingoverthesink“Notwiththatface,Iwouldnottakeyounowhere,”saidthewoman“HereIamtryingtogethometocookmeabitetoeat,andyousnatchmypocketbook!Maybeyouain’tbeentoyoursuppereither,lateasitbeHaveyou”“There’snobodyhomeatmyhouse,”saidtheboy“Thenwe’lleat,”saidthewoman“Ibelieveyou’rehungry–orbeenhungry–totrytosnatchmypocketbook!”“Iwantapairofbluesuedeshoes,”saidtheboy“Well,youdidn’thavetosnatchmypocketbooktogetsomesuedeshoes,”saidMrsLuellaBatesWashingtonJones“Youcouldofaskedme”“Ma’m”Thewaterdrippingfromhisface,theboylookedatherTherewasalongpauseAverylongpauseAfterhehaddriedhisfaceandnotknowingwhatelsetodo,drieditagain,theboyturnedaround,wonderingwhatnextThedoorwasopenHewouldmakeadashforitdownthehallHewouldrun,run,run!ThewomanwassittingonthedaybedAfterawhile,shesaid,“IwereyoungonceandIwantedthingsIcouldnotget”TherewasanotherlongpauseTheboy’smouthopenedThenhefrowned,notknowinghefrownedThewomansaid,“Umhum!YouthoughtIwasgoingtosaybut,didn’tyouYouthoughtIwasgoingtosay,butIdidn’tsnatchpeople’spocketbooksWell,Iwasn’tgoingtosaythat”PauseSilence“Ihavedonethings,too,whichIwouldnottellyou,son–neithertellGod,ifHedidn’talreadyknowEverybody’sgotsomethingincommonSityoudownwhileIfixussomethingtoeatYoumightrunthatcombthroughyourhairsoyouwilllookpresentable”InanothercorneroftheroombehindascreenwasagasplateandaniceboxMrsJonesgotupandwentbehindthescreenThewomandidnotwatchtheboytoseeifhewasgoingtorunnow,nordidshewatchherpurse,whichsheleftbehindheronthedaybedButtheboytookcaretositonthefarsideoftheroom,awayfromthepurse,wherehethoughtshecouldeasilyseehimoutofthecornerofhereyeifshewantedtoHedidnottrustthewomantotrusthimAndhedidnottrustthewomannottotrusthimAndhedidnotwanttobemistrustednow“Doyouneedsomebodytogotothestore,”askedtheboy,“maybetogetsomemilkorsomething”“Don’tbelieveIdo,”saidthewoman,“unlessyoujustwantsweetmilkyourselfIwasgoingtomakecocoaoutofthiscannedmilkIgothere”Sheheatedsomelimabeansandhamshehadintheicebox,madethecocoa,andsetthetableThewomandidnotasktheboyanythingaboutwherehelived,orhisfolks,oranythingelsethatwouldembarrasshimInstead,astheyate,shetoldhimaboutherjobinahotelbeautyshopthatstayedopenlate,whattheworkwaslike,andhowallkindsofwomencameinandout,blondes,redheadsandSpanishThenshecuthimhalfofhertencentcake“Eatsomemore,son,”shesaidWhentheyfinishedeating,shegotupandsaid,“Nowhere,takethistendollarsandbuyyourselfsomebluesuedeshoesAnd,nexttime,donotmakethemistakeoflatchingontomypocketbooknornobodyelse’s–becauseshoesgotbydevilishwayswillburnyourfeetIgottogetmyrestnowButfromhereonin,son,Ihopeyouwillbehaveyourself”Sheledthewaydownthehalltothefrontdoorandopenedit“Goodnight!Behaveyourself,boy!”shesaid,lookingintothestreetashewentdownthestepsTheboywantedtosaysomethingotherthan“Thankyou,ma’m,”toMrsLuellaBatesWashingtonJones,butalthoughhislipsmoved,hecouldn’tevensaythat,asheturnedatthefootofthebarrenstoopandlookedupatthelargewomaninthedoorThensheshutthedoor

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