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阅读下载英文原著THE SLEEPING-CAR卧车

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1 C/ }1 X/ x5 h9 A  THE SLEEPING-CARTHE SLEEPING-CAR
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# v! D9 I& W3 s. ~9 B( i: s$ e  SCENE:One side of a sleeping-car on the Boston and Albany Road.& F+ V! x; V9 K& k& X, ]
  The curtains are drawn before most of the b**hs;from the hooks and rods
/ ?6 s: w& ?) |  ~& o: m  hang hats,bonnets,bags,bandboxes,umbrellas,and other travelling gear;6 H! d4 J1 g( f2 }3 g3 f
  on the floor are boots of both sexes,set out for THE PORTER to black.
9 |* i- T" g0 M" g- U$ v( H) L  THE PORTER is ** up the beds in the upper and lower b**hs
8 o0 g" R) {% I5 H* c1 [: L  adjoining the seats on which a young mother,slender and pretty,with a
( ]& M7 y) d2 E' l  baby asleep on the seat beside her,and a stout old lady,sit confronting
" @9 `. a8 ?2 U) @. Y  each other--MRS.AGNES ROB**S and her aunt MARY.( S% N, O6 o. ~* l" x: U
  MRS.ROB**S.Do you always take down your back hair,aunty?
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  AUNT MARY.No,never,child;at least not since I had such a fright9 i9 ?. j/ Q; |5 N
  about it once,coming on from New York.It's all well enough to take
! R  T- z3 _9 ~0 `! W, A' q  down your back hair if it IS yours;but if it isn't,your head's the best place
9 Q2 n; ~& s0 z( u7 x  for it.Now,as I buy mine of Madame Pierrot-& I4 f& K; a/ i* V' `
  MRS.ROB**S.Don't you WISH she wouldn't adv**ise it as
4 h. J9 C) j& M0 [' h9 U8 _  HUMAN hair?It sounds so pokerish--like human flesh,you know.& c) b9 V$ {  O* T' K1 ]. w! |% {# F
  AUNT MARY.Why,she couldn't call it INhuman hair,my dear.
3 Z6 w2 T4 H0 z# ?  MRS.ROB**S(thoughtfully).No--just HAIR.; @+ n' _7 L0 `
  AUNT MARY.Then people might think it was for mattresses.But,- I5 M& k( A5 T9 A) A3 U
  as I was saying,I took it off that night,and tucked it safely away,as I
$ c4 p* o) T  S6 _( ^( L  supposed,in my pocket,and I slept sweetly till about midnight,when I
( g! H4 d- R" i  happened to open my eyes,and saw something long and black crawl off
7 L/ D: O& H' |" I6 b0 N. H  my bed and slip under the b**h.SUCH a shriek as I gave,my dear!"A
0 |* r' E' D$ N1 B& W" H: V  snake!a snake!oh,a snake!"And everybody began talking at once,and
% y0 S* t  V) L3 o; {9 Q$ U  some of the gentlemen swearing,and the porter came running with the
( l, {( X# v9 y9 _  poker to kill it;and all the while it was that ridiculous switch of mine,that( [& C, p$ T4 A( c, c( N: k
  had worked out of my pocket.And glad enough I was to grab it up
* D) P+ e2 s) }0 L  before anybody saw it,and say I must have been dreaming.
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2 u5 [) C* V' z; ]( Q  ^$ C  MRS.ROB**S.Why,aunty,how funny!How COULD you
3 z% w+ O" l& Y* z$ ^! l  suppose a serpent could get on board a sleeping-car,of all places in the
4 U. C2 R  C6 G  world!
9 {7 R# Z3 H2 \0 G. j  AUNT MARY.That was the perfect absurdity of it.$ e  r7 f3 f7 l1 ^
  THE PORTER.B**hs ready now,ladies.THE SLEEPING-CAR/ w: ?+ ?$ h2 O* Y
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: k! J2 \2 M0 u3 ~/ w  r  MRS.ROB**S(to THE PORTER,who walks away to the end of
6 {" m+ Y) W2 r$ S: W( D  the car,and sits down near the door).Oh,thank you.Aunty,do you
8 v- }; g) ^4 z2 I  feel nervous the least bit?1 C- V4 k9 h/ u
  AUNT MARY.Nervous?No.Why?  `% ?. T, \( N5 G: z
  MRS.ROB**S.Well,I don't know.I suppose I've been worked; c% S2 j: V1 t3 Q2 [3 y" _# ]' }8 M
  up a little about meeting Willis,and wondering how he'll look,and all.We& l% i: y' F& f, R" h6 a
  can't KNOW each other,of course.It doesn't stand to reason that if he's6 t( T7 q' Z6 O1 p/ H9 z7 m
  been out there for twelve years,ever since I was a child,though we've3 W8 g- o# j" ]. i/ B4 I+ O3 \7 Z
  corresponded regularly--at least _I_ have--that he could recognize me;not
' _* m- i6 m) m3 L$ u: V! H  at the first glance,you know.He'll have a full beard;and then I've got
- M8 C. T6 Z  u' j. A. |) R( f% F  married,and here's the baby.Oh,NO!he'll never guess who it is in the
% |9 }* a5 k( ^4 Y* V/ W" t  world.Photographs really amount to nothing in such a case.I wish we, d, G/ ^; W& A* _  c% V
  were at home,and it was all over.I wish he had written some particulars,6 @3 u$ G3 m6 l# G
  instead of telegraphing from Ogden,"Be with you on the 7 A.M.,, p5 D2 A4 D: h0 d
  Wednesday."/ C9 d& y7 S/ v, k! h) q) j& l) M
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  AUNT MARY.Californians always telegraph,my dear;they never+ p' ^4 }: w# U0 M
  think of writing.It isn't expensive enough,and it doesn't make your. p: z& c9 M3 t
  blood run cold enough to get a letter,and so they send you one of those2 j* I/ n7 k$ `, M, o7 k
  miserable yellow despatches whenever they can--those printed in a long
0 ?( {* K: `! n, O* f; J  string,if possible,so that you'll be SURE to die before you get to the end
' {$ ~/ ^7 i- D  of it.I suppose your brother has fallen into all those ways,and says
0 N! F# b2 m+ S, c" T4 A" q! {4 v  "reckon"and"ornary"and"which the same,"just like one of Mr.Bret( D# r1 o8 F/ P' [: a* d& j
  Harte's characters.! H0 C* V& n# ~5 P+ ~4 o* S0 X
  MRS.ROB**S.But it isn't exactly our not knowing each other,4 U  A+ j$ [: h+ D- W9 G: d
  aunty,that's worrying me;that's something that could be got over in time.
' F! g. m8 a7 j0 P  What is simply driving me distracted is Willis and Edward meeting there
" a' Z7 t+ p5 C, @& f  ?2 z3 j  when I'm away from home.Oh,how COULD I be away!and why7 D1 B, x6 R& C8 m
  COULDN'T Willis have given us fair warning?I would have hurried
  J; p' v" j" B  from the ends of the earth to meet him.I don't believe poor Edward ever
8 h0 s! a. O7 H. e  saw a Californian;and he's so quiet and preoccupied,I'm sure he'd never, @* o( g5 t( q* o; R- n# ?
  get on with Willis.And if Willis is the least loud,he wouldn't like# S* w0 }$ ^. u* K- V- h: R( B
  Edward.Not that I suppose he IS loud;but I don't believe he knows
. P6 U: F) ]- y0 p  P' _; z- w  anything about literary men.But you can see,aunty,can't you,how very
+ [, P! \1 G" |! w+ ?  anxious I must be?Don't you see that I ought to have been there whenTHE SLEEPING-CAR
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  THE CALIFORNIAN.I might be her SON,ma'am;but MY% C1 a  S3 b/ p; Z
  mother's name was Susan Wakeman.
, Q  t2 q. r/ B+ @5 f8 `% y  AUNT MARY(in sharp disgust).Call the porter,please.6 K8 U& k3 d* q1 k5 u/ s( u- r% @! h
  [She withdraws her head and pulls her curtains together;the rest look  Q" f0 @) b/ w  F

, e  Y6 d3 w1 t. _1 p1 y  CAMPBELL.Another failure,and just when we thought we were9 R) s5 m& ^& e5 ?7 Y+ A' W) L
  sure of you.I don't know what we shall do about you,Mr.Sawyer.( b% R+ `: |% J, c5 D3 y
  THE VOICE.Adopt him.+ X! D  J7 h8 X, D( r: h) E
  CAMPBELL.That's a good idea.We will adopt you.You shall
. @: Y( p; m( p+ A; B  be our adoptive-  t2 C3 ~  e* f3 |% R) U" P2 L
  THE VOICE.Baby boy.
1 s% q5 z0 @9 S0 X0 o9 R  ANOTHER VOICE.Wife.
) ]5 J2 v5 d6 L& m  A THIRD VOICE.Brother.
$ _' b5 ?$ N0 Z& j4 O0 _  A FOURTH VOICE.Early friend.
( D8 j' S$ F; o4 `  A FIFTH VOICE.Kate Harris's daughter./ P- ^/ f1 ^9 o% e! e
  CAMPBELL(laying his hand on THE CALIFORNIAN'S shoulder,: N5 H4 d# A* Z6 e/ d0 O
  and breaking into a laugh).Don't mind them.They don't mean
- @% I- B  R, V- @7 s% f4 p7 ^  anything.It's just their way.You come home with my sister,and spend
% m9 ?$ Z8 q3 H" T5 U. T  Christmas,and let us devote the rest of our lives to ** your declining
9 C7 _7 P& M: z# ]$ I- J  years happy.
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  VOICES."Good for you,Willis!""We'll all come!""No6 C% [9 e; I  P" L% @2 o1 l
  ceremony!""Small and early!"
3 C* q8 S5 l) ~& Q: z. Z  CAMPBELL(looking round).We appear to have fallen in with a
, t; X; L5 M8 X, ]7 }7 S' \* z  party of dry-goods drummers.It makes a gentleman feel like an intruder.9 o. s/ j: A2 Y3 N
  [The train stops;he looks out of the window.]We've arrived.Come,
* V5 ?- U! e3 Z! r& G/ A4 [$ b  Agnes;come,Rob**s;come,Mr.Sawyer--let's be going.7 A+ m2 B- q5 x7 C6 B* r
  [They gather up their several wraps and bags,and move with great  W2 `$ R" @; e3 t$ z7 t

) C! [" \" Y  H! ?* E+ }  AUNT MARY(putting out her head).Agnes!If you must forget: O! ]7 l: M) f
  your aunt,at least remember your child.) _5 h  e. _8 u' R
  MRS.ROB**S(running back in an agony of remorse).Oh,BABY,
) t0 k( X- R, j7 Y  did I forget you?
  j- N4 }0 k6 ~. Y, H* j3 V  CAMPBELL.Oh,AUNTY,did she forget you?[He runs back,and! j& p$ R2 Q/ }- w
  extends his arms to his aunt.]Let me help you down,Aunt Mary.THE SLEEPING-CAR
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. k6 O: x* W* H7 e" K, c2 k  AUNT MARY.Nonsense,Willis.Send the porter.0 n/ u* e: s% ~- Y1 [% \
  CAMPBELL(turning round and confronting THE PORTER).He( x& m. b% I4 o6 W& H
  was here upon instinct.Shall he fetch a step-ladder?* K. c* s0 A! \2 x# ?; H
  AUNT MARY.HE will know what to do.Go away,Willis;go
8 U6 ]( |& y5 `  x- r1 j  away with that child,Agnes.If I should happen to fall on you--[They
9 W- O6 _6 |4 d, {5 B# ~9 W# `  retreat;the curtain drops,and her voice is heard behind it addressing THE+ p# @* v% }9 e8 ~! I2 O  N" c  V
  PORTER.]Give me your hand;now your back;now your knee.So!, o  H: r! _& j* f1 r& ]
  And very well done.Thanks.
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