《呼啸山庄》有声名著第三十二章03(中英对照)

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2011-5-20 09:57

《呼啸山庄》有声名著第三十二章03(中英对照)

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《呼啸山庄》是英国女作家勃朗特姐妹之一艾米莉·勃朗特的作品。小说描写吉卜赛弃儿希 斯克利夫被山庄老主人收养后,因受辱和恋爱不遂,外出致富,回来后对与其女友凯瑟琳结婚的地主林顿及其子女进行报复的故事。全篇充满强烈的反压迫、争幸福 的斗争精神,又始终笼罩着离奇、紧张的浪漫气氛。它开始曾被人看做是年青女作家脱离现实的天真幻想,但结合其所描写地区激烈的阶级斗争和英国的社会现象, 它不久便被评论界高度肯定,并受到读者的热烈欢迎。根据这部小说改编的影视作品至今久演不衰。

Chapter32-03

On Easter Monday, Joseph went to Gimmerton fair with some cattle; and, in the afternoon, I was busy getting up linen in the kitchen. Earnshaw sat, morose as usual, at the chimney-corner, and my little mistress was beguiling an idle hour with drawing pictures on the window panes; varying her amusement by smothered bursts of songs, and whispered ejaculations, and quick glances of annoyance and impatience in the direction of her cousin, who steadfastly smoked, and looked into the grate. At a notice that I could do with her no longer intercepting my light, she removed to the hearthstone. I bestowed little attention on her proceedings, but, presently, I heard her begin:

`I've found out, Hareton, that I want--that I'm glad--that I should like you to be my cousin now, if you had not grown so cross to me, and so rough.'

Hareton returned no answer.

`Hareton, Hareton, Hareton! do you hear?' she continued. `Get off wi' ye!' he growled, with uncompromising gruffness.

`Let me take that pipe,' she said, cautiously advancing her hand and abstracting it from his mouth.

Before he could attempt to recover it, it was broken, and behind the fire. He swore at her and seized another.

`Stop,' she cried, `you must listen to me first; and I can't speak while those clouds are floating in my face.'

`Will you go to the devil!' he exclaimed ferociously, `and let me be!'

`No,' she persisted, `I won't: I can't tell what to do to make you talk to me; and you are determined not to understand. When I call you stupid, I don't mean anything: I don't mean that I despise you. Come, you shall take notice of me, Hareton! you are my cousin, and you shall own me.

`I shall have naught to do wi' you and your mucky pride, and your damned mocking tricks!' he answered. `I'll go to hell, body and soul, before I look sideways after you again. Side out O' t' gait, now; this minute!'

Catherine frowned, and retreated to the window-seat chewing her lip, and endeavouring, by humming an eccentric tune, to conceal a growing tendency to sob.

`You should be friends with your cousin, Mr Hareton,' I interrupted, `since she repents of her sauciness. It would do you a great deal of good: it would make you another man to have her for a companion.'

`A companion?' he cried; `when she hates me, and does not think me fit to wipe her shoon! Nay! if it made me a king, I'd not be scorned for seeking her goodwill any more.'

`It is not I who hate you, it is you who hate me!' wept Cathy, no longer disguising her trouble. `You hate me as much as Mr Heathcliff does, and more.'

`You're a damned liar,' began Earnshaw: `why have I made him angry, by taking your part, then, a hundred times? and that when you sneered at and despised me, and--Go on plaguing me, and I'll step in yonder, and say you worried me out of the kitchen!'

`I didn't know you took my part,' she answered, drying her eyes; `and I was miserable and bitter at everybody; but now I thank you, and beg you to forgive me: what can I do besides?'

She returned to the hearth, and frankly extended her hand. He blackened and scowled like a thunder cloud, and kept his fists resolutely clenched, and his gaze fixed on the ground. Catherine, by instinct, must have divined it was obdurate perversity, and not dislike, that prompted this dogged conduct; for, after remaining an instant undecided, she stooped and impressed on his cheek a gentle kiss. The little rogue thought I had not seen her, and, drawing back, she took her former station by the window, quite demurely. I shook my head reprovingly, and then she blushed and whispered:

`Well! what should I have done, Ellen? He wouldn't shake hands, and he wouldn't look: I must show him some way that I like him--that I want to be friends.'

Whether the kiss convinced Hareton, I cannot tell: he was very careful, for some minutes, that his face should not be seen, and when he did raise it, he was sadly puzzled where to turn his eyes.

Catherine employed herself in wrapping a handsome book neatly in white paper, and having tied it with a bit of ribband, and addressed it to `Mr Hareton Earnshaw', she desired me to be her ambassadress, and convey the present to its destined recipient.

`And tell him, if he'll take it I'll come and teach him to read it right,' she said; `and, if he refuse it, I'll go upstairs, and never tease him again.'

I carried it, and repeated the message; anxiously watched by my employer. Hareton would not open his fingers, so I laid it on his knee. He did not strike off, either. I returned to my work. Catherine leaned her head and arms on the table, till she heard the slightest rustle of the covering being removed; then she stole away, and quietly seated herself beside her cousin. He trembled, and his face glowed: all his rudeness and all his surly harshness had deserted him: he could not summon courage, at first, to utter a syllable in reply to her questioning look, and her murmured petition.

`Say you forgive me, Hareton, do? You can make me so happy by speaking that little word.'

He muttered something inaudible.

`And you'll be my friend?' added Catherine interrogatively.

`Nay, you'll be ashamed of me every day of your life,' he answered; `and the more, the more you know me; and I cannot bide it.'

`So you won't be my friend?' she said, smiling as sweet as honey, and creeping close up.

I overheard no further distinguishable talk, but, on looking round again, I perceived two such radiant countenances bent over the page of the accepted book, that I did not doubt the treaty had been ratified on both sides; and the enemies were, thenceforth, sworn allies.

The work they studied was full of costly pictures; and those and their position had charm enough to keep them unmoved till Joseph came home. He, poor man, was perfectly aghast at the spectacle of Catherine seated on the same bench with Hareton Earnshaw, leaning her hand on his shoulder; and confounded at his favourite's endurance of her proximity: it affected him too deeply to allow an observation on the subject that night. His emotion was only revealed by the immense sighs he drew, as he solemnly spread his large Bible on the table, and overlaid it with dirty bank-notes from his pocket-book, the produce of the day's transactions. At length, he summoned Hareton from his seat.

`Tak' these in tuh t' maister, lad,' he said, `un' bide thar. Aw's gang up tuh my awn rahm. This hoile's norther mensful nor seemly fur us: we mun side aht and seearch another.'

`Come, Catherine,' I said, `we must "side out" too; I've done my ironing, are you ready to go?'

`It is not eight o'clock!' she answered, rising unwillingly. `Hareton, I'll leave this book upon the chimney-piece, and I'll bring some more tomorrow.'

`Ony books ut yah leave, Aw suall tak' intuh th' hahse,' said Joseph, `un it'll be mitch if yah find em agean; soa, yah muh plase yourseln!'

Cathy threatened that his library should pay for hers; and, smiling as she passed Hareton, went singing upstairs: lighter of heart, I venture to say, than ever she had been under that roof before; except, perhaps, during her earliest visits to Linton.

The intimacy thus commenced, grew rapidly; though it encountered temporary interruptions. Earnshaw was not to be civilized with a wish, and my young lady was no philosopher, and no paragon of patience; but both their minds tending to the same point--one loving and desiring to esteem, and the other loving and desiring to be esteemed--they contrived in the end to reach it.

You see, Mr Lockwood, it was easy enough to win Mrs Heathcliff's heart. But now, I'm glad you did not try. The crown of all my wishes will be the union of those two. I shall envy no one on their wedding day: there won't be a happier woman than myself in England!




第三十二章03

在复活节之后的星期一,约瑟夫赶着几头牛羊到吉默吞市场去了。下午我在厨房忙着整理被单。恩萧坐在炉边角落里,和往常一样的阴沉,我的小女主人在玻璃窗上画图来消遣时光,有时哼两句歌,有时低声喊叫,或者向她那个一个劲地抽烟,呆望着炉栅的表哥投送烦恼和不耐烦的眼光。当我对她说不要再档我的亮时,她就挪到炉边上去了。我也没大注意她在干什么,可是,不一会,我就听她开始说话了:

“我发现,要是你对我不这么烦躁,不这么粗野的话,哈里顿,我要——我很喜欢——我现在愿意你作我的表哥。“

哈里顿没理她。

“哈里顿,哈里顿,哈里顿!你听见了吗?“她继续说。

“去你的!“他带着不妥协的粗暴吼着。

“让我拿开那烟斗,“她说,小心地伸出她的手,把它从他的口中抽出来。

在他想夺回来以前,烟斗已经折断,扔在火里了。他对她咒骂着,又抓起另一只。

“停停,“她叫,“你非先听我说不可;在那些烟冲我脸上飘的时候,我没法说话。“

“见你的鬼!“他凶狠地大叫,“别跟我捣乱!“

“不,“她坚持着,“我偏不:我不知道怎么样才能使你跟我说话,而你又下决心不肯理解我的意思。我说你笨的时候,我并没有什么用意,并没有瞧不起你的意思。来吧,你要理我呀,哈里顿,你是我的表哥,你要承认我呀。“

“我对你和你那臭架子,还有你那套戏弄人的鬼把戏都没什么关系!“他回答。“我宁可连身体带灵魂都下地狱,也不再看你一眼。滚出门去,现在,马上就滚!“

凯瑟琳皱眉了,退到窗前的座位上,咬着她的嘴唇,试着哼起怪调儿来掩盖越来越想哭的趋势。

“你该跟你表妹和好,哈里顿先生,“我插嘴说,“既然她已后悔她的无礼了。那会对你有很多好处的,有她作伴,会使你变成另一个人的。“

“作伴?“他叫着,“在她恨我,认为我还不配给她擦皮鞋的时候和她作伴!不,就是让我当皇帝我也不要再为求她的好意而受嘲笑了。“

“不是我恨你,是你恨我呀!“凯蒂哭着,不能再掩盖她的烦恼了。“你就像希刺克厉夫先生那样恨我,而且恨得还厉害些。“

“你是一个该死的撒谎的人,“恩萧开始说,“那么,为什么有一百次都是因为我向着你,才惹他生气呢?而且,在你嘲笑我,看不起我的时候,——继续欺侮我吧,我就要到那边去,说你把我从厨房里赶出来的“

“我不知道你向着我呀,“她回答,擦干她的眼睛,“那时候我难过,对每一个人都有气;可现在我谢谢你,求你饶恕我:此外我还能怎么样呢?“

她又回到炉边,坦率地伸出她的手。他的脸阴沉发怒像雷电交加的乌云,坚决地握紧拳头,眼盯着地面。

凯瑟琳本能地,一定是料想到那是顽固的倔强,而不是由于讨厌才促成这种执拗的举止;犹豫了一阵之后,她俯身在他脸上轻轻地亲了一下。这个小淘气以为我没看见她,又退回去,坐在窗前老位子上,假装极端庄的。我不以为然地摇摇头,于是她脸红了,小声说——

“那么!我该怎么办呢,艾伦?他不肯握手,他也不肯瞧我:我必须用个法子向他表示我喜欢他——我愿意和他作朋友呀。“

我不知道是不是这一吻打动了哈里顿,有几分钟,他很当心不让他的脸被人看见,等到他抬起脸时,他却迷瞪地不知朝哪边望才好。

凯瑟琳忙着用白纸把一本漂亮的书整整齐齐地包起来,用一条缎带扎起来,写着送交“哈里顿·恩萧先生“,她要我作她的特使,把这礼物交给指定的接受者。

“告诉他,要是他接受,我就来教他念得正确,“她说,“要是他拒绝它,我就上楼去,而且绝不会再惹他了。“

我拿去了,我的主人热切地监视着我。我把话又说了一遍,哈里顿不肯把手指松开,因此我就把书放在他的膝盖上。他也不把它打掉。我又回去干我的事。凯瑟琳用胳膊抱着她的头伏在桌上,直等到她听到撕包书纸的沙沙声音;然后她偷偷地走过去,静静地坐在她表哥身边。他直抖,脸发红;他所有的莽撞无礼和他所有的执拗的粗暴全离弃了他。起初他都不能鼓起勇气来吐出一个字回答她那询问的表情,和她那喃喃的恳求。

“说你饶恕我,哈里顿,说吧。你只要说出那一个字来就会使我快乐的。“

他喃喃地,听不清他说什么。

“那你愿意作我的朋友了吗?“凯瑟琳又问。

“不,你以后天天都会因我而觉得羞耻的,“他回答,“你越了解我,你就越觉得可羞;我可受不了。“

“那么,你不肯作我的朋友吗?“她说,微笑得像蜜那么甜,又凑近些。

再往下谈了些什么,我就听不到了,但是,再抬头望时,我却看见两张如此容光焕发的脸俯在那已被接受的书本上,我深信和约已经双方同意;敌人从今以后成了盟友了。

他们研究的那本书尽是珍贵的插图,那些图画和他们所在的位置魔力都不小,使他们直到约瑟夫回家时还坐着不动。他,这可怜的人,一看见凯瑟琳和哈里顿坐在一条凳上,把她的手搭在他的肩上,完全给吓呆了。对于他所宠爱的哈里顿能容忍她来接近,他简直不明白是怎么回事:这对他刺激太深了,使他那天夜晚对这事都说不出一句话来。直到他严肃地把圣经在桌上打开,从他口袋里掏出了一天的交易所得的脏钞票摊在圣经上,他深深地叹几口气,这才泄露了他的情感。最后他把哈里顿从他的椅子上叫过来。

“把这给主人送去,孩子,“他说,“就呆在那儿。我要到我自己屋里去。这屋子对我们不大合适;我们可以溜出去另找个地方。“

“来,凯瑟琳,“我说,“我们也得‘溜出去’了。我熨完衣服了,你准备走吗?“

“还不到八点钟呢!“她回答,不情愿地站起来。“哈里顿,我把这本书放在炉架上,我明天再拿点来。“

“不管你留下什么书,我都要拿到大厅去,“约瑟夫说,“你要是再找到,那才是怪事哩;所以,随你的便!“

凯蒂威吓他说要拿他的藏书来赔她的书;她在走过哈里顿身边时,微笑着,唱着,上了楼。我敢说,自从她来到这所房子以后,从来没有这样轻松过;或者除她最初来拜访林惇的那几趟。

亲密的关系就是这样开始很快地发展着;虽然也遇到过暂时中断。恩萧不是靠一个愿望就能文质彬彬起来的,我的小姐也不是一个哲人,不是一个忍耐的模范;可他们的心都向着同一个目的——一个是爱着,而且想着尊重对方,另一个是爱着而且想着被尊重,——他们都极力要最后达到这一点。

你瞧,洛克乌德先生,要赢得希刺克厉夫夫人的心是挺容易的。可是现在,我高兴你没有作过尝试。我所有的愿望中最高的就是这两个人的结合。在他们结婚那天,我将不羡慕任何人了;在英国将没有一个比我更快乐的女人了。