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《新概念英語》03 Lesson 02

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2017-8-21 14:53

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Lesson 02 Thirteen equals one

Our vicar is always raising money for one cause or another, but he has never managed to get enough money to have the church clock repaired. The big clock which used to strike the hours day and night was damaged many years ago and has been silent ever since.
我們教區的牧師總是為各種各樣的事籌集資金。但始終未能籌足資金把教堂的鐘修好。教堂的鐘很大,以前不分晝夜打點報時,但很多年前遭到毀壞,從此便無聲無息了。

One night, however, our vicar work up with a start: the clock was striking the hours! Looking at his watch, he saw that it was one o'clock, but the bell struck thirteen times before it stopped. Armed with a torch, the vicar went up into the clock tower to see what was going on. In the torchlight, he caught sight of a figure whom he immediately recognized as Bill Wilkins, our local grocer.
一天夜里,我們的牧師忽然被驚醒了,大鐘又在“打點“報時了!他一看表,才1點鐘,可是那鐘一邊敲了13下才停。牧師拿著一支電筒走上鐘樓想去看看究竟發生了什么事情。借著電筒光。他看見一個人,馬上認出那是本地雜貨店主經比爾.威爾金斯。

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'Whatever are you doing up here Bill?' asked the vicar in surprise.
“你究竟在這上面干什么,比爾?“牧師驚奇地問。

'I'm trying to repair the bell,' answered Bill. 'I've been coming up here night after night for weeks now. You see, I was hoping to give you a surprise.'
“我想把這口鐘修好,“比爾回答說。“好幾個星期了,我天天夜里到鐘樓上來。嗯,我是想讓你大吃一驚。“

'You certainly did give me a surprise!' said the vicar. 'You've probably woken up everyone in the village as well. Still, I'm glad the bell is working again.'
“你確實使我大吃了一驚!“牧師說,“也許同時你把村里所有的人都吵醒了。不過,鐘又能報時了,我還是很興奮的。“

That's the trouble, vicar,' answered Bill. 'It's working all right, but I'm afraid that at one o'clock it will strike thirteen times and there's nothing I can do about it."
“問題就在這里,牧師,“比爾回答說。“不錯,鐘能報時了,但是,恐怕每到1點鐘,它總要敲13下,對此我已無能為力了。“

'We'll get used to that, Bill,' said the vicar. "Thirteen is not as good as one, but it's better than nothing. Now let's go downstairs and have a cup of tea.'
“大家慢慢就習慣了,比爾,“牧師說。“13下是不如1下好,但總比1下也不敲強。來,咱們下樓去喝杯茶吧。“

補充

strike(打點報時) =chime

chime (鈴或者時鐘)敲響;報時

I heard the clock chime.
我聽見鐘響報時。
Eight o’clock had already chimed. 已敲過八點鐘了。
The clock chimed midday.
時鐘響過正午十二點。

chime in (with sth)
插嘴;打斷談話

He kept chiming in with his own opinions. 他不斷插話發表自己的意見。
“And me!“ she chimed in. “還有我!“她插嘴道。

chime (in) with sth (計劃、主意等)與...相一致(或相似)

His opinions chimed in with the mood of the nation.
他的主張與國民的心態相他的主張相吻合。

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