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众官员逐美猎艳争先恐后

(2014-08-14 08:22:24)
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英汉双语阅读训练(70):聪慧美少女坚决不当官太太

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高干家庭传奇70:众官员逐美猎艳争先恐后

My mother 1_____ also disgusted by the way the Kuomintang rushed to grab concubines. By early 1946 Jinzhou was filling up 2_____ troops. My mother's school was the only girls' school in town, and officers and officials descended on it in droves 3____ search of concubines or, occasionally, wives. Some of the girls got married willingly, while others were unable to say no to their families, 4_____ thought that marrying an officer would give them a good start in life.

还有一件事情是我母亲非常反感的,这些新来的统治者,国民党的官员们,争先恐后地迎娶姨太太。到1946年初,锦州驻满了军队。我母亲所就读的学校,是锦州唯一的女校,文武官员们纷至沓来,多数是来找姨太太的,也有少数是来找妻子的。有些女学生是心甘情愿的,有些女学生则不敢说个“不”字,因为她们的家庭认为跟当官的结婚将给她们带来美好的新生活。

At fifteen, my mother was highly marriageable. She had grown 5_____ a very attractive and popular young woman, and she was the star pupil at her school. Several officers had already proposed, 6_____ she told her parents that she did not want any of them. One, who was chief of staff of a general, threatened to send a sedan chair to carry her off 7_____ his gold bars had been refused. My mother was eavesdropping outside the door 8_____ he put this proposal to her parents. She burst in and told him to his face 9_____ she would kill herself in the sedan chair. Fortunately, not long afterward his unit was ordered out of the city.

我母亲时年15岁,正是我姥姥嫁给薛志恒将军的年龄,在那个时代算是大龄未婚女青年了。母亲正值豆蔻年华,富有迷人的魅力,还是学校里最拔尖的明星学生,特别招人喜爱。许多国民党官员登门提亲,但是她告诉父母,这些人她一个也不嫁,她要自己选择丈夫。上门提亲的官员们当中,有一位是高级将领的副官长,在他请媒人转送的求亲金条被谢绝之后,竟然亲自闯进夏医生家,威胁夏医生和我姥姥说,他要派人强行用花轿把我母亲抬到他家里成亲。我母亲当时正在门外偷听,立刻掀开门帘冲了进去,当面告诉副官长本人,如果他真要那么做,她就在花轿里自杀。幸运的是,时隔不久,这位副官长所在的部队就被调离锦州。

My mother 10____ made up her mind to choose her own husband. She was disenchanted with the treatment of women, and hated the whole system of concubinage. Her parents supported her, but they 11_____ harassed by offers, and had to deploy intricate, nerve-racking diplomacy to find ways of saying no without unleashing reprisals.

我母亲早已下定决心,要自主选择自己的丈夫。她对当时中国妇女所受的恶劣待遇向来愤愤不平,而且深恶痛绝那种摧残妇女的妻妾成群的婚姻制度。她的父母也都支持她,但是又畏惧权贵的报复与伤害,不得不绞尽脑汁想出各种各样的外交辞令来婉言谢绝络绎不绝的登门求亲者。

One of my mother's teachers was a young woman called Miss Liu, 12____ liked her very much. In China, if people are fond 13____ you, they often try to make you an honorary member of their family. At this time, although they were not so segregated as in my grandmother's days, there were not many opportunities 14____ boys and girls to mix, so being introduced to the brother or sister of a friend was a common way for young people who did not like the idea of arranged marriages 15____ get to know each other. Miss Liu introduced my mother to 16____ brother. But first Mr. and Mrs. Liu had to approve the relationship.

在女子学校里教我母亲的老师中,有一位年轻的刘小姐,特别喜欢我的母亲。在中国,如果人们很喜欢你,他们就会想方设法把你变成他们家庭中的一员。到了这个时代,尽管不像我姥姥那个时代一样严格奉行“男女授受不亲”的传统习俗了,但是男女青年单独见面的机会仍然不是很多;因此,把自己喜欢的朋友介绍给兄弟姐妹,就成为当时常见的一个渠道,给那些特别讨厌“父母之命媒妁之言”的青年男女提供了彼此相识的一个机会。于是刘小姐就把我的母亲介绍给她的弟弟。但是首先需要得到刘先生和刘太太的认可才行。

Early in 1946, my mother was invited to spend the Chinese New Year at the Lius' house, 17_____ was quite grand. Mr. Liu was one of the biggest shop owners in Jinzhou. The son, who was 18______ nineteen, seemed to be a man of the world; he was wearing a dark-green suit with a handkerchief sticking 19_____ of his breast pocket, which was tremendously sophisticated and dashing for a provincial town like Jinzhou. He was enrolled in a university in Peking, 20______ he was reading the Russian language and literature. My mother was very impressed with him, 21____ his family approved of her.

1946年初,我母亲被邀请到刘家过春节,即中国的农历新年。刘家的房屋非常气派豪华。刘先生是锦州最大的富商之一。刘先生的儿子,大约19岁的样子,俨然是一位顶天立地的男子汉;他身上穿着墨绿色西装,上衣左边胸前口袋里露出半截折叠得非常妥帖的手绢;这样的穿着打扮,在锦州这样的外省城市,简直是少见的派头。刘公子在北京的一所大学里读书,专业是俄语和俄罗斯文学。我母亲对他的第一眼印象很好,对刘公子颇为动心,刘老爷一家人也非常喜欢我的母亲。

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