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"Araby" by James Joyce
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James Joyce
一天晚上,姑娘终于与少年相见了。姑娘说他应该去阿拉比集市看看。慌乱不堪的少年此时却不知说什么好,只是说他若去的话,一定帮她买点东西。从那晚起,少年整天神思恍惚,脑海里出现了许多怪念头。无论白天在教室里还是晚上在卧室里,姑娘的身影总是伴随着他。 生活中的正常活动使他厌倦,就连学校的功课也使他感到乏味。课堂上他很少回答问题,整天盼望着去阿拉比的日子早点到来。
North Richmond Street, being blind, was a quiet street except at the hour when the Christian Brothers' School set the boys free. An uninhabited house of two storeys stood at the blind end, detached from its neighbours in a square ground. The other houses of the street, conscious of decent lives within them, gazed at one another with brown imperturbable faces.
The former tenant of our house, a priest, had died in the back drawing-room. Air, musty from having been long enclosed, hung in all the rooms, and the waste room behind the kitchen was littered with old useless papers. Among these I found a few paper-covered books, the pages of which were curled and damp: The Abbot, by Walter Scott, The Devout Communicant, and The Memoirs of Vidocq. I liked the last best because its leaves were yellow. The wild garden behind the house contained a central apple-tree and a few straggling bushes, under one of which I found the late tenant's rusty bicycle-pump. He had been a very charitable priest; in his will he had left all his money to institutions and the furniture of his house to his sister.
When the short days of winter came, dusk fell before we had well eaten our dinners. When we met in the street...

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