活下去 When Johnsy fell seriously ill, she 不抱希望 seemed to lose the will to hang on to life. life. The doctor held out little hope for her. Her her. friends seemed helpless. Was there nothing helpless. to be done? 无可奈何 done? 爱莫能助
三层 At the top of a three画室 brick building, three-story 昵称 Sue and Johnsy had their studio. “Johnsy” studio. Johnsy” was familiar for Joanna. One was from Joanna. Maine; Maine; the other from California. They had California. met at a cafe on Eighth Street and found 菊苣 their tastes in art, chicory salad and bishop 灯笼袖 sleeves so much in tune that the joint studio resulted. resulted. 趣味相投 两人画室
That was in May. In November a cold, May隐形客 . 肺炎 unseen stranger, whom the doctors called stranger, 悄悄闯入, 悄悄闯入,蔓延 Pneumonia, Pneumonia, stalked about the district, touching one here and there with his icy fingers. fingers. Johnsy was among his victims. victims. She lay, scarcely moving on her bed, looking through the small window at the blank side of the next brick house. house. 空白单调的
过道 One morning the busy doctor 浓眉 invited Sue into the hallway with a bushy, gray eyebrow. bushy, eyebrow. 一成 “She has one chance in ten,” he said. “And ten, said. that chance is for her to want to live. Your live. little lady has made up her mind that she‘s she‘ not going to get well. Has she anything on well. her mind?" mind?" 心事
海湾 “She ? she wanted to paint the Bay of Naples some day," said Sue. Sue. 得了 “Paint? ? bosh! Has she anything on her bosh! mind worth thinking about twice ? a man, for instance?" 留恋不舍 "A man?" said Sue. "Is a man worth ? but, Sue. no, doctor; there is nothing of the kind." doctor; kind.
“Well,” said the doctor. 做得到 do all that Well,” doctor. “I will science can accomplish. But whenever my accomplish. 出殡队伍 patient begins to count the carriages in her funeral procession I subtract 50 per cent from the curative power of medicines. medicines. “After the doctor (疗效) had gone Sue 大步走进 went into 疗效) the workroom and cried. Then she marched cried. into Johnsy‘s room with her drawing board, Johnsy‘ whistling a merry tune. tune. 吹口哨
被子 Johnsy lay, scarcely making a movement under the bedclothes, with her bedclothes, face toward the window. She was looking window. out and counting ? counting backward. backward. "Twelve," she said, 倒数着数 little later and a "eleven"; "eleven"; and then "ten," and "nine"; and "nine"; then "eight" and "seven," almost together. together.
空荡荡 Sue looked out of the window. What was window. 沉闷 there to count? There was only a bare, bare, dreary yard to be seen, and the blank side of the brick house twenty feet away. An old, away. old ivy vine climbed half way up the brick wall. wall. The cold breath of autumn had blown 常青藤 away its leaves, leaving it almost bare. bare.
“Six,” said Johnsy, in almost a Six,” 低语 whisper. whisper. "They're falling faster now. now. Three days ago there were almost a hundred. hundred. It made my head ache to count them. But now it's easy. There them. easy. goes another one. There are only five one. left now." now.
"Five what, dear? " "Leaves. "Leaves. On the ivy vine. When the vine. last one falls I must go, too. I've too. known that for three days. Didn't the days. doctor tell you?"
胡说八道 “Oh, I never heard of such nonsense. What nonsense. have old ivy leaves to do with your getting well? Don‘t be so silly. Why, the doctor told Don‘ silly与???有关 . ???有关 me this morning that your chances for getting well real soon were ten to one! Try one! to take some soup now, and let Sudie go 十有八九 and buy port wine for her sick child." child. 波尔图葡萄酒
“You needn‘t get any more wine,” said needn‘ wine,” Johnsy, keeping her eyes fixed out the window. window. “There goes another. No, I don’t another. don’ 盯着 want any soup. That leaves just four. I want soup. four. to see the last one fall before it gets dark. dark. 腻味了 Then I’ll go, too. I’m tired of waiting. I‘m too. waiting. 撒手 tired of thinking. I want to turn loose my thinking. hold on everything, and go sailing down, down, down, just like one of those poor, tired leaves. leaves." 飘然而去
to sleep,” said Sue. “I sleep,” Sue. must call Behrman up to be my model for the old miner. I‘ll not be miner. gone a minute." minute. 去去就来
“ 模特 Try
底楼 Old Behrman was a painter who lived on the ground floor beneath them. He was past them. sixty and had a long white beard curling 像那样 失败者 down over his chest. Despite looking the chest. 胡须 part, part, Behrman was胸 failure in art. For forty a art. years he had been always about to paint a masterpiece, but had never yet begun it. it. 准备做
充当 He earned a little by serving as a model to 酒 those young artists who could not pay the 过分, 过分 of a professional. He drank gin to price,大肆 professional. 专业人员 excess, excess, and still talked of his coming masterpiece. masterpiece. For the rest he was a fierce 好斗的 谈论 little old man, who mockedterribly at mockedterribly softness in any one, and who regarded himself as guard dog to the two young artists in the studio above. above. 嘲笑
酒味 Sue found Behrman smelling strongly 画布 of gin in his dimly lighted studio below. below. In one corner 光线暗淡的 was a blank canvas on an easel that had been waiting there for twenty-five years to receive the twentyfirst line of the masterpiece. masterpiece. 画架
怪念头 She told him of Johnsy‘s fancy, and how Johnsy‘ fancy, 飘走 she feared she would, indeed, light and fragile as a leaf herself, float away, when away, her 脆弱 hold upon the world grew weaker. slight weaker. Old Behrman, with his red eyes plainly streaming, streaming, shouted his contempt for such foolish imaginings. imaginings. 蔑视 眼泪涟涟
"What!" he cried. "Are there people in the cried. world foolish enough to die because leafs drop off from a vine? I have never heard of such a thing. Why do you allow such silly thing. ideas to come into that head of hers? God! This is not a place in which one so good as Miss Johnsy should lie sick. Some day I will sick. paint a masterpiece, and we shall all go away. Yes. away. Yes."
窗帘 Johnsy was sleeping when they went 示意 upstairs. upstairs. Sue pulled the shade down, and motioned Behrman into the other room. In room. there they peered out the window fearfully at 淅淅沥沥 the ivy vine. Then they looked at each other vine. 凝视 for a moment without speaking. A persistent, speaking. persistent, cold rain was falling, mingled with snow. snow. Behrman, in his old blue夹 shirt, took his seat as the miner on an up turned kettle for a rock .
水壶
无神的 When Sue awoke from an hour‘s sleep hour‘ the next morning she found Johnsy with dull, widedull, wide-open eyes staring at the drawn green shade. shade. 拉下的 "Pull it up; I want to see," she ordered, in a up; whisper. whisper. 疲倦 Wearily Sue obeyed. obeyed.
look
持续
But, Lo! after the beating rain and fierce Lo! wind that had endured through the night, there yet stood out against the brick wall 叶梗 one ivy leaf. It was the last on the vine. Still leaf. vine. dark green near its stem, but with its edges stem, colored yellow, it hung bravely from a branch some twenty feet above the ground. ground.
枝干
"It is the last one," said Johnsy. "I Johnsy. thought it would surely fall during the night. night. I heard the wind. It will fall today, wind. and I shall die at the same time." time.
黄昏 慢慢过去 The day wore away, and even through away, the twilight they could see the lone ivy leaf clinging to its stem against the wall. And wall. then, with the coming of the night the north wind was again loosed. loosed. 北风大作 冷酷无情的 When it was light enough Johnsy, the merciless, merciless, commanded that the shade be raised. raised.
The ivy leaf was still there. there. Johnsy lay for a long time looking at it. And then she called to Sue, it. who was stirring her chicken soup over the gas stove. stove. 搅拌
坏 “I‘ve been a bad girl, Sudie,” said Johnsy. Sudie,” Johnsy. “Something has made that last leaf stay was. there to show me how wicked I was. It is a sin to want to die. You may bring me a little die. soup now, and some milk with a little port 罪过 in it and ? no; bring me a hand-mirror first, no; hand- port wine and then pack some pillows about me, and I will sit up and watch you cook." cook. 塞、填、垫
An hour later she said: said: "Sudie, some day I hope to paint the Bay of Naples." Naples. The doctor came in the afternoon, and Sue had an excuse to go into the hallway as he left. left.
均等的 “Even chances ," said the doctor, taking Sue's thin, shaking hand in his. his. “With good nursing you‘ll win. And now I you‘ win. must see another case I have downstairs. downstairs. Behrman, his name is ? some kind of an artist, I believe. Pneumonia, too. He is an old, believe. too. weak man, and the attack is acute. There is acute. no hope for him; but he goes to the hospital him; 急性发作 today to be made more comfortable." comfortable.
The next day the doctor said to Sue: Sue: "She's out of danger. You've won. The danger. won. right food and care now ?that's all." all. And that afternoon Sue came to the bed where Johnsy lay and put one arm around her. 约翰西的床头 her.
注意食物, 注意食物,好好照顾
"I have something to tell you, white mouse,“ mouse,“ she said. ”Mr. Behrman died of said. Mr. pneumonia today in the hospital. He was ill hospital. only two days. He was found on the days. morning of the first day in his room downstairs helpless with pain. His shoes pain. and clothing were wet through and icy cold. cold. They couldn't imagine where he had been 湿透 on such a terrible night. night.
And then they灯笼 found a lantern, still lighted, lantern, and a ladder that had been dragged from its 拖出来 place, place, and some scattered brushes, and a brushes, palette with green and yellow colors mixed 撒落的画笔 on 调色板 ?look out the window, dear, at the it, and? and last ivy leaf on the wall. Didn‘t you wonder wall. Didn‘ why it never fluttered or moved when the wind blew? Ah, darling, it's Behrman's 飘动 masterpiece ? he painted it there the night that the last leaf fell"
 

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