"Seen Hanes lately?" I said.
Shad explained to Bob that at the time of his birth his grandfather set aside one hundred thousand dollars to be held in trust for his benefit. It was provided that the income of this trust fund was to be paid to his guardian annually, upon his birthday, to be applied to his immediate needs, or to constitute an annual allowance of spending money, until he attained his majority, when he was to receive the principal.
He walked from the fire towards the water. As he made his way to the rowboat, he checked the explosive hidden under the dock. Everyone on the blue evening lawn looked at the flames, dumbfounded. Some men saw him unhook the boat and pointed. Patrick stood in the boat and waved. They waved back uncertainly, then started to run towards the dock casually, in case Patrick turned out to be a friend, then jumped onto the dock and began running towards him. He lit the fuse, which raced towards the two men and started to row away from the dock. The fuse, like a nervy kid, buzzed and ran under the men's feet. They stopped and turned. Now they realized what it was. The older man leaped into the water and the other, his hands on his hips, paused as the blue fizzing ran into the small explosion that separated the dock from the shore. What he begins to witness now, in the Garden of the Blind, is not sound but smell the plants chosen with care so visitors can move from fragrance to fragrance with precise antennae. To his left he can smell mock orange. He leans over the raised bed - three feet higher than the path - and sniffs deeply. Patrick hears footsteps and a hand touches his back. The blind woman who heard the rustle of newspapers now attaches herself to him. -You can see, she says. -Yes. She smiles. -You have a loud nose. Her name is Elizabeth, and she offers to show him the garden. She mentions that her sister is better at identifying flowers and herbs because she does not drink. "I drink like a porpoise but only from the afternoon on. Tragic love affair in my thirties." They walk together and Patrick watches how her relaxed body drifts in this world, moving surely towards the basil and broadleaf sorrel. She lowers her hand in passing to brush the soft silk of the foliage called Rabbit's Grass. Her garden is a ballroom and she introduces him to the intimacies of dill and caraway, those shy sisters; she advises him to bend down and bruise certain leaves which are too subtle for him to appreciate when untouched. "To focus your nasal powers you must forget about sounds. The bird sounds here are lovely but sometimes I come here drunk or with a hangover and the noise is awful. Then I want to pour medicinal fluids into my handkerchief, climb into the branches, and chloroform them." In the centre of the garden just north of the water-splashed cherub is another tree where there are no birds. "You must be looking at the camphor ... birds recognize death better than us. Plants have complex genealogies. To a bird a succulent fruit must first be judged by its bloodlines. You may like cashew nuts or mango, or find sumac beautiful, but a bird knows that these are all, strangely, part of the poison-ivy family. " She leads him towards the imported exotics - fruitless persimmon, and the pimpernella, which is anise. She is curious about him but he will not say very much though he is courteous and he likes her. He will have to stay here till night and then try to swim from the island out to a boat. Along the beds on the east side of thegarden there is tarragon and lavender and cardamom. She puts her hands up bluntly to his face and searches him. She finds a welt by his ear. -Put perumel on this. A balm. -I am wanted by the police. -For? -For wilful destruction of property. She laughs. -Don't resent your life. They are a frieze, a statue in this garden, a woman with her soft palms covering a tall man's face, blinding him. When she moves her hands away from his eyes she feels the gasp on his face which is not shock or disgust but something else. - What is it? Her green eye echoes somewhere within him. Aetias Luna - and its Canadian name, papillon lune. Lunar moth. Moon moth. Her other eye is simply not there, the old loose flesh of the eyelid covering nothing. But this eye is forest green, moth green, darting all over as if to catch his gaze, moving with delight over his shoulders, alighting on his ear, his nose. He had loved the lunar moth, its flare of the lower wing like a signature, a papyrus textured object whose small furred body he used to see pulsing on a branch or rock within his lantern light. The woman shifts the watery green mirror of her eye attempting to reflect everything around her. - What is it? Patrick allows her to guide him back to the bench. They sit and she grips his hand, not letting go of him. He feels she receives all of his qualities, in this still garden, raucous with noise. The blue veins are narrow and clear in the tight skin of her hands. He is unable to talk, even if all he said would be hidden within her blindness. Alice Gull, he could say, who once pushed her hands up against the slope of a ceiling and spoke of a grand cause, who leapt like a live puppet into his arms, who died later on a bloody pavement, ruined in his arms. No one else enters the garden as they sit there. Beside the wooden seat is mint pepper, rosemary. In the flower-bed to the right of where they sit is artemesia advacumculas, whose human name she says she doesn't know. The muscles in her hand finally loosen and he turns to look at her face. She is now resting, leaning back, gently asleep. He moves his hand from her grip and leaves her. Now he is part of the evening water, the reflection of dock lights rolling off him. Six stars and a moon. Thenews of the fire has left the Muskokas in an uproar and Patrick struggles to get free of the current off Page Island in order to swim towards that boat. It has crept across the blackness of the lake at a snail's pace and is now about 500 yards off shore. A night cruise with dancing - he can hear music as he swims, voices and tambourine falling like muffled glass into the water. A half-moon, a few stars, a loop of dock lights. Somewhere in his past he has dreamed such a moment: a criminal swimming in darkness to a lighted ship. He feels removed from any context of the world, wanting to sleep at this moment, wanting to swim back into the current he has just escaped, return to the Garden of the Blind, and sleep. But he is magnetized to the nameless steamer. A deadhead touches him in the ribs, comes up under him, and Patrick hears himself shout out in the shriek of an animal. The dreams he had of swimming to a ship involved tropic winds and crocodiles. He splashes out to discover what touched him, but it is gone. "It was a deadhead," he says to himself, talking out loud now, determined, the fear suddenly an energy in him. Brushed by this deadhead he is fully alive, feral, exhilarated. He remembers his departure from the world, stepping out onto the porte-cochere of the Muskoka Hotel, flames behind him. Now he will be a member of the night. He sees his visage never emerging out of shadows. Unhistorical. He swims on, smelling traces of hickory smoke from the campfires on the island. He is delirious with hunger. Music from the boat. "Beware of frozen ponds, peroxide blondes, stocks and bonds...." the singer's voice over the muffle of orchestra. And what will they do as they see him climb up a rope into their company, lake weed draped over his shoulder, the blood from the log's glance on his ribs? He is alongside the boat, in the shadow of the moon, looking up. The Cherokee. The panel windows from the stateroom and lounge throw out light that falls on the water. Higher up is the open deck, the dancing couples, the band. He pulls himself up on the vertical strips of rubber that protect the sides of the steamer when it docks. He smells food on deck, climbs fast, and goes headfirst through a window and lands on a table. He is in the kitchens. A cook turns at the crash to see Patrick on his back surrounded by double-diamond glass. Patrick puts a finger to his lips, keeping it there till the man nods and moves to close the door. Patrick gets down off the table, glass all around him. On deck the pause in conversation is replaced by louder laughter, cheers for the dropped tray or whatever they thought caused the noise. The cook walks over with a broom and sweeps while Patrick stands there removing his wet clothes. There is a cut near his ribs and on his thigh. Then the cook mimes going to sleep and is gone like a ghost out of the room. Patrick walks to the switch and dims out the kitchen light. It must be around midnight. The noise on deck is ceaseless with the orchestra weaving its way through suspicious love, tentative love. The frail music filters down into this large kitchen which he seems to own. He knows he will be caught, probably imprisoned, but for now he thrills to this brief freedom. He squeezes out the clothes, turns on the large ovens, spreads his shirt and trousers flat, and slides them in with a baker's paddle. Then he looks for food. There are some cooked potatoes. He pulls out a slab of raw meat from the fridge and crouches behind the counter. He eats only the potato demurely. He cuts the meatinto strips with a sharp knife and eats it, licking the juice that dribbles down his arm. Now and then he gets up to drink from the taps and to keep an eye on his clothes cooking at low heat in the oven.
But the leniency of clergymen toward the shortcomings of their wealthy parishioners is often a touching lesson in charity to the thoughtful observer who stands outside the fold.
Hands used to grip the sword-hilt hard,
Leave him his life who has lost all else.""That he may rebel against me? Well, White Man, I owe you much, andfor this time your wisdom shall be my guide, though my heart speaksagainst such gentleness. Hearken, councillors and people, this is mydecree: that Hafela, my son, who would have murdered me, be deposedfrom his place as heir to my throne, and that Nodwengo, his brother,be set in that place, to rule the People of Fire after me when I die.""It is good, it is just!" said the council. "Let the king's word bedone.""Hearken again," said Umsuka. "Let this white man, who is namedMessenger, be placed in the House of Guests and treated with allhonour; let oxen be given him from the royal herds and corn from thegranaries, and girls of noble blood for wives if he wills them.
“But why?” asked the reformer.
23:1 [hgb] 那 时 ， 耶 稣 对 众 人 和 门 徒 讲 论 ， [kjv] Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, [bbe] Then Jesus said to the people and to his disciples: 23:2 [hgb] 说 ， 文 士 和 法 利 赛 人 ， 坐 在 摩 西 的 位 上 。 [kjv] Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: [bbe] The scribes and the Pharisees have the authority of Moses; 23:3 [hgb] 凡 他 们 所 吩 咐 你 们 的 ， 你 们 都 要 谨 守 ， 遵 行 。 但 不 要 效 法 他 们 的 行 为 。 因 为 他 们 能 说 不 能 行 。 [kjv] All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. [bbe] All things, then, which they give you orders to do, these do and keep: but do not take their works as your example, for they say and do not. 23:4 [hgb] 他 们 把 难 担 的 重 担 ， 捆 起 来 搁 在 人 的 肩 上 。 但 自 己 一 个 指 头 也 不 肯 动 。 [kjv] For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. [bbe] They make hard laws and put great weights on men's backs; but they themselves will not put a finger to them. 23:5 [hgb] 他 们 一 切 所 作 的 事 ， 都 是 要 叫 人 看 见 。 所 以 将 佩 戴 的 经 文 做 宽 了 ， 衣 裳 的 ？ ？ 子 做 长 了 。 [kjv] But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, [bbe] But all their works they do so as to be seen by men: for they make wide their phylacteries, and the edges of their robes, 23:6 [hgb] 喜 爱 筵 席 上 的 首 座 ， 会 堂 里 的 高 位 。 [kjv] And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, [bbe] And the things desired by them are the first places at feasts, and the chief seats in the Synagogues, 23:7 [hgb] 又 喜 爱 人 在 街 市 上 问 他 安 ， 称 呼 他 拉 比 。 （ 拉 比 就 是 夫 子 ） [kjv] And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. [bbe] And words of respect in the market-places, and to be named by men, Teacher. 23:8 [hgb] 但 你 们 不 要 受 拉 比 的 称 呼 。 因 为 只 有 一 位 是 你 们 的 夫 子 。 你 们 都 是 弟 兄 。 [kjv] But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. [bbe] But you may not be named Teacher: for one is your teacher, and you are all brothers. 23:9 [hgb] 也 不 要 称 呼 地 上 的 人 为 父 。 因 为 只 有 一 位 是 你 们 的 父 ， 就 是 在 天 上 的 父 。 [kjv] And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. [bbe] And give no man the name of father on earth: because one is your Father, who is in heaven. 23:10 [hgb] 也 不 要 受 师 尊 的 称 呼 。 因 为 只 有 一 位 是 你 们 的 师 尊 ， 就 是 基 督 。 [kjv] Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. [bbe] And you may not be named guides: because one is your Guide, even Christ. 23:11 [hgb] 你 们 中 间 谁 为 大 ， 谁 就 要 作 你 们 的 用 人 。 [kjv] But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. [bbe] But let the greatest among you be your servant. 23:12 [hgb] 凡 自 高 的 必 降 为 卑 ， 自 卑 的 必 升 为 高 。 [kjv] And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted. [bbe] And whoever makes himself high will be made low, and whoever makes himself low will be made high. 23:13 [hgb] 你 们 这 假 冒 为 善 的 文 士 和 法 利 赛 人 有 祸 了 。 因 为 你 们 正 当 人 前 把 天 国 的 门 关 了 。 自 己 不 进 去 ， 正 要 进 去 的 人 ， 你 们 也 不 容 他 们 进 去 。 （ 有 古 卷 在 此 有 [kjv] But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. [bbe] But a curse is on you, scribes and Pharisees, false ones! because you are shutting the kingdom of heaven against men: for you do not go in yourselves, and those who are going in, you keep back. 23:14 [hgb] 你 们 这 假 冒 为 善 的 文 士 和 法 利 赛 人 有 祸 了 ， 因 为 你 们 侵 吞 寡 妇 的 家 产 ， 假 意 作 很 长 的 祷 告 ， 所 以 要 受 更 重 的 刑 罚 ） [kjv] Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. [bbe]  23:15 [hgb] 你 们 这 假 冒 为 善 的 文 士 和 法 利 赛 人 有 祸 了 。 因 为 你 们 走 遍 洋 海 陆 地 ， 勾 引 一 个 人 入 教 。 既 入 了 教 ， 却 使 他 作 地 狱 之 子 ， 比 你 们 还 加 倍 。 [kjv] Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. [bbe] A curse is on you, scribes and Pharisees, false ones! for you go about land and sea to get one disciple and, having him, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves. 23:16 [hgb] 你 们 这 瞎 眼 领 路 的 有 祸 了 。 你 们 说 ， 凡 指 着 殿 起 誓 的 ， 这 算 不 得 什 么 。 只 是 凡 指 着 殿 中 金 子 起 誓 的 ， 他 就 该 谨 守 。 [kjv] Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor! [bbe] A curse is on you, blind guides, who say, Whoever takes an oath by the Temple, it is nothing; but whoever takes an oath by the gold of the Temple, he is responsible. 23:17 [hgb] 你 们 这 无 知 瞎 眼 的 人 哪 ， 什 么 是 大 的 ？ 是 金 子 呢 ？ 还 是 叫 金 子 成 圣 的 殿 呢 ？ [kjv] Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold? [bbe] You foolish ones and blind: which is greater, the gold, or the Temple which makes the gold holy? 23:18 [hgb] 你 们 又 说 ， 凡 指 着 坛 起 誓 的 ， 这 算 不 得 什 么 。 只 是 凡 指 着 坛 上 礼 物 起 誓 的 ， 他 就 该 谨 守 。 [kjv] And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty. [bbe] And, Whoever takes an oath by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever takes an oath by the offering which is on it, he is responsible. 23:19 [hgb] 你 们 这 瞎 眼 的 人 哪 ， 什 么 是 大 的 ？ 是 礼 物 呢 ？ 还 是 叫 礼 物 成 圣 的 坛 呢 ？ [kjv] Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift? [bbe] You blind ones: which is greater, the offering, or the altar which makes the offering holy? 23:20 [hgb] 所 以 人 指 着 坛 起 誓 ， 就 是 指 着 坛 和 坛 上 一 切 所 有 的 起 誓 。 [kjv] Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon. [bbe] He, then, who takes an oath by the altar, takes it by the altar and by all things on it. 23:21 [hgb] 人 指 着 殿 起 誓 ， 就 是 指 着 殿 和 那 住 在 殿 里 的 起 誓 。 [kjv] And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein. [bbe] And he who takes an oath by the Temple, takes it by the Temple and by him whose house it is. 23:22 [hgb] 人 指 着 天 起 誓 ， 就 是 指 着 神 的 宝 座 和 那 坐 在 上 面 的 起 誓 。 [kjv] And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon. [bbe] And he who takes an oath by heaven, takes it by the seat of God, and by him who is seated on it. 23:23 [hgb] 你 们 这 假 冒 为 善 的 文 士 和 法 利 赛 人 有 祸 了 。 因 为 你 们 将 薄 荷 ， 茴 香 ， 芹 菜 ， 献 上 十 分 之 一 。 那 律 法 上 更 重 的 事 ， 就 是 公 义 ， 怜 悯 ， 信 实 ， 反 倒 不 行 了 。 这 更 重 的 是 你 们 当 行 的 ； 那 也 是 不 可 不 行 的 。 [kjv] Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. [bbe] A curse is on you, scribes and Pharisees, false ones! for you make men give a tenth of all sorts of sweet-smelling plants, but you give no thought to the more important things of the law, righteousness, and mercy, and faith; but it is right for you to do these, and not to let the others be undone. 23:24 [hgb] 你 们 这 瞎 眼 领 路 的 ， 蠓 虫 你 们 就 滤 出 来 ， 骆 驼 你 们 倒 吞 下 去 。 [kjv] Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. [bbe] You blind guides, who take out a fly from your drink, but make no trouble over a camel. 23:25 [hgb] 你 们 这 假 冒 为 善 的 文 士 和 法 利 赛 人 有 祸 了 。 因 为 你 们 洗 净 杯 盘 的 外 面 ， 里 面 却 盛 满 了 勒 索 和 放 荡 。 [kjv] Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. [bbe] A curse is on you, scribes and Pharisees, false ones! for you make clean the outside of the cup and of the plate, but inside they are full of violent behaviour and uncontrolled desire. 23:26 [hgb] 你 这 瞎 眼 的 法 利 赛 人 ， 先 洗 净 杯 盘 的 里 面 ， 好 叫 外 面 也 干 净 了 。 [kjv] Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. [bbe] You blind Pharisee, first make clean the inside of the cup and of the plate, so that the outside may become equally clean. 23:27 [hgb] 你 们 这 假 冒 为 善 的 文 士 和 法 利 赛 人 有 祸 了 。 因 为 你 们 好 像 粉 饰 的 坟 墓 ， 外 面 好 看 ， 里 面 却 装 满 了 死 人 的 骨 头 ， 和 一 切 的 污 秽 。 [kjv] Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. [bbe] A curse is on you, scribes and Pharisees, false ones! for you are like the resting-places of the dead, which are made white, and seem beautiful on the outside, but inside are full of dead men's bones and of all unclean things. 23:28 [hgb] 你 们 也 是 如 此 ， 在 人 前 ， 外 面 显 出 公 义 来 ， 里 面 却 装 满 了 假 善 和 不 法 的 事 。 [kjv] Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. [bbe] Even so you seem to men to be full of righteousness, but inside you are all false and full of wrongdoing. 23:29 [hgb] 你 们 这 假 冒 为 善 的 文 士 和 法 利 赛 人 有 祸 了 。 因 为 你 们 建 造 先 知 的 坟 ， 修 饰 义 人 的 墓 ， 说 ， [kjv] Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, [bbe] A curse is on you, scribes and Pharisees, false ones! because you put up buildings for housing the dead bodies of the prophets, and make fair the last resting-places of good men, and say, 23:30 [hgb] 若 是 我 们 在 我 们 祖 宗 的 时 候 ， 必 不 和 他 们 同 流 先 知 的 血 。 [kjv] And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. [bbe] If we had been living in the days of our fathers, we would not have taken part with them in the blood of the prophets. 23:31 [hgb] 这 就 是 你 们 自 己 证 明 ， 是 杀 害 先 知 者 的 子 孙 了 。 [kjv] Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. [bbe] So that you are witnesses against yourselves that you are the sons of those who put the prophets to death. 23:32 [hgb] 你 们 去 充 满 你 们 祖 宗 的 恶 贯 吧 。 [kjv] Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. [bbe] Make full, then, the measure of your fathers. 23:33 [hgb] 你 们 这 些 蛇 类 ， 毒 蛇 之 种 阿 ， 怎 能 逃 脱 地 狱 的 刑 罚 呢 ？ [kjv] Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? [bbe] You snakes, offspring of snakes, how will you be kept from the punishment of hell? 23:34 [hgb] 所 以 我 差 遣 先 知 和 智 慧 人 并 文 士 ， 到 你 们 这 里 来 。 有 的 你 们 要 杀 害 ， 要 钉 十 字 架 。 有 的 你 们 要 在 会 堂 里 鞭 打 ， 从 这 城 追 逼 到 那 城 。 [kjv] Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: [bbe] For this reason, I send you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: some of them you will put to death and put on the cross, and to some of them you will give blows in your Synagogues, driving them from town to town; 23:35 [hgb] 叫 世 上 所 流 义 人 的 血 ， 都 归 到 你 们 身 上 。 从 义 人 亚 伯 的 血 起 ， 直 到 你 们 在 殿 和 坛 中 间 所 杀 的 巴 拉 加 的 儿 子 撒 迦 利 亚 的 血 为 止 。 [kjv] That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. [bbe] So that on you may come all the blood of the upright on the earth, from the blood of upright Abel to the blood of Zachariah, son of Barachiah, whom you put to death between the Temple and the altar. 23:36 [hgb] 我 实 在 告 诉 你 们 ， 这 一 切 的 罪 ， 都 要 归 到 这 世 代 了 。 [kjv] Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation. [bbe] Truly I say to you, All these things will come on this generation. 23:37 [hgb] 耶 路 撒 冷 阿 ， 耶 路 撒 冷 阿 ， 你 常 杀 害 先 知 ， 又 用 石 头 打 死 那 奉 差 遣 到 你 这 里 来 的 人 。 我 多 次 愿 意 聚 集 你 的 儿 女 ， 好 像 母 鸡 把 小 鸡 聚 集 在 翅 膀 底 下 ， 只 是 你 们 不 愿 意 。 [kjv] O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! [bbe] O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, putting to death the prophets, and stoning those who are sent to her! Again and again would I have taken your children to myself as a bird takes her young ones under her wings, and you would not! 23:38 [hgb] 看 哪 ， 你 们 的 家 成 为 荒 场 ， 留 给 你 们 。 [kjv] Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. [bbe] See, your house is made waste. 23:39 [hgb] 我 告 诉 你 们 ， 从 今 以 后 ， 你 们 不 得 再 见 我 ， 直 等 到 你 们 说 ， 奉 主 名 来 的 ， 是 应 当 称 颂 的 。 [kjv] For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. [bbe] For I say to you, You will not see me from this time till you say, A blessing on him who comes in the name of the Lord.
He uttered these last words rather sadly and paused for a few minutes before proceeding.
Up jumped Nquing from his burrow in the spinifex and shouted, ‘Go away!’
"They are not going to be washed, at least by us. This is a great occasion, and the little girl downstairs is coming up to clear away the dinner things."
Now, as I drew nigh to the ship, the men crowded upon a little platform which they had built in the superstructure somewhat below the broken head of the mizzen, and here they received me with loud cheers and very open arms, and were so eager to get me out of the bo’sun’s chair, that they cut the lashings, being too impatient to cast them loose. Then they led me down to the deck, and here, before I had knowledge of aught else, a very buxom woman took me into her arms, kissing me right heartily, at which I was greatly taken aback; but the men about me did naught but laugh, and so, in a minute, she loosed me, and there I stood, not knowing whether to feel like a fool or a hero; but inclining rather to the latter. Then, at this minute, there came a second woman, who bowed to me in a manner most formal, so that we might have been met in some fashionable gathering, rather than in a cast-away hulk in the lonesomeness and terror of that weed-choked sea; and at her coming all the mirth of the men died out of them, and they became very sober, whilst the buxom woman went backward for a piece, and seemed somewhat abashed. Now, at all this, I was greatly puzzled, and looked from one to another to learn what it might mean; but in the same moment the woman bowed again, and said something in a low voice touching the weather, and after that she raised her glance to my face, so that I saw her eyes, and they were so strange and full of melancholy, that I knew on the instant why she spoke and acted in so unmeaning a way; for the poor creature was out of her mind, and when I learnt afterwards that she was the captain’s wife, and had seen him die in the arms of a mighty devil-fish, I grew to understand how she had come to such a pass.
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'Not much,' grinned Mike. 'They were too busy with us. All right, I'll come if you really want me to, but it's awful rot.'详情 ➢
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