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英语经典美文阅读

作者: 阿信 发布时间: 2020年02月14日 14:41:40

  英语的一些经典文章激发你的斗志和信心让你站起来,有更大的决心去面对挑战。下面是小编分享的英语经典美文阅读,一起来看一下吧。

英语经典美文阅读

  One night many years ago I was on the bridge of a ship that passed one of our large cities on a quiet night. I saw its lights reflected in the sky and heard the rumblings of the city’s noises.

  多年前的一个晚上,我在宁静的夜色中乘船经过某个大都市。站在舰桥上,我眺望着万家灯火辉映在夜空中,聆听着城市的喧嚣。

  As I looked to my other side, I could see nothing but open space of darkness and endless water. I realized how small I was and that my own problems of life did not seem great.

  而在我的另一侧,除了无尽的黑暗与无边的海水之外什么也看不到。刹那间,我意识到自己是多么的渺小,生活中的一切烦恼也显得微不足道。

  I have spent twentyfive years on boats. Now I am a docking pilot. My job is to bring in the large luxury liners and stay with them until they are safely moored in their berths. Sometimes this requires two tugs, sometimes many more, depending on the tide, the weather, and the draft of the vessel.

  我在船上生活了25年,如今是一名港口领航员,负责将大型豪华客轮引航入港,直到它们安全地靠港。这项工作有时需要两艘拖船,或者更多,这要根据潮水、天气以及船只的吃水度而定。

  Most of you no doubt have seen these tugs pushing and pulling at the big liners. What they are doing doesn’t seem to make much sense, but presently the big boat is alongside her pier, her hawsers made fast, and the job is done.

  不用说,很多人都见过拖船拖拉巨轮的情景。看上去拖船的工作似乎微不足道,很快巨轮就可以停泊就位,下牢锚链,拖船也就完成了任务。

  These tugs, whether one or ten, move about in accord with whistle signals I send them from the bridge of the big liner. These signals make up a language that is just as dependable as the spoken word; or even more so, because our docking signals are rarely misunderstood.

  无论一艘还是10艘拖船,它们的行动都是听命于我在巨轮舰桥上的鸣笛信号。这些信号便是一种语言,它的可靠程度可与口头语言相比,甚至有过之而无不及。这是因为我们的汽笛信号几乎不会被误解。

  The captain of each tug does his work according to the signals he receives. He never asks questions. He takes everything on faith, and it always works out.

  每艘拖船的船长会根据接收到的指令严格行动。而对于我的指挥,他们毫无疑问且完全信任,因此我们的配合一直很默契。

  Working around tugboats, where so much depends on teamwork, has had its effect on what I believe. I believe that if I am to attain a successful place in the world I must have the help of my fellow man just as the great transatlantic liners depend on the help of the little tugs to bring them safely to port.

  对于我的工作而言,团队合作尤为重要,这也影响着我的人生观。我相信,如果没有同伴们的帮助,我绝对不会有今天的成功,正如远洋航行的万吨巨轮要想安全入港停泊,还得依靠小小拖船的帮助一样。

  I felt very important the first time I ever docked a big liner. She came riding up the harbor on a flood tide and towered high over the stout little tug that carried me. As we drew alongside, a doorway opened almost at water level and two smartly rigged sailors helped me aboard.

  第一次将巨轮引航入港时,我感觉自己相当了不起。那艘巨轮乘风破浪驶向海港,高塔般矗立在我所在的矮墩拖船前。当我们靠近船边时,舱门打开到水平面一样的高度,我在两名衣着讲究的船员的帮助下登上了船。在他们的陪同下我走上舰桥,从船长手中接过船的“指挥棒”。

  I was escorted to the bridge where I took over from the captain. I realized I was in control of a great ship worth millions of dollars and the owners were depending on me to bring her safely to her berth. After I had docked several of the large liners, I realized I was not important, but simply the quarterback who called the signals.

  我意识到,自己正在掌控一艘价值百万美金的巨轮,而它的主人正依靠我将它安全停泊。后来,在引领了几艘同样的巨轮入港后,我明白自己不过是一个传达信号的人而已,没有什么了不起的。

  In spite of what we read in the newspapers, I have a great faith in this country and I pray that a peaceful understanding will come to this unsettled world, so that my children can grow up in a world that will give them happiness instead of bloodshed. I believe this will come about.