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名人家书:约翰奥哈拉致 女儿(威利奥哈拉)(3)中英文对照

来源:慢速英语   时间:1970-01-01 08:00:00

  princeton

  1963,sunday

  my dear:

  you left this cheque on the table in the livingroom.you will recall that as soon as you asked foryour allowance,i went to my study and wrote outthe cheque and brought it in and gave it to you,because you were going to need it the next day innew york.

  this cheque is for a larger amount than myentire allowance any year that i was in boarding school.in 1963 it represents approximately the royalty after taxes on the sale of nearly 1000books.it is almost twice as much as i earned as areporter on the herald tribune,and i supportedmyself on that salary.that is,i paid for all myroom,board,clothes,and fun on that salary.i hadno other income.i therefore take a rather dim viewof your casual attitude toward a cheque for $275.

  this is,i suppose,your swinging year,and iwant you to have a good time.nevertheless i want you from time to time to give mature thought tocertain matters.every cent,every single cent,thatis spent on you,and that you spend,comes out ofmoney that i have earned by hard,hard work.notone single cent of your mother's or grandmother'smoney had been touched.your car,for instance,cost me as much money as i have,after taxes,fromthe sale of four new yorker stories.your year atbennett will have cost me as much as i netted,aftertaxes,on the sale of a family party.