《The Chronicles of Narnia 3 : The Horse and His Boy》

书名: 《 The Chronicles of Narnia 3 : The Horse and His Boy 》
译名: 《 纳尼亚传奇3:能言马与男孩 / 奇幻马和传说 》
作者: C.S. Lewis(C.S.刘易斯)
篇幅: 256页
难度: 蓝思值970L
用时: 2022.7.26-2022.8.17
词典: Kindle内置词典

感想: 这是我通过透析阅读法读的第三本英文原著。
本书1、3、8章节有大量长句子和古英语词汇...给阅读完前两本充满自信的我来了个迎头痛击...当然,能读完总是好的!偷偷看了眼下一本的蓝思值只有870L!比这本低了整整100L!又有自信了XDD
对于本书夜晚沙漠坟地的描写尤为深刻,作者不愧是参加过一战的人。

剧情: 这本的时间线是第二本那四位返回原本世界之前,当他们仍是国王女王时发生的事。在南方的Calormen有个男孩一直和渔夫生活在一起,渔夫天天把他当奴隶使唤。某天来了位骑士要买男孩做奴隶,男孩这辈子没出去,顶多是和渔夫去城市卖鱼。正当男孩好奇骑士家的奴隶有何种待遇并对自己正照料的马说:“如果你会说话就好了”。结果这匹马Bree真的会说话,Bree自幼从Narnia被拐。于是他们就计划逃跑到Narnia,途中发生一大堆巧合事件,原来一切的背后竟是Aslan!不愧是Aslan,无所不在。

片段:

  • “Not yet. I don’t know how to—please, Horse. I don’t know your name.” “Breehy-hinny-brinny-hoohy-hah,” said the Horse. “I’ll never be able to say that,” said Shasta.

  • One of the most terrible noises in the world, a horse’s scream, broke from Hwin’s lips. Aravis was stooping low over Hwin’s neck and seemed to be trying to draw her sword. And now all three—Aravis, Hwin, and the lion—were almost on top of Shasta. Before they reached him the lion rose on its hind legs, larger than you would have believed a lion could be, and jabbed at Aravis with its right paw. Shasta could see all the terrible claws extended. Aravis screamed and reeled in the saddle. The lion was tearing her shoulders. Shasta, half mad with horror, managed to lurch toward the brute. He had no weapon, not even a stick or a stone. He shouted out, idiotically, at the lion as one would at a dog. “Go home! Go home!” For a fraction of a second he was staring right into its wide-opened, raging mouth. Then, to his utter astonishment, the lion, still on its hind legs, checked itself suddenly, turned head over heels, picked itself up, and rushed away.

  • Shasta picked himself up, feeling uncommonly stiff, and ran toward the sound to see what the joke was. A very curious sight met his eyes. The unfortunate Rabadash appeared to be suspended from the castle walls. His feet, which were about two feet from the ground, were kicking wildly. His chain-shirt was somehow hitched up so that it was horribly tight under the arms and came halfway over his face. In fact he looked just as a man looks if you catch him in the very act of getting into a stiff shirt that is a little too small for him. As far as could be made out afterward (and you may be sure the story was well talked over for many a day) what happened was something like this. Early in the battle one of the Giants had made an unsuccessful stamp at Rabadash with his spiked boot: unsuccessful because it didn’t crush Rabadash, which was what the Giant had intended, but not quite useless because one of the spikes tore the chain mail, just as you or I might tear an ordinary shirt. So Rabadash, by the time he encountered Edmund at the gate, had a hole in the back of his hauberk. And when Edmund pressed him back nearer and nearer to the wall, he jumped up on a mounting block and stood there raining down blows on Edmund from above. But then, finding that this position, by raising him above the heads of everyone else, made him a mark for every arrow from the Narnian bows, he decided to jump down again. And he meant to look and sound—no doubt for a moment he did look and sound—very grand and very dreadful as he jumped, crying, “The bolt of Tash falls from above.” But he had to jump sideways because the crowd in front of him left him no landing place in that direction. And then, in the neatest way you could wish, the tear in the back of his hauberk caught on a hook in the wall. (Ages ago this hook had had a ring in it for tying horses to.) And there he found himself, like a piece of washing hung up to dry, with everyone laughing at him.

  • “I am telling you your story, not hers. No one is told any story but their own.”

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