The Merry Maid of Sol-3 / 大音階的第五音 -3 的快樂少女
by Ennien Ashbrook, firstname.lastname@example.org / 由 Ennien Ashbrook,email@example.com
While the complex is interesting, what with its cafeterias, gaming parlours, recreation lounges and workstations, I wanted to learn more about Spectran life in general. Today, I got my chance. / 合成物是有趣的, 什麼由於它的自助餐廳，玩遊戲客廳，娛樂閒逛和工作站，我想要大體上學習更多有關 Spectran 生活。 今天，我得到了我的機會。
As Zoltar put it, his pants got interesting. That seems to be a translation
for a Spectran phrase that means things got very chaotic. / 當 Zoltar 放它,他的褲子有趣了。
那似乎是方法事物非常混亂了的一個 Spectran 片語的翻譯。
This was true; however with all of the lawsuits, evictions, harrassment and seeking of new lodgings, Zoltar hasn't been able to do any housework. This surprised me, as I'm used to political figures hiring maid services to do these things, but apparently this is not the case on Spectra -- or, its not the case while Zoltar's in power. / 這是真實的; 然而以所有的訴訟，逐出， harrassment 而且新寄宿處的尋求, Zoltar 不能夠做任何的家事。 這使我吃驚, 因為我習慣於政治數字僱用的少女服務做這些事物, 但是顯然地這不是在頻譜上的情形 -- 或, 它的不情形當力量的 Zoltar's的時候。
Now I love housework. It was working as a maid that I built up the capital to buy my restaurant. What cooking is to Tiny, housework is to me, so naturally I volunteered to help. This got me a funny look. / 現在我愛家事。 它正在擔任一個少女我建立首都買我的餐廳。 什麼烹飪是到極小的,家事是對我,如此的自然我志願幫助。 這給我好笑的神情。
"The place is a disaster!" Zoltar protested after regarding me for a couple of seconds. / " 地方是災禍 "! Zoltar 在一些秒關於我反對之後。
"So?" I replied, "More of a challenge. It'll keep me busy and out of mischief." / " 如此 "? 我答覆,"挑戰的更多。 它將使我保持忙碌的和由於傷害。"
This got me a bark of laughter, "I'm not so sure of that, Dove," he said pointedly, "While I like you very much, I know quite well what your job is, and I know very well that one day you're going to try to do it." / 這給我一片笑的吠聲,"我不是如此的確信以致於 , 鴿子 ," 他明顯地說," 當我非常喜歡你的時候,我相當很好地知道你的工作是什麼，而且我一天知道得很好你將要試著做它 " 。
"And you, of course, will have to try to stop me" / "而且你，當然，將必須試著阻止我"
"Quite so." / " 相當如此 ".
I smiled, "So assign someone to watch over me, make sure I don't get into anything I'm not supposed to. I just want to help out. I like doing housework and I'm bored, even with that marvellous contraption you call a computer" / 我微笑,"如此分配某人看守我, 確定我不進入任何事 , 我不被推想到。 我僅僅想要幫助出。 我喜歡做家事，而且我感到無聊,甚至以你呼叫一部電腦的那個了不起的新發明物"
He leans back and looks at me down his nose for a long time. Finally he shrugs and accedes. He calls for an escort and soon I was on my way to Taigh Iarainn. / 他向後地倚靠而且把我看下來他的鼻子有很長的一段時間。 最後他聳肩而且同意。 他召來一個護送者，而且很快我在前往 Taigh Iarainn 的途中。
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It's a lot smaller than I had expected. On Earth, people's houses usually reflect their status, with those of political figures being very large, and those of heads of state being monstrous. Taigh Iarainn isn't much larger than the estate homes in the prosperous sectors of most cities. He was right, though -- it was a disaster! Nalia, my guard, explained to me that Zoltar isn't given much to housework to begin with, focussing his energies on cooking. Thus, he only runs the dishwasher when there's nothing left to cook with! Shades of Tiny, I thought, looking around. However, I could see why this was a worse situation than the usual. From the marks in the carpeting, there had been quite a lot of heavy boxes and crates, the mattresses and bedding on the floors of the spare bedrooms, the blood marks on the wall (Nalia explained there had been a fight at the landlord's office), all indicating the chaotic state of the past week. / 它是一個小於我的運氣已經期望。 在地球上，人的房子通常反映他們的狀態,藉由政治數字的非常大, 和國家元首的巨大。 Taigh Iarainn 在大多數城市的繁榮部門中不是比不動產家大許多。 他是正確的, 雖然 -- 它是災禍! Nalia ，我的守衛,多到家事首先對我解釋 Zoltar 不是給予, focussing 在烹飪上的他精力。 因此，他只跑洗碗機當有被留下煮的沒事由於! 蔭涼處極小的,我想,四處看看。 然而，我可以見到這為什麼是比平常者一種更糟的情形。 從那舖以地毯的標誌,已經有相當許多重的盒子和板條箱,在多餘的臥室地板上的底墊和被褥,血在牆壁 (Nalia 解釋在房東的辦公室已經有戰鬥) 上標示,全部指出過去的一個星期的混亂狀態。
Quite simply, it hadn't been cleaned because you couldn't practically clean around it all. / 相當只是，因為你無法實際地在它周圍清理全部，所以它沒有被清理。
I began by picking up the papers scattered around the floors and tables. Nalia helped me identify newpapers and magazines, so I could separate them from important-looking stuff, but I adamantly refused to let her put the papers in the garbage. This is because someone might be saving an article or section, and would be upset if it were thrown out. So I separated them into two piles, and left them for Zoltar to peruse later. / 我從拾起在地板和桌子的周圍被散佈的文件開始。 Nalia 幫助我識別 newpapers 和雜誌，因此，我可以區隔他們和看似重要的事情,但是我固執地拒絕讓她把文件放入垃圾。 因為如果它被丟出，某人可能解救一個文章或者部分, 而且將會被顛覆，所以這是。 因此我分開他們進二堆之內, 而且留下了他們讓 Zoltar 稍後熟讀。
While engaged in this, I asked Nalia why they bother with paper products when they have those multi-purpose wonderunits they pass off as computers? / 當專注這的時候,我問了 Nalia, 當他們有他們經過如電腦的那些多目的 wonderunits 的時候 , 他們為什麼以紙產品煩擾?
"No matter what kind of screen we create, they're still hard on the eyes after a while. We use paper for a change and because many people still prefer it. We still like to curl up in front of the fire with a good book, and many novelists and artists still prefer to practice on paper, even if they do the final draft on computer" / "無論我們創造什麼類型的螢幕,他們仍然在一會兒之後在眼睛上很難。 我們使用紙作為一個改變而且因為許多人仍然偏愛它。 我們仍然喜歡在和一本好書的火之前蜷縮而臥，而且許多小說家和藝術家仍然偏愛在紙上練習,即使他們做在電腦上的最後草稿"
The papers picked up, the rooms already start to look neater. Nalia helped me put the food wrappers and other obvious waste into garbage containers that would be sent to a recycling plant. The Spectrans are much more into recycling than Earth is, and I was amazed at the composting bin Nalia showed me when we picked up the food wastes. / 文件逐漸恢復 ,房間已經開始變得比較整潔。 Nalia 幫助我把食物包裹器和其他的明顯廢物放入將會被送給一個回收廠的垃圾容器。 Spectrans 是加更多的進入回收之內比較地球是，而且我驚訝於施堆肥箱櫃 Nalia 當我們拾起食物廢物的時候顯示了我。
They're run by a combination of grubs and bacteria, and are capable of
processing nearly everything, without odour. Even meat products can be
composted by this set up. The compost is turned out after about a month,
and is richly nutritious. Nalia pointed out the green house out back,
where Zoltar keeps quite a number of plants for various purposes. / 沒有氣味,他們被一個幼蟲和細菌的組合管理,
而且能夠幾乎處理每件事物。 甚至肉產品能被這組施堆肥增加。 混合物在大約一個月之後被關掉 , 而且富裕有營養成份。 Nalia 指出溫室外面的背面,在
Spectran vaccuum cleaners aren't much different from our own, also being
electric. What is different is where the electricity comes from. / Spectran
vaccuum 清潔工人沒有非常不同於我們自己的, 也電動。 是不同的是電來自的地方。
The utility bill of a Spectran includes maintenance of the windmills and generators, supplementary power, water, and heat. Water is expensive, since the planet's depreciation means that its water supply is deteriorating. Water purification and recycling plants are a source of business for the planet, and again, I think they could teach us a few things, since the tap water around here is a lot better tasting than anything I've had on Earth! Nalia won't tell me how many times it's been recycled.. now that I think about it, I don't want to know! / Spectran 的實效帳單包括風車和發電機的維護，補足的力量，水和熱。 自從貶值意謂它的自來水正在惡化的行星以後水是貴的。 水洗淨和回收廠是行星的一個生意的來源,而且再一次，我認為，他們可以教我們一些事物, 自從自來水以後在這裡的周圍是很多比較嚐比較我已經在地球上有的任何事! Nalia 將不告訴我它被回收地多許多次。。 既然我想它,我不想要知道!
Clearing out the stove was next on the list of things to do, after I'd
finished the vaccuuming. Like electricity, heat is purchased to supplement
that produced in the home. Spectra is blessed with several varieties of
tree that grow very quickly and give a high yeild, so firewood is much
less expensive and more plentiful here than it is on / 出自火爐的清掃是做的在事物的目錄上的下一個,在我有完成了
vaccuuming 之後。 像電，熱被購買補充那在家中生產。 頻譜對非常快地生長，而且給高的 yeild 的樹一些多樣性感到受祝福，因此，木柴是比它更加較不貴和更多許多的這裡是在
"Who says they're inefficient?" Nalia asked when I questioned her about it, "I find it just as easy, easier sometimes because I can change the heat instantly without having to wait for a burner to cool down." / " 他們是無效率的誰發言權 "? 當我關於它詢問了她的時候， Nalia 問," 我發現它正如容易的, 比較容易的有時因為我能立即地沒有必須等候一個火爐冷卻改變熱".
"But don't you have to have precise heat to bake cakes and things?" I asked / " 但是你不必須有精確的熱烘焙蛋糕和事物嗎 "? 我問
She laughed and shook her head, "No, all you need is common sense." / 她笑而且搖頭,"不, 全部你需要是常識".
I remain skeptical about this, but since I'm not a good cook, I can't really comment. / 我保持懷疑關於這的事,但是因為我不是一個好廚子,我不能真的批評。
It's certainly true, however, that with such a renewable source for firewood, woodburning is more practical to the Spectran than natural gas. After we scraped the ashes out of the potbellied stove, we took them outside and put them in the barbeque pit. Yes, this firewood burns into charcoal, which is then reburnt for barbeque! If there are too many ashes, they are sent to a processing plant that refines the mineral salts from them for industrial use, including soaps. / 它確定真實,然而, 那由於一個如此可重新開始的來源對於木柴，燒木對 Spectran 是更實際的勝於天然氣。 在我們從大腹便便的火爐刮掉了灰燼之後，我們外面帶他們並且把他們放入烤肉深坑。 是的，這一個木柴進入木炭之內燃燒, 然後被為烤肉再燃燒! 如果有太多灰燼,他們被派遣給一個為工業的使用精煉來自他們的礦物鹽的處理植物,包括肥皂。
Dishes were the next item on my agenda. Loading the dishes (the uses of which I was to learn later) into the dishwasher was not very different from home, but when it came to putting the detergent into the cups I couldn't find either! Nalia looked at me in amazement when I asked her where they were. Then she explained how dishwashers and laundry machines work. / 盤子是在我的議程上的下一個項目。 負載盤子 ( 使用我稍後要學習) 進洗碗機之內家不是很不同，但是當它甦醒把清潔劑放入杯子的時候 , 我也無法發現! 當我問了她的時候， Nalia 驚訝地看我他們在哪裡。 然後她解釋了洗碗機和洗衣店機器如何工作。
They're sonic! They don't use detergents, they use sound waves to agitate the water and pound out the grime. The used water then drains out through the bottom of the machine into its storage tank, passing through a filter that traps all of the food particles. The filter is removed and put into the composter, and the water is clean, ready to be re-used for the next cycle. / 他們是音波的! 他們不使用清潔劑,他們使用音波出自塵垢使水和磅搖動。 使用過的水然後進入它的儲藏箱之內經過機器的底部排出溝外出,經過過一個困住所有的食物粒子的過濾器。 過濾器被移動而且放進入那之內施堆肥, 和水是乾淨的,預備再作為下一個周期。
I didn't do any laundry, Zoltar left explicit instructions about that.
/ 我沒有做任何的洗衣店,Zoltar 留下了關於那的明白指導。
Spectran bleaches work on the same principle as Earth bleach: They break apart the water molecule, forming hydrochloric acid and free oxygen, the oxygen doing the actual bleaching. The hydrochloric acid, even though in a weak solution, is the reason why bleaching is so hard on clothes. However, whereas we add the bleach directly to the wash water, Spectran machines have a separate cycle. The bleach is poured into a separate compartment, where the wash water is added and the reaction takes place. The oxygen/HCl solution is then added to the laundry compartment and allowed to work. When the bleach cycle is completed, the bleach solution drains into another compartment, which is kept stocked with lye -- sodium hydroxide. The lye reacts with the hydrochloric acid and neutralizes it, producing hydrogen hydroxide and sodium chloride -- salt water. The tray in the neutralizing compartment is then removed and set in the sunshine, where the water evaporates off, humidifying the house and leaving behind the salt for household use. It seemed to me that if the planet were so hard up for water, letting it evaporate would be wasteful. However, as Nalia pointed out to me, they aren't the only beings on the planet; the rain has to come from somewhere. / Spectran 漂白工作在那之上相同的原則當地球漂白: 他們分別地打破水分子,形成 hydrochloric 酸和自由的氧,做真實的漂白氧。 hydrochloric 酸, 即使在弱的解決方案方面, 是理由為什麼漂白是如此難在衣服上。 然而，然而我們增加那直接地漂白到洗水,Spectran 機器有一個單獨的周期。 那漂白被注入一個單獨的區劃, 洗水是附加的，而且反應發生哪裡。 氧/ HCl 解決方案然後被加到洗衣店區劃並且允許工作。 當那漂白周期被完成, 那漂白解決方案排水溝進另一個區劃之內, 這被保持以蓋灰進貨 -- 鈉氫氧化物。 蓋灰以 hydrochloric 酸反應而且使中立它, 產生氫氫氧化物和氯化鈉 -- 加鹽於水。 中和區劃的盤子然後在陽光下被移動而且設定,在水走開蒸發的地方,使潮濕房子而且為家庭的使用留下鹽。 它似乎我如果行星向上對於水是如此難, 使它蒸發將會是浪費的。 然而, 如 Nalia 尖的在外對我，他們不是在行星上的唯一存在; 雨必須某處來自。
It seems like a lot of work, but apparently its very cost effective.
The gardener showed up just as I was about to get down to scrubbing floors, walls and bathrooms. It took me a while to recognise him, but eventually I placed him as the third soldier in the command room when I was taping Zoltar's voice. So he's Zoltar's gardener.. / 正如我正要認真開始用力擦洗地板，牆壁和浴室，園丁出現。 我花一會兒承認他，但是最後我放置了他當做指揮室的第三個軍人當我正在輕打 Zoltar's 的聲音時候。 因此他是 Zoltar's 的園丁。。
Household cleansing products...NOT what I expected. I'm used to things
like Comet-with-Chlorinol, liquid cleansers, Mr. Clean and so forth. /
使產品清潔的家庭。。。不是我期望的。 我習慣於像慧星 - 由於 - Chlorinol 的事物，液體的使清潔的東西, 先生清理和如此往前。
Soap scum in the bathtub (what a bathtub!!) came off very easily, with a lot less elbow grease than I'm used to. All this and it raises cakes too.... / 在浴缸中以肥皂洗浮渣 (真是浴缸!!) 非常容易地脫落,藉由很多更少的吃力工作比較我習慣於。 所有的這和它也舉起蛋糕....
Cleaning the burners of the stove (Taigh Iarainn has an electric stove,
which the gardener assured me isn't Zoltar's personal favorite) showed
me another lesson. Some of the spills were burnt on and would be very
difficult to remove. I prepared to go at it, when Nalia stopped me and
pulled out the burner. Reaching over to the switchboard, she turned off
the power to that outlet, then poured baking soda into the burner. / 清潔火爐
(Taigh Iarainn 有一個電動的火爐, 保証的園丁我不是 Zoltar's 的個人喜歡的事物) 的火爐給我看另一門課。 一些溢出被燃燒在而且之上將會是非常困難除去。
當 Nalia 阻止了我而且拉出火爐的時候我準備在它去。 伸過手去到配電盤,她關掉對那一個出口的電源,然後倒碳酸氫鈉進火爐之內。
It all came off. Of course! The ferocious action of the baking soda and vinegar neutralizing each other scoured up all of the burned-on material, meaning I just had to wipe it away. Now *this* is "scrubbing bubbles"! Definately something to keep in mind the next time I burn something to the bottom of the pot... / 它全部脫落。 當然! 碳酸氫鈉和中和彼此的醋凶猛行動拭磨在所有的上面燃燒 - 在材料上，僅僅意謂我必須擦拭它離開。 現在 *這*正在用力擦洗泡沫! 明確地某事下回在心中保存我燃燒某事到壺的底部。。。
We used the vinegar to clean the windows and the tables, diluting it for the latter, since they're delicate. To protect the wood, we used an oil/wax concoction that was scented deliciously with a citrusy, woodsy smell. I was told that the scent was got from the leaves of a shrub, which grew around the area. A homemade furniture polish, apparently. It worked beautifully, and I couldn't detect any signs of build-up. / 我們使用了醋清理窗戶和桌子,為後者沖淡它,自從他們是細緻優雅的以後。 為了保護木材，我們使用了油/可口地被 citrusy 聞出的蠟混合，森林的味道。 我被告訴，氣味從矮樹的樹葉被得到, 這在區域的周圍成長。 自製的家具光澤,顯然地。 它美好地工作，而且我無法發現任何符號內建的。
We unloaded the dishes from the dishwasher and prepared another load.
Heat and light destroy spices, rendering them flavourless. So a cook stores them in the coolest, darkest cupboard in the kitchen, even though it may be somewhat inconvenient. Baking soda is used to smother kitchen fires which can leap quite high, so keeping it above the stove is dangerous. It has to be kept convenient to the stove, but not directly near it, so that it can be grabbed quickly and safely. The cupboard best suited for this contains plates, so hence its location. / 熱和光破壞藥料，翻譯他們無滋味的。 如此一個廚子在廚房中的最涼爽又最黑暗的食櫥中儲存他們, 即使它可能略微不便的。 碳酸氫鈉用來使能相當高度地跳躍的廚房火災窒息，因此，把它留在火爐上面是危險的。 它必須被保持方便的到火爐，但是不直接地在它的附近，所以它能被很快地而且安全地抓取。 食櫥最好地適合，因為這包含碟子, 如此的因此它的地點。
Just *why* a cook chooses to put glasses in one cupboard, dishes in another, storage containers in that one, is a mystery to all but the cook. The sure fire way to make an enemy of the cook, though, is to rearrange things. They put it that way for a reason, whatever that reason may be, and they DON'T like to go searching for things, particularly when the sauce is about to burn. So the only rearranging I did to Zoltar's cupboards was to restack things neatly, nesting them and placing them in a graduating order. On the same shelves. In the same cupboards. / 正直的 *為什麼*一個廚子選擇把眼鏡放入一個食櫥, 盤子在另外一裡面, 儲藏容器在哪一一,是對幾乎廚子一個秘密。 確信火方法製造廚子的一個敵人,雖然, 是再排列事物。 他們為一個理由那樣放它,無論那一個理由可能是什麼，而且他們不喜歡尋找事物, 特別地當醬正要燃燒的時候。 如此我對 Zoltar's 的食櫥做的唯一再安排是整潔地再堆積事物,築巢他們而且把他們放在一個畢業次序。 在相同的架上。 在相同的食櫥中。
The same with the refrigerator and freezer. Yep, they have those on /
和電冰箱和冰庫的一樣。 Yep, 他們有那些在
Finally, I was finished. Zoltar would have to take care of his own laundry
and bedroom, but the rest of Taigh Iarainn was clean. Adric (or whatever
his name was) showed me the greenhouse. Growing there were vegetables,
herbs (both medicinal and culinary), and many plants that Adric said Zoltar
used in his hobbies. Apparently he's into natural textiles, and Adric
showed me the plants used to make cloth, dye it and preserve it. Since
many of the preserving plants had lovely aromas, they were used as potpourris
to cover the smell of spiridium in / 最後，我被完成。 Zoltar 將會必須照顧他自己的洗衣店和臥室，但是
Taigh Iarainn 的其餘者是乾淨的。 Adric(或任何的他名字是) 給我看溫室。 增加有蔬菜，藥草 (既醫學的且廚房的) 和許多植物
Adric 說了被用於他的嗜好 Zoltar 。 顯然地他是進入自然紡織品之內，而且 Adric 給我看被使用製造布料, 染它而且保護它的植物。
既然許多保存植物有了可愛的濃香，他們被當作花香使用涵蓋 spiridium 的味道進入
I hadn't noticed any spiridium in any of the rooms I had cleaned, so I had used the thought-controlling techniques I was taught, concentrating on my work and my wonder at the Spectran household. If I subtracted those rooms from the number of rooms I was told were in the house, that means Zoltar has only two rooms and a vanity in which he doesn't have to be masked. He has to be masked even in the kitchen. I wonder if I could live under such circumstances? / 我沒有注意我已經清理的任何一個房間的任何 spiridium ，因此，我已經使用我被教,在 Spectran 家庭專注於我的工作和我的奇蹟控制想法的技術。 如果我減去來自我被告訴的房間數字的那些房間是在房子中, 方法 Zoltar 只有二個房間和他沒有是戴假面具的虛榮心。 他必須是戴假面具的甚至在廚房中。 是否我可以在如此的環境之下居住，我懷疑?
I had noticed a couple of strange looking sticks while picking up the main living room, the purpose of which Nalia hadn't known. Adric explained that they were spindles for spinning yarn. / 當拾起主要的客廳時候，我已經注意奇怪的看樹枝的夫婦,個那一個 Nalia 沒有知道的目的。 Adric 解釋了他們是紡織紗的紗錠。
They were very simple, not what I had expected, growing up on tales of
/ 他們非常簡單, 不我已經期望的, 增加在故事上上面
Whoa!!! There were all kinds of contraptions down there! Adric showed me the big floor loom with treadles and lots of "harnesses", strung with a fine, fine thread being made into a fine cloth; a smaller loom on a table that Adric said was Zoltar's hobby loom (meaning it was portable); a large vertical loom on which some sort of tapestry was being woven (I didn't know you could weave pictures!), and several kinds of spinning wheels. There were also vats for dyeing, and baskets containing different kinds of fleeces and fibres. A strange looking stick had a great cone of what looked like hair, bound to it with a ribbon, and balls of yarn lay around the room in various stages of completion. / 哇!!! 那裡是各種的新發明物在那裡墬落! Adric 給我看大的地板和踏木和許多 " 馬具 " 的織布機,以一條好又好的線捆紮被做成好的布料; 在一張被說的 Adric 是 Zoltar's 嗜好織布機的桌子上的一台更小的織布機;( 意義它是手提式的) 一台一些種掛氈正在被針織的大垂直的織布機 (我沒有知道你可以編織照片!), 而且一些類型的紡織輪子。 也有為染裝入大桶, 和包含不同類型的羊毛和纖維的籃子。 一根奇怪的看樹枝有了一個看起來像頭髮一樣的東西棒圓錐體, 約束的到它以一條緞帶，和紗的球無所事事地混日子完成的各種不同階段的房間。
Here, Adric picked up some fibre that looked a little like wool (but he said it was vegetable in origion), teased it with a comb, then picked up one of the "drop" spindles. He rolled a bit of the fibre against his leg, forming what he called a "leader", which he tied onto the spindle. Then, he gave the spindle a twist with his fingers, and let it drop, drawing the fibre down with it, its spinning twisting it into yarn. When it had reached the floor, Adric wound the yarn onto the shaft, and held up a bit. I tugged on it, and it was very strong, not giving at all. / 在這裡， Adric 拾起看了稍微相似的羊毛 (但是他說，它是 origion 的蔬菜),用頭梳欺負它的一些纖維, 然後拾起 " 下降 " 之一紗錠。 他捲一點對抗他的腿纖維,形成他所稱的一位 " 領袖 ", 他在紗錠之上繫。 然後,他給予了紗錠和他的手指一扭, 而且讓它降低,畫纖維以它墬落, 它的紡織扭轉的它進入紗之內。 當它已經到達地板的時候,Adric 在軸之上受傷了紗, 而且支撐一點點。 我在它上用力拉，而且它非常強, 不全然給。
He did the same thing with one of the thigh spindles. Wow! He just rolled it off his thigh out into midair, spinning madly and taking the fleece with it! He formed a much longer piece of yarn in a much shorter time with this kind of spindle. That's as far as he's gotten though. He hasn't figured out how to get a good yarn on the spinning wheel yet. / 他用大腿紗錠之一做相同的事物。 哇! 他進入半空中之內剛剛在外的他大腿外捲它,發狂地紡織而且用它帶羊毛! 他在和這種紗錠的非常短時間中形成了一個非常長紗。 那是當做遙遠地當做他被雖然得到。 他沒有理解該如何仍然拿輪子給在紡織上的好紗。
The alarm on the computer rang. It was Zoltar, asking us to take.. /
在被鳴響的電腦上的警報。 它是 Zoltar,要求我們拿。。
"Hey, look at the time! 'Saitchu Ya Amacrutzaku' is on!" Adric exclaimed, then keyed for the television program to run. / "嗨,在那時看! 'Saitchu Ya Amacrutzaku' 是在!之上"Adric 大叫, 然後為電視鍵入計畫跑。
These Spectran computers are marvellous. They're everything in one. /
這些 Spectran 電腦是了不起的。 他們是每件事物在一。
'Saitchu Ya Amacrutzaku' translates out as "Security Cameras Tonight".
/ 'Saitchu Ya Amacrutzaku' 翻譯出當做 " 安全相機今晚".
Evidently the Spectrans have pirated a few Earth tv shows from oldies stations. Old Britcoms seem to have gained the popularity, and many of the clips were of soldiers and officers imitating favorite parts. One however, had me on the floor. / 明顯地 Spectrans 已經盜印來自老歌車站的一些地球 tv 表演。 舊的 Britcoms 似乎已經得到名聲，而且許多夾子是軍人和模仿喜愛的部份官員。 一然而,在地板上有我。
The scene was of a minor control room, where two soldiers were bent over their consoles. This, according to Nalia, was a surveilance room, where much of this sort of material comes from. There were two entrances to the room, separated by a wall with shelves. The room was quiet, and gradually a sound became audible, then louder, as though it were coming closer. It went "AAAAAAAOOOOOOOWWWWWAAAAAAOOOOOOOWWW..." / 現場較小的控制二個軍人被彎腰他們的控制檯的房間。 這,依照 Nalia,是許多的這種材料來自的一個 surveilance 房間。 有二個通往的入口房間, 被和架的一面牆壁分開。 房間是安靜，而且逐漸地一種聲音變成聽得見的﹐然後比較大聲, 好像它即將來比較靠近的。 它去 "AAAAAAAOOOOOOOWWWWWAAAAAAOOOOOOOWWW。。。"
Then Zoltar glided in through the left entranceway, rotated past the shelves and spiralled out the other door. The two soldiers looked from him to each other, then cracked up. / 然後 Zoltar 滑動在經過左邊的 entranceway,出自另一個門越過架和 spiralled 替換。 從他看到彼此的二個軍人, 然後弄碎在上面。
I was on the floor! I've always wondered how the Cat did that rotating
glide, but whatever knack it took, Zoltar had it! Evidently he's gotten
into "Red Dwarf", because the clip was followed by another clip
of speeches in a lecture hall. The captain currently speaking (what a
getup!) was going on about the most inane and obvious things. / 我在地板上!
我總是已經懷疑 , 貓如何做那替換滑動, 但是任何的熟練技術它拿,Zoltar 有了它! 因為夾子被一個演講廳的演講另夾子跟隨了，所以明顯地他已經進入
" 紅色的矮子 " 。 船長現在說 ( 什麼一個行頭!) 正在繼續關於最空虛的和最明顯的事物事。
We sat and watched the show, laughing our heads off, Nalia and Adric translating wherever they could. / 我們坐著並且看表演, 笑我們的頭走開, Nalia 和 Adric 翻譯無論那裡他們可以。
"They do all-Zoltar, all-Mala, all-Zarabeth and all-officers programs, too," Adric informed me, "They're as popular as the tv-bloopers specials" / "他們做全部-Zoltar,所有的-Mala,所有的-Zarabeth 和所有- 官員計畫,也,"Adric 告知了我," 他們是像 tv 一樣的受歡迎- 引起雜音的收音機特別的"
"I can imagine!" I said, wondering if anyone on Earth has ever thought of using security cameras this way. Probably not, though, the governments would blow a spaz... / " 我能想像 "! 我說, 覺得奇怪如果任何人曾經在地球上已經想到這樣使用安全相機。 可能不，雖然，政府將會吹 spaz 。。。
I didn't recognise one of the names Adric had mentioned, so I asked him about it. / 我沒有承認名字 Adric 之一已經提到,因此我向他詢問它。
"Zarabeth? Oh, she's Zoltar's other sister. There's Zoltar, and then there're the twins, Mala and Zarabeth. Zarabeth's hardly ever seen though. She's a lot shyer than her siblings. She's mostly assigned to reconnaissance and intelligence, which in her case is NOT an oxymoron." / "Zarabeth? 哦,她是 Zoltar's 的其他姊妹。 有 Zoltar, 然後 there're 雙胞胎， Mala 和 Zarabeth。 曾經剛剛雖然見到的 Zarabeth's。 她是很多比較害羞的超過她的兄弟。 她大部份被指定給偵察和智力,在她的情況不是一個矛盾修飾法。"
Adric went on to show me how Spectran BBSes work. They're very different
from Earth BBSes, being audio/visual! It's like a multi-line videophone
conference, and you can choose whether you want to be seen or not. A few
people were unseen, including one name I knew -- / Adric 繼續顯示我 Spectran
電子佈告欄系統如何工作。 他們非常不同於地球電子佈告欄系統，存在聲音的/視覺的! 它像一個多線影像電話會議，而且你能選擇你是否想要被見到或者不。
一些人是未見過的, 包括我知道的一個名字 --
Adric translated a bit of what was being spoken, but I was in shock -I could understand part of it! I was racking my brain trying to solve the puzzle. Why was I getting the gist of this conversation, when it was being held in an alien tongue? The words and phrasing were definately familiar though. / Adric 翻譯了一點正在被講的東西，但是我是在驚嚇中 -我可以了解它的部份! 我正在折磨我的嘗試解決謎題的腦。 我為什麼得到這交談的要點,當它正在一個外國的舌中被拿著的時候? 字和語法雖然明確地是熟悉的。
Come to think of it, a couple of the languages, including the one that seemed to be native to Zoltar and Adric, were familiar to me. Why was this so? Even the name of this house, Taigh Iarainn, I felt I should know. I put the problem aside for later consideration. / 來想到它，一些的語言, 包括那一個似乎對 Zoltar 要本國，而且 Adric,對我是熟悉的。 為什麼這如此? 甚至這一棟房子， Taigh Iarainn 的名字, 我感覺我應該知道。 我為較後的考慮儲存問題。
* * * / ***
Upon his arrival home, Zoltar ducked through the halls towards his private rooms. His mask had gotten ripped somewhere, but I blocked the image of the lock of blonde hair from my mind, lest the Spirit know that I had seen something. Changed and safe, he made his way towards the main room, staring around him. Then he prowled into the kitchen, inspecting all of the cupboards, peering about, certain to find something out of place. Nothing. His eyes took in the neatly separated piles of paper, and he idly picked up a few, noting their contents, then nodding to himself. / 在他的抵達之上在家， Zoltar 沒入水中過對於他的私人房間的門廳。 他的假面具已經得到某處撕開，但是我阻塞了來自我的心白色頭髮的鎖影像,以免精神知道我有見到某事。 改變和保險箱,他製造了對於主要的房間他方法,在他周圍注視。 然後他進入廚房之內潛行以覓食,檢查所有的食櫥, 凝視關於, 確定的離開地方發現某事。 沒事。 他的眼睛接受整潔地分開的紙堆，而且他懶惰地逐漸恢復一些,注意他們的內容, 然後點頭的對他自己。
"Do I pass?" I asked, coming over to stand beside him. He straightened up and looked at me. / " 我通過嗎 "? 我問, 過來在他旁邊站。 他弄直在而且上面看我。
Then, he placed his hands on my shoulders, leaned forward, and kissed me on the cheek, "Thank you," he said softly. I blushed and looked at my feet. / 然後,他放他的手在我的肩上,向前地倚靠, 而且在頰上吻我," 謝謝你 ",他柔和地說。 我臉紅而且看我的腳。
"WELL," I said, not knowing what to do, "I guess it's
getting late.. / "嗯 ," 我說, 不知道該做什麼,"我猜測它正在晚得到。。
"No, you stay" Zoltar said. I looked back to him. "You clean my house, put yourself out like that, put your injuries at risk, and you expect to leave without taking a meal with me??" He feigned offence at such a notion. Adric and Nalia laughed. He spun around and bustled into the kitchen, muttering all the while about "these Earth people, no manners at all". I smiled, then went back to the main room to see what other wonders Adric had to show me. / "不，你停留" Zoltar 說。 我向後地對他看。 "你清理我的房子,使你自己在外像那 , 放你的受傷處於危險中，而且你期待沒有和我帶一餐離開??" 他在一個如此觀念的假罪過。 Adric 和 Nalia 笑。 他快速旋轉在而且周圍進入廚房之內奔忙,喃喃自語關於 " 在全部的這些地球人 , 沒有禮貌 " 的所有一會兒. 我微笑,然後回去主要的房間見到什麼其他的奇蹟 Adric 必須顯示我。
* * * / ***
Tiny, would that you could be here now. Zoltar is a fabulous cook! /
極小的, 將會你現在可能在這裡。 Zoltar 是極好的廚子!
Actually, I'm mistaken. The customs Zoltar follows are those of Lower
/ 實際上，我被誤認。 關稅 Zoltar 追從是那些比較低的
Lower Feileidh tables are just a little lower than Western tables, and the dining chairs are very different. They look a little like those "knee chairs", having angled seats and a padded platform against which to kneel. This forces an upright posture, strengthening the back, but there is a back rest to lean against when you're finished eating. / 低的 Feileidh 桌子比西方桌子更確實稍微低, 和吃飯椅子非常不同。 他們看起來和那些稍微像 " 膝擔任 ", 有按某一角度轉動座位和一個被填補的月台反對該那一個跪。 這一個軍隊直立的姿勢,加強背面, 但是當你被吃完的時候有倚靠的後面休息。
The meal consisted of several varieties of vegetables, grains, pulses
and dairy relishes, with a smallish serving of meat. Overall, Spectran
diets focus on the first three, with meat and dairy being served in smaller
portions, considered supplementary rather than staple. This is how Spectra
manages to feed its population, which is only slightly less than that
of Earth, having boomed exponentially since the Spirit's takeover. Dairy
products are expensive, because Spectra has no landbeasts that produce
palatable milk. The Spectran dairy beasts are marine, and because their
migration is necessary to their health and the flavour of the milk, they're
very hard to farm. Thus, the relishes / 一餐有蔬菜，穀粒的一些多樣性，脈膊和乳酪品滋味,藉由一個肉的有點小服務。
全體， Spectran 照規定飲食在第一個上的焦點三，藉由肉和在更小的部分中被服侍的乳酪品，考慮補足的並非主要產物。 這是 , 頻譜設法餵它的人口
, 只有些微地是少於地球的方式, 有指數地急速發展因為精神是接管。 因為頻譜沒有生產美味的牛奶 landbeasts ，所以乳製品是貴的。
Spectran 乳酪品畜牲是航海的,而且因為他們的移民對他們的健康和牛奶的滋味是必需的,他們是非常困難耕種。 因此,滋味
The meal came ready served on a platter that resembled an Indian "thali"
set. Several small bowls contained the goopier dishes, while the platter
itself held the bowls and dry dishes, like the starches. / 一餐預先來為一個相似了印第安人
" thali" 組的大盤子服務。 一些小的碗包含了 goopier 盤子,當大盤子本身拿著了碗和乾盤子的時候, 像澱粉。
There was wine with the meal, a robust tasting black wine that looked
formidable and smelled glorious. I was told that during formal banquets
(which I may later see, depending on how long I'm here), several kinds
of wine come with the meal, to be drunk according to course. They come
served in very small portions, however: Drunkenness is frowned upon on
Spectra. During the main meal itself, it is common to alternate the black
wine with the green. Zoltar later showed me a bottle of the green -- I
thought the glass of the bottle was green! It was the wine! Several liqueurs
and spirits are made from the wines, as well as from grains and fruits.
It surprised me to discover that these / 有有一餐的葡萄酒,強健的嚐看起來強大，而且聞起來光榮的黑色葡萄酒。
我被告訴在正式的宴會 (我稍後可能看那一個, 仰賴我在這裡多久) ，一些類型的被帶一餐來的葡萄酒期間, 依照課程喝醉了。 他們在非常小的部分中來服侍,然而:
酒醉被皺眉頭在頻譜上之上。 在主要的一餐本身的時候，用綠色輪流黑色的葡萄酒是普通的。 Zoltar 稍後給我看一瓶綠色 -- 我認為瓶子的杯是綠色的!
它是葡萄酒! 一些利口酒和精神是利用葡萄酒做成的, 連同從穀粒和水果。 它使我吃驚發現那這些
There is no dessert, as we know it, to the Lower Feileidh meal. The diner is expected to eat their fill of the dinner, then the sweet is served a few hours after, with ti. Ti is like tea in that it is brewed leaves, but the flavour is very different, being sharper, muskier or fruitier, depending on how the ti was processed. It can also be flavoured with additives such as fruit rinds, or the fermented pods of the wine legume, which lends a delicious winy flavour to the ti. This ti was actually a tisane, or herbal tea. As in English, the word "ti" can apply both to tisanes and to true ti. / 沒有甜點, 因為我們知道它,到更低的 Feileidh 一餐。 用餐者被期望吃 , 他們的晚餐裝滿, 然後甜蜜在被服侍數個小時之後,藉由 ti。 Ti 像茶在它被釀造樹葉，但是滋味非常不同,較鮮明的﹐比較麝香的或者比較水果, 仰賴 ti 如何被處理。 它也能與添加劑 , 像是水果皮 , 或葡萄酒豆類的被莢 發酵的一起滋味,借一個可口的如葡萄酒的滋味給 ti 。 這 ti 實際上是 tisane, 或花草茶。 當做在英國語中，” ti ”那個字能應用兩者到 tisanes 和真實的 ti 。
The equivalent to Earth coffee is "tchekna" or Tiagnadh, as its spelled in Lower Feileidh. Its the brew drawn from the root of a tree, very, very strong to my sense. I can't have it though, because of a compound in it my digestive system isn't equipped for. I was also denied one of the relishes Zoltar had made, because the herb it was seasoned with contains an arsenide. To the Spectrans, deliciously bitter: To me, deadly! / 對地球咖啡的同等物是 " tchekna" 或 Tiagnadh, 當做它的在更低的 Feileidh 拼。 它的從樹根被畫的釀造酒,非常非常強勁地對我的感覺。 我雖然能沒有它, 因為一個混合物在它裡面我的消化系統沒被裝備。 因為它感到經驗豐富的藥草包含一個砷化物，所以我也被否認滋味 Zoltar 之一已經做。 到 Spectrans,可口地非常: 對我,致命的!
While we waited for dinner to digest, Zoltar took us again to the basement, where he demonstrated the use of his looms. He let me try a few passes on the table loom; its harder to do than I thought! He described the process of "warping" the looms (putting the threads on) while removing his gloves. The process sounds time consuming and back-breaking. It sure makes me appreciate ready-made clothing! / 我們等候晚餐消化，不過 Zoltar 再一次到他示範他的織布機的使用地下室帶了我們。 他讓我試在桌子上的一些途徑織布機; 它的比較難的做勝於我想! 當除去他的手套時候，他描述了弄歪織布機 ( 放線在)之上的程序。 程序聽起來耗費時間的和後面-打破。 它當然使我感激現成的衣服!
The long gloves off, Zoltar sat down beside one of the spinning wheels,
taking up the funny looking stick with the hair tied to it. It was a "distaff",
at least he thinks that's what its called in English. He beckoned me to
sit beside him, then explained the hair to me. It's the hair of a mountain
animal, very expensive and hard to find. He picked up another distaff,
bound with similar looking stuff. This, he explained, came from Earth,
and was vegetable in origion. The plant it came from was called "flax"
and the yarn made from it called "linen". / 長的手套走開， Zoltar 在紡織之一旁邊坐下輪子,以頭髮著手進行好笑的看樹枝繫到它。
它是一個 " 捲線桿 ", 至少他想那是什麼它的收回英國語。 他招手了我在他旁邊坐,然後解釋頭髮給我。 它是山動物的頭髮,
非常貴的和困難發現。 他拾起另一個捲線桿,以相似的看事情跳躍。 這,他解釋,來自地球, 而且是 origion 的蔬菜。 植物它來自被稱為
" 亞麻 " 和從它訂定的紗叫做了 " 亞麻布 " 。
Tucking the distaff of Spectran fibre under his arm, Zoltar found the end of the yarn on the wheel, began to treadle it, and was soon spinning the fibre into yarn. He did not watch the work as it was being done, but talked to us, explaining the tension and wheel settings to Adric and myself, trusting his fingers to maintain the evenness of the yarn. / 打橫褶在他的手臂下面的 Spectran 纖維的捲線桿,Zoltar 發現在輪子上的紗結束,開始踏踏板它, 而且正在很快紡織纖維進紗之內。 當它正在被做, 但是和我們說話的時候，他沒有看工作, 解釋緊張和輪子背景給 Adric 和我自己, 信賴他的手指維持紗的平均。
I have to go into a bit of detail about Zoltar's fingers. His hands are
long and incredibly delicate, with long, tapering fingers like those said
of pianists (in spite of the fact that the best pianists have had squat
hands with stubby fingers). The hands, for all their delicacy and grace,
are well-developed and the definition of the muscle is easy to trace,
though not ropy or unpleasant to the eye. They were perfectly controlled
as he controlled the expelling fibres with one hand, felt for irregularities
with the other. The nails were longish, passing the tips of the fingers,
but not as long as a woman's nails. / 我必須討論關於 Zoltar's 的手指一點細節。 他的手很長的和無法置信細緻優雅,
與長又尖端細的像那些的手指說及鋼琴家.(儘管最好的鋼琴家已經有有斷株一般的手指蹲著的手事實) 手, 儘管他們有精緻和優雅, 很好地- 發展和肌肉的定義是容易追蹤,
雖然不是成黏絲的或不愉快到眼睛。 當他用一隻手控制驅逐纖維的時候，他們完全地被控制,摸索有另一個的不規則。 釘子是稍長的,經過手指指尖, 但是不像女人的一樣長釘子。
I wondered, too, what caused the white ropes of scar tissue at the bases of the palms. They continued down the wrists, vanishing under the long, skintight sleeves of his tunic. I'd seen scars like that before, but never on the likes of him. / 我也懷疑,什麼在手掌的基礎引起白色粗繩的疤痕薄的紗織品。 他們繼續下來手腕,在他的長袍長又緊身袖之下消失。 我已經見到像那以前的疤痕, 但是從不在他的同類上。
Presently, I was being offered some fleece and a spindle, on which to try spinning myself. I found I have an aptitude for it, for I picked up the methods much more quickly than Adric had, and before long was trying one of the wheels. I understand Adric's puzzlement over spinning at the wheel, though -- so many adjustments! Wow! Zoltar offered me the wheel and spindle to take back to the complex with me, along with a basket of fleece and combs to comb it with. When I had enough yarn, he would show me how to set the twist permanently and colour the yarn. I asked for knitting needles, because I knew I was going to get excited over this new craft, and I'd have to do something with it. / 目前，我正在得到一些羊毛和一件紗錠該在哪裡試紡織我自己。 我發現，我有它的資質,對於被拾起方法比 Adric 更更加快的我有, 而且不久正在嘗試輪子之一。 我在輪子紡織之上了解 Adric's 的迷惑, 雖然 -- 這麼多調整! 哇! Zoltar 提供了我輪子和紗錠和我收回到合成物, 連同一個羊毛和頭梳的籃子一起用梳頭髮它。 當我有了充足的紗時候,他將會教我該如何永久地設定一扭而且把紗塗顏色。 因為我認識，所以我要求編織針，我將要在新的飛機之上興奮，而且我將會必須對它做某事。
After the sweet, Adric and Nalia left to return to their barracks. I
didn't feel uncomfortable being alone with Zoltar, though that was unusual
for me. We talked for a long time, sipping ti, talking about everything
from spinning and weaving, to painting, to cooking, to highlights on our
respective jobs. I got up to put the supper dishes in the dishwasher and
he jumped up, pushing me back down onto the cushions, saying I had done
enough work and this was his house anyways. / 在甜蜜， Adric 和 Nalia 之後離開回到他們的兵舍。
我沒有感覺不舒服的對 Zoltar 感到孤獨,雖然那對我是不尋常的。 我們說話有很長的一段時間,啜飲 ti,談論來自紡織和織動的每件事物,到畫,到烹飪,到在我們的分別工作上的最亮區。
It was close to midnight before we went out to his vehicle, to take me back to the complex. I asked about the vehicle, which he called a convertable. This didn't mean the top came down, it meant it could be a land-riding car, or a flying personal aircraft. It didn't seem to produce much exhaust, which interested me. / 在我們外出到他的車輛之前 , 它接近午夜, 把我帶回合成物。 我問關於車輛的事, 他呼叫了可轉換。 這沒有意謂，頂端落下來 ,它意謂它可能是一輛騎土地的汽車 , 或一架飛的個人飛機。 它似乎不生產很多的排氣,這使我感興趣了。
"At the moment, our vehicles use either hydrocarbon-burning engines, or water engines. This one's a hydrocarb engine; my other one, and Mala's are water engines" / "此刻,我們的車輛使用或燒碳化氫的引擎 , 或水引擎。 這一個一個 hydrocarb 引擎; 我的其他,和 Mala's 是水引擎"
"But there's hardly any exhaust fumes. Natural gas engines always produce a fair amount of exhaust" / " 但是剛剛有任何的廢氣。 天然氣引擎總是生產公平量的排氣"
"Earth ones do, I've noticed, but it seems to be because they don't fully consume the fuel" / " 地球一些做,我已經注意,但是因為他們不完全消費燃料，它似乎是 "
"Yes, thats true. The cars are powered by the kinetic energy produced by the explosion in the combustion chamber. The gas isn't completely burned, so it produces a lot of waste." / "是的, 那真實的。 汽車被被燃燒會議室的爆炸生產的動能有力量。 瓦斯不完全被燃燒，因此，它生產許多廢物。"
He nodded. "Whereas our engines are run by the heat energy produced by the combustion, so the gas has to burn completely to get the most efficiency. The complete combustion of hydrocarbons produces water and heat. The heat is used by the engine, the water is exhaust." / 他點頭。 "然而我們的引擎被被燃燒生產的熱能源管理，因此，瓦斯必須完全地燃燒得到最大多數的效率。 碳化氫的完全燃燒生產水和熱。 熱被引擎使用,水是排氣。"
"How do water engines work?" / " 如何加水給引擎工作"?
"The same way, the heat energy coming from the fission of the water molecule, breaking it into hydrogen and oxygen. It has more potential problems though, because of the hydrogen." / "相同的方法,來自水分子的裂開，打破它進氫和氧之內的熱能源。 因為氫它雖然有更多的潛能問題。"
"That could be explosive" He nodded agreement, then added "The problem we're facing is that, while the hydrocarbon engine is the more efficient and less polluting, we're running very low on hydrocarbons and can't synthesize enough. However, the water engine has its pollution problems, as well as water getting more scarce." / "那可能是炸藥" 他點頭了協議, 然後增加 " 我們正在面對的問題是那,當碳化氫引擎是更有效率和更比較少的污染時候, 我們正在跑非常低的在碳化氫上而且不能綜合充足。 然而，水引擎有它的污染問題, 連同澆水更難得。"
"Couldn't you capture the hydrogen from a water engine and use the carbon from wood ashes to synthesize more hydrocarbons?" I asked, thinking of the barbeque pit. / " 你無法取得來自一個水引擎的氫而且使用來自木材灰燼的碳綜合更多的碳化氫嗎 "? 我問,烤肉的思考有傷痕。
He nodded vigorously, "That's the idea our researchers are working on right now, a way to combine the properties of the two engines into one that could produce its own fuel. Sort of a perpetual motion machine, only the input/output ratio is equal." / 他精力充沛地點頭,"那是我們的研究人員正在立刻進行中的想法, 一個方法結合二個引擎的財產變成可以生產它自己的燃料一個。 一部永久的運動機器的類型,只有輸入/ 輸出比是相等的。"
"Is such a thing possible?" / " 一件如此事物是可能的"?
"We sure hope so!" / " 我們當然這麼希望 "!
* * * / ***
We continued that conversation into the complex where I was being kept,
discussing the possibilities and problems of such an engine. Frankly,
/ 我們繼續進入我正在被保持,討論一個如此引擎的可能性和問題的合成物之內的交談。 坦白地,
As soon as the big spiridium doors closed behind us, I asked him / 像被關閉在我們後面的大 spiridium 門一樣的很快，我問了他
"Do you really live in just two little rooms??" / "在只有二個小房間中現場真的做你??"
He laughed "You've been waiting all day to ask that, haven't you?"
/ 他笑 "你一直整天等候問,你不不已經嗎"?
"Our scientists are very close to perfecting their 'transparant
spiridium', which will be installed as windows when it's finished. / "
我們的科學家對使他們的 'transparant spiridium' 完美是非常接近的, 這將被安裝當窗戶當它被完成的時候。
"Oh, you mean I won't have to look at dull purple walls anymore?" / "哦,你意謂我將不必不再看遲鈍的紫色牆壁"?
He grinned, "Neither of us!" / 他露齒而笑," 兩者皆不的我們"!
We walked in silence for a bit, then finally we turned down the corridor, at the end of which was my room. We nodded to the guards posted on either side of the corridor entrance. They reported two attempts to break the security. It had been happening ever since I was first brought here. The guards were to keep others from getting me, not to keep me from getting out. / 我們為一點點走入沈默,然後最後我們把走廊關小,在那一個是我的房間結束的時候。 我們對在走廊入口的任一邊上被寄的守衛點頭。 他們報告二種嘗試的事打破安全。 它已經由發生至今我首先在這裡被帶。 守衛要使其它不得到我,不要再使我不逃跑。
"Any word on the other..." my voice trailed off. He was nodding slowly. / "在另一個上的任何字。。。"我的聲音走開追蹤。 他慢慢地是點頭的。
"We've got one, the chief. Your details were incriminating evidence.
/ "我們已經得到一,領袖。 你的細節正在歸罪證據。
I felt cold and sick. I also felt relieved. It hadn't been for nothing.
However, there would be a trial and I would have to testify. / 我覺得寒冷的和不舒服。
我也覺得如釋重負。 它不免費。 然而, 將會有試驗和我將會必須證明。
"I'll notify you immediately when we have all of them." I nodded, unspeaking. / " 當我們有他們全部的時候，我將立刻通知你 " 。 我點頭,不說。
"Princess?" I looked up. "Thanks for doing my house." / " 公主 "? 我看在上面。 " 謝謝做我的房子 " 。
I smiled. / 我微笑。