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申请奖学金—《爱情故事》慢读(十六)  

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奥利弗与父亲吵架后断绝了父子关系,在未来上法学院的几年间,要詹妮挣钱养家,因此他去院长那里申请奖学金。

院长说“你有个百万富翁的爸爸(you have a millionaire father) 。”

奥利弗纠正道:“曾经有过。我为什么要受惩罚,就为曾经与一个富人有关系?(Had, Dean.  Why should I be penalized because I was once related to a rich man.

院长说:“我真觉得学校不该介入家庭纠纷(I really don't think this office should enter into a family quarrel.

 

 

AThis man was beginning to make me angry.

BThis guy was beginning to piss me off.

C这家伙惹得我渐渐火起来了。(这家伙这么说真让人火。)

 

ADidn't this fellow understand what this conversation was leading to?

BDidn't this guy get the drift of my conversation?

C)这家伙听懂了我话的意思没有?

 

A 'It is after the closing date for our scholarships for the coming year.'

BThe final date for financial – aid applications is long overdue.'

C)申请经济补助的最后期限早已过了

 

A'I can see what you're suggesting.' But I'm still not going to beg for my father's forgiveness so that you can get a Barrett Hall for the Law School.'

B'I can see what you're driving at. But I'm still not gonna kiss my father's ass so you can get a Barrett Hall for the Law School.'

C)我懂你的意思了。不过,你们法学院想添一座巴雷特堂,要我去向我爸爸摇尾乞怜,对不起,这是休想。

 

A I completely agreed with him.

BI couldn't have agreed more.

C)他说得对极了。

 

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Mr. William F. Thompson, Associate Dean of the Harvard Law School, could not believe his ears.

'Did I hear you right, Mr. Barrett?'

'Yes, sir, Dean Thompson.'

It had not been easy to say the first time. It was no easier repeating it.

'I'll need a scholarship for next year, sir.'

'Really?'

'That's why I'm here, sir. You are in charge of Financial Aid, aren't you, Dean Thompson?'

'Yes, but it's rather curious. Your father - '

'He's no longer involved, sir.'

'I beg your pardon?' Dean Thompson took off his glasses and began to polish them with his tie.

'He and I have had a sort of disagreement.'

The Dean put his glasses back on, and looked at me with that kind of expressionless expression you have to be a dean to master.

'This is very unfortunate, Mr. Barrett,' he said. For whom? I wanted to say. This guy was

beginning to piss me off.

'Yes, sir,' I said. 'Very unfortunate. But that's why I've come to you, sir. I'm getting married next month. We'll both be working over the summer. Then Jenny - that's my wife - will be teaching in a private school. That's a living, but it's still not tuition. Your tuition is pretty steep, Dean Thompson.'

'Uh - yes,' he replied. But that's all. Didn't this guy get the drift of my conversation? Why in hell did he think I was there, anyway?

'Dean Thompson, I would like a scholarship.' I said it straight out. A third time. 'I have absolutely zilch in the bank, and I'm already accepted.'

'Ah, yes,' said Mr. Thompson, hitting upon the technicality. 'The final date for financial – aid applications is long overdue.'

What would satisfy this bastard? The gory details, maybe? Was it scandal he wanted? What? 'Dean Thompson, when I applied I didn't know this would come up.'

'That's quite right, Mr. Barrett, and I must tell you that I really don't think this office should enter into a family quarrel. A rather distressing one, at that.'

'Okay, Dean,' I said, standing up. 'I can see what you're driving at. But I'm still not gonna kiss my father's ass so you can get a Barrett Hall for the Law School.'

As I turned to leave, I heard Dean Thompson mutter, 'That's unfair.'

I couldn't have agreed more.

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