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Автор Франк Илья Михайлович
Английский язык с У. С. Модемом
A Man with a Conscience
The Lotus Eater(Праздный мечтатель; Lotus Eater— лотофаг, человек, не помнящий прошлого; праздный мечтатель, человек, оторванный от жизни)
The three fat women of Antibes
Английский язык с У. С. Модемом
Мистер Всезнайка. Рассказы
William Somerset Maugham. Stories
Mr. Know-All (адаптировала Надежда Белова)
A Man with a Conscience (адаптировала Ольга Ламонова)
Jane (адаптировала Мария Коряко)
The Lotus Eater (адаптировала Ольга Ламонова)
The three fat women of Antibes (адаптировала Ирина Кемайкина)
I was prepared to dislike Max Kelada (я был готов испытывать неприязнь к Максу Келада) even before I knew him (даже до того, как познакомился с ним;
prepared [prIўpeqd], passenger [ўpxsInGq], berth [bq: T]
I was prepared to dislike Max Kelada even before I knew him. The war had just finished and the passenger traffic in the ocean-going liners was heavy. Accommodation was very hard to get and you had to put up with whatever the agents chose to offer you. You could not hope for a cabin to yourself and I was thankful to be given one in which there were only two berths.
But when I was told the name of my companion (но когда мне сказали имя моего попутчика) my heart sank (мое сердце упало;
companion [kqmўpxnjqn], heart [hQ: t], suggest [sqўGest], porthole [ўpO: thqul]
But when I was told the name of my companion my heart sank. It suggested closed portholes and the night air rigidly excluded. It was bad enough to share a cabin for fourteen days with anyone. I was going from San Francisco to Yokohama, but I should have looked upon it with less dismay if my fellow passenger`s name had been Smith or Brown.
When I went on board (когда я поднялся на борт;
luggage [ўlAgIG], toilet [ўtOIlIt], observe [qbўzq: v], patron [ўpeItrqn], Monsieur [mqўsjq:]
When I went on board I found Mr Kelada`s luggage already below. I did not like the look of it; there were too many labels on the suit-cases, and the wardrobe trunk was too big. He had unpacked his toilet things, and I observed that he was a patron of the excellent Monsieur Coty; for I saw on the washing-stand his scent, his hair-wash and his brilliantine.
Mr Kelada`s brushes (щетки мистера Келада), ebony with his monogram in gold (эбеновые =
patience [ўpeISqns], scarcely [ўskeqslI], right [raIt]
Mr Kelada`s brushes, ebony with his monogram in gold, would have been all the better for a scrub. I did not at all like Mr Kelada. I made my way into the smoking-room. I called for a pack of cards and began to play patience. I had scarcely started before a man came up to me and asked me if he was right in thinking my name was so and so.
"I am Mr Kelada," he added (он добавил), with a smile that showed a row of flashing teeth (с улыбкой, которая показала ряд сверкающих зубов), and sat down (и сел).
"Oh, yes, we`re sharing a cabin (ах, да, мы делим каюту:
showed [Squd], teeth [tI: T], share [Seq]
"I am Mr Kelada," he added, with a smile that showed a row of flashing teeth, and sat down.
"Oh, yes, we`re sharing a cabin, I think."
"Bit of luck, I call it (счастливый случай: «кусочек счастья», я называю это). You never know (никогда не знаешь) who you`re going to be put in with (с кем будешь поселен;
I blinked (я мигнул /глазами/).
jolly [GO: lI], heard [hq: d], together [tqўgeрq], abroad [qўbrO: d]
"Bit of luck, I call it. You never know who you`re going to be put in with. I was jolly glad when I heard you were English. I`m all for us English sticking together when we`re abroad, if you understand what I mean."
"Are you English (вы англичанин)?" I asked, perhaps tactlessly (спросил я, пожалуй, бестактно).
"Rather (конечно, да). You don`t think I look like an American, do you (вы ведь не думаете, что я похож на американца, не так ли)? British to the backbone (англичанин до мозга костей), that`s what I am (вот кто я)."
To prove it, Mr Kelada took out of his pocket a passport (чтобы подтвердить это, мистер Келада вынул из своего кармана паспорт) and airily waved it under my nose (и слегка помахал им перед моим носом).
rather [ўrQ: рq], prove [pru: v], airily [ўeqrIlI]
"Are you English?" I asked, perhaps tactlessly.
"Rather. You don`t think I look like an American, do you? British to the backbone, that`s what I am."
To prove it, Mr Kelada took out of his pocket a passport and airily waved it under my nose.
King George has many strange subjects (у короля Георга много странных подданных: