来源：沪江听写酷 2014-05-05 16:53
概述： 但我吃惊地发现并不是这么回事。。。 Hints: 无 PS:本文两处引号
I was shocked to find that this wasn't the case. I said hello in quite a few yards before the message registered that this wasn't normally done. Occasionally, I got a direct reply from someone who looked me in the eye, smiled, and asked, "How are you?" or "Isn't this a nice day?" I felt human then. But most often the response was either nothing at all, or a surprised stare because I had spoken. One woman in a housecoat was startled as I came around the corner of her house. At the sound of my greeting, she gathered her housecoat tightly about her and retreated quickly indoors. I heard the lock click. Another woman had a huge, peculiar animal in her yard. I asked what it was. She stared at me. I thought she was deaf and spoke louder. She seemed frightened as she turned coldly away.
但我吃惊地发现并不是这么回事。 直到我在几家院子里问候了几次以后，才意识到这么做是不常见的。偶尔，有人也会看着我，微笑一下，对我说一声“你好”，或者“今天天气真好”。这时，我还是感到有人情味儿。可多数情况下，人们的反应要么是不理我，要么是因为我这个垃圾工竟然也和他们说话而惊讶地盯着我看。 一个身着家常便服的妇女见我绕过她家的拐角，脸上露出惊讶之色。听到我向她打招呼，她就赶紧用衣服把自己严严实实地遮了起来，并匆忙退回屋里。我还听到咔嗒一声门被锁上了。另一个妇女，院子里养了一只巨大古怪的动物。我问她那是什么动物，她两眼盯着我。我以为她耳背，所以提高了声音。她好像给吓着了似的，冷冷地转身走了。