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  这本《101ClassicShortStories:经典小说101篇》按全英文版出版,西方流行口袋本。共收集了欧·亨利、杰克·伦敦、霍桑、契诃夫等数十位西方著名短篇小说家的代表作与经典名篇,《101 Classic Short Stories:经典短篇小说101篇》共101篇。读者可以通过书上指定的网址,通过微盘免费下载配套的英文朗读文件,边听边读,感受地道英语文学之乐趣。对于英语学习者来讲,这是一本优秀的英语文学精读手册。

  Thisoutstandingcollectionfeatures101shortstoriesbygreatwritersfromAmerica,theUnitedKingdom,Russian,andothercountries.Rangingfromthe19thtothe20thcenturies,writersincludeO.Henry,JackLondon,NathanielHawthorne,MarkTwain,EdgarAllenPoe,AntonChekhov,JamesJoyce,AmbroseBierce,FranzKafka,andothermajorwritersofworldliterature.Suchawonderfullywide-rangingandenjoyableanthology!

  Investjustafewminutesinagreatshortstoryandyoumayberewardedwithalessonormemorythatlastsalifetime.Andit’snotjusttheshortstories;theauthorscanalsosurpriseyou.Wehopethatyouwillreturntothiscollectionagainandagain;tore-readtheseclassicfavoritesandtrainyourliteraturemind.

目录

01AFTERTWENTYYEARS

02ANGELA

03ABABYTRAMP

04BEFORETHELAW

05BENEATHANUMBRELLA

06THEBET

07THEBIRTHMARK

08THEBLACKCAT

09THEBLUEROOM

10THEBOXTUNNEL

11THEBROKENHEART

12TOBUILDAFIRE

13ABUSHDANCE

14CANDLES

15THECATANDTHEFIDDLE

16THECHINKANDTHECHID

17THECHRISTMASTREEANDTHEWEDDING

18CLOCKS

19CONFESSION

20COUNTRYLIFEINCANADAINTHE“THIRTIES”

21COWARD

22ACUPOFTEA

23THEDANGEROFLYINGINBED

24THEDIAMONDNECKLACE

25THEEGG

26THEEMPEROR’SNEWCLOTHES

27THEEMPTYHOUSE

28THEENDOFTHEPARTY

29EVOLUTION

30AFIGHTWITHACANNON

31FROMABACKWINDOW

32THEFULNESSOFLIFE

33THEGIFTOFTHEMAGI

34AGLASSOFBEER

35GODSEESTHETRUTH,BUTWAITS

36AGREATMISTAKE

37THEGREENDOOR

38HERLOVER

39HERTURN

40HISWEDDEDWIFE

41AHUNGERARTIST

42THEICEPALACE

43THEINCONSIDERATEWAITER

44THEKISS

45THELADY,ORTHETIGER?

46THELASTLEAF

47THELASTLESSON

48THELASTPENNY

49THELASTSIXTYMINUTES

50THELAWOFLIFE

51THELEGENDOFTHEBLEEDING-HEART

52THELEOPARDMAN’SSTORY

53ALICKPENNYLOVER

54LIFE

55THELION’SSHARE

56THELOADEDDOG

57ALONELYRIDE

58LONGDISTANCE

59LONGODDS

60THELOTTERYTICKET

61LOVEOFLIFE

62LOVE,FAITHANDHOPE

63LUCK

64THEMASSOFSHADOWS

65MEASUREFORMEASURE

66THEMIRROR

67THEMODELMILLIONAIRE

68MONDAYORTUESDAY

69THEMONKEY’SPAW

70THEMORTALIMMORTAL

71MYOWNTRUEGHOSTSTORY

72THENEWSUN

73THENICEPEOPLE

74THENIGHTINGALEANDTHEROSE

75ANOLDMATEOFYOURFATHER’S

76ONLOVE

77THEOPENWINDOW

78APAIROFSILKSTOCKINGS

79PANICFEARS

80THEPHILOSOPHERINTHEAPPLEORCHARD

81PIG

82AQUESTIONOFTIME

83ROLLOLEARNINGTOPLAY

84ASEAOFTROUBLES

85THESIGNAL-MAN

86THESISTERS

87THESLEEPINGBEAUTYINTHEWOOD

88SOMETHINGWILLTURNUP

89THESTORYOFADAY

90ASTRANGESTORY

91ATELEPHONICCONVERSATION

92THEREWASINFLORENCEALADY

93THREEQUESTIONS

94THETOYSOFPEACE

95THEUNFORTUNATEBRIDE

96THEVERDICT

97THEWALKINGWOMAN

98WANTED—ACOOK

99WHOSEDOG—?

100WONDERWINGS

101THEYELLOWWALLPAPER

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  AFTERTWENTYYEARS

  ByO.Henry

  Thepolicemanonthebeatmoveduptheavenueimpressively.Theimpressivenesswashabitualandnotforshow,forspectatorswerefew.Thetimewasbarely10o’clockatnight,butchillygustsofwindwithatasteofraininthemhadwellnighde-peopledthestreets.

  Tryingdoorsashewent,twirlinghisclubwithmanyintricateandartfulmovements,turningnowandthentocasthiswatchfuleyeadownthepacificthoroughfare,theofficer,withhisstalwartformandslightswagger,madeafinepictureofaguardianofthepeace.Thevicinitywasonethatkeptearlyhours.Nowandthenyoumightseethelightsofacigarstoreorofanall-nightlunchcounter;butthemajorityofthedoorsbelongedtobusinessplacesthathadlongsincebeenclosed.

  Whenaboutmidwayofacertainblockthepolicemansuddenlyslowedhiswalk.Inthedoorwayofadarkenedhardwarestoreamanleaned,withanunlightedcigarinhismouth.Asthepolicemanwalkeduptohimthemanspokeupquickly.

  “It’sallright,officer,”hesaid,reassuringly.“I’mjustwaitingforafriend.It’sanappointmentmadetwentyyearsago.Soundsalittlefunnytoyou,doesn’tit?Well,I’llexplainifyou'dliketomakecertainit’sallstraight.Aboutthatlongagothereusedtobearestaurantwherethisstorestands—'BigJoe’Brady’srestaurant.”

  “Untilfiveyearsago,”saidthepoliceman.“Itwastorndownthen.”

  Themaninthedoorwaystruckamatchandlithiscigar.Thelightshowedapale,square-jawedfacewithkeeneyes,andalittlewhitescarnearhisrighteyebrow.Hisscarfpinwasalargediamond,oddlyset.

  “Twentyyearsagoto-night,”saidtheman,“Idinedhereat‘BigJoe’Brady’swithJimmyWells,mybestchum,andthefinestchapintheworld.HeandIwereraisedhereinNewYork,justliketwobrothers,together.IwaseighteenandJimmywastwenty.ThenextmorningIwastostartfortheWesttomakemyfortune.Youcouldn’thavedraggedJimmyoutofNewYork;hethoughtitwastheonlyplaceonearth.Well,weagreedthatnightthatwewouldmeethereagainexactlytwentyyearsfromthatdateandtime,nomatterwhatourconditionsmightbeorfromwhatdistancewemighthavetocome.Wefiguredthatintwentyyearseachofusoughttohaveourdestinyworkedoutandourfortunesmade,whatevertheyweregoingtobe.”

  “Itsoundsprettyinteresting,”saidthepoliceman.“Ratheralongtimebetweenmeets,though,itseemstome.Haven’tyouheardfromyourfriendsinceyouleft?”

  “Well,yes,foratimewecorresponded,”saidtheother.“Butafterayearortwowelosttrackofeachother.Yousee,theWestisaprettybigproposition,andIkepthustlingaroundoveritprettylively.ButIknowJimmywillmeetmehereifhe’salive,forhealwayswasthetruest,stanchestoldchapintheworld.He'llneverforget.Icameathousandmilestostandinthisdoorto-night,andit’sworthitifmyoldpartnerturnsup.”

  Thewaitingmanpulledoutahandsomewatch,thelidsofitsetwithsmalldiamonds.

  “Threeminutestoten,”heannounced.“Itwasexactlyteno’clockwhenwepartedhereattherestaurantdoor.”

  “DidprettywelloutWest,didn’tyou?”askedthepoliceman.

  “Youbet!IhopeJimmyhasdonehalfaswell.Hewasakindofplodder,though,goodfellowashewas.I’vehadtocompetewithsomeofthesharpestwitsgoingtogetmypile.AmangetsinagrooveinNewYork.IttakestheWesttoputarazor-edgeonhim.”

  Thepolicemantwirledhisclubandtookasteportwo.

  “I’llbeonmyway.Hopeyourfriendcomesaroundallright.Goingtocalltimeonhimsharp?”

  “Ishouldsaynot!”saidtheother.“I’llgivehimhalfanhouratleast.IfJimmyisaliveonearthhe'llbeherebythattime.Solong,officer.”

  “Good-night,sir,”saidthepoliceman,passingonalonghisbeat,tryingdoorsashewent.

  Therewasnowafine,colddrizzlefalling,andthewindhadrisenfromitsuncertainpuffsintoasteadyblow.Thefewfootpassengersastirinthatquarterhurrieddismallyandsilentlyalongwithcoatcollarsturnedhighandpocketedhands.Andinthedoorofthehardwarestorethemanwhohadcomeathousandmilestofillanappointment,uncertainalmosttoabsurdity,withthefriendofhisyouth,smokedhiscigarandwaited.

  Abouttwentyminuteshewaited,andthenatallmaninalongovercoat,withcollarturneduptohisears,hurriedacrossfromtheoppositesideofthestreet.Hewentdirectlytothewaitingman.

  “Isthatyou,Bob?”heasked,doubtfully.

  “Isthatyou,JimmyWells?”criedthemaninthedoor.

  “Blessmyheart!”exclaimedthenewarrival,graspingboththeother’shandswithhisown.“It’sBob,sureasfate.IwascertainI’dfindyouhereifyouwerestillinexistence.Well,well,well!—twentyyearsisalongtime.Theoldrestaurant’sgone,Bob;Iwishithadlasted,sowecouldhavehadanotherdinnerthere.HowhastheWesttreatedyou,oldman?”

  “Bully;ithasgivenmeeverythingIaskeditfor.You’vechangedlots,Jimmy.Ineverthoughtyouweresotallbytwoorthreeinches.”

  “Oh,IgrewabitafterIwastwenty.”

  “DoingwellinNewYork,Jimmy?”

  “Moderately.Ihaveapositioninoneofthecitydepartments.Comeon,Bob;we'llgoaroundtoaplaceIknowof,andhaveagoodlongtalkaboutoldtimes.”

  Thetwomenstartedupthestreet,arminarm.ThemanfromtheWest,hisegotismenlargedbysuccess,wasbeginningtooutlinethehistoryofhiscareer.Theother,submergedinhisovercoat,listenedwithinterest.

  Atthecornerstoodadrugstore,brilliantwithelectriclights.Whentheycameintothisglareeachofthemturnedsimultaneouslytogazeupontheother’sface.

  ThemanfromtheWeststoppedsuddenlyandreleasedhisarm.

  “You’renotJimmyWells,”hesnapped.“Twentyyearsisalongtime,butnotlongenoughtochangeaman’snosefromaRomantoapug.”

  “Itsometimeschangesagoodmanintoabadone,”saidthetallman.“You’vebeenunderarrestfortenminutes,‘silky’Bob.Chicagothinksyoumayhavedroppedoverourwayandwiresusshewantstohaveachatwithyou.Goingquietly,areyou?That’ssensible.Now,beforewegoontothestationhere’sanoteIwasaskedtohandyou.Youmayreadithereatthewindow.It’sfromPatrolmanWells.”

  ThemanfromtheWestunfoldedthelittlepieceofpaperhandedhim.Hishandwassteadywhenhebegantoread,butittrembledalittlebythetimehehadfinished.Thenotewasrathershort.

  Bob:Iwasattheappointedplaceontime.WhenyoustruckthematchtolightyourcigarIsawitwasthefaceofthemanwantedinChicago.SomehowIcouldn’tdoitmyself,soIwentaroundandgotaplainclothesmantodothejob.

  JIMMY.

  ……


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