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Clark: Mr. Holmes?

Holmes: Clarkie.

Clark: Sir, Inspector1 Lestrade asks that you come with me at once.

Holmes: What's he done now, lost his way to Scotland Yard? Watson, grab a compass. "You" means "us."

Watson: No, "you" means you.

Clark: It's Lord Blackwood, sir. He, uh...Well, it appears he's come back from the grave, sir.

Holmes: Most engaging.

Watson: Very clever. I pronounced the man dead myself.

Holmes: What are the facts?

Clark: Groundskeeper saw him walking through the graveyard2 this morning.

Watson: I'll leave this in your capable hands. I have an appointment with Mary.

Watson: It's not my reputation that's at stake here.

Watson: Don't try that.

Holmes: The newspapers got wind of it?

Clark: That's what we're trying to avoid.

Holmes: Certainly. What's the major concern?

Clark: Panic. Sheer bloody3 panic, sir.

Holmes: Indeed.

Watson: You're not taking this seriously, are you?

Holmes: Yes, as you should. It's a matter of professional integrity. No girl wants to marry a doctor who can't tell if a man's dead or not.

Watson: Who do you think won the match, Clarkie?

Clark: Sir?

Watson: The rugby match. Your boys have done a magnificent job obliterating4 any potential evidence.

Holmes: Yes. But at least they never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.

Lestrade: You took your time, Holmes.

Holmes: "And on the third day"...

Lestrade: These slabs5 are half a ton each if they're a pound and they're smashed open from the inside.

Holmes: Lestrade, what of the coffin6?

Lestrade: We are in the process of bringing it up.

Holmes: I see. Hm. Right. At what stage of the process? Contemplative? Anyhow, where's our witness?

Lestrade: He's over there. And apparently7, he is cata... Cat...

Soldier: Catatonic, sir.

Lestrade: He's not feeling very well. If you lot don't stop behaving like quivering milkmaids, you're on double-time. Now, you get down there and you bring that coffin up now.

Watson: Good day, sir. It's all right. I'm a doctor. The man's in shock. He may need a few moments.

Lestrade: The witness stated that he saw Lord Blackwood rise from the grave. Well?

Watson: Well?

\Lestrade: You pronounced him dead.

Watson: He had no pulse. Good Lord.

Lestrade: That's not Blackwood.

Holmes: Well, now we have a firm grasp of the obvious. Time of death?

Watson: Diptera is approximately two thirds of an inch which would put the time of death at between 10 and 12 hours ago.

Holmes: May I borrow your pen?

Watson: Adler's dwarf8.

Holmes: Midget.

Groundskeeper: I know what I saw. It was Blackwood. As clear as I see you. And when the dead walk the living will fill these coffins9.

Lestrade: Right. Put the lid on and clean this lot up.

Watson: You really believe he was resurrected?

Holmes: The question is not if, but how. The game's afoot.

Watson: Follow your spirit...

Holmes & Watson: And upon this charge, cry: "God for Harry10, England and St. George."

妙语佳句 活学活用

1. groundskeeper:守墓人。也写作groundsman,可以用来泛指守卫者,管理员。

2. at stake:危险,利害攸关。也可以表示“无法预料”。

例如:Our children's education is at stake. 我们孩子的教育好坏无法预料。

3. get wind of:得到风声,风闻。

例如:If anyone gets wind of our plans, we'll be in trouble.(要是有任何人得知我们的计划,我们就会陷入困境。)

4. never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity:福尔摩斯在这里是说:“可至少他们没放过任何蛛丝马迹。”

5. take one's time:这个短语既可以表示从容不迫,也可以表示迟到、磨磨蹭蹭。当然,雷斯垂德督查在这里是怪福尔摩斯到晚了。

例如: It's an important decision for you, so take your time to think it over.(对你来说,这是一个十分重要的决定,仔细考虑一下吧。)

6. catatonic:紧张的,紧张症的。

7. double-time:付给加班者的双倍工资。此外,double-time还可以表示“快步行走”。


double-talk 含糊言谈

double-tongued 欺骗的,“一口两舌”

double-track 双轨

8. midget:侏儒,小型的。

9. resurrect:复活,起死回生。一般用来表示“复兴、复现”。

例如:That noise is enough to resurrect the dead!(那噪音都能把死人吵活!)

10. afoot: 计划中,进行中。


1 inspector q6kxH     
  • The inspector was interested in everything pertaining to the school.视察员对有关学校的一切都感兴趣。
  • The inspector was shining a flashlight onto the tickets.查票员打着手电筒查看车票。
2 graveyard 9rFztV     
  • All the town was drifting toward the graveyard.全镇的人都象流水似地向那坟场涌过去。
  • Living next to a graveyard would give me the creeps.居住在墓地旁边会使我毛骨悚然。
3 bloody kWHza     
  • He got a bloody nose in the fight.他在打斗中被打得鼻子流血。
  • He is a bloody fool.他是一个十足的笨蛋。
4 obliterating ccbd87387f18865c6ec59c3e2975ee4d     
v.除去( obliterate的现在分词 );涂去;擦掉;彻底破坏或毁灭
  • Michael smoked the competition, obliterating field in most of his events. 迈克尔让比赛放光,几乎淹没了他所参加的大多数项目。 来自互联网
  • He heard Pam screaming.The noise became obliterating.Then solid darkness descended. 在一片混乱中,他听到了帕姆的尖叫。接下来,噪音消失了,黑暗降临了。 来自互联网
5 slabs df40a4b047507aa67c09fd288db230ac     
n.厚板,平板,厚片( slab的名词复数 );厚胶片
  • The patio was made of stone slabs. 这天井是用石板铺砌而成的。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The slabs of standing stone point roughly toward the invisible notch. 这些矗立的石块,大致指向那个看不见的缺口。 来自辞典例句
6 coffin XWRy7     
  • When one's coffin is covered,all discussion about him can be settled.盖棺论定。
  • The coffin was placed in the grave.那口棺材已安放到坟墓里去了。
7 apparently tMmyQ     
  • An apparently blind alley leads suddenly into an open space.山穷水尽,豁然开朗。
  • He was apparently much surprised at the news.他对那个消息显然感到十分惊异。
8 dwarf EkjzH     
  • The dwarf's long arms were not proportional to his height.那侏儒的长臂与他的身高不成比例。
  • The dwarf shrugged his shoulders and shook his head. 矮子耸耸肩膀,摇摇头。
9 coffins 44894d235713b353f49bf59c028ff750     
n.棺材( coffin的名词复数 );使某人早亡[死,完蛋,垮台等]之物
  • The shop was close and hot, and the atmosphere seemed tainted with the smell of coffins. 店堂里相当闷热,空气仿佛被棺木的味儿污染了。 来自辞典例句
  • Donate some coffins to the temple, equal to the number of deaths. 到寺庙里,捐赠棺材盒给这些死者吧。 来自电影对白
10 harry heBxS     
  • Today,people feel more hurried and harried.今天,人们感到更加忙碌和苦恼。
  • Obama harried business by Healthcare Reform plan.奥巴马用医改掠夺了商界。
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