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司氏姐妹 第八章:水與火

作者:Wuwuyu  於 2012-7-27 06:07 發表於 最熱鬧的華人社交網路--貝殼村

作者分類:翻譯小說|通用分類:原創文學

關鍵詞:童話小說, 學英語, 中國女孩, 移民生活, 哈利波特

第八章 - 火與水

 

拘留所的房子是一個長方形的石頭建築,四個角落砌得像刀子削過一樣尖銳。它座立那個周圍長滿一圈貓尾巴花的池塘邊。 房子小,看起來最多可容納兩三名囚犯,因此如果瑪拉在裡面,應該不難找到她。姐妹走近沼澤池時,陰暗潮濕的氣滲透他們的鼻子。空氣異常的

 

完美摩根的聲音迴響在瑪麗的頭腦中塘里有多少水

 

一等瑪麗回答說,米娜的手握得更緊。我們不能就這樣跑進檢查一下情況。

 

相信我摩根說,我知道

 

摩根熄滅了房子里的燈,周圍頓時漆一團嘿!他們聽到裡面一個的驚呼和傢具移動的聲音。摩根快速地把她手中的球舉向窗口,房間被照亮而房子里的人卻看不到光

 

通過窗口,們看到了拘留所里的半區域房間擺設簡單:只有一張桌子和兩把椅子面坐著兩名警察。一名警察已站起來,盲目地摸索著牆上的開關。另一位把他的頭在桌子上睡著了。桌子後面靠著一扇金屬門,門的上著鎖。女孩們在灌木叢中蹲下隱蔽好,摩根房間的燈重新亮起。裡面,們聽到,那位醒著的警察走到門口把門打開,看了一眼,然後到他的座位。

 

他們只有兩個看守摩根說。簡單。瑪麗,你到池塘里拿些水,抓住這些傢伙,他們困在池塘中,然後我門上的鎖融化。米娜,在一邊

 

你瘋了嗎?瑪麗摩根搖搖頭。這等於我們在明天的上發表一條消息披露我們都是巫婆,用巫術的手段把瑪拉救出

 

她閉上了眼睛想了想不,她最後說。我們必須拿到鑰匙。

 

我們到哪兒去拿到它們摩根

 

有一在那著的警察的腰帶

 

看見們了,米娜說。

 

就算沒看到摩根說。又怎樣

 

還有樣東西,你可能沒看到,瑪麗說,房間的一側,是一間浴室,水槽和自來水。

 

好吧,摩根眯起眼睛看著她的孿生姐妹,試圖讀她的想法。我們怎樣才能從他的皮帶下拿到鑰匙?又任何對付那睡眠的傢伙呢?

 

瑪麗笑了。他說:我們必須確保們都不擋在鐵門的出路。我們需要一個辦法把他們引開姐妹們再靠攏一些,告訴她的計劃。

 

當那被打擾的警察舒適地坐回他原來的位置,把這突如其來的燈歸咎於偶然的一次電路故障時,姐妹們已各就各位,準備就緒。瑪麗佔好了一個靠近浴室旁邊的牆的位置。摩根躲在對著前門灌木叢里,而米娜悄悄跑到遠邊的沼澤地里,消失在貓尾巴花叢中。

 

瑪麗在腦子裡數著數,321準備,她告訴摩根。開始。池塘的水開始翻滾,波攪亂了夜的寂靜。醒著的警察不耐煩地站起來,來到窗前,看了一會。窗外濃煙層疊讓他不得不睜大眼睛。他跨了兩大步,來到,再次把門

 

他看到如下的情景一道濃煙通向遠邊的池塘,那裡的貓尾巴花邊上的一塊似乎要冒煙起火。

 

罵道,跑回裡面,可以聽到搖醒他夥伴的聲音

 

嘿!瑪麗聽到他說。我得去檢查一。有什麼東西燒了。然後瑪麗聽到椅子在地面移,打哈欠,和嘟噥同意的聲音

 

我醒」另一位說。

 

第一個看守走出門口,拿著水桶,在門上之前摩根一條細長樹枝塞門縫,使門不能完全關閉。他跑著慢步到遠的池塘旁去檢查冒煙的同時伸出頭小心翼翼看著周圍

 

與此同時,瑪麗她的能量從池塘中收回,而集中動在衛生間水管里的。她先把廁所里的水攪動,然後,了管道里的,讓它們衝出水龍頭。

 

房子內,她聽到了一陣攪動真操蛋!看守已經站起來接著瑪麗聽到他關閉水池的水龍頭,打開廁所水箱蓋子的聲音。她閉上了眼睛。開始!她傳給摩根,思想之間,一個水管突然爆裂,流飛向衛生間門,把門關閉。關在衛生間內的看守大罵。摩根衝進房間,正當看守把手夠到把手,她的手也放在了門的另一面的把手上哎約看守疼得喊道。門把手變得滾燙。他疼得往後一躍,再次詛罵著。摩根全神貫注地看著門之間的空間,做了一個深呼吸。她要做到恰到好處,否則計劃會泡湯。她從把傳輸到門卡進牆的那個件,熱度恰好能把其邊緣微微融化,與裝在牆上金屬外殼融在一起,從而有效地把看守鎖在衛生間里她必須做得很微妙,以至於人們認為只是覺得鎖卡住了門完成把信息輸給瑪麗。瑪麗跑到門口,米娜似乎也同時從天而降

 

 「拿到它了嗎?瑪麗問。米娜遞上鑰匙第一個看守在檢查火勢時,米娜的手悄悄地從貓尾巴花叢中伸出偷偷地從他的皮帶上取下了鑰匙串。她還很小,尚未開發任何力,但她的小巧讓靈活,且難以看到。她似乎也能夠無聲地跑行就像瑪麗在今晚早些時候注意到那樣,她曾無聲地溜出房子,悄悄地跟在倆位姐姐後面

 

真了不起,瑪麗說,拍她的背,帶跑進屋。她們趕快,上好鎖。摩根已經燈泡換成她自己的火球松垮垮的掛在燈罩下。瑪麗看著黑色鐵門上的鎖,鑰匙串上找出鑰匙。她把鑰匙對準鎖孔,輕輕一轉。

 

呵嚓一聲打開。

 

Chapter 8 – Fire and Water
The holding house was a rectangular stone building whose corners were so sharp they might have been cut with a knife. It stood of the edge of a pond rimmed with cattails. It would not be difficult to find Mara inside, if she was there, because the house was small and looked like it could hold two, maybe three prisoners at most. As the sisters approached the swamp the murky, dank smell of its waters seeped into their noses. The air was uncannily silent. 

It』s perfect, Morgan voice said inside of Marie』s head. Look how much water there is.

Wait, Marie said back, holding Mina』s hand tighter. We can』t just run in. Let』s check out the situation first. 

Trust me, Morgan said. I know. 

Morgan turned off the lights in the house so that everything went black. 「Hey!」 they heard a male voice inside exclaim, and some furniture shifting. Quickly, Morgan held up the fire in her hand up to the window, casting a light inside so that they could see without being seen.

Through the window, they saw the front area of the holding house. It was sparse: occupied only by a desk and two chairs, on top of which two policemen had been sitting. One of the policemen was on his feet, grasping blindly on the walls for a switch. The other was asleep with his head on the desk. Behind the desk was a back metal door with a lock on its handle. The girls ducked down and out of sight behind a bush, and Morgan lit up the room again. Inside, they heard the policeman who had been up walk toward the door and open it, glancing out, then settle back into his seat.

「They only have two guards!」 Morgan said. 「This is going to be so simple. Marie, you get some of the water in the pond to grab these guys and trap them in the middle of the pond, and then I』ll melt the locks on all the doors. Mina, stand watch.」

「Are you crazy?」 Marie shook her head at Morgan. 「We might as well publish an expose in tomorrow』s paper saying that we』re all witches and got Mara out by magical means.」

She closed her eyes and thought. 「No,」 she said finally. 「We have to get the keys.」

「And where are we going to get those?」 Morgan demanded.

「There was a set, hanging around the awake officer』s belt.」

「I saw them too,」 Mina said.

「Okay, so I didn』t,」 Morgan said. 「So what?」

「Another thing you probably didn』t see,」 Marie said, 「was the room off the side. It』s a bathroom, with a sink and running water.」

「Okay,」 Morgan squinted at her twin, trying to read her thoughts. 「How are we going to get the keys off from around his belt? And what are we going to do with the sleeping guy?」

Marie smiled. 「We need to make sure they』re both safely out of the way. We need a distraction.」 She gathered her sisters around and told them the plan.

While the policeman who had been disturbed by the settled comfortably back into his position, attributing casually the sudden lights out to some kind of electrical fluke, the sisters got into position. Marie took her place next to the wall right next the bathroom. Morgan hid behind a shrub by the front door, and Mina ran quietly to the far edge of the swamp, where she disappeared amidst the cattails.

Marie counted down in her head. Ready, she told Morgan. Go. The waters in the pond started to churn, its waves disrupting the stillness of the night. The officer who was awake stood up hesitantly, came to the window and peered out. A thick smoke had accumulated outside the window, causing the officer』s eyes to open wide. He took two large steps to the door and swung it open again.

What he saw was this: a trail of smoke leading to the far edge of the pond, where a patch of grass near the cattails seemed to be smouldering and catching fire.

「Shit!」 he said, and ran back inside, where he could be heard shaking his partner awake.

「Hey!」 Marie heard him saying. 「I gotta go check something out. There』s something burning out there.」 Following this Marie heard chairs shifting across the ground, a yawn, and a grunt of approval.

「I』m awake,」 the other officer said.

The first guard walked out the front door holding a bucket, and as he did Morgan slipped a long thin branch into the crack of the door before it could close. He jogged to the far edge of the pond to examine the smouldering grass, looking cautiously over his shoulders.

Meanwhile, Marie turned her energies from the pond and concentrated on the water flowing through the pipes in the bathroom. She churned the water in the toilet, and then, pushed water up the pipes out of the faucet.

Inside the house, she heard a stir. 「What the heck?」 The sleeping officer had gotten to his feet. Marie heard him close the faucet on the sink and take the top off of the toilet tank. She closed her eyes. Now! she communicated to Morgan, and as she thought it a pipe burst, sending a stream of water flying toward the bathroom door, shutting it. The guard inside the bathroom cursed. Morgan dashed inside, and just as the officer reached for the doorknob she put her hands around it. 「Ach!」 the officer shouted. The doorknob had become whitehot. He leapt backward and cursed again. Morgan looked intensely at the space where the door met the wall, taking deep breaths. She had to get it just right or the plan would fail. She heated the handle just enough so that the part of the door that clicked into the wall melted around the edges, molding to its metal casing and effectively locking the officer in the bathroom. It was subtle enough that later someone might just think that the lock had jammed. Done, she communicated to Marie. Marie ran to the door, where Mina seemed to appear out of nowhere.

「Did you get it?」 Marie asked. Mina held up the keychain. While the first guard had been examining the fire, Mina had snuck her hands stealthily from the cattails and removed the keys from his belt. She was young and hadn』t yet developed any powers, but her size made her nimble and difficult to spot. She also seemed to be able to run extremely quietly, as Marie had noticed from earlier in the night when she had snuck out of the house after the twins.

「You』re amazing,」 Marie said, patting her on the back and leading her inside the house. They closed the door behind them and locked it. Morgan had already replaced the lightbulb with a ball of her own flame, hanging loosely over the lamp. Marie looked at the lock on the black door and sorted through the keys on the chain. She put the key in the keyhole and turned.

The lock clicked open.

 


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