# 地籟風聲急

Fight for life by Sofia Zambuto

The silence was terrible. I knew it would hit us at any moment. When it came, the wave was colossal and came crashing crushing down on us. Two of my little ones clung to me. They saw their father go under. He disappeared. We didn’t see him resurface. Then we went on the under, too. I was desperate to keep them alive , as and they clung to me as I fall fought to reach the choptop. The deadly phone foam made it almost impossible to breathe. The wreckage was everywhere. I had heard of the horror of these moments . and I knew there would be worse to come.

My children were heaving and fighting to breathe. Their father was nowhere to be seen. Most of the others had been massacred by the torturous wave. The air is stunk stank of toxic filmsfumes. The debris of dead bodies, dead children surrounded us. Very soon, the next wave would come for us. I wanted to scream, but I couldn’t. My young ones didn’t know what had hit them.

If we don’t move now, it would will be a short the sure death of us. I had to find a way. I had to find a passageway for us. The water had gone down the a good bed bit and we could move now. Those few who had survived were beginning to run. They were scampering. We were all searching for passage. We kept moving. My children scurried after me, not wanting to be left behind. And Then I saw it, . I saw the way. There was a way open to us now.

Children, , we must move now, . We must leave our home now. We must find a new home. The wave, the flood is coming again. Run with me now as far fast as your legs would will carry you. Follow me now, . Follow me. !

The passage passenger was approaching. This was our chance, our only chance to escape , to survive.

• Words worth to be remembered:
• colossal: adj. 巨大的；异常的，非常的; 例句： In the centre of the hall stood a colossal wooden statue, decorated in ivory and gold. 大厅中央矗立着一尊用象牙和金子装饰的木质巨型雕像。
• heave: v. 上下起伏 例句： As the wind increased, the deck of the ship began to heave beneath his feet. 随着风力增大，轮船甲板开始在他脚下颠簸起来。
• cling: vi. 坚持，墨守；紧贴；附着
• massacre: vt. 残杀；彻底击败 n. 大屠杀；惨败
• resurface: vt. 重铺路面；为…铺设新表面 vi. 重新露面；浮上水面
• stank: n. 恶臭；发怒，大吵大闹 v. 发出恶臭；令人讨厌
• fumes: n. （强烈而刺激的）气味，气体 名词fume的复数形式
• a good bit a fairly large amount of something 大量的 例句： We’ve still got a good bit to do. 我们还有一堆事儿没做。
• scamper: n. 蹦跳；奔跑 vi. 蹦蹦跳跳；奔跑，惊惶奔跑
• scurry: n. 急跑；短距离赛跑（或赛马） vi. 急赶；急跑 vt. 急赶

## 譯文

（水面）安静的可怕。我知道洪水可能在任一时刻到来，卷着巨浪猛烈地拍向我们。我的两个小孩子紧紧的抓着我。他们看到他们的父亲沉入水中，消失不见。我们没看到他再次浮出水面。之后我们也被水淹没。我拼命地想让孩子们活下去。他们紧紧抓着我，我奋力去抓住高处。水上大量的泡沫使我们难以呼吸。到处都是碎片残骸。我曾听闻洪水的可怕，我知道更糟的情况将来临。

“孩子们，我们要走了。我们必须离开我们的家，找一个新的住所。洪水又要来了。跟着我，尽你们所能的紧跟着我。”

##### Chaochen Wang 王　超辰
###### Assistant Professor

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