The Man was very sad 翻译解释为:He knew that the Cats days were numbered.The doctor had said there wasnt anything more that could be done,that he should take the Cat home and make him as comfortable as possible.
The man stroked the Cat on his lap and sighed.The Cat opened his eyes, purred and looked up at the Man 翻译解释为:A tear rolled down the Mans cheek and landed on the Cats forehead.The Cat gave him a slightly annoyed look.
Why do you cry, Man?the Cat asded.Because you cant bear the thought of losing me? Because you think you can never replace me?The Man nodded yes.
And where do you think Ill be when I leave you?the Cat asked 翻译解释为:The Man shrugged helplessly 翻译解释为:Close your eyes, Man, the Cat said 翻译解释为:The Man gave him a questioning look, but did as he was told.
What color are my eyes and fur? the Cat asked 翻译解释为:Your eyes are gold and your fur is a rich, warm brown, the Man replied.
And where is it that you most often see me?asked the Cat 翻译解释为:I see youon the kitchen windowsill watching the birdson my favorite chairon my desk lying on the papers I needon the pillow next to my head at night 翻译解释为:Then, whenever you wish to see me, all you must do is close your eyes, said the Cat.
Pick up that piece of string from the floorthere, my toy 翻译解释为:The Man opened his eyes, then reached over and picked up the string 翻译解释为:It was about two feet long and the Cat had been able to entertain himself for hours with it 翻译解释为:Now take each end of the string in one hand, the Cat ordered 翻译解释为:The Man did so.
The end in your left hand is my birth and the end in your right hand is my death 翻译解释为:Now bring the two ends together, the Cat said 翻译解释为:The Man complied.
You have made a continuous circle, said the cat.Does any point along the string appear to be different, worse or better than any other part of the string? The Man inspected the string and then shook his head no.
Close your eyes again, the Cat said.Now lick your hand 翻译解释为:The Man widened his eyes in surprise.
Just do it, the Cat said.Lick your hand,think of me in all my familiar places, think about all the pieces of string.
The Man felt foolish, licking his hand, but he did as he was told 翻译解释为:He discovered what a cat must know, that licking a paw is very calming and allows one to think more clearly 翻译解释为:He continued licking and the corners of his mouth turned upward into the first smile he had shown in days 翻译解释为:He waited for the Cat to tell him to stop,and when he didnt, he opened his eyes 翻译解释为:The Cats eyes were closed.The Man stroked the warm, brown fur, but the Cat was gone.
The Man shut his eyes hard as the tears poured down his face 翻译解释为:He saw the Cat on the windowsill, then in his bed, then lying across his important papers 翻译解释为:He saw him on the pillow next to his head, saw his bright gold eyes and darkest brown on his nose and ears 翻译解释为:He opened his eyes and through his tears looked over at the circle of string he still held clutched in his hand.
One day, not long after, there was a new Cat on his lap 翻译解释为:She was a lovely calico and whitevery different from his earlier beloved Cat and very much the same.