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双语畅销书《我是马拉拉》第23章:伯明翰 头部中枪的女孩(18)

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The hospital started giving daily news briefings on my condition.

院方开始针对我的病况提供每日简报。
People just turned up wanting to see me – government ministers, diplomats, politicians, even an envoy from the Archbishop of Canterbury.
不断有人想来探望我——政府官员、外交官、政治家,甚至坎特伯雷大主教都派了使者来致意。
Most brought bouquets, some of them exquisitely beautiful.
他们大多带着花束,有些花束非常精致而美丽。
One day Fiona Alexander brought me a bag of cards and toys and pictures.
有一天,菲奥娜·亚历山大带了一只装满卡片、玩具和照片的袋子来给我。
It was Eid ul-Azha, 'Big Eid', our main religious holiday, so I thought maybe some Muslims had sent them.
当时适逢宰牲节,这是伊斯兰教的主要节日,所以我以为是一些穆斯林送给我的。
Then I saw the postage dates, from 10 October, 11 October, days before, and I realised it was nothing to do with Eid.
然后,我看到了邮戳日期,有10月10日、10月11日,甚至在这之前的都有,随即我意识到这与宰牲节无关。
They were from people all over the world wishing me a speedy recovery, many of them schoolchildren.
这些礼物来自世界各地,许多发件人都是学童,祝福我早日康复。
I was astonished and Fiona laughed.
看见我一脸惊讶,菲奥娜笑了。
'You haven't seen anything yet.'
“你看到的不过是冰山一角而已呢!”
She told me there were sacks and sacks more, about 8,000 cards in total, many just addressed, 'Malala, Birmingham Hospital'.
她告诉我,外面还有很多袋,总共约有八千张卡片,很多上面都只注明“马拉拉,伯明翰医院”。
One was even addressed, 'The Girl Shot in the Head, Birmingham', yet it had got there.
甚至还有一封上面只写了“头部中枪的女孩,伯明翰”,不过它还是顺利寄达了。
There were offers to adopt me as if I had no family and even a marriage proposal.
有些人表示他们愿意收养我,好像我在这世上没有任何亲人一样,甚至还有人向我求婚。
Rehanna told me that thousands and millions of people and children around the world had supported me and prayed for me.
蕾哈娜告诉我,世界上有好几千万个大人和孩子都在支持我,并为我祈祷。
Then I realised that people had saved my life.
那一瞬间,我意识到,原来是这些人挽救了我的生命。
I had been spared for a reason.
我存活下来是有理由的。

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recovery [ri'kʌvəri]

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n. 恢复,复原,痊愈

 
astonished [əs'tɔniʃt]

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adj. 惊讶的 动词astonish的过去式和过去分词

 
proposal [prə'pəuzəl]

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n. 求婚,提议,建议

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haven ['heivn]

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n. 港口,避难所,安息所 v. 安置 ... 于港中,

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adopt [ə'dɔpt]

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v. 采用,收养,接受

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