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II. Death in the Fog (Смерть в тумане)

A telephone-bell rang in darkness (звонок телефона звучал в темноте; to ring (rang, rung) — звенеть, звонить). When it had rung three times (когда он прозвенел три раза) bed-springs creaked (заскрипели кроватные пружины), fingers fumbled on wood (пальцы пощупали по дереву), something small and hard thudded on a carpeted floor (что-то маленькое и твердое со стуком упало на покрытый ковром пол), the springs creaked again (пружины скрипнули снова), and a man's voice said (и мужской голос сказал): "Hello... Yes, speaking... Dead? ... Yes... Fifteen minutes. Thanks (алло… да, у телефона… мертв?... да… пятнадцать минут. Спасибо; to speak — говорить, изъясняться)."

creak [kri:k] carpet ['kɑ:pɪt] something ['sʌmθɪŋ]


A telephone-bell rang in darkness. When it had rung three times bed- springs creaked, fingers fumbled on wood, something small and hard thudded on a carpeted floor, the springs creaked again, and a man's voice said: "Hello... Yes, speaking... Dead? ... Yes... Fifteen minutes. Thanks."


A switch clicked (щелкнул выключатель) and a white bowl hung on three gilded chains (и белая чаша, свисающая на трех позолоченных цепях; bowl — миска, таз) from the ceiling's center (из центра потолка) filled the room with light (наполнила комнату светом). Spade, barefooted in green and white checked pajamas (Спейд, босоногий, в зеленой и белой клетчатой пижаме; checked — в клетку), sat on the side of his bed (сидел на краю своей кровати; side — сторона ). He scowled at the telephone on the table (он сердито смотрел на телефон на столе) while his hands took from beside it (в то время как его руки взяли позади него /телефона/) a packet of brown papers (пачку коричневой бумаги; packet — пакет, связка) and a sack of Bull Durham tobacco (и мешочек табака «Булл Дархэм»). Cold steamy air blew in (холодный, наполненный туманом воздух задувал; steamy — парообразный, насыщенный парами) through two open windows (через два открытых окна), bringing with it half a dozen times a minute (принося с собой полудюжину раз в минуту) the Alcatraz foghorn's dull moaning (надоедливый стон сирены Алькатраса, предупреждающей суда о тумане; foghorn — туманный горн).

ceiling ['si:lɪŋ] pajamas [pə'dʒɑ:məz] moan [məun]


A switch clicked and a white bowl hung on three gilded chains from the ceiling's center filled the room with light. Spade, barefooted in green and white checked pajamas, sat on the side of his bed. He scowled at the telephone on the table while his hands took from beside it a packet of brown papers and a sack of Bull Durham tobacco. Cold steamy air blew in through two open windows, bringing with it half a dozen times a minute the Alcatraz foghorn's dull moaning.

A tinny alarm-clock (маленький будильник), insecurely mounted (ненадежно установленный) on a corner of Duke's Celebrated Criminal Cases of America (на углу /книги Дьюка/ «Знаменитые уголовные дела США») — face down on the table (/лежащей/ лицом вниз на столе) — held its hands at five minutes past two (показывал пять минут третьего: «держал свои стрелки на пяти минутах после двух»; hand — рука).

Spade's thick fingers made a cigarette (толстые пальцы Спейда сделали сигарету) with deliberate care (с нарочитой тщательностью; care — забота, попечение), sifting a measured quantity of tan flakes (отсеивая отмеренное количество желто-коричневых хлопьев) down into curved paper (вниз, в изогнутую бумагу), spreading the flakes so (распределяя хлопья так) that they lay equal at the ends (чтобы они лежали одинаково на концах) with a slight depression in the middle (с незначительной впадиной посередине), thumbs rolling the paper's inner edge down and up (большие пальцы скручивают внутренний край бумаги взад и вперед; up and down — вверх и вниз) under the outer edge (под внешним краем) as forefingers pressed it over (в то время как указательные пальцы прижимают ее сверху), thumbs (большие пальцы) and fingers (и пальцы) sliding to the paper cylinder's ends (скользят к концам бумажного цилиндра) to hold it even (чтобы удерживать его ровным) while tongue licked the flap (пока язык лижет краешек; flap — створка, клапан, отворот), left forefinger and thumb pinching their end (левый указательный палец и большой палец сжимают один: «их» конец) while right forefinger and thumb smoothed the damp seam (пока правый указательный палец и большой палец разглаживают влажный шов), right forefinger and thumb twisting their end (правый указательный и большой палец скручивают другой: «их» конец) and lifting the other to Spade's mouth (и поднимают другой ко рту Спейда).

measured ['meʒəd] tongue [tʌŋ] lick [lɪk]


A tinny alarm-clock, insecurely mounted on a corner of Duke's Celebrated Criminal Cases of America — face down on the table — held its hands at five minutes past two.

Spade's thick fingers made a cigarette with deliberate care, sifting a measured quantity of tan flakes down into curved paper, spreading the flakes so that they lay equal at the ends with a slight depression in the middle, thumbs rolling the paper's inner edge down and up under the outer edge as forefingers pressed it over, thumbs and fingers sliding to the paper cylinder's ends to hold it even while tongue licked the flap, left forefinger and thumb pinching their end while right forefinger and thumb smoothed the damp seam, right forefinger and thumb twisting their end and lifting the other to Spade's mouth.


He picked up the pigskin (он поднял мешочек из свиной кожи) and nickel lighter (и никелевую зажигалку) that had fallen to the floor (которая упала на пол), manipulated it (управился с ней), and with the cigarette burning in a corner of his mouth stood up (и с сигаретой, горящей в углу его рта, встал). He took off his pajamas (он снял свою пижаму). The smooth thickness of his arms, legs, and body (гладкая плотность его рук, ног и тела), the sag of his big rounded shoulders (изгиб его больших круглых плеч), made his body like a bear's (делали его тело похожим на /тело/ медведя). It was like a shaved bear's (оно было как тело выбритого медведя): his chest was hairless (на его груди не было волос; hairless — безволосый, лысый). His skin was childishly soft and pink (его кожа была по-детски нежной и розовой).

pigskin ['pɪgskɪn] shave [ʃeɪv] childishly ['tʃaɪldɪʃlɪ]

He picked up the pigskin and nickel lighter that had fallen to the floor, manipulated it, and with the cigarette burning in a corner of his mouth stood up. He took off his pajamas. The smooth thickness of his arms, legs, and body, the sag of his big rounded shoulders, made his body like a bear's. It was like a shaved bear's: his chest was hairless. His skin was childishly soft and pink.


He scratched the back of his neck (он почесал заднюю часть своей шеи; back — спина , задняя часть) and began to dress (и начал одеваться). He put on a thin white union-suit (он надел тонкий белый нательный комбинезон), grey socks (серые носки), black garters (черные подвязки), and dark brown shoes (и темно-коричневые туфли). When he had fastened his shoes (когда он завязал /шнурки/ на ботинках) he picked up the telephone (он поднял телефонную /трубку/), called Graystone 4500, and ordered a taxicab (набрал: «назвал» Грэйстоун 4500, и заказал такси). He put on a green-striped white shirt (он надел белую рубашку с зелеными полосками; striped — полосатый), a soft white collar (мягкий белый воротник), a green necktie (зеленый галстук), the grey suit he had worn that day (серый костюм, который был на нем: «который он носил» в тот день), a loose tweed overcoat (свободное твидовое пальто), and a dark grey hat (и темно-серую шляпу). The street-door-bell rang as he stuffed tobacco (звонок парадной двери зазвонил, когда он запихнул табак; street — улица), keys, and money into his pockets (ключи и деньги в свои карманы).

scratch [skrætʃ] necktie ['nektaɪ] overcoat ['əuvəkəut]


He scratched the back of his neck and began to dress. He put on a thin white union-suit, grey socks, black garters, and dark brown shoes. When he had fastened his shoes he picked up the telephone, called Graystone 4500, and ordered a taxicab. He put on a green-striped white shirt, a softwhite collar, a green necktie, the grey suit he had worn that day, a loose tweed overcoat, and a dark grey hat. The street-door-bell rang as he stuffed tobacco, keys, and money into his pockets.


Where Bush Street roofed Stockton (там, где Буш-стрит нависает над Стоктон-стрит; to roof — настилать крышу) before slipping downhill to Chinatown (прежде чем плавно перейти вниз под уклон к Чайнатауну; Chinatown — китайский квартал), Spade paid his fare and left the taxicab (Спейд оплатил стоимость проезда и покинул такси). San Francisco's night-fog (ночной туман Сан-Франциско), thin, clammy, and penetrant (бледный, липкий и пронизывающий), blurred the street (расплылся по улице; to blur — пачкать, делать неясным). A few yards from where Spade had dismissed the taxicab (в нескольких ярдах от места, где Спейд отпустил такси) a small group of men stood looking up an alley (стояла небольшая группа людей, что-то высматривая в узкой улочке; yard — ярд — мера длины, равная 3 футам или 91,44 см). Two women stood with a man on the other side of Bush Street (две женщины стояли с мужчиной на другой стороне Буш-стрит), looking at the alley (глядя на ту же улочку). There were faces at windows (в окнах были лица).

penetrant ['penɪtrənt] blurred [blə:d] alley ['ælɪ]


Where Bush Street roofed Stockton before slipping downhill to Chinatown, Spade paid his fare and left the taxicab. San Francisco's night-fog, thin, clammy, and penetrant, blurred the street. A few yards from where Spade had dismissed the taxicab a small group of men stood looking up an alley. Two women stood with a man on the other side of Bush Street, looking at the alley. There were faces at windows.

Spade crossed the sidewalk (Спейд пересек тротуар) between iron-railed hatchways (между обнесенными железными перилами люками) that opened above bare ugly stairs (которые выходили на: «открывались над» истертые: «голые» уродливые ступеньки), went to the parapet (подошел к парапету), and, resting his hands on the damp coping (и, положив руки на влажные парапетные плиты; to rest — отдыхать, покоиться), looked down into Stockton Street (посмотрел вниз на Стоктон-стрит). An automobile popped out of the tunnel beneath him (автомобиль выскочил из туннеля под ним; to pop — хлопать, стрелять) with a roaring swish (с грохочущим свистом), as if it had been blown out (словно был выдут оттуда), and ran away (и уехал; to run (ran, run) — бежать). Not far from the tunnel's mouth (недалеко от входа в туннель; mouth — рот, уста) a man was hunkered on his heels (мужчина сидел на корточках /на своих пятках/) before a billboard (перед рекламным щитом) that held advertisements of a moving picture (содержащим /рекламное/ объявление кинофильма; moving picture = motion picture) and a gasoline (и /перед/ бензиновой колонкой; gasoline = gasoline, зд. = gasolene-station) across the front of a gap between two store-buildings (через промежуток между двумя складскими помещениями).

ugly ['ʌglɪ] beneath [bɪ'ni:θ] advertisement [əd'və:tɪsmənt]


Spade crossed the sidewalk between iron-railed hatchways that opened above bare ugly stairs, went to the parapet, and, resting his hands on the damp coping, looked down into Stockton Street. An automobile popped out of the tunnel beneath him with a roaring swish, as if it had been blown out, and ran away. Not far from the tunnel's mouth a man was hunkered on his heels before a billboard that held advertisements of a moving picture and a gasoline across the front of a gap between two store-buildings.


The hunkered man's head (голова сидящего на корточках мужчины) was bent almost to the sidewalk (была наклонена почти к тротуару) so he could look under the billboard (так, что он мог смотреть под рекламный щит). A hand flat on the paving (рука плашмя /лежащая/ на мостовой: «дорожном покрытии»), a hand clenched on the billboard's green frame (рука сжимающая зеленую раму рекламного щита), held him in this grotesque position (удерживали его в таком нелепом положении). Two other men stood awkwardly together (двое других мужчин стояли неуклюже вместе) at one end of the billboard (на одном конце рекламного щита), peeping through the few inches of space (заглядывая через несколько сантиметров пространства) between it and the building at that end (между ним и зданием в том конце). The building at the other end (здание с другой стороны) had a blank grey sidewall (имело бледно-серую боковую стену) that looked down on the lot behind the billboard (которая смотрела вниз, на участок земли за рекламным щитом; lot — жребий, судьба). Lights flickered on the sidewall (на боковой стене сверкали огни), and the shadows of men moving among lights (и тени людей, движущихся между огнями).

grotesque [grəu'tesk] awkwardly ['ɔ:kwədlɪ] together [tə'geðə]


The hunkered man's head was bent almost to the sidewalk so he could look under the billboard. A hand flat on the paving, a hand clenched on the billboard's green frame, held him in this grotesque position. Two other men stood awkwardly together at one end of the billboard, peeping through the few inches of space between it and the building at that end. The building at the other end had a blank grey sidewall that looked down on the lot behind the billboard. Lights flickered on the sidewall, and the shadows of men moving among lights.


Spade turned from the parapet (Спейд отвернулся от парапета) and walked up Bush Street (и пошел вверх по Буш-стрит) to the alley where men were grouped (к узкой улочке, где сгруппировались = столпились мужчины). A uniformed policeman (полицейский в униформе) chewing gum (жующий жвачку; gum — смола, клей, резина) under an enameled sign (под эмалированным знаком) that said Burritt St. in white against dark blue (на котором было написано белым /шрифтом/ на темно-синем /фоне/: Бурритт-стрит; to say — говорить, гласить) put out an arm and asked (вытянул руку и сказал): "What do you want here (что вам здесь нужно)?"

"I'm Sam Spade (я Сэм Спейд). Tom Polhaus phoned me (Том Полхауз позвонил мне)."

"Sure you are (конечно, это вы)." The policeman's arm went down (рука полицейского опустилась: «пошла вниз»). "I didn't know you at first (я вас сначала не узнал). Well, they're back there (они там сзади)." He jerked a thumb over his shoulder (он дернул большим пальцем через плечо). "Bad business (плохое дело = грустная история)."

enameled [ɪ'næm(ə)ld] sign [saɪn] first [fə:st]


Spade turned from the parapet and walked up Bush Street to the alley where men were grouped. A uniformed policeman chewing gum under an enameled sign that said Burritt St. in white against dark blue put out an arm and asked: "What do you want here?"

"I'm Sam Spade. Tom Polhaus phoned me."

"Sure you are." The policeman's arm went down. "I didn't know you at first. Well, they're back there." He jerked a thumb over his shoulder. "Bad business."

"Bad enough (довольно плохое)," Spade agreed (согласился Спейд), and went up the alley (и пошел вверх по улице). Half-way up it (на полдороге), not far from the entrance (недалеко от входа), a dark ambulance stood (стояла темная машина скорой помощи). Behind the ambulance, to the left (позади машины скорой помощи, слева), the alley was bounded by a waist-high fence (улица была ограждена оградой на уровне талии; to bound — ограничивать, служить границей), horizontal strips of rough boarding (горизонтальными планками из грубых досок). From the fence (от ограды) dark ground fell away steeply (темная земля спускалась круто) to the billboard on Stockton Street below (к рекламному щиту, внизу , на Стоктон-стрит). A ten-foot length of the fence's top rail (верхняя планка ограды длиной в десять футов: «десятифутовая длина самой высокой планки ограды») had been torn from a post at one end (была оторвана от столба с одной стороны) and hung dangling from the other (и свисала, болтаясь, с другой).

entrance ['entrəns] rough [rʌf] boarding ['bɔ:dɪŋ]


"Bad enough," Spade agreed, and went up the alley. Half-way up it, not far from the entrance, a dark ambulance stood. Behind the ambulance, to the left, the alley was bounded by a waist-high fence, horizontal strips of rough boarding. From the fence dark ground fell away steeply to the billboard on Stockton Street below. A ten-foot length of the fence's top rail had been torn from a post at one end and hung dangling from the other.


Fifteen feet down the slope (в пятнадцати футах вниз по склону) a flat boulder stuck out (торчал плоский валун). In the notch between boulder and slope (в расселине между валуном и склоном) Miles Archer lay on his back (лежал Майлз Арчер на спине). Two men stood over him (двое мужчин стояли над ним). One of them held the beam of an electric torch (один из них держал луч света от ручного фонаря; electric — электрический) on the dead man (на мертвеце; dead — мертвый, умерший). Other men with lights (другие мужчины с фонариками: «огнями») moved up and down the slope (двигались вверх и вниз по склону).

One of them hailed Spade (один из них окликнул: «приветствовал» Спейда), "Hello, Sam (привет, Сэм)," and clambered up to the alley (и вскарабкался /со склона/ на улицу), his shadow running up the slope before him (его тень бежала вверх по склону перед ним). He was a barrel-bellied tall man (он был толстобрюхим высоким человеком; barrel-bellied: barrel бочка, belly — живот) with shrewd small eyes (с проницательными маленькими глазами), a thick mouth (крупным : «толстым» ртом) and carelessly shaven dark jowls (и небрежно выбритыми темными щеками).

lights [laɪts] shrewd [ʃru:d] jowl [dʒaul]


Fifteen feet down the slope a flat boulder stuck out. In the notch between boulder and slope Miles Archer lay on his back. Two men stood over him. One of them held the beam of an electric torch on the dead man. Other men with lights moved up and down the slope.

One of them hailed Spade, "Hello, Sam," and clambered up to the alley, his shadow running up the slope before him. He was a barrel- bellied tall man with shrewd small eyes, a thick mouth and carelessly shaven dark jowls.


His shoes (его туфли), knees (колени), hands (руки), and chin were daubed with brown loam (и подбородок были измазаны глиной). "I figured you'd want to see it before we took him away (я полагал, вы захотите это увидеть, прежде чем мы его заберем; to figure — изображать графически, представлять)," he said as he stepped over the broken fence (сказал он, когда он шагнул = шагнув через сломанную ограду).

"Thanks, Tom (спасибо, Том)," Spade said. "What happened (что произошло: « случилось»)?" He put an elbow on a fence-post (он положил локоть на стойку ограды) and looked down at the men below (и посмотрел вниз, на мужчин внизу), nodding to those who nodded to him (кивая тем, кто кивал ему).

Tom Polhaus poked his own left breast (Том Полхаус ткнул свою левую грудь) with a dirty finger (грязным пальцем).

daub [dɔ:b] figured ['fɪgəd] dirty ['də:tɪ]


His shoes, knees, hands, and chin were daubed with brown loam. "I figured you'd want to see it before we took him away," he said as he stepped over the broken fence.

"Thanks, Tom," Spade said. "What happened?" He put an elbow on a fence-post and looked down at the men below, nodding to those who nodded to him.

Tom Polhaus poked his own left breast with a dirty finger.


"Got him right through the pump (/пуля/ попала ему прямо в сердце; pump — насос, помпа; разг. сердце) — with this (из этого)." He took a fat revolver from his coat-pocket (он достал сальный револьвер из кармана своего пальто) and held it out to Spade (и протянул его Спейду). Mud inlaid the depressions (грязь выстилала впадины) in the revolver's surface (на поверхности револьвера). "A Webley («Уэбли»). English, ain't it (английский, не так ли)?"

Spade took his elbow from the fence-post (Спейд убрал: «взял» свой локоть со стойки ограды) and leaned down to look at the weapon (и наклонился, чтобы посмотреть на оружие), but he did not touch it (но он не коснулся его). "Yes," he said, "Webley-Fosbery automatic revolver («Уэбли-фосбери», автоматический револьвер). That's it (это он). Thirty- eight, eight shot (калибр 3,8 миллиметра: «тридцать восьмой», восьми- зарядный: «восемь выстрелов»). They don't make them any more (они их больше не делают). How many gone out of it (сколько из него вышло /пуль/)?"

inlaid ["ɪn'leɪd] weapon ['wepən] gone [gɔn]


"Got him right through the pump — with this." He took a fat revolver from his coat-pocket and held it out to Spade. Mud inlaid the depressions in the revolver's surface. "A Webley. English, ain't it?"

Spade took his elbow from the fence-post and leaned down to look at the weapon, but he did not touch it. "Yes," he said, "Webley-Fosbery automatic revolver. That's it. Thirty-eight, eight shot. They don't make them any more. How many gone out of it?"


"One pill (одна пуля; pill — пилюля, таблетка; воен. жарг. ядро)." Tom poked his breast again (Том снова ткнул свою грудь). "He must've been dead (он, должно быть, был уже мертв) when he cracked the fence (когда он разломал ограду; to crack — щелкать, трескаться)." He raised the muddy revolver (он поднял грязный револьвер). "Ever seen this before (видел когда-нибудь это раньше)?"

Spade nodded (Спейд кивнул). "I've seen Webley-Fosberys (я видел /револьверы/ «Уэбли-фосбери»)," he said without interest (сказал он без интереса), and then spoke rapidly (а потом быстро произнес): "He was shot up here, huh (он был застрелен здесь, а)? Standing where you are (стоя, где ты), with his back to the fence (спиной к ограде). The man that shot him stands here (человек, который застрелил его, стоит здесь)".

muddy ['mʌdɪ] rapidly ['ræpɪdlɪ] fence [fens]


"One pill." Tom poked his breast again. "He must've been dead when he cracked the fence." He raised the muddy revolver. "Ever seen this before?"

Spade nodded. "I've seen Webley-Fosberys," he said without interest, and then spoke rapidly: "He was shot up here, huh? Standing where you are, with his back to the fence. The man that shot him stands here.


He went around in front of Tom (он прошелся перед Томом) and raised a hand breast-high (и поднял руку на уровень груди) with leveled forefinger (с нацеленным /как оружие/ указательным пальцем). "Lets him have it (допустим, он выстрелил) and Miles goes back (и Майлз опрокидывается: «отходит назад»), taking the top off the fence (снося верхушку ограды) and going on through (и дальше, сквозь /нее/; to go on — идти дальше, продолжать) and down till the rock catches him (и вниз, пока камень не задержал его; to catch — поймать, схватить). That it (так)?"

"That's it (так)," Tom replied slowly (медленно ответил Том), working his brows together (перемещая брови вместе = сдвигая брови; to work — работать, трудиться; приводить в движение). "The blast burnt his coat (дульное пламя прожгло его пальто; blast — поток, гудок, взрыв)."

"Who found him (кто его нашел)?"

forefinger ['fɔ:"fɪŋgə] through [θru:] brow [brau]


"He went around in front of Torn and raised a hand breast-high with leveled forefinger. "Lets him have it and Miles goes back, taking the top off the fence and going on through and down till the rock catches him. That it?"

"That's it," Tom replied slowly, working his brows together. "The blast burnt his coat."

"Who found him?"


"The man on the beat, Shilling (участковый полицейский, Шиллинг; beat — удар, ритм; дозор, обход). He was coming down Bush (он шел вниз по Буш-стрит), and just as he got here (и когда он дошел сюда) a machine turning threw headlights up here (поворачивающая машина бросила свет фар сюда, наверх), and he saw the top off the fence (он увидел оторванную верхушку ограды; off — зд. указывает на отделение части от целого). So he came up to look at it (так он пришел наверх, чтобы посмотреть на нее), and found him (и нашел его)."

"What about the machine (что насчет машины) that was turning around (которая поворачивала)?"

"Not a damned thing about it, Sam (ни одной проклятой зацепки: «вещи» по ней, Сэм). Shilling didn't pay any attention to it (Шиллинг не обратил никакого внимания на нее; to pay — платить), not knowing anything was wrong then (не зная, что что-то было не так).

beat [bi:t] machine [mə'ʃi:n] attention [ə'tenʃ(ə)n]


"The man on the beat, Shilling. He was coming down Bush, and just as he got here a machine turning threw headlights up here, and he saw the top off the fence. So he came up to look at it, and found him."

"What about the machine that was turning around?"

"Not a damned thing about it, Sam. Shilling didn't pay any attention to it, not knowing anything was wrong then.


He says nobody didn't come out of here (он говорит, что никто не выходил отсюда) while he was coming down from Powell (пока он спускался с Пауэлл-стрит) or he'd've seen them (или он бы их увидел; he'd've = he would have). The only other way out (единственный другой путь отсюда) would be under the billboard on Stockton (будет под рекламным щитом на Стоктон). Nobody went that way (никто не прошел той дорогой). The fog's got the ground soggy (туман сделал землю мокрой), and the only marks are (и единственные следы там; mark — знак, штамп, ориентир) where Miles slid down (где Майлз сполз вниз) and where this here gun rolled (и куда покатился этот пистолет)."

"Didn't anybody hear the shot (разве никто не слышал выстрела)?"

while [waɪl] billboard ['bɪlbɔ:d] hear [hɪə]


He says nobody didn't come out of here while he was coming down from Powell or he'd've seen them. The only other way out would be under the billboard on Stockton. Nobody went that way. The fog's got the ground soggy, and the only marks are where Miles slid down and where this here gun rolled."

"Didn't anybody hear the shot?"


"For the love of God, Sam (ради Бога, Сэм), we only just got here (мы только что прибыли сюда). Somebody must've heard it (кто-нибудь должен был слышать), when we find them (если мы их найдем)." He turned and put a leg over the fence (он повернулся и поставил ногу на ограду). "Coming down for a look at him (пойдешь вниз, чтобы посмотреть на него) before he's moved (прежде чем его увезут)?"

Spade said (Спейд сказал): "No (нет)."

Tom halted astride the fence (Том задержался на ограде; astride — верхом на чем-либо) and looked back at Spade with surprised small eyes (и посмотрел назад на Спейда удивленными маленькими глазами).

Spade said: "You've seen him (вы видели его). You'd see everything I could (вы уже увидели все, что увидел бы я)."

halt [hɔ:lt] astride [ə'straɪd] surprise [sə'praɪz]


"For the love of God, Sam, we only just got here. Somebody must've heard it, when we find them." He turned and put a leg over the fence. "Coming down for a look at him before he's moved?"

Spade said: "No."

Tom halted astride the fence and looked back at Spade with surprised small eyes.

Spade said: "You've seen him. You'd see everything I could."


Tom, still looking at Spade (Том, все-еще глядя на Спейда), nodded doubtfully (с сомнением кивнул) and withdrew his leg over the fence (и перенес свою ногу /обратно/ через ограду; to withdraw — отдергивать, забирать, брать назад). "His gun was tucked away on his hip (его пистолет был спрятан /в кобуре/ на /его/ бедре)," he said. "It hadn't been fired (из него не стреляли; to fire — зажигать, воодушевлять). His overcoat was buttoned (его пальто было застегнуто). There's a hundred and sixty-some bucks in his clothes (в его одежде было сто шестьдесят с чем- то баксов). Was he working, Sam (он работал, Сэм)?"

Spade, after a moment's hesitation, nodded (Спейд кивнул, после минутного колебания).

Tom asked (Том спросил): "Well (ну)?"

doubtful ['dautf(ə)l] withdraw [wɪð'drɔ:] hesitation ["hezɪ'teɪʃ(ə)n]


Tom, still looking at Spade, nodded doubtfully and withdrew his leg over the fence. "His gun was tucked away on his hip," he said. "It hadn'tbeen fired. His overcoat was buttoned. There's a hundred and sixty-some bucks in his clothes. Was he working, Sam?"

Spade, after a moment's hesitation, nodded.

Tom asked: "Well?"


"He was supposed to be tailing a fellow named Floyd Thursby (он должен был следить за парнем по имени Терсби; to tail — приделывать хвост; неотступно следовать)," Spade said, and described Thursby as Miss Wonderly had described him (и описал Терсби так, как описала его мисс Уондерли).

"What for (для чего)?"

Spade put his hands into his overcoat-pockets (Спейд сунул руки в карманы своего пальто) and blinked sleepy eyes at Tom (и помигал Тому сонными глазами). Tom repeated impatiently (Том нетерпеливо повторил): "What for (для чего)?"

supposed [sə'pəuzd] tailing ['teɪlɪŋ] impatient [ɪm'peɪʃ(ə)nt]


"He was supposed to be tailing a fellow named Floyd Thursby," Spade said, and described Thursby as Miss Wonderly had described him.

"What for?"

Spade put his hands into his overcoat-pockets and blinked sleepy eyes at Tom. Tom repeated impatiently: "What for?"


"He was an Englishman, maybe (он, может быть, был англичанином). I don't know what his game was, exactly (я точно не знаю, какие у него были планы; game — игра, состязание; замысел). We were trying to find out where he lived (мы пытались выяснить, где он живет)." Spade grinned faintly (Спейд слабо улыбнулся) and took a hand from his pocket (и достал руку из своего кармана) to pat Tom's shoulder (чтобы похлопать Тома по плечу). "Don't crowd me (не дави на меня; to crowd — толпиться, переполнять)" He put the hand in his pocket again (он снова сунул руку в карман). "I'm going out to break the news to Miles's wife (я ухожу, чтобы сообщить новость жене Майлза)." He turned away (он отвернулся).

exactly [ɪg'zæktlɪ] shoulder ['ʃəuldə] crowd [kraud]


"He was an Englishman, maybe. I don't know what his game was, exactly. We were trying to find out where he lived." Spade grinned faintly and took a hand from his pocket to pat Tom's shoulder. "Don't crowd me" He put the hand in his pocket again. "I'm going out to break the news to Miles's wife." He turned away.


Tom, scowling, opened his mouth (Том, нахмурившись, открыл рот), closed it without having said anything (закрыл его, не сказав ни слова), cleared his throat (прочистил горло), put the scowl off his face (убрал хмурый вид со своего лица), and spoke with a husky sort of gentleness (и сказал с сиплым видом/родом мягкости = с сиплой мягкостью): "It's tough, him getting it like that (жестоко, что его вот так вот подстрелили: «он получил это так»). Miles had his faults same as the rest of us (у Майлза были свои недостатки, как и у всех остальных нас = как у всех у нас), but I guess he must've had some good points too (но я думаю, у него должны были быть некоторые хорошие черты; point — точка, место)."

"I guess so (я так думаю: « подозреваю, предполагаю»)," Spade agreed in a tone (согласился Спейд тоном) that was utterly meaningless (который был крайне невыразительным: «бессмысленным»), and went out of the alley (и вышел с улочки).

In an all-night drug-store (в дежурной аптеке; all-night — ночной, работающий всю ночь) on the corner of Bush and Taylor Streets (на углу Буш и Тэйлор-стрит), Spade used a telephone (Спейд воспользовался телефоном).

scowling ['skaulɪŋ] throat [θrəut] utterly ['ʌtəlɪ]


Tom, scowling, opened his mouth, closed it without having said anything, cleared his throat, put the scowl off his face, and spoke with a husky sort of gentleness: "It's tough, him getting it like that. Miles had his faults same as the rest of us, but I guess he must've had some good points too."

"I guess so," Spade agreed in a tone that was utterly meaningless, and went out of the alley.

In an all-night drug-store on the corner of Bush and Taylor Streets, Spade used a telephone.


"Precious (дорогая)," he said into it a little while (сказал он в него вскоре после того) after he had given a number (как дал номер), "Miles has been shot (Майлза застрелили) Yes, he's dead... (да, он мертв) Now don't get excited... (не волнуйся) Yes... You'll have to break it to Iva... (да… ты должна будешь сообщить это Иве…; to break — ломать, разбивать) No, I'm damned if I will (нет, будь я проклят если я /сообщу ей/). You've got to do it (ты должна сделать это) ... That's a good girl (вот хорошая девочка) ... And keep her away from the office (и держи ее подальше от офиса) ... Tell her I'll see her — uh — some time (скажи ей, что я встречусь с ней — ээ — когда-нибудь)... Yes, but don't tie me up to anything (но не привязывай меня ни к чему )... That's the stuff (такие дела; stuff — материя, материал). You're an angel (ты — ангел). 'Bye (пока)."

precious ['preʃəs] excited [ɪk'saɪtɪd] stuff [stʌf]

"Precious," he said into it a little while after he had given a number, "Miles has been shot Yes, he's dead... Now don't get excited... Yes... You'll have to break it to Iva... No, I'm damned if I will. You've got to do it... That's a good girl... And keep her away from the office... Tell her I'll see her — uh — some time... Yes, but don't tie me up to anything... That's the stuff. You're an angel. Bye."


Spade's tinny alarm-clock said three-forty (крошечный будильник Спейда показывал три часа сорок минут; alarm — тревога, сигнальный гудок), when he turned on the light in the suspended bowl again (когда он включил свет в подвешенной чаше снова). He dropped his hat and overcoat on the bed (он бросил: «уронил» свою шляпу и пальто на кровать) and went into his kitchen (и пошел на свою кухню), returning to the bedroom (вернувшись в спальню) with a wineglass and a tall bottle of Bacardi (с фужером и высокой бутылкой «бакарди»; wineglass — бокал для вина). He poured a drink (он налил выпивку) and drank it standing (и выпил ее стоя). He put bottle and glass on the table (он поставил бутылку и фужер на стол), sat on the side of the bed facing them (сел на край кровати лицом к ним), and rolled a cigarette (и свернул сигарету). He had drunk his third glass of Bacardi (он уже выпил свой третий фужер «бакарди») and was lighting his fifth cigarette (и закуривал свою пятую сигарету; to light зажигать, освещать ) when the street-door-bell rang (когда зазвенел звонок парадной двери).

suspended [sə'spendɪd] bowl [bəul] pour [pɔ:]


Spade's tinny alarm-clock said three-forty when he turned on the light in the suspended bowl again. He dropped his hat and overcoat on the bed and went into his kitchen, returning to the bedroom with a wineglass and a tall bottle of Bacardi. He poured a drink and drank itstanding. He put bottle and glass on the table, sat on the side of the bed facing them, and rolled a cigarette. He had drunk his third glass of Bacardi and was lighting his fifth cigarette when the street-door-bell rang.


The hands of the alarm-clock registered four-thirty (стрелки будильника показывали четыре тридцать; to register — регистрировать, отмечать). Spade sighed, rose from the bed (Спейд вздохнул, встал с кровати), and went to the telephone-box beside his bathroom door (и пошел к домофону: «телефонной будке» рядом с дверью его ванной комнаты). He pressed the button (он нажал кнопку) that released the street-door-lock (которая открыла замок на парадной двери; to release — освобождать, отпускать). He muttered (он проворчал), "Damn her (черт бы ее побрал; to damn — проклинать)," and stood scowling at the black telephone-box (и стоял, хмурясь на черный домофон), breathing irregularly (неровно: «нерегулярно» дыша) while a dull flush grew in his cheeks (в то время как тусклый румянец проявлялся на его щеках; to grow (grew, grown) — расти, увеличиваться; dull — тупой; тусклый).

sigh [saɪ] bathroom ['bɑ:θru(:)m] released [rɪ'li:st]


The hands of the alarm-clock registered four-thirty. Spade sighed, rose from the bed, and went to the telephone-box beside his bathroom door. He pressed the button that released the street-door-lock. He muttered, "Damn her," and stood scowling at the black telephone-box, breathing irregularly while a dull flush grew in his cheeks.


The grating and rattling of the elevator-door (скрип и грохот двери лифта) opening and closing (открывающегося и закрывающегося) came from the corridor (доносился из коридора). Spade sighed again (Спейд снова вздохнул) and moved towards the corridor-door (и пошел в сторону двери в коридор). Soft heavy footsteps (мягкие тяжелые шаги) sounded on the carpeted floor outside (раздались на покрытом ковром полу снаружи), the footsteps of two men (шаги двух мужчин). Spade's face brightened (лицо Спейда прояснилось). His eyes were no longer harassed (его глаза больше не были встревожены). He opened the door quickly (он быстро открыл дверь). "Hello, Tom (привет, Том)," he said to the barrel-bellied tall detective (сказал он толстобрюхому, высокому детективу) with whom he had talked in Burritt Street (с которым он говорил на Баррит-стрит), and, "Hello, Lieutenant (и, привет, лейтенант)," to the man beside Tom (мужчине рядом с Томом). "Come in (входите)."

towards [tə'wɔ:dz] harassed ['hærəst] quickly ['kwɪklɪ]


The grating and rattling of the elevator-door opening and closing came from the corridor. Spade sighed again and moved towards the corridor-door. Soft heavy footsteps sounded on the carpeted floor outside, the footsteps of two men. Spade's face brightened. His eyes were no longer harassed. He opened the door quickly. "Hello, Tom," he said to the barrel-bellied tall detective with whom he had talked in Burritt Street, and, "Hello, Lieutenant," to the man beside Tom. "Come in."


They nodded together (они вместе кивнули), neither saying anything (ничего не говоря; neither — ни тот, ни другой), and came in (и вошли). Spade shut the door (Спейд закрыл дверь) and ushered them into his bedroom (и проводил их в спальню). Toni sat on an end of the sofa by the windows (Том сел на край дивана у окон; end — конец). The Lieutenant sat on a chair beside the table (лейтенант сел на стул рядом со столом). The Lieutenant was a compactly built man (лейтенант был плотно сбитым мужчиной; built — построенный; to build — строить) with a round head(с круглой головой) under short-cut grizzled hair (под коротко подстриженными седеющими волосами) and a square face (и квадратным лицом) behind a short-cut grizzled mustache (за коротко подстриженными седеющими усами). A five-dollar gold-piece was pinned to his necktie (пятидолларовая золотая монета была приколота к его галстуку; piece — кусок, штука) and there was a small (и был маленький) elaborate diamond- set secret-society-emblem on his lapel (тонкой работы, оправленный алмаз — знак тайного общества на его лацкане; elaborate — тщательный, продуманный, детальный).

usher ['ʌʃə] mustache [mə'stɑ:ʃ] society [sə'saɪətɪ]


They nodded together, neither saying anything, and came in. Spade shut the door and ushered them into his bedroom. Toni sat on an end of the sofa by the windows. The Lieutenant sat on a chair beside the table. The Lieutenant was a compactly built man with a round head under short-cut grizzled hair and a square face behind a short-cut grizzled mustache. A five-dollar gold-piece was pinned to his necktie and there was a small elaborate diamond-set secret-society-emblem on his lapel.


Spade brought two wine-glasses in from the kitchen (Спейд принес два фужера из кухни), filled them and his own with Bacardi (наполнил их и свой /собственный бокал/ «бакарди»), gave one to each of his visitors (дал по одному /фужеру/ каждому из посетителей), and sat down with his on the side of the bed (и сам сел со своим /фужером/ на край кровати). His face was placid and uncurious (его лицо было спокойно и безразлично: «нелюбопытно»). He raised his glass, and said (он поднял свой фужер и сказал), "Success to crime (за успех преступлений)," and drank it down (и выпил /до дна/).

Tom emptied his glass (Том опустошил свой стакан), set it on the floor beside his feet (поставил его на пол рядом со своими ногами), and wiped his mouth with a muddy forefinger (и вытер свой рот грязным указательным пальцем). He stared at the foot of the bed (он смотрел на ножку кровати) as if trying to remember something (словно пытался вспомнить что-то) of which it vaguely reminded him (о чем она ему неясно напоминала).

uncurious [ʌn 'kju(ə)rɪəs] success [sək'ses] vaguely ['veɪglɪ]


Spade brought two wine-glasses in from the kitchen, filled them and his own with Bacardi, gave one to each of his visitors, and sat down with his on the side of the bed. His face was placid and uncurious. He raised his glass, and said, "Success to crime," and drank it down.

Tom emptied his glass, set it on the floor beside his feet, and wiped his mouth with a muddy forefinger. He stared at the foot of the bed as if trying to remember something of which it vaguely reminded him.


The Lieutenant looked at his glass for a dozen seconds (лейтенант смотрел на свой фужер дюжину секунд), took a very small sip of its contents (сделал очень небольшой глоток его содержимого), and put the glass on the table at his elbow (поставил фужер на стол, у своего локтя). He examined the room (он осматривал комнату) with hard deliberate eyes (жесткими, размышляющими глазами), and then looked at Tom (а потом посмотрел на Тома). Tom moved uncomfortably on the sofa (Том неловко поерзал: «задвигался» на диване) and, not looking up, asked (и, не поднимая взгляда, спросил): "Did you break the news to Miles's wife, Sam (ты сообщил новость жене Майлза, Сэм)?"

Spade said (Спейд сказал): "Uh-huh (угу)."

"How'd she take it (как она это восприняла)?"


dozen ['dʌz(ə)n] examine [ɪg'zæmɪn] deliberate [dɪ'lɪb(ə)rɪt]


The Lieutenant looked at his glass for a dozen seconds, took a very small sip of its contents, and put the glass on the table at his elbow. He examined the room with hard deliberate eyes, and then looked at Tom. Tom moved uncomfortably on the sofa and, not looking up, asked: "Did you break the news to Miles's wife, Sam?"

Spade said: "Uh-huh."

"How'd she take it?"


Spade shook his head (Спейд покачал головой). "I don't know anything about women (я ничего не знаю о женщинах)."

Tom said softly (Том мягко сказал): "The hell you don't (как же, не знаешь; hell — ад)."

The Lieutenant put his hands on his knees (лейтенант положил руки на колени) and leaned forward (и наклонился вперед). His greenish eyes were fixed on Spade in a peculiarly rigid stare (его зеленоватые глаза были зафиксированы на Спейде = уставились на Спейда в особенно жестком взгляде), as if their focus were a matter of mechanics (словно их фокус был делом механики), to be changed only by pulling a lever or pressing a button (изменяемый только при потягивании рычага или нажатии кнопки). "What kind of gun do you carry (какое у вас оружие: «какого рода оружие вы носите»)?" he asked (спросил он).

women ['wɪmɪn] greenish ['gri:nɪʃ] rigid ['rɪdʒɪd]


Spade shook his head. "I don't know anything about women."

Tom said softly: "The hell you don't."

The Lieutenant put his hands on his knees and leaned forward. His greenish eyes were fixed on Spade in a peculiarly rigid stare, as if their focus were a matter of mechanics, to be changed only by pulling a lever or pressing a button. "What kind of gun do you carry?" he asked.


"None (никакого). I don't like them much (я его: «их» не особенно люблю). Of course there are some in the office (конечно, в офисе есть какое-то)."

"I'd like to see one of them (я хотел бы увидеть одно из них)," the Lieutenant said (сказал лейтенант). "You don't happen to have one here (у вас случайно здесь нет какого-нибудь /оружия/)?"

"No (нет)."

"You sure of that (вы уверены в этом)?"

"Look around (посмотрите /вокруг/)." Spade smiled and waved his empty glass a little (Спейд улыбнулся и слегка махнул своим пустым фужером). "Turn the dump upside-down if you want (переверните свалку сверху донизу, если вы хотите). I won't squawk (я не буду возражать; to squawk — пронзительно кричать, громко жаловаться) — if you've got a search-warrant (если у вас есть ордер на обыск; to search — искать, обыскивать)."

Tom protested (Том запротестовал): "Oh, hell, Sam (о, черт возьми, Сэм)!"

course [kɔ:s] waved [weɪvd] squawk [skwɔ:k]


"None. I don't like them much. Of course there are some in the office."

"I'd like to see one of them," the Lieutenant said. "You don't happen to have one here?"

"No."

"You sure of that?"

"Look around." Spade smiled and waved his empty glass a little. "Turn the dump upside-down if you want. I won't squawk — if you've got a search-warrant."

Tom protested: "Oh, hell, Sam!"


Spade set his glass on the table (Спейд поставил фужер на стол) and stood up facing the Lieutenant (и встал перед: «лицом к» лейтенантом). "What do you want, Dundy (что вы хотите, Данди)?" he asked in a voice hard and cold as his eyes (спросил он таким же жестким и холодным голосом, как и его глаза).

Lieutenant Dundy's eyes had moved (глаза лейтенанта Данди передвинулись) to maintain their focus on Spade's (чтобы поддерживать свой фокус на глазах Спейда). Only his eyes had moved (двинулись только его глаза). Tom shifted his weight on the sofa again (Том поерзал всем телом: «сдвинул свой вес» снова на диване), blew a deep breath out through his nose (выдохнул глубоко через нос; breath — дыхание, вздох), and growled plaintively (и жалобно простонал): "We're not wanting to make army trouble, Sam (мы не хотим вооруженного конфликта, Сэм!)."

maintain [meɪn'teɪn] plaintively ['pleɪntɪvlɪ] trouble [trʌb(ə)l]


Spade set his glass on the table and stood up facing the Lieutenant. "What do you want, Dundy?" he asked in a voice hard and cold as his eyes.

Lieutenant Dundy's eyes had moved to maintain their focus on Spade's. Only his eyes had moved. Tom shifted his weight on the sofa again, blew a deep breath out through his nose, and growled plaintively: "We're not wanting to make army trouble, Sam."

Spade, ignoring Tom, said to Dundy (Спейд, игнорируя Тома, сказал Данди): "Well, what do you want (ну, что вы хотите)? Talk turkey (говорите прямо; turkey — индюк, индейка). Who in hell do you think you are (кто, черт возьми, вы такой: «вы думаете, вы есть»), coming in here trying to rope me (придя сюда и пытаясь заарканить меня; to rope — связывать, заманивать)?"

"All right (хорошо)," Dundy said in his chest (сказал Данди низким грудным голосом; chest — ящик, сундук; грудная клетка), "sit down and listen (садитесь и слушайте)."

"I'll sit or stand as I damned please (я буду сидеть или стоять , как мне, к черту, нравится)," said Spade, not moving (сказал Спейд, не двигаясь).

"For Christ's sake be reasonable (ради Христа, будь разумным)," Toni begged (попросил Том).

ignore [ɪg'nɔ:] moving ['mu:vɪŋ] reasonable ['ri:z(ə)nəb(ə)l]


Spade, ignoring Tom, said to Dundy: "Well, what do you want? Talk turkey. Who in hell do you think you are, coming in here trying to rope me?"

"All right," Dundy said in his chest, "sit down and listen."

"I'll sit or stand as I damned please," said Spade, not moving.

"For Christ's sake be reasonable," Toni begged.


"What's the use of us having a row (какая польза, если мы будем ссориться; row — шум, гвалт, спор)? If you want to know why we didn't talk turkey (если ты хочешь знать, почему мы не говорили начистоту) it's because when I asked you who this Thursby was (это потому, что, когда я спросил тебя, кто этот Терсби) you as good as told me it was none of my business (ты, в сущности, сказал мне, что это не мое дело). You can't treat us that way, Sam (ты не можешь так обращаться с нами, Сэм ). It ain't right(это не правильно) and it won't get you anywhere (и не приведет тебя никуда; to get anywhere — продвинуться, добиться успеха). We got our work to do (мы должны делать нашу работу)."

Lieutenant Dundy jumped up (лейтенант Данди вскочил), stood close to Spade (стал близко к Спейду), and thrust his square face up (и выставил свое квадратное лицо наверх) at the taller man's (к лицу более высокого человека). "I've warned you (я предупредил вас) your foot was going to slip one of these days (что вы поскользнетесь в один прекрасный день: «ваша нога должна была скользнуть в один из этих дней»)," he said (сказал он).

because [bɪ'kɔz] thrust [θrʌst] square [skweə]


"What's the use of us having a row? If you want to know why we didn't talk turkey it's because when I asked you who this Thursby was you as good as told me it was none of my business. You can't treat us that way, Sam. It ain't right and it won't get you anywhere. We got our work to do."

Lieutenant Dundy jumped up, stood close to Spade, and thrust his square face up at the taller man's. "I've warned you your foot was going to slip one of these days," he said.


Spade made a depreciative mouth (Спейд пренебрежительно скривил рот: «сделал презрительный рот»), raising his eyebrows (подняв /свои/ брови). "Everybody's foot slips sometime (каждый когда-нибудь поскальзывается: «нога каждого иногда скользит»)," he replied with derisive mildness (ответил он с иронической кротостью ).

"And this is yours (вот вы и поскользнулись: «и это ваша /нога/»)."

Spade smiled and shook his head (Спейд улыбнулся и покачал своей головой). "No, I'll do nicely, thank you (нет, у меня будет все хорошо, спасибо)." He stopped smiling (он перестал улыбаться). His upper lip, onthe left side, twitched over his eyetooth (его верхняя губа, с левой стороны, подергивалась над его верхним клыком: «глазным зубом»). His eyes became narrow and sultry (его глаза стали узкими и разъяренными; sultry знойный, страстный). His voice came out deep as the Lieutenant's (его голос исходил также глубоко /из грудной клетки/, как и у лейтенанта). "I don't like this (мне это не нравится). What are you sucking around for (что вы тут высасываете)? Tell me, or get out (скажите мне, или убирайтесь) and let me go to bed (и позвольте мне лечь спать: «дайте мне идти в постель»)."

depreciative [dɪ'pri:ʃɪeɪtɪv] mildness ['maɪldnɪs] sultry ['sʌltrɪ]


Spade made a depreciative mouth, raising his eyebrows. "Everybody's foot slips sometime," he replied with derisive mildness.

"And this is yours."

Spade smiled and shook his head. "No, I'll do nicely, thank you." He stopped smiling. His upper lip, on the left side, twitched over his eyetooth. His eyes became narrow and sultry. His voice came out deep as the Lieutenant's. "I don't like this. What are you sucking around for? Tell me, or get out and let me go to bed."


"Who's Thursby (кто такой Терсби)?" Dundy demanded (спросил Данди).

"I told Tom what I knew about him (я сказал Тому все, что знал о нем)."

"You told Tom damned little (вы сказали Тому чертовски мало)."

"I knew damned little (я знал чертовски мало)."

"Why were you tailing him (почему вы следили за ним)?"

"I wasn't (не я). Miles was (Майлз) — for the swell reason (по тому шикарному поводу) that we had a client (что у нас был клиент) who was paying good United States money (который платил хорошие деньги Соединенных Штатов) to have him tailed (чтобы выследить его)."

swell [swel] client ['klaɪənt] money ['mʌnɪ]


"Who's Thursby?" Dundy demanded.

"I told Tom what I knew about him."

"You told Tom damned little."

"I knew damned little."

"Why were you tailing him?"

"I wasn't. Miles was — for the swell reason that we had a client who was paying good United States money to have him tailed."


"Who's the client (кто клиент)?"

Placidity came back to Spade's face and voice (спокойствие снова вернулось на лицо и голос Спейда). He said reprovingly (он с осуждением сказал; to reprove — упрекать, винить): "You know I can't tell you that (вы же знаете, что я не могу вам сказать это) until I've talked it over with the client (пока не поговорю об этом с моим клиентом)."

"You'll tell it to me (вы скажете это мне) or you'll tell it in court (или вы скажете это в суде)," Dundy said hotly (сказал Данди горячо). "This is murder and don't you forget it (это убийство, и не забывайте об этом)."

"Maybe (может быть). And here's something for you to not forget, sweetheart (и есть кое-что для вас, чтобы вы не забывали, дорогой). I'll tell it or not as I damned please (я скажу это или не скажу, как мне, к черту, заблагорассудится). It's a long while since (прошло много времени с тех пор) I burst out crying (как я заливался слезами) because policemen didn't like me (из-за того, что полицейские меня не любят)."

placidity [plə'sɪdɪtɪ] reprovingly [rɪ'pru:vɪŋlɪ] court [kɔ:t]


"Who's the client?"

Placidity came back to Spade's face and voice. He said reprovingly: "You know I can't tell you that until I've talked it over with the client."

"You'll tell it to me or you'll tell it in court," Dundy said hotly. "This is murder and don't you forget it."

"Maybe. And here's something for you to not forget, sweetheart. I'll tell it or not as I damned please. It's a long while since I burst out crying because policemen didn't like me."


Tom left the sofa (Том встал с дивана: «оставил диван») and sat on the foot of the bed (и сел у ножки кровати). His carelessly shaven mud-smeared face (его небрежно выбритое лицо в пятнах грязи) was tired and lined (было уставшим и морщинистым). "Be reasonable, Sam (будь разумным, Сэм)," he pleaded (просил он; to plead — выступать в суде; молить). "Give us a chance (дай нам шанс). How can we turn up anything on Miles's killing (как мы можем выяснить что-нибудь по убийству Майлза) if you won't give us what you've got (если ты не дашь нам, то, что ты знаешь: «что у тебя есть»)?"

"You needn't get a headache over that (у вас не должна болеть голова по этому поводу)," Spade told him (сказал ему Спейд). "I'll bury my dead (я сам похороню своего покойника)."

Lieutenant Dundy sat down and put his hands on his knees again (лейтенант Данди сел и снова положил руки на свои колени). His eyes were warm green discs (его глаза были теплыми зелеными дисками). "I thought you would (я думал, вы будете = я так и думал, что вы сами похороните)," he said. He smiled with grim content (он улыбнулся с мрачным удовлетворением).

shaven ['ʃeɪv(ə)n] smear [smɪə] headache ['hedeɪk]


Tom left the sofa and sat on the foot of the bed. His carelessly shaven mud-smeared face was tired and lined. "Be reasonable, Sam," he pleaded. "Give us a chance. How can we turn up anything on Miles's killing if you won't give us what you've got?"

"You needn't get a headache over that," Spade told him. "I'll bury my dead."

Lieutenant Dundy sat down and put his hands on his knees again. His eyes were warm green discs. "I thought you would," he said. He smiled with grim content.


"That's just exactly why we came to see you (это именно то, почему мы к вам пришли). Isn't it, Tom (не так ли, Том)?"

Tom groaned, but said nothing articulate (Том застонал, но не сказал ничего членораздельного). Spade watched Dundy warily (Спейд осторожно смотрел на Данди).

"That's just exactly what I said to Tom (это именно то, что я сказал Тому)," the Lieutenant went on (продолжал лейтенант). "I said: 'Tom, I've got a hunch (Том, у меня подозрение; hunch — горб; интуиция, подозрение) that Sam Spade's a man (что Сэм Спейд — это человек) to keep the family troubles in the family (который держит семейные проблемы в семье).' That's just what I said to him (это именно то, что я сказал ему)."

articulate [ɑ:'tɪkjulɪt] warily ['we(ə)rɪlɪ] hunch [hʌntʃ]


"That's just exactly why we came to see you. Isn't it, Tom?"

Tom groaned, but said nothing articulate. Spade watched Dundy warily.

"That's just exactly what I said to Tom," the Lieutenant went on. "I said: 'Tom, I've got a hunch that Sam Spade's a man to keep the family troubles in the family.' That's just what I said to him."


The wariness went out of Spade's eyes (осторожность ушла из взгляда: «глаз» Спейда). He made his eyes dull with boredom (его глаза стали вялыми от скуки: «он сделал свои глаза скучными от тоски»). He turned his face around to Tom (он повернул свое лицо к Тому) and asked with great carelessness (и спросил с большой беззаботностью/безразличием): "What's itching your boy-friend now (что сейчас зудит у твоего приятеля)?"

Dundy jumped up (Данди вскочил) and tapped Spade's chest with the ends of two bent fingers (и постучал по груди Спейда кончиками двух согнутых пальцев). "Just this (только это)," he said, taking pains to make each word distinct (стараясь сделать каждое слово отчетливым; to take pains — прилагать все усилия), emphasizing them with his tapping finger- ends (подчеркивая их стуком кончиков своих пальцев): "Thursby was shot down (Терсби был застрелен) in front of his hotel (перед своим отелем) just thirty-five minutes after you left Burritt Street (как раз через тридцать пять минут после того, как вы покинули Баррит-стрит)."

Spade spoke (Спейд сказал), taking equal pains with his words (прилагая такие же усилия к своим словам): "Keep your Goddamned paws off me (уберите/держите подальше от меня свои проклятые лапы)."

itching ['ɪtʃɪŋ] emphasizing ['emfəsaɪzɪŋ] paw [pɔ:]


The wariness went out of Spade's eyes. He made his eyes dull with boredom. He turned his face around to Tom and asked with great carelessness: "What's itching your boy-friend now?"

Dundy jumped up and tapped Spade's chest with the ends of two bent fingers. "Just this," he said, taking pains to make each word distinct, emphasizing them with his tapping finger-ends: "Thursby was shot down in front of his hotel just thirty-five minutes after you left Burritt Street."

Spade spoke, taking equal pains with his words: "Keep your Goddamned paws off me."


Dundy withdrew the tapping fingers (Данди отдернул свои стучащие пальцы), but there was no change in his voice (но его голос не изменился: «в его голосе не было изменения»): "Tom says you were in too much of a hurry (Том говорит, что вы слишком торопились) to even stop for a look at your partner (даже для того, чтобы задержаться и посмотреть на своего компаньона)."

Tom growled apologetically (Том извиняющимся голосом проворчал): "Well, damn it, Sam, you did run off like that (да, черт побери, Сэм, ты же убежал так)."

"And you didn't go to Archer's house (и вы не ездили к дому Арчера) to tell his wife (чтобы рассказать его жене)," the Lieutenant said. "We called up and that girl in your office was there (мы позвонили, и эта девушка в вашем офисе была там), and she said you sent her (и она сказала, что вы послали ее)."

Spade nodded (Спейд кивнул). His face was stupid in its calmness (его лицо было глупым в своем спокойствии). apologetically [ə"pɔlə'dʒetɪk(ə)lɪ ] stupid ['stju:pɪd] calmness ['kɑ:mnɪs]


Dundy withdrew the tapping fingers, but there was no change in his voice: "Tom says you were in too much of a hurry to even stop for a look at your partner."

Tom growled apologetically: "Well, damn it, Sam, you did run off like that."

"And you didn't go to Archer's house to tell his wife," the Lieutenant said. "We called up and that girl in your office was there, and she said you sent her."

Spade nodded. His face was stupid in its calmness.


Lieutenant Dundy raised his two bent fingers (лейтенант Данди поднял свои два согнутых пальца) towards Spade's chest (/по направлению/ к груди Спейда), quickly lowered them, and said (быстро опустил их и сказал): "I give you ten minutes (я даю вам десять минут) to get to a phone (чтобы добраться до телефона) and do your talking to the girl (и поговорить с девушкой). I give you ten minutes to get to Thursby's joint (я даю вам десять минут, чтобы добраться до дома Терсби; joint — место соединения; заведение, помещение) — Geary near Leavenworth (Гири- стрит недалеко от Левенворта) — you could do it easy in that time (вы могли бы сделать это легко за это время), or fifteen at the most (или пятнадцать самое большее). And that gives you ten or fifteen minutes of waiting (и это дает вам десять или пятнадцать минут ожидания) before he showed up (прежде чем он появился)."

"I knew where he lived (я знал, где он живет)?" Spade asked (спросил Спейд). "And I knew he hadn't gone straight home from killing Miles (и я знал, что он не пошел прямо домой после убийства Майлза)?"

quickly ['kwɪklɪ] minute ['mɪnɪt] straight [streɪt]


Lieutenant Dundy raised his two bent fingers towards Spade's chest, quickly lowered them, and said: "I give you ten minutes to get to a phone and do your talking to the girl. I give you ten minutes to get to Thursby's joint — Geary near Leavenworth — you could do it easy in that time, orfifteen at the most. And that gives you ten or fifteen minutes of waiting before he showed up."

"I knew where he lived?" Spade asked. "And I knew he hadn't gone straight home from killing Miles?"


"You knew what you knew (вы знали то, что вы знали)," Dundy replied stubbornly (ответил Данди упрямо). "What time did you get home (в котором часу вы пришли домой)?"

"Twenty minutes to four (без двадцати минут четыре). I walked around thinking things over (я бродил и обдумывал все это)."

The Lieutenant wagged his round head up and down (лейтенант покачал своей круглой головой вверх и вниз). "We knew you weren't home at three- thirty (мы знали, что вас не было дома в три тридцать). We tried to get you on the phone (мы пытались достать вас = связаться с вами по- телефону). Where'd you do your walking (где вы ходили)?"

"Out Bush Street a way and back (с Буш-стрит и обратно)."

"Did you see anybody that — (вы видели кого-нибудь, кто —)?"

stubbornly ['stʌbənlɪ] bush [buʃ] anybody ['enɪbɔdɪ]


"You knew what you knew," Dundy replied stubbornly. "What time did you get home?"

"Twenty minutes to four. I walked around thinking things over."

The Lieutenant wagged his round head up and down. "We knew you weren't home at three-thirty. We tried to get you on the phone. Where'd you do your walking?"

"Out Bush Street a way and back."

"Did you see anybody that — ?"

"No, no witnesses (нет, свидетелей нет)," Spade said and laughed pleasantly (сказал Спейд и весело засмеялся). "Sit down, Dundy (садитесь, Данди). You haven't finished your drink (вы не докончили свою выпивку). Get your glass, Tom (возьми свой фужер, Том)."

Tom said: "No, thanks, Sam (нет, спасибо, Сэм)." Dundy sat down (Данди сел), but paid no attention to his glass of rum (но не обратил ни малейшего внимания на свой фужер с ромом).

Spade filled his own glass (Спейд наполнил свой бокал), drank, set the empty glass on the table (выпил, поставил пустой бокал на стол), and returned to his bedside-seat (и вернулся к своему месту /для сидения/ у кровати). "I know where I stand now (я знаю, как мне сейчас поступить; to stand — стоять, находиться)," he said, looking with friendly eyes (глядя дружелюбными глазами) from one of the police-detectives to the other (с одного полицейского детектива на другого).

laugh [lɑ:f] attention [ə'tenʃ(ə)n] returned [rɪ'tə:nd]


"No, no witnesses," Spade said and laughed pleasantly. "Sit down, Dundy. You haven't finished your drink. Get your glass, Tom."

Tom said: "No, thanks, Sam." Dundy sat down, but paid no attention to his glass of rum.

Spade filled his own glass, drank, set the empty glass on the table, and returned to his bedside-seat. "I know where I stand now," he said, looking with friendly eyes from one of the police-detectives to the other.


"I'm sorry I got up on my hind legs (мне жаль, что я разозлился = встал на дыбы; hind — задний), but you birds coming in (но то, что вы, парни, вступаете в дело; bird — птица) and trying to put the work on me (и пытаетесь навесить это дельце на меня; work — работа, труд, действие, поступок) made me nervous (заставляет меня нервничать). Having Milesknocked off (Майлза убили; to knock off — сбивать, сшибать, зд. прикончить) bothered me (и это беспокоило меня), and then you birds cracking foxy (а потом вы, парни, вламываетесь по-хитрому; foxy — лисий, рыжий). That's all right now though (хотя, сейчас все в порядке), now that I know what you're up to (сейчас я знаю, что вы замышляете)."

Tom said: "Forget it (разговор окончен: «забудь об этом»)." The Lieutenant said nothing (лейтенант не сказал ничего).

Spade asked (Спейд спросил): "Thursby died (Терсби умер)?"

While the Lieutenant hesitated (пока лейтенант колебался ) Tom said: "Yes."

bird [bə:d] nervous ['nə:vəs] knock [nɔk]


"I'm sorry I got up on my hind legs, but you birds coming in and trying to put the work on me made me nervous. Having Miles knocked off bothered me, and then you birds cracking foxy. That's all right now, though, now that I know what you're up to."

Tom said: "Forget it." The Lieutenant said nothing.

Spade asked: "Thursby died?"

While the Lieutenant hesitated Tom said: "Yes."


Then the Lieutenant said angrily (потом лейтенант сердито сказал): "And you might just as well know it (и вы, наверное, знаете это с таким же успехом) — if you don't (если нет) — that he died before he could tell anybody anything (что он умер, прежде чем смог кому-нибудь что-то сказать)."

Spade was rolling a cigarette (Спейд скручивал сигарету). He asked, not looking up (он спросил, не поднимая взгляда): "What do you mean by that (что вы имеете в виду при этом)? You think I did know it (вы думаете, я знал об этом)?"

"I meant what I said (я имел в виду то, что сказал)," Dundy replied bluntly (ответил Данди резко; blunt — тупой ; грубоватый).

die [daɪ] ask [ɑ:sk] bluntly ['blʌntlɪ]


Then the Lieutenant said angrily: "And you might just as well know it — if you don't — that he died before he could tell anybody anything."

Spade was rolling a cigarette. He asked, not looking up: "What do you mean by that? You think I did know it?"

"I meant what I said," Dundy replied bluntly.


Spade looked up at him and smiled (Спейд взглянул на него и улыбнулся), holding the finished cigarette in one hand (держа скрученную: «законченную» сигарету в одной руке), his lighter in the other (свою зажигалку в другой). "You're not ready to pinch me yet, are you, Dundy (вы сейчас не готовы сцапать меня, не так ли, Данди; to pinch — ущипнуть, сжать)?" he asked (спросил он). Dundy looked with hard green eyes at Spade (Данди посмотрел жесткими зелеными глазами на Спейда) and did not answer him (и не ответил ему).

"Then (тогда)," said Spade, "there's no particular reason (нет никаких особых оснований) why I should give a damn what you think (почему я должен обращать внимание на то, что вы думаете; damn — проклятие, ругательство, to give a damn — наплевать на что-либо), is there, Dundy (не так ли: «имеется /ли основание, причина/», Данди)?"

other ['ʌðə] particular [pə'tɪkjulə] damn [dæm]


Spade looked up at him and smiled, holding the finished cigarette in one hand, his lighter in the other. "You're not ready to pinch me yet, are you, Dundy?" he asked. Dundy looked with hard green eyes at Spade and did not answer him.

"Then," said Spade, "there's no particular reason why I should give a damn what you think, is there, Dundy?"


Tom said: "Aw, be reasonable, Sam (о, будь разумным, Сэм)."

Spade put the cigarette in his mouth (Спейд сунул сигарету в рот), set fire to it (зажег ее), and laughed smoke out (и со смехом выпустил дым). "I'll be reasonable, Tom (я буду разумным, Том)," he promised (пообещал он). "How did I kill this Thursby (как я убил этого Терсби)? I've forgotten (я забыл)."

Tom grunted in disgust (Том что-то прмычал с отвращением; to grunt хрюкать; ворчать, бормотать). Lieutenant Dundy said: "He was shot four times in the back (ему всадили четыре пули в спину; to shoot (shot) — стрелять, производить выстрел, поразить; time — время, раз, случай), with a forty-four or forty-five (из пистолета 44 или 45 калибра), from across the street (через улицу), when he started to go in the hotel (когда он собирался войти: «начал входить» в гостиницу). Nobody saw it (никто не видел этого), but that's the way it figures (но это именно так, как это представляется = как это, видимо, произошло)."

mouth [mauθ] grunt [grʌnt] disgust [dɪs'gʌst]


Tom said: "Aw, be reasonable, Sam."

Spade put the cigarette in his mouth, set fire to it, and laughed smoke out. "I'll be reasonable, Tom," he promised. "How did I kill this Thursby? I've forgotten."

Tom grunted in disgust. Lieutenant Dundy said: "He was shot four times in the back, with a forty-four or forty-five, from across the street, when he started to go in the hotel. Nobody saw it, but that's the way it figures."


"And he was wearing a Luger (и у него был «Люгер»; to wear — быть одетым, носить) in a shoulder-holster (в наплечной кобуре)," Tom added (добавил Том). "It hadn't been fired (из него не стреляли)."

"What do the hotel-people know about him (что знают о нем люди из гостиницы)?" Spade asked (спросил Спейд).

"Nothing except that he'd been there a week (ничего, за исключением того, что он пробыл там неделю)."

"Alone (один)?"

"Alone."

"What did you find on him (что вы нашли на нем)? or in his room (или в его комнате)?"

wearing ['we(ə)rɪŋ] except [ɪk'sept] week [wi:k]


"And he was wearing a Luger in a shoulder-holster," Tom added. "It hadn't been fired."

"What do the hotel-people know about him?" Spade asked.

"Nothing except that he'd been there a week."

"Alone?"

"Alone."

"What did you find on him? or in his room?"


Dundy drew his lips in and asked (Данди втянул губы и спросил): "What'd you think we'd find (что, вы думали, мы найдем)?"

Spade made a careless circle with his limp cigarette (Спейд сделал беззаботное движение своей самокруткой: «мягкой сигаретой»; circle — круг, кольцо, сфера). "Something to tell you who he was (что-нибудь, что сказало бы вам, кто он был), what his story was (какая его история). Did you (так вы /нашли/)?"

"We thought you could tell us that (мы думали, вы могли сказать нам это)."

Spade looked at the Lieutenant with yellow-grey eyes (Спейд посмотрел на лейтенанта желто-серыми глазами) that held an almost exaggerated amount of candor (в которых было почти неимоверное количество искренности; exaggerated — преувеличенный). "I've never seen Thursby, dead or alive (я никогда не видел Терсби, мертвого или живого)."

circle ['sə:k(ə)l] almost ['ɔ:lməust] exaggerated [ɪg'zædʒəreɪtɪd]


Dundy drew his lips in and asked: "What'd you think we'd find?"

Spade made a careless circle with his limp cigarette. "Something to tell you who he was, what his story was. Did you?"

"We thought you could tell us that."

Spade looked at the Lieutenant with yellow-grey eyes that held an almost exaggerated amount of candor. "I've never seen Thursby, dead or alive."


Lieutenant Dundy stood up looking dissatisfied (лейтенант Данди встал, выглядя неудовлетворенным). Tom rose yawning and stretching (Том встал, зевая и потягиваясь). "We've asked what we came to ask (мы спросили то, что мы пришли спросить)," Dundy said, frowning over eyes hard as green pebbles (нахмурившись над глазами, твердыми, как зеленая галька). He held his mustached upper lip tight to his teeth (он плотно прижал верхнюю губу с усами к зубам: «держал свою верхнюю усатую губу близко к своим зубам»), letting his lower lip push the words out (предоставив своей нижней губе выталкивать слова). "We've told you more than you've told us (мы сказали вам больше, чем вы сказали нам). That's fair enough (это достаточно честно). You know me, Spade (вы меня знаете, Спейд). If you did or you didn't (если вы /это/ сделали или не сделали = cделали вы это или нет) you'll get a square deal out of me (я буду вести с вами честную игру: «вы получите честную сделку от меня»), and most of the breaks (и /получите/ достаточно шансов; break — пролом, перерыв, /зд. амер . разг./ шанс, счастливый случай). I don't know that I'd blame you a hell of a lot (я не думаю, что я буду вас чертовски много обвинять) — but that wouldn't keep me from nailing you (но это не удержит меня от того, чтобы вас поймать: «пригвоздить»; to nail — приколачивать, пригвождать, сл. сцапать, сгрести)."

dissatisfied [dɪs'sætɪsfaɪd] yawning ['jɔ:nɪŋ] deal [di:l]


Lieutenant Dundy stood up looking dissatisfied. Tom rose yawning and stretching. "We've asked what we came to ask," Dundy said, frowning over eyes hard as green pebbles. He held his mustached upper lip tight to his teeth, letting his lower lip push the words out. "We've told you more than you've told us. That's fair enough. You know me, Spade. If you did or you didn't you'll get a square deal out of me, and most of the breaks. I don't know that I'd blame you a hell of a lot — but that wouldn't keep me from nailing you."


"Fair enough (достаточно честно)," Spade replied evenly (ответил Спейд невозмутимо). "But I'd feel better about it (но я бы чувствовал себя лучше) if you'd drink your drink (если бы вы допили вашу выпивку)."

Lieutenant Dundy turned to the table (лейтенант Данди повернулся к столу), picked up his glass (поднял свой стакан), and slowly emptied it (и медленно опустошил его). Then he said (потом он сказал), "Good night (спокойной ночи)," and held out his hand (и протянул руку). They shook hands ceremoniously (они церемонно пожали руки; to shake (shook, shaken) — трясти, дрожать). Tom and Spade shook hands ceremoniously (Том и Спейд церемонно пожали руки). Spade let them out (Спейд выпустил = проводил их). Then he undressed (потом он разделся), turned off the lights (выключил свет), and went to bed (и лег спать: «пошел в постель»).

fair [feə] slowly ['sləulɪ] ceremoniously ["serɪ'məunɪəslɪ]


"Fair enough," Spade replied evenly. "But I'd feel better about it if you'd drink your drink."

Lieutenant Dundy turned to the table, picked up his glass, and slowly emptied it. Then he said, "Good night," and held out his hand. They shook hands ceremoniously. Tom and Spade shook hands ceremoniously. Spade let them out. Then he undressed, turned off the lights, and went to bed.


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