诅咒 The Curse
老人说了这番话。然而在他的说话里有一种自吹自擂的口吻，仿佛他仍旧以他那诅咒的魔力自豪哩。And old man of the sea once said to me, "It was thirty years ago that a sailor ran away with my daughter. And I cursed them both in my heart, for of all the world I loved but my daughter. "Not long after that, the sailor youth went down with his ship to the bottom of the sea, and with him my lovely daughter was lost unto me. "Now therefore behold in me the murderer of a youth and a maid. It was my curse that destroyed them. And now on my way to the grave I seek God's forgiveness." This the old man said. But there was a tone of bragging in his words, and it seems that he is still proud of the power of his curse.