Across The Bridge
You couldｎ't keep any secrets for five hours in this border town.５時間と秘密が持たない米国に面した国境沿いの小さな町?Rio Grande での出来事である。
-----the whole story of Halling Investment Trust and the proceedings for extradition---
And so he waited there on the border for the next move. This wasn’t finance and he was an amateur at escape.
This man worth a million was costing his country; anyway they sent across two detectives with an old photograph.
The semi-setter scratched for fleas and Mr. Calloway watched the USA.
The two detectives watched the crowd, and the crowd watched the show with solemn satisfaction.
Then one of the detectives got up and went over to Mr. Calloway.
“You speak English?”
“ I am English,” Mr.Calloway said.
Even that didn’t tear it, and the strangest thing of all was the way Mr. Calloway came alive.
Later that, they (the police ) paid a Mexican five pesos to smuggle it( the dog) across (the bridge)
The detectives confided to me, “ Calloway’s on this side.”
“ He’ looking for it (the dog) ,” the other said.
以前、Mr.Calloway said in a low angry voice,” I hate that dog. The beastly mongrel.”
“ I’d have shot a dog like that.” (そういう雑種は撃ち殺していた。)
He was a man without a family and without friends, and his only enemy was that dog.
Near the bottom of the long road to the bridge was Mr.Calloway. He saw the dog coming and yelled at it to go home. Then he saw the police car coming, and ran.
Anyway, the detective swerved---he said later that he couldn’t run over a dog, and down went Mr. Calloway.
Mr.Calloway put up his hand , and down it went across the dog’s neck and the whimper rose to a stupid bark of triumph, but Mr. Calloway was dead.
If that last gesture was one of affection, it was only one more indication of a human being’s capacity for self-deception.
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