The Da Vinci Code  达芬奇密码

  Twenty million euro.

两千万欧元。

  The sum would buy Aringarosa power far more valuable than that.

这笔钱能够为阿林加洛沙带来远比其本身更重要的权力。

  As his car sped back toward Rome, Aringarosa again found himself wondering why the Teacherhad not yet contacted him. Pulling his cell phone from his cassock pocket, he checked the carriersignal. Extremely faint.

在飞奔向罗马的车上,阿林加洛沙再次琢磨着为什么导师到现在还没有和他联络。于是他拿出手机来看,发现信号非常微弱。

  "Cell service is intermittent up here," the driver said, glancing at him in the rearview mirror. "Inabout five minutes, we'll be out of the mountains, and service improves.""Thank you." Aringarosa felt a sudden surge of concern. No service in the mountains? Maybe theTeacher had been trying to reach him all this time. Maybe something had gone terribly wrong.

"在这里,手机的信号总是断断续续的。"司机从后视镜里瞥了他一眼说。"再过五分钟,出了山区,信号就会好了。""谢谢。"阿林加洛沙突然担忧起来:山区没有信号?也许导师一直在试图联系他,也许出什么大乱子了。

  Quickly, Aringarosa checked the phone's voice mail. Nothing. Then again, he realized, the Teachernever would have left a recorded message; he was a man who took enormous care with hiscommunications. Nobody understood better than the Teacher the perils of speaking openly in thismodern world. Electronic eavesdropping had played a major role in how he had gathered hisastonishing array of secret knowledge.

阿林加洛沙迅速地检查了语音信箱,结果一无所获。他这才想起导师根本就不可能给他留下什么信息记录。导师是一个对通讯交流极为谨慎的人,他深谙在现代化社会中口无遮拦的危险性。他之所以能收集到令人惊讶的秘密信息,电子窃听功不可没。

  For this reason, he takes extra precautions.

因此,他总是格外警惕。

  Unfortunately, the Teacher's protocols for caution included a refusal to give Aringarosa any kind ofcontact number. I alone will initiate contact, the Teacher had informed him. So keep your phoneclose. Now that Aringarosa realized his phone might not have been working properly, he fearedwhat the Teacher might think if he had been repeatedly phoning with no answer.

不幸的是,不留联系电话给阿林加洛沙正是导师的防范措施之一。我会主动联系你的,导师曾经告诉过他。所以把你的手机带在身边。当阿林加洛沙发现他的手机可能无法接通时,他真担心导师会误以为他一直不接听电话。

  He'll think something is wrong.

他可能会以为出了什么事。

  Or that I failed to get the bonds.

也许会以为我没有弄到支票。

  The bishop broke a light sweat.

主教出了一身冷汗。

  Or worse... that I took the money and ran!

或许更糟……他可能认为我卷了钱跑了!