At first when you see the coolie ① on the road, bearing his load, it is as a pleasing object ②that he .strikes the eye ③. 刚开始看到有苦力挑着重担在路上行走，你会觉得这是个愉悦的场景，冲击着你的眼球。
① coolie n. 苦力；小工
②.pleasing object 愉悦的场景
③strikes the eye 醒目；引人注目
In his blue rags ①, a blue of all colors from indigo ② to turquoise ③ and then to the paleness of a milky sky, he fits the landscape.他穿着破衣烂衫，一身蓝，从靛蓝、天蓝到泛白的乳蓝，但很应景。
① rags n. 破布；抹布
② indigo n. 靛蓝，靛蓝染料；靛蓝色；槐蓝属植物 ③turquoise n. 绿松石；蓝绿色 adj. 蓝绿色的
He seems exactly right as he trudge ① along the narrow causeway ② between the rice fields or climbs a green hill.他费力地走在稻田间狭窄的田埂上，又或是爬上绿色的山丘，一切都显得那么自然。
① trudge vi. 跋涉；步履艰难地走 vt. 跋涉
②causeway n. 堤道；铺道
You see a string of coolies come along, one after the other, each with a pole on his shoulders from the ends of which hang two great bales, and they make an agreeable pattern 惬意的图景① .
They are good-natured faces and frank, you would have said, if it had not been drilled into① you that the oriental is inscrutable .要不是东方人神秘莫测的说法已植入人心，你肯定会说他们面容温厚坦诚。
drill into 反复地将…教授（灌输）给(某人)
inscrutable adj. 神秘的；不可理解的；不能预测的；不可思议的
but the strangest thing of all is that sometimes, as though nature sought to adapt man for these cruel uses to which he is put, an odd malformation seems to have arisen so that there is a sort of hump, like a camel's, against which the pole rests.
You see old men without an ounce of fat on their bodies, their skin loose on their bones, wizened, their little faces wrinkled and apelike, with hair thin and grey; and they totter under their burdens to the edge of the grave in which at last they shall have rest.