unsettling atmosphere #4『The Canterville Ghost』

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After Virginia came the twins, who were usually called “The Star and Stripes,” as they were always getting swished.

The Canterville Ghost

modifier: ちょうなん・ちょうじょのしたに
subject: ふたごが
predicate: いる

They were delightful boys, and, with the exception of the worthy Minister, the only true republicans of the family.

The Canterville Ghost

subject: かれらは
predicate: ゆかいな・しょうねんたち

As Canterville Chase is seven miles from Ascot, the nearest railway station, Mr. Otis had telegraphed for a waggonette to meet them, and they started on their drive in high spirits.

The Canterville Ghost

as: カンタヴィルチェイスが・えきから・とおいので
subject: ミスターオーティスが
predicate: よぶ
modifier: ワゴネットを・じぜんに

It was a lovely July evening, and the air was delicate with the scent of the pinewoods.

The Canterville Ghost


Now and then they heard a wood-pigeon brooding over its own sweet voice, or saw, deep in the rustling fern, the burnished breast of the pheasant.

The Canterville Ghost

modifier: ときどき
subject: かれらが
predicate: きこえる
modifier: モリバトの・あまいこえ

modifier: シダの・おくに
predicate: みえる
modifier: キジの・ひかるむね

Little squirrels peered at them from the beech-trees as they went by, and the rabbits scudded away through the brushwood and over the mossy knolls, with their white tails in the air.

The Canterville Ghost

subject: リスたちが
predicate: みつめる
modifier: かれらを・ブナのきから
as: オーティスいっかが・とおりすぎるとき

As they entered the avenue of Canterville Chase, however, the sky became suddenly overcast with clouds, a curious stillness seemed to hold the atmosphere, a great flight of rooks passed silently over their heads, and, before they reached the house, some big drops of rain had fallen.

The Canterville Ghost


Reference : The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde(project gutenberg)
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