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最後のお金でビールを飲む『#4 運の良いハンス』

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馬と雌牛を交換し、ハンスは宿屋にたどり着いた。持ってきていた食料全てを食べきり、最後に残ったお金でビールを買ってから、ハンスは帰り道を進み続けた。そして彼は荒れ地にたどり着いた。

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#4 Hans in luck 英語読み

Hans agreed most joyfully, and the peasant, swinging himself into the saddle, was soon out of sight.

Household Stories

 非常に喜び、ハンスは同意した。鞍の上で体を揺らしながら、小百姓はあっという間に視界から消えた。

And Hans went along driving his cow quietly before him, and thinking all the while of the fine bargain he had made.

Household Stories

 ハンスは前方に雌牛を追い立てながら進んでいった。その間じゅうずっと、彼が成功させた素晴らしい取引のことを考えながら。

“With only a piece of bread I shall have everything I can possibly want, for I shall always be able to have butter and cheese to it, and if I am thirsty I have nothing to do but to milk my cow; and what more is there for heart to wish!”

Household Stories

「一切れのパンだけで、私はわたしが望むものをなんでも食べられる。私はいつでもそれにバターやチーズをつけれるのだから。もし喉が渇いたなら、私は雌牛の乳を搾るだけだ。ほかに何を望めばいいのか!」

And when he came to an inn he made a halt, and in the joy of his heart ate up all the food he had brought with him, dinner and supper and all, and bought half a glass of beer with his last two farthings.

Household Stories

 宿屋に到着した時、彼は休憩して、彼が持ってきていた全ての食料をたいらげた。そして最後の小青銅貨2枚でグラス半分のビールを買った。

Then on he went again driving his cow, until he should come to the village where his mother lived.

Household Stories

 その後、彼は再び雌牛を追い立て進んだ。

It was now near the middle of the day, and the sun grew hotter and hotter, and Hans found himself on a heath which it would be an hour’s journey to cross.

Household Stories

 昼近くになり、太陽がますます熱くなった。ハンスは気が付くと、渡るのに一時間はかかりそうな荒れ地に居た。

And he began to feel very hot, and so thirsty that his tongue clove to the roof of his mouth.

Household Stories

 彼は舌が唇にくっつくほどの喉の渇きと暑さを感じ始めた。