unlucky action #3『The Jungle Book』

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“All thanks for this good meal,” he said, licking his lips.

The Jungle Book

subject: タバキが
predicate: いう
modifier: しょくじの・おれいを

“How beautiful are the noble children! How large are their eyes! And so young too! Indeed, indeed, I might have remembered that the children of kings are men from the beginning.”

The Jungle Book

subject: タバキが
predicate: おせじを・いう
modifier: オオカミの・こどもたちに

Now, Tabaqui knew as well as anyone else that there is nothing so unlucky as to compliment children to their faces.

The Jungle Book

subject: かれは
predicate: わかる
modifier: こどもたちを・ほめることが・えんぎのわるいこと

It pleased him to see Mother and Father Wolf look uncomfortable.

The Jungle Book

subject: タバキが
predicate: まんぞく・する
modifier: オオカミふうふを・ふかいにさせて

Tabaqui sat still, rejoicing in the mischief that he had made, and then he said spitefully:

The Jungle Book

subject: タバキが
predicate: よろこぶ
modifier: いたずらの・けっかに

“Shere Khan, the Big One, has shifted his hunting grounds. He will hunt among these hills for the next moon, so he has told me.”

The Jungle Book

subject: シア・カーンが
predicate: かりをする
modifier: こちらの・おかで

Reference : The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (project gutenberg)
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