Her purpose #18『A Christmas Mistake』

A Christmas Mistake (Learn Japanese by reading stories)

When her guests went home in the starlit December dusk, Miss Cornelia walked part of the way with them and had a long confidential talk with Mrs. Grant.

A Christmas Mistake

subject with particle: ミス・コーネリアは
dictionary form predicate: みおくる
modifier: おきゃくを・かえりみちの・とちゅうまで

When she returned it was to find Hannah groaning in and over the kitchen and the schoolteacher dreamily trying to clean some molasses off his boots with the kitchen hairbrush.

A Christmas Mistake

modifier: かのじょが・きたくすると
subject: ハンナが
predicate: うめきごえを・あげる
modifier: キッチンで

subject: せんせいが
predicate: とる
modifier: とうみつを・ブーツから・キッチンヘアブラシで

Long-suffering Miss Cornelia rescued her property and despatched Mr. Palmer into the woodshed to find the shoe-brush.

A Christmas Mistake

subject: ミス・コーネリアは
predicate: そうじ・する
modifier: へやを
predicate: とる
modifier: ミスター・パーマーに・くつブラシを

Then she sat down and laughed.

A Christmas Mistake

subject: かのじょは
predicate: すわる・わらう

"Hannah, what will become of that boy yet?

A Christmas Mistake

subject: わたしは
predicate: しんぱい
modifier: かれの・ゆくすえが

There's no counting on what he'll do next.

A Christmas Mistake

predicate: よそくふかのう
modifier: かれのこうどうは

I don't know how he'll ever get through the world, I'm sure, but I'll look after him while he's here at least.

A Christmas Mistake

subject: わたしは
predicate: かれの・めんどうを・みる
modifier: かれが・ここにいるあいだ

I owe him a huge debt of gratitude for this Christmas blunder.

A Christmas Mistake

subject: わたしは
predicate: かりがある
modifier: かれに

What an awful mess this place is in!

A Christmas Mistake

subject: このばしょは
predicate: ひどい

But, Hannah, did you ever in the world see anything so delightful as that little Tommy Smithson stuffing himself with plum cake, not to mention Teddy Grant?

A Christmas Mistake

subject: リトル・トミー・スミスソンは
predicate: たべる
modifier: プラムケーキを

It did me good just to see them."

A Christmas Mistake

subject: わたしは
predicate: まんぞく
modifier: それをみて

Reference : Short Stories by L. M. Montgomery(project gutenberg)
Japanese grammar and condensed translation