walking with stately strides『#42_オズの魔法使い』



Original and Japanese translation

"You will be very welcome," answered Dorothy, "for you will help to keep away the other wild beasts. It seems to me they must be more cowardly than you are if they allow you to scare them so easily."

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"They really are," said the Lion, "but that doesn't make me any braver, and as long as I know myself to be a coward I shall be unhappy."

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So once more the little company set off upon the journey, the Lion walking with stately strides at Dorothy's side.

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Toto did not approve of this new comrade at first, for he could not forget how nearly he had been crushed between the Lion's great jaws.

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But after a time he became more at ease, and presently Toto and the Cowardly Lion had grown to be good friends.

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During the rest of that day there was no other adventure to mar the peace of their journey.

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Once, indeed, the Tin Woodman stepped upon a beetle that was crawling along the road, and killed the poor little thing.

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This made the Tin Woodman very unhappy, for he was always careful not to hurt any living creature; and as he walked along he wept several tears of sorrow and regret.

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These tears ran slowly down his face and over the hinges of his jaw, and there they rusted.

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When Dorothy presently asked him a question the Tin Woodman could not open his mouth, for his jaws were tightly rusted together.

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He became greatly frightened at this and made many motions to Dorothy to relieve him, but she could not understand.

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The Lion was also puzzled to know what was wrong.

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But the Scarecrow seized the oil-can from Dorothy's basket and oiled the Woodman's jaws, so that after a few moments he could talk as well as before.

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Reference : The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum(project gutenberg)
English – Japanese parallel text, handwriting-based foreign language learning


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