monstrous beasts『#48_オズの魔法使い』



Original and Japanese translation

Dorothy thought she would go next; so she took Toto in her arms and climbed on the Lion's back, holding tightly to his mane with one hand.

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The next moment it seemed as if she were flying through the air; and then, before she had time to think about it, she was safe on the other side.

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The Lion went back a third time and got the Tin Woodman, and then they all sat down for a few moments to give the beast a chance to rest, for his great leaps had made his breath short, and he panted like a big dog that has been running too long.

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They found the forest very thick on this side, and it looked dark and gloomy.

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After the Lion had rested they started along the road of yellow brick, silently wondering, each in his own mind, if ever they would come to the end of the woods and reach the bright sunshine again.

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To add to their discomfort, they soon heard strange noises in the depths of the forest, and the Lion whispered to them that it was in this part of the country that the Kalidahs lived.

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"What are the Kalidahs?" asked the girl.

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"They are monstrous beasts with bodies like bears and heads like tigers," replied the Lion, "and with claws so long and sharp that they could tear me in two as easily as I could kill Toto. I'm terribly afraid of the Kalidahs."

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"I'm not surprised that you are," returned Dorothy. "They must be dreadful beasts."

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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