a first-rate idea『#49_オズの魔法使い』



Original and Japanese translation

The Lion was about to reply when suddenly they came to another gulf across the road.

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But this one was so broad and deep that the Lion knew at once he could not leap across it.

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So they sat down to consider what they should do, and after serious thought the Scarecrow said:

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"Here is a great tree, standing close to the ditch. If the Tin Woodman can chop it down, so that it will fall to the other side, we can walk across it easily."

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"That is a first-rate idea," said the Lion. "One would almost suspect you had brains in your head, instead of straw."

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The Woodman set to work at once, and so sharp was his axe that the tree was soon chopped nearly through.

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Then the Lion put his strong front legs against the tree and pushed with all his might, and slowly the big tree tipped and fell with a crash across the ditch, with its top branches on the other side.

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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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