a Ball of Fire『#105_オズの魔法使い』



The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Lion at once passed through the door, and glancing around saw, to his surprise, that before the throne was a Ball of Fire, so fierce and glowing he could scarcely bear to gaze upon it.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz


His first thought was that Oz had by accident caught on fire and was burning up; but when he tried to go nearer, the heat was so intense that it singed his whiskers, and he crept back tremblingly to a spot nearer the door.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz


Then a low, quiet voice came from the Ball of Fire, and these were the words it spoke:

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz


"I am Oz, the Great and Terrible. Who are you, and why do you seek me?"

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz


And the Lion answered, "I am a Cowardly Lion, afraid of everything. I came to you to beg that you give me courage, so that in reality I may become the King of Beasts, as men call me."

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz


"Why should I give you courage?" demanded Oz.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz


"Because of all Wizards you are the greatest, and alone have power to grant my request," answered the Lion.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz


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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