Threatening Words『#8_大いなる遺産』対訳




Original and Japanese translation

I was dreadfully frightened, and so giddy that I clung to him with both hands, and said,

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“If you would kindly please to let me keep upright, sir, perhaps I shouldn’t be sick, and perhaps I could attend more.”

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He gave me a most tremendous dip and roll, so that the church jumped over its own weathercock.

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Then, he held me by the arms, in an upright position on the top of the stone, and went on in these fearful terms:—

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“You bring me, to-morrow morning early, that file and them wittles.

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You bring the lot to me, at that old Battery over yonder.

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You do it, and you never dare to say a word or dare to make a sign concerning your having seen such a person as me, or any person sumever, and you shall be let to live.

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You fail, or you go from my words in any partickler, no matter how small it is, and your heart and your liver shall be tore out, roasted, and ate.

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Now, I ain’t alone, as you may think I am.

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There’s a young man hid with me, in comparison with which young man I am a Angel.

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That young man hears the words I speak.

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That young man has a secret way pecooliar to himself, of getting at a boy, and at his heart, and at his liver.

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It is in wain for a boy to attempt to hide himself from that young man.

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A boy may lock his door, may be warm in bed, may tuck himself up, may draw the clothes over his head, may think himself comfortable and safe, but that young man will softly creep and creep his way to him and tear him open.

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I am a keeping that young man from harming of you at the present moment, with great difficulty.

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I find it wery hard to hold that young man off of your inside. Now, what do you say?”

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Reference : Great Expectations by Charles Dickens(project gutenberg)
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