The Canterville Ghost
Original and Japanese translation

The Duke and Duchess, after the honeymoon was over, went down to Canterville Chase,

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and on the day after their arrival they walked over in the afternoon to the lonely churchyard by the pine-woods.

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There had been a great deal of difficulty at first about the inscription on Sir Simon’s tombstone,

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but finally it had been decided to engrave on it simply the initials of the old gentleman’s name, and the verse from the library window.

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The Duchess had brought with her some lovely roses, which she strewed upon the grave,

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and after they had stood by it for some time they strolled into the ruined chancel of the old abbey.

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There the Duchess sat down on a fallen pillar, while her husband lay at her feet smoking a cigarette and looking up at her beautiful eyes.

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Suddenly he threw his cigarette away, took hold of her hand, and said to her, "Virginia, a wife should have no secrets from her husband."

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"Dear Cecil! I have no secrets from you."

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"Yes, you have," he answered, smiling, "you have never told me what happened to you when you were locked up with the ghost."

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"I have never told any one, Cecil," said Virginia, gravely.

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"I know that, but you might tell me."

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"Please don't ask me, Cecil, I cannot tell you. Poor Sir Simon! I owe him a great deal. Yes, don't laugh, Cecil, I really do. He made me see what Life is, and what Death signifies, and why Love is stronger than both."

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The Duke rose and kissed his wife lovingly.

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"You can have your secret as long as I have your heart," he murmured.

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"You have always had that, Cecil."

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"And you will tell our children some day, won't you?"

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Virginia blushed.

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Reference : The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde(project gutenberg)
English – Japanese parallel text, handwriting-based foreign language learning


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