Uncle Tom’s Cabin (4)

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アンクル・トムの小屋」( Lit2Go より)の第4章です。

語句の説明の吹き出しの中で,適当と思われる訳を黄色字で示しました。
とりあえず訳だけ欲しい時に見てください。

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Tom 3 :  翌朝

翌朝,Eliza が 幼いHarry をつれて逃げたことがわかると,大騒ぎになりました。
Shelby夫人 は大喜びでした。
Shelby氏 は,幼いHarry を売ろうとした Haley に対して怒っていました。

Shelby家 の黒人の男の子たちにとって,この出来事は痛快でした。
通りかかった Haley をみんなでをからかいました。

当然のことながら Haley は怒ります。それで Shelby氏 は2人の男 SamAndyEliza捜索のために提供します。
しかし,SamAndyShelby夫人 の気持ちを心得ていたので,Haley の馬を逃がして捕まえるまで時間稼ぎをします。
捜索の出発は遅れ,さらに Sam が間違った道を案内したので,Haley が目的とする村に着いたときには,日が沈みかけていました。


【登場人物】
Shelby氏(良い人だがお金にだらしがない)・Shelby夫人

Shelby家 の奴隷たち
Eliza・幼い息子Harry
SamAndy
男の子たち

HaleyShelby氏 にお金を貸し,その借金のカタとして Tom と幼いHarry を取り上げた)

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Chapter 4

0The Chase

1When Eliza left Uncle Tom’s cabin, she felt very sad and lonely2She knew she was leaving all the friends she had ever had behind her.

3At first Harry was frightened4Soon he grew sleepy.  5“Mother, I don’t need to keep awake, do I?” he said.

6“No, my darling, sleep, if you want to.”

7“But, mother, if I do get asleep, you won’t let the bad man take me?”

8“No!”

9“You’re sure, an’t you, mother?”

10“Yes, sure.”

11Harry dropped his little weary head upon her shoulder, and was soon fast asleep.

12Eliza walked on and on, never resting, all through the night.  13When the sun rose, she was many miles away from her old home.  14Still she walked on, only stopping, in the middle of the day, to buy a little dinner for herself and Harry at a farmhouse.

15At last, when it was nearly dark, she arrived at a village, on the banks of the river Ohio.  16If she could only get across that river, Eliza felt she would be safe.

17She went to a little inn on the bank, where a kind-looking woman was busy cooking supper.

18“Is there a boat that takes people across the river now?” she asked.

19“No, indeed,” replied the woman.  20“The boats has stopped running.  21It isn’t safe, there be too many blocks of ice floating about.”

22Eliza looked so sad and disappointed when she heard this, that the good woman was sorry for her.  23Harry too was so tired, that he began to cry.

24“Here, take him into this room,” said the woman, opening the door into a small bedroom.

25Eliza laid her tired little boy upon the bed, and he soon fell fast asleep.  26But for her there was no rest.  27She stood at the window, watching the river with its great floating blocks of ice, wondering how she could cross it.

28As she stood there she heard a shout.  29Looking up she saw Sam.  30She drew back just in time, for Haley and Andy were riding only a yard or two behind him.

31It was a dreadful moment for Eliza.  32Her room opened by a side door to the river.  33She seized her child and sprang down the steps towards it.

 

34Haley caught sight of her as she disappeared down the bank.  35Throwing himself from his horse, and calling loudly to Sam and Andy, he was after her in a moment.

36In that terrible moment her feet scarcely seemed to touch the ground.  37The next, she was at the water’s edge.

38On they came behind her.  39With one wild cry and flying leap, she jumped right over the water by the shore, on to the raft of ice beyond.  40It was a desperate leap.  41Haley, Sam, and Andy cried out, and lifted up their hands in astonishment.

42The great piece of ice pitched and creaked as her weight came upon it.  43But she stayed there not a moment.  44With wild cries she leaped to another and still another stumbling leapingslippingspringing up again!

45Her shoes were gone, her stockings cut from her feet by the sharp edges of the ice.  46Blood marked every step.  47But she knew nothing, felt nothing, till dimly, as in a dream, she saw the Ohio side, and a man helping her up the bank.

48Yer a brave gal, now, whoever ye are!” said the man.

49“Oh, save me—do save me—do hide me,” she cried.

50“Why, what’s the matter?” asked the man.

51“My child! this boy—mas’r sold him.  52There’s his new mas’r,” she said, pointing to the other shore.  53“Oh, save me.”

54“Yer a right brave gal,” said the man.  55“Go there,” pointing to a big white house close by.  56“They are kind folks; they’ll help you.”

57“Oh, thank you, thank you,” said Eliza, as she walked quickly away.  58The man stood and looked after her wonderingly.

59On the other side of the river Haley was standing perfectly amazed at the scene.  60When Eliza disappeared over the bank he turned and looked at Sam and Andy, with terrible anger in his eyes .

61But Sam and Andy were glad, oh, so glad, that Eliza had escaped.  62They were so glad that they laughed till the tears rolled down their cheeks.

63I’ll make ye laugh,” said Haley, laying about their heads with his riding whip.

64They ducked their heads, ran shouting up the bank, and were on their horses before he could reach them.

65“Good evening, mas’r,” said Sam.  66“I berry much spect missis be anxious ’bout us.  67Mas’r Haley won’t want us no longer.”  68Then off they went as fast as their horses could gallop.

69It was late at night before they reached home again, but Mrs. Shelby was waiting for them.  70As soon as she heard the horses galloping up she ran out to the balcony.

71“Is that you, Sam?” she called.  72“Where are they?”

73“Mas’r Haley’s a-restin’ at the tavern.  74He’s drefful fatigued, missis.”

75“And Eliza, Sam?  Where are they?”

76“Come up here, Sam,” called Mr. Shelby, who had followed his wife, “and tell your mistress what she wants to know.”

77So Sam went up and told the wonderful story of how Eliza had crossed the river on the floating ice.  78Mr. and Mrs. Shelby found it hard to believe that such a thing was possible.

79Mrs. Shelby was very, very glad that Eliza had escaped.  80She told Aunt Chloe to give Sam and Andy a specially good supper.  81Then they went to bed quite pleased with their day’s work.

 

参 考 文 献

[1] ウィズダム英和辞典 第3版(2012)
[2]ジーニアス英和辞典 第5版(2015)
[3] ランダムハウス英語辞典 第2版(1993)
[4 リーダーズ英和辞典 第3版(2012)
[20]Wikitionary  https://www.wiktionary.org/
[43] 現代英文法講義 安藤貞雄著 開拓社(2005)
[45] 表現のたための 実践ロイヤル英文法 綿貫陽・マイク・ピーターセン共著 旺文社(2006)

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〜2016 鹿児島大学水産学部教授 ,2016〜2017 水産学部特任教授(英語教育担当),2016〜 鹿児島大学名誉教授/ 〜2017 CIEC(コンピュータ利用教育学会)理事,ネットワーク委員会委員長,2018〜 CIEC 監事/ 2015〜「英語の見える化」研究会主宰/ 資格: 獣医学博士(北海道大学)/