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BABAR THE KING (1) [BABAR THE KING]

BABAR THE KING (1)

Off in the country of the elephant King Babar and Queen Celeste are rejoicing.
For they have signed a treaty of peace with the rhinoceros, and their friends, the Old Lady, has consented to remain with them.

She often tells stories to elephant's children. Her Little monkey, Zephir, perched up in a tree, also listens.

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Leaving the Old Lady with Queen Celeste, Babar has gone for walking along the banks of large lake with Cornelius, the oldest and wisest of all the elephants. 

He say to him, " This countryside is so beautiful that I would like to see it every day as I wake up. We must build out city here. Our house shall be on the shores of the lake, and shall be surrounded with flowers and birds. "

Zephir, who has followed them, would like to catch a butterfly he sees ....

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While chasing the butterfly, Zephir meets his friend Arthur, the young cousin of the King and Queen, who was amusing himself hunting for snails.

All of a sudden they see one, two, three, four dromedaries(camels). . . . five, six, seven dromedaries . . . .eight, nine, ten . . . . There are more than they can count.

And the chief of the cavalcade calls to them: " Can you please tell us where we can find King Babar ? "

Escorted by Arthur and Zephir, the dromedaries have found Babar.

They are bringing him all his heavy baggage and all things which he had bought out in the big world during his honeymoon.

Babar thanks them.
" You must be tired, gentlemen. Won't you rest under the shade of the palm trees ? "
Then he turning to the Old lady and to Cornelius, he says, " Now we will be able to build our city. "

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初回だけ、少し長くなっています。
王となりましたBabar(象のババール)が新婚旅行から帰ってきた後の物語になります。
最初の Babar 物語は、1日1分 THE STORY OF BABAR(リンク 全10回)に。 


BABAR THE KING (2) [BABAR THE KING]

BABAR THE KING (2)

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Having called an assembly of all the elephants, Babar climbs up on a packing case and, in a loud voice, proclaims the following ward ;
" My friends, I have in these trunks, these bales, and these sacks , gifts for each of you.
There are dresses, suits, hats and materials, paint boxes, drums, fishing tackle and rods, ostrich feathers, tennis rackets and many other things.
I will divide all this among you as soon as we have finished building our city.
This city ー the city of the elephants  ー  I would like to suggest that we name Celesteville, in honor of your Queen. "

All the elephants raised their trunks and cried: " What a good idea !  What an excellent idea ! "

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The elephants set to work quickly.
Arthur and Zephir hand out the tools.
Babar tells each one what he should do. 

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BABAR THE KING (3) [BABAR THE KING]

BABAR THE KING (3)

He marks sign-boards where the street and houses should go.
He orders some to cut down trees , some to move stones; others saw wood or dig holes.

With what joy they all strive to do their best.

The Old Lady is playing the phonograph for them and from time to time Babar plays on his trumpet; he is fond of music.

All the elephants are as happy as he is.

They drive nails, draw logs, pull and push, dig, fetch and carry, opening their big ears wide as they work.

Over in the big lake the fish are complaining among themselves; " We can't even sleep peacefully any longer, " they say.
"These elephants make the most dreadful noise ! What are they building ? When we jump out of the water we really haven't time to see clearly. We'll have to ask the frogs what it is all about. "

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BABAR THE KING (4) [BABAR THE KING]

BABAR THE KING (4)

The birds also gathered together to discuss what the elephants were up to.

The pelicans and the flamingos, the ducks and the ibis and even the smaller birds all twittered. chirruped and quacked, and the parrots enthusiastically kept  repeating ; " Come and see Celesteville, the most beautiful city of all cities.  Come and see Celesteville, the most beautiful city of all cities. "

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Here the Celesteville !
The elephants have just finished building it and are resting and bathing. 

Babar goes for a sail with Arthur and Zephir.
He is well satisfied, and admires his new capital.

Each elephant has his own house.
The Old Lady's is at the upper left, the one for the King and Queen is in the upper right.

The big lake is visible from all their windows.

The Bureau of Industry is next door to the Amusement Hall which will be very practical and convenient.

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BABAR THE KING (5) [BABAR THE KING]

BABAR THE KING (5)

Today Babar keeps his promise.

He gives a  gift to each elephant and also serviceable clothes for work-days and beautiful rich clothes for holidays.

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After thinking their king most heartily, the elephants all go home dancing with glee.

Babar has decided that next Sunday all the elephants will dress up in their best clothes and assemble in the gardens of the Amusement Park.

The gardeners have much to do.
They rake the paths, water the flower beds and set out the last flower pots.

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The elephant children are planning a surprise for Babar and Celeste.

They have asked Cornelius to teach them the song of the elephants.

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Arthur had the idea.
They are very attentive, keep time, and will know it perfectly by Sunday.

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本日の、Adventure in Narnia(10) は、申し訳ありませんが15分ほど遅れました。  

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BABAR THE KING (6) [BABAR THE KING]

BABAR THE KING (6)

The cooks are hurriedly preparing cakes and dainties of all kinds.

Queen Celeste comes to help them.

Zephir comes too, with Arthur.
He tastes the vanilla cream to see if it is just right; first he puts in his finger, then his hand, and then his arm.
Arthur is dying of envy and would like to stick his trunk in it.  

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In order to have one last taste Zephir bends his head, sticks out his tongue and plouf ! ー in he falls head first.

At this sound the chief cook looks around  and, greatly annoyed, fishes him out by the tail.

The soup chef bursts out laughing.

Arthur hides.
Poor little Zephir is a sight, all yellow and sticky.

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Celeste scolds him and goes off to clean him up.

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BABAR THE KING (7) [BABAR THE KING]

BABAR THE KING (7)

Sunday comes at last.

In the gardens of the Amusement Park the elephants saunter about dressed magnificently.

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The Children have sung their song.

Babar has kissed each one.

The cakes were delicious !

What a wonderful day !

Unfortunately, it is over all too soon.

The Old Lady is already organizing the last round of hide and seek. 

(7/18)

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いつもお読みいただきありがとうございます。 
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BABAR THE KING (8) [BABAR THE KING]

BABAR THE KING (8)

The next day after their morning dip in the lake, the children go to school.

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And they are glad to find their dear teacher, the Old Lady,waiting for them.
Lessons are never tiresome when she teaches.

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After having settled the little ones  at their task, she turns her attention the older ones, and asked them: " Two times two ? "ー " Three, " answers Arthur.

" No, no, fine, " said his neighbor Ottilie.

" For, that's what we study for, " sang Zephir.

" Four, " repeated Arthur.
" I'll not forget that again, teacher. "

All the elephants who are too old to attend the class, have chosen a trade.

(trade=job, 以下職業は各elephants 語のようですので、最後に英語版を付記しました。)

追記:
皆さん、すいません。説明が全く足りませんでした。小学校のクラスで、各人が各職業をわりふって演じているので、Tapitor, Pilophage, Capoilosse などは、象君や象ちゃんの名前です。でも、誰がだれだかよくわからないので、職業の説明は、最後の英語版を参照ください。


For example : Tapitor is a cobbler, Pilophage an officer, Capoulosse is a doctor, Barbacol a tailor, Podular a sculptor and Hatchibombotar is a street cleaner.
Doulamor is a musician. 
Olur is a mechanic, Poutifour a farmer, Fandago is a learned man, Justinien is a painter and Coco a clown.

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If Capuoulosse has holes in his shoes, he brings them to Tapitor, and if Tapitor is sick, Capoulosse takes care of him.

If Barbacol was wants a statue for his mantelpiece, he asks Podular to carve one for him, and when Podular's coat is worn out Barbacol makes a new one to order for him.

Justnien paints a portrait of Pilophage, who will protect him against his enemies.
Harchibombotar cleans the streets.
Olur repairs the automobiles, and when they are all tired, Doulamor plays his cello to entertain them.

After having settled grave problem, Fandago relaxes and eats some of Potifour's fruits.

As for Coco, he keeps them all laughing and gay. 

(English 版)

If Doctor has holes in his shoes, he brings them Cobbler, and if Cobbler is sick, Doctor takes care of him.
If Tailor wants a statue for his mantelpiece, he asks Sculptor to carve one for him, and when Farmer's coat is worn out Tailor makes a new one to order for him.

Painter paints a portrait of Officer, who will protect him against his enemies.
Street Cleaner cleans streets, Mechanic repairs the automobiles, and, when they are all tired, Musician plays his cello to entertain them.

After having settled grave problem, Learned Man relaxes and eats some of Farmer's fruits.
As for Clown, he keeps them all laughing and gay. 
   
(8/18)
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BABAR THE KING (9) [BABAR THE KING]

BABAR THE KING (9)

At Celesteville , all the elephants work in the morning, and in the afternoon  they can do as they please.

They play, go for walks, read and dream . . .
Babar and Celeste like to play tennis with Mr. and Mrs. Pilophage.

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Cornelious, Fandago, Podular and Capoulosse prefer to play bowls.
The children play with Coco, the crown.

Arthur and Zephir have put on masks.
There is a shallow pool in which to sail their boats and there are many other games besides.

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But what the elephants like best of all is the theater in the Amusement Park.

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BABAR THE KING (10) [BABAR THE KING]

BABAR THE KING (10)

Every day, early in the morning, Hatchbobotar sprinkles the streets with his motor sprinkler.

When Arthur and Zephir meet him, they quickly take off their shoes, and run after the car, barefoot.

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" Oh, what a fine shower ! " they say laughingly.

Unfortunately, Babar caught them at it one day, " No, dessert either of you, you rascals ! " he cried.

Arthur and Zephir are mischievous, as are all little boys, but they are not lazy.

Babar and Celeste visit the Old Lady, and are amazed to hear them play the violin and cello.

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" It is wonderful ! " says Celeste, and Babar adds;
" My dear children, I am indeed pleased with you.  Go to the pastry shop  and s elect whatever cakes you like. "

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BABAR THE KING (10) [BABAR THE KING]

BABAR THE KING (10)

Arthur and Zephir are very happy to have had all the cakes they wanted, but they are even more delighted when at the distribution of prize, they hear Cornelius read out :
" First prize for music: a tie between Arthur and Zephir. "

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Very proudly, with wreaths on their heads, they went back to their seats.

After having rewarded the good scholars, Cornelius made a noble speech.

". . . And now I wish you all a pleasant holiday ! " he ended up.

Everyone clapped hard and applauded loudly.

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Then quite weary, he sat down, but alas and alack, his fine hat was on the chair and he crushed it completely.

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" A regular pancake ! " said Zephir.

Cornelius was aghast, and sadly looked at what was left of his hat.
What would he wear on the next formal occasion ?

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BABAR THE KING (11)

The Old Lady promises Cornelius to sew some plumes on his old derby, and in order to console him further, she invites him to  go for a ride the new merry-go-round which Babar has just had built.

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Podular has carved the animals, Justinien has painted them, and the motor was installed by Olur.
All three of them are very skillful.

They have also made the King's mechanical horse.
Olur has just oiled it and Babar is winding it up.

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He wants to give it a final trial before the big celebration on the anniversary of the founding of Celesteville.


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The weather is perfect the day of the celebration.

Arthur marches at the head of the parade with Zephir and the band.

Cornelius follows, his hat completely transformed.
Then come the soldiers and the trades companies. 

All those who not marching are watching this unforgettable spectacle. 

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BABAR THE KING (12)

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On his way home from the celebration Zephir notices a curious stick. 

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He goes to pick it up.
Horrors! It is a snake which rears  its head and hisses.

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and cruelly bites the Old Lady who tries to hide Zephir in her arms. 

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Arthur furiously smashes his bugle on the snake's back and kills it. 

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The Old Lady's arm swells rapidly, and she hastens to the hospital. 

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Dr. Capoulosse takes care of her, and gives her a hypodermic of serum.

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Zephir sadly remains near his mistress. She is very ill. 

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" I can't tell you until tomorrow whether she will get well. " Capoulosse says to Babar.

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BABAR THE KING (13)

As Babar leaves the hospital, he hears cries of " Fire !, Fire ! "

Cornelius' house is on fire.

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The stairway is already full of smoke: the fireman succeed in rescuing Cornelius, but he is half suffocated and a burning bearm has injured him.

Capoulosse, summoned in great haste, give him first-aid before having him moved to the hospital.

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A match which Counelius thought he had thrown into the ashtray but which had actually fallen, still lighted, in the trashbasket, had been enough to start this terrible fire.

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A match (which1)(but witch2) had been enough to start this terrible fire.

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BABAR THE KING (14)

That night when Babar goes to bed, he shuts his eyes but cannot sleep.

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" What a dreadful day ! " he thinks.

" It began so well. Why did it have to end so badly ?  Before these two accidents we were all so happy and peaceful at Celesteville ! "

" we had forgotten that misfortune existed ! Oh, my dear old Cornelius and you, dear Old lady. I would give my crown to see you cured. Capoulosse was to telephone me any news, Oh ! How long this night seems, and how worried I am ! "

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BABAR THE KING (15) [BABAR THE KING]

BABAR THE KING (15)

Babar finally drops off to sleep, but his sleep is restless and soon he dreams:

He hear a knocking on his door.

Tap !  Tap ! Tap!

Then a voice says to him: " It is I, Misfortune, with some of my companions, come to pay you a visit, "

Babar looks out of the window, and sees a frightful old woman surrounded by flabby ugly beasts.
He opens his mouth to shout: " Ugh ! Faugh ! Go away quickly ! "

But he stops to listen to a very faint noise ー Frr ! Frr ! Frr ! - as of birds  flying in a flock, and he sees coming toward him . . .

. . .  graceful winged elephants who chase Misfornune away from  Celesteville and bring back Happiness.

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At this point he awakes, and feels ever so much better.

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BABAR THE KING (16)

Babar dresses and runs ro the hospital.

Oh !  joy !

What does he see ?

His two patients walking in the garden.

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He can hardly believe his eyes.

" We are all well again, " says Cornelius, " but all this excitement has made me as hungry as a wolf. Let's get some breakfast, and then later we'll rebuild my house. " 

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BABAR THE KING (17) [BABAR THE KING]

BABAR THE KING (17)

A week later, in Babar's drawing room, the Old Lady says to her two friends.

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" Do you see how in this life one must never be discouraged ?  
The vicious snake didn't kill me, and Cornelius is completely recovered.
Let's work hard and cheerfully and we'll continue to be happy. " 


BABAR THE KING (18 完) [BABAR THE KING]

BABAR THE KING (18 完)

And since that day, over in the elephant's country, everyone has been happy and contented.

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