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The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin (1) [Squirrel Nutkin]

The Tale og Squirrel Nutkin (1)

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  This is a Tale about a tail - a tail that belonged to a little red squirrel, and his name was Nutkin.

  He had a brother called Twinkleberry, and a great many cousins  : they lived in a wood at the edge of a lake.


  In the middle of the lake there is an island covered with trees and nut bushes ; and amongst those trees stands a hollow oak-tree, which is the house of an owl who is called Old Brown.

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The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin (2) [Squirrel Nutkin]

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin (2)

  One autumn when the nuts were ripe, and the leaves on the hazel bushes were golden and green ー Nutkin and Twinkleberry and all the other little squirrels came out of the wood, and down to the edge of the lake.

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  They made little rafts out of twigs, and they paddled away over the water to Owl Island to gather nuts.

  Each squirrel had a little sack and large oar, and spread out his tail for a sail.

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The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin (3) [Squirrel Nutkin]

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin (3)

  They also took with them an offering of three fat mice as a present for Old Brown, and put them down upon his door-step.

  Then Twinkleberry and the other little squirrels each made a low bow, and said politely ー 
  " Old Mr. Brown, will you favour us with permission to gather nuts upon your island ? "

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  But Nutkin was excessively imprertinent in his manners

  He bobbed up and down like a little red cherry, singing ー
  " Riddle me, riddle me, tot-tot-tote !
    A little wee man, in a red red coat !
    A staff in his hand, and a stone in his throat ;
    If you'll tell me this riddle, I'll give you a groat.  "

  Now this riddle is as old as the hills l; Mr. Brown paid no attention whatever to Nutkin.

  He shut his eyes obstinately and went to sleep.

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The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin (4) [Squirrel Nutkin]

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin (4)

  The squirrel filled their little sacks with nuts, and sailed away home in evening.

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  But next morning they all came back again to Owl Island ; and Twinkleberry and the others brought a fine fat mole, and laid it on the stone in front of Old Brown's doorway, and said ー 
  " Mr. Brown, will you favour us with gracious permission to gather some more nuts ? "

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知恵熱が出まして、アップが齟齬しました。申し訳ありません。
今日から二本立てで出ます(29日までは)。


The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin (5) [Squirrel Nutkin]

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin (5)


  But Nutkin, who had no respect, began to dance up and down, tickling old Mr. Brown with a nettle and singing ー
  " Old Mr. B ! Riddle-me-ree !
    Hitty Pitty within the wall,
    Hitty Pitty without the wall ;
    If you touch Hitty Pitty,
    Hitty Pitty will bite you !  "

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  Mr. Brown woke up suddenly and carried the mole into his house.

  He shut the door in nutkin's face.

  Presently a little thread of blue smoke from a wood fire came up from the top of the tree, and Nutkin peeped through the key-hole and sang ー
  " A house full, a hoke full !
    And you cannot gather a bowl-full ! "

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The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin (6) [Squirrel Nutkin]

Tale of Squirrel Nutkin (6)

   The Squirrel searched for nuts all over the Island and filled their little sacks.

  But Nutkin gathered oak-apples -yellow and scarlet ー and sat upon a beech-stump playing marbles, and watching the door of old Mr. Brown.

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  On the third day the squirrels got up bery eary and went fishing ; they caught seven fat minnows as a present for Old Brown.
 fof Old Brown.
  They paddled over the lake and landed under a crooked chestnut tree on Owl Island.

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パソコン不調によりh
本日はこちら一つで願います。

The tale of Squirrel Nutkin (7) [Squirrel Nutkin]

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin (7)

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  Twinkleberry and six other little squirrels each carried a fat minnow ; but Nutkin, who had no nice  manners, brought no present at all.

  He ran in front, singing ー
  " The man in the wilderness said to me, ' How many strawberries grow in the sea ? I answered him as I thought good ー
  As many red herrings as grow in the wood. "

  But old Mr. Brown took no interest in riddles ー not even when the answer was provided for him.

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三日間休載しまして、申し訳ありませんでした。
1月3日より再開、続きます。 
良い年でありますように。


The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin (8) [Squirrel Nutkin]

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  On the fourth day the squirrels brought a present of six fat beetles, which was as good as plums in plum-pudding for Old Brown.

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  Each beetle was wrapped up carefully in a dock-leafs fastened with a pine-needle pin.

  But Nutkin sang as rudely as ever -

  " Old Mr. B !  riddle-me-ree, 
    Flour of England, fruit of Spain,
    Met together in a shower of rain ;
    Put in a bag tied round with a strings,
    If you'll tell me this riddled I'll give you a ring ! "

   Which was ridiculous Nutkin, because he had not got any ring to give to Old Brown.


  The other squirrels hunted up and down the nut bushes ; but Nutkin gathered robin's pincushions off a briar bush, and stuck them full of pine-needle pins.

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The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin (9) [Squirrel Nutkin]

The tale of Squirrel Nutkin (9)

  On the fifth day the squirrels brought a present of wild honey ; it was so aweet and sticky that they licked their fingers as they put it down upon the stone.

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  They had stolen it out of a bumble bee's nest on the tippitty top of the hill.

  But Nutkin skipped up and down, singing ー
  " Hum-a-bum ! buzz ! buzz !  Hum-a-bum buzz.
    As I went over Tipple-tine
    I met a flock of bonny swine ;
    Some yellow-nacked, some yellow backed !
    They were the very bonniest swine
    That e'er went over Tipple-tine.


  Old Mr. Brown turned up his eyes in disgust at the impertience of Nutkin.

  But heate up the honey !

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The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin (10) [Squirrel Nutkin]

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin (10)

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  The Squirrels filled their little sacks with nuts.

  But Nutkin sat upon a big flat rock, and played ninepins with a crab apple and green fir-cones.

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  On the six day, which was Saturday, the squirrels came again for the last time ; they brought a new-laid egg in a little rush basket as a last parting present for Old Brown.

  But Nutkin ran in front of laughing, and shouting -
  " Humpty-Dumpty lies in the beck,
    With a white counterpane round his neck,
    Forty doctors and forty wrights,
    Cannot put Humpty Dumpty to rights ! "

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The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin (11) [Squirrel Nutkin]

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin (11)

  Now old Mr. Brown took an interest in eggs ; he opened one eye and shut it again.
  But still he did not speak.

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  Nutkin became more and more impertinent ー
  " Old Mr. B ! Old Mr. B !
    Hickamore, Hackamore, on the King's kitchen door ;
    All the King's horses, and all the King's men,
    Couldn't drive Hickamore, Hackamore,
    Off the King's kitchen door. "

  Nutkin danced up and down like a sunbeam ; but still Old Brown said nothing at all.

  Nutkin began again ー
  " Arthur O'Bower has broken his band.
    He comes roaring up the land !
    The king of Scots with all his power,
    Cannot turn Arthur of the Bower ! "

   Nutkin made a whirring noise to sound like the wind, and he took a running jump right onto the hand of Old Brown ! . . .

   Then all at once there was a flutterment and a scufflement and a loud " Squeak ! "

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  The other squirrels scuttered away into the bushes.   

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The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin (12 完) [Squirrel Nutkin]

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin 12

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  When they came back very cautiously, peeping round the tree ー there was Old Brown sitting on his door-stepmom quite still, with his eyes closed, as if nothing had happened.


  But Nutkin was in his waist-coat pocket ! 

  This looks like the end of the story ; but it isn't.

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  Old Brown carried Nutkin into his house, and held him up by the tail, intending to skin him ; but Nutkin pulled so very hard that his tail broke in two and he dashed up the staircase and escaped out of the attic window.

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  And to this days if you meet Nutkin up a tree and ask him a riddle he will throw sticks at your and stamp his feet and scolds and shout ー 
  " Cuck-cuck-cuck-cur-r-r- cuck-k-k ! "

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明日9日はThe Little Princeのみ、午後4時に出ます。
新物語は12日ぐらいに・・・勘案中です。


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