エンジョイ・シンプル・イングリッシュ 2018/8/7 L87
7 火 The forbidden room L87
Welcome to enjoy simple English.
once upon a time 昔、昔
woodcutter 木こり wood, cutter
take – home 家に〜を持って買える
a few days later 数日後
be (become) lost 迷う
ask for help 助けを求める
so happy that 非常にハッピーになって
on the top floor 最上階に
take a look at - 〜を見る
walk by 通りかかる、通り過ぎる
without - 〜しないで
all over - 〜中、いたるところに
after a while しばらくして
flew [flúː] flyの過去 飛ぶ
turn into - 〜に変わる、変化する
ask 人 to - 〜するように頼む、
ask 人 not to - 〜しないように頼む
disappear 消える, appear
Once upon a time, in a small village, there lived a hard-working young woodcutter.
One day, he found a small bird by the road. It was an uguisu bush warbler. It was hurt.
Poor little bird. I will help you.
The woodcutter took the bird home. After few days, the bush warbler was much better. So he let the bird go back to the mountains.
A few days later, the woodcutter went into the mountains to work. But he became lost.
What should I do?
The woodcutter walked and walked. Finally, the sun set, and it became dark. Then, he saw a light.
I’m saved. I’ll go to that house over there and ask for help.
The woodcutter walked toward the light and found a castle. He knocked on the gate.
Hello. I’m a woodcutter. The sun was set, and I’m lost. Please let me stay here tonight.
The gate opened, and a young girl came out.
Please, come in. You are welcome to stay.
The young girl was living alone in the castle. She gave him wonderful food. The woodcutter was so happy that he stayed for one, two, and then three nights. On the fourth day, he became the girl’s husband. They lived happily in the big castle.
One day, the girl said, Today, I have to go to town alone. Please stay here. On the top floor, there are 12 rooms that you have never seen. You can see them today. But please promise me you will never, ever go into the second room.
Of course, I promise, said the woodcutter.
After the girl left, he went to the top floor.
I can’t go into the second room, but I will take a look at the other room.
So he started opening the doors. He looked into the first room. There was a beautiful New Year’s pine tree growing tall and green.
Wow, this is amazing.
He then walked by the second room without going in and went to the third room. Inside there was a cherry tree with blossoms all over it. This is wonderful. This must be March.
The woodcutter was now having fun, and opened more and more doors. The fourth room had tsubaki camellias of April. The fifth room had shobu irises of May. Each room showed beautiful flowers and trees of the month.
After a while, the woodcutter felt he had to see inside the second room.
Just a little look.
He opened the door. Inside there was an ume plum tree with beautiful blossoms. It was February. And there was a bush warbler singing in the tree.
The bird flew down from the tree and landed in front of the woodcutter. Suddenly, the bird turned into the woodcutter’s wife.
I asked you not to look into the second room.
Then, the girl turned back into a bush warbler and flew off into the mountains. The castle disappeared, and the woodcutter was standing alone in the mountains.