A Good Night, Sleep Tight StoryBook
A Good Night, Sleep Tight StoryBook をご紹介します。
こちらは、Good Night つまり、子供を寝かしつけるときに、枕元でお母さんが読んであげるベッドタイムストーリーの本です。
(1)３匹の子豚 (2)ヘンゼルとグレーテル です。
(1)The Three Little Pigs
A lomg time ago and far away there lived a Mother Pig and her three sons.The three Little Pigs were growing bigger and bigger every day.
“ It really is time you moved out and made home for yourselves,” said Mother Pig one day.
“ This place isn’t big enough for all of us.”
The very next day the three Little Pigs moved out, taking their belongings with them.
“ Watch out for the Big Bad Wolf.” Said Mother Pig as they left.
They set off down the road and came to a crossroads.Each Litte Pig went in different direction.
taking their belongings with them：自分の持ち物（所有物）を持って
The youngest one headed for the fields.
“ I want to have fun,” he said.” My house will be very quick to build.” He cut lots of hay and straw and made himself a straw house with a thatched roof.
hay and straw：干し草と麦わら
made himself a straw house with a thatched roof.：自分自身でわら葺き屋根のわらの家を建てた。
The house was soon finished and he moved in at the end of the day. His house may have been quick but it wasn’t very strong.
Someone had been watched him while he had building it. The Big Bad Wolf in the forest nearby was very fond of Little Pigs. He liked eating them!
The youngest Little Pig had settled down for the evening when there was a knock at his door.
“ Who’s there? ” asked the Little Pig. No one knew where he lived yet.
“ Let m in,Little Pig, let me in,” said a deep voice. “Or by the hair on my chinny chin chin, I'll blow your house down.”
“ It’s the Big Bad Wolf,” cried the Little Pig. “ Just like Mother Pig said.”
“ Open the door, Little Pig, “said the Big Bad Wolf again.
“ No ! “ shouted the Little Pig. “ I won’t let you in! “
“ Then,” said the Big Bad Wolf. “ I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down! “
The Big Bad Wolf huffed and he puffed, and he blew the straw house down.The Little Pig ran and ran..
by the hair on my chinny chin chin：
I'll blow your house down：家を吹き飛ばしてやるぜ
I won’t let you in：（家に）入れたくないんだ
The scond Little Pig had headed for the wood.
“ I want to spend time looking in the woods, not building ma house,” he said “My house will be very quick to build.” He said. He gathered lots of twigs and sticks and made himself a house of sticks.
The second Little Pig met the first Little Pig running along the road to the crossroads where they had separated such a short while before. They set off down the road that their older brother had taken.
crossroads where they had separated such a short while before：分かれ道/その場所は、彼らがついホンの少し前に別れた場所
The third Little Pig had decided to make a good, strong house for himself.
“ I don’t want to be eaten by the Big Bad Wolf,” he said. He headed for the town and bought lots of bricks and cement and then , some way out of town, he built his new home.
His house was made of bricks and would not fall down in a puff of wind. He had windows and a chimney, and a rocking chair in front of the fire.
The little Pig’s house was not built in a day, so he went the night in a very comfortable hotel.
When his house was ready, he moved in. He had just settled down to an evening in front of the fire when there was a knock at the door.
“ Who’s there? “ he asked.
“ It’s us,your brothers! “ cried the two younger Little Pigs. “ Let us in, the Big Bad Wolf is after us.”
The third Little pig jumped up to let them in. he couldn’t let the horrible wolf catch his young brothers.
The two Little Pigs told their older brother what had happened.
“ That’s what comes from not building proper houses,” he told them. “ We’ll be safe here.”
“ What is he carrying? “ asked the second Little Pig.
“ It’s a ladder! “ said the third Little pig.
“ And I think I know what he plans to do with it.”
The two younger Little Pig watched the Big Bad Wolf as he came nearer to the house. The older Little Pig was bustling round by the fireplace.
“ I think this will soon put a stop to his games, “ said the third Little Pig.
He had quickly made a fire and it was beginning to burn well. He moved a huge pot onto the fire and filled it with water.
He rubbed his hands together
“ What.are we going to do? ” cried the two Little Pigs.
“ Listen, you can hear him. He’s on the roof. What shall we do? “
“ Nothing, “ said their brother. “ I’ve done it. Wait and see what happens. After this we won’t be bother by the Big Bad Wolf again.”
(2)HANSEL & GRETEL
A long time ago and far away , there lived a poor woodcutter and his family. Tims were very hard and the woodcutter was finding it very difficult to feed his wife and children.
One night, the woodcutter’s wife spoke to him.
“ Husband,” she said slowly. “ If the children were not here, would there be enough food for us? “
“ Yes, “ said the woodcutter, wondering what his wife was going to say.
“ If we take them into the dorest, “ she said, “ someone will probably find them.”
“ Are you suggesting that we just leave them there? “ asked the woodcutter. “ I can’t do that. “
“ We will all die if we don’t do something, “ said his wife.
“ I can’t do it, “said the woodcutter, and he turned over and went to sleep.
やさしいベッドタイムストーリー、A Good Night, Sleep Tight StoryBook。