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親譲おやゆず無鉄砲むてっぽう小供こどもときからそんばかりしている。小学校しょうがっこう時分じぶん学校がっこう二階にかいからりて一週間いっしゅうかんほどこしかしたことがある。なぜそんな無闇むやみをしたとひとがあるかもれぬ別段べつだんふか理由りゆでもない。新築しんちくの二階からくびしていたら、同級生どうきゅうせい一人ひとり冗談じょうだん、いくら威張いばっても、そこから飛び降りる事は出来できまい弱虫よわむしやーい。とはやしたからである。小使こづかいぶさってかえってときおやじおおきなをして二階ぐらいから飛び降りて腰を抜かすやつがあるかとったから、このつぎは抜かさずに飛んでせますこたえた

親類しんるいのものから西洋製せいようせいのナイフをらって奇麗きれいかざして友達ともだちに見せていたら、一人がひか事は光るがれそうもないと云った。切れぬ事があるか、なんでも切ってみせるとった。そんならきみゆびを切ってみろと注文ちゅうもんしたから、何だ指ぐらいこのとおだとみぎ親指おやゆびこうはすにんださいわいナイフがちいさいのと、親指のほねかたかったので、いまだに親指は手にいている。しかし創痕きずあとまでえぬ

Rough translation

I was born with a reckless nature, and it's landed me in endless trouble for as long as I can remember. I once jumped from the second floor of my elementary school and was laid up for a week with a dislocated hip. Some might ask what inspired such an ill-advised stunt. There was no deep reason. I was leaning out from the second floor of our newly-constructed school building when a classmate taunted me jokingly, "You act like a big shot, but we all know you're too scared to jump from up there. Chicken!" My father looked at me quizzically as I arrived home on the janitor's back. When he asked, "What kind of fool jumps from the second floor and dislocates his hip?" I replied, "Next time I'll land it right and my hips will be just fine."

One of my relatives gave me a western-made pocket knife, and I was holding the shiny blade out in the sun to show my friends. One of them said, "It's definitely shiny, but doesn't look like it could cut much." I shot back with, "I'll bet there's nothing this blade can't cut." "Then let's see you cut your finger," came the reply. I told him it could easily cut my finger, and I proceeded to cut into the back of my right thumb at an angle. Fortunately the knife was small and the bone in my thumb was hard, so the thumb is still attached. But there's a scar there that I'll carry for life.

Vocabulary

親譲おやゆずり by nature (lit: from one's parents)無鉄砲むてっぽう recklessness (lit: without a gun; from the idea of rushing into battle without a gun)小供こどもとき childhood; youth (usually 子供こども)そんばかり nothing but trouble小学校しょうがっこう elementary school; primary schoolる to be (outdated character usage)時分じぶん time; period学校がっこう school二階にかい second floorりて jump; jump down (lit: fly down)一週間いっしゅうかんほど one week; as much as one week; extent of one weekこしかした dislocated my hipこと act; fact無闇むやみ rash; recklessく to askひと person; peopleかもれぬ may be; might be (equivalent to かもしれない)別段べつだん particularlyふかい profound; deep理由りゆ reason新築しんちく new constructionくび neck (but translates better as "head" in some cases)して stick out同級生どうきゅうせい classmate一人ひとり individual; one person冗談じょうだんに jokingly威張いばって brag; put on airs出来できまい probably can't (older form of 出来ないだろう)弱虫よわむし coward; sissy; weakling (lit: weak insect)はやした bantered; jeered小使こづかい janitorぶさって ride on someone's shouldersかえってた returned homeとき time; when ...おやじ fatherおおきな big eye; eyesやつ guy; fellowった said (equivalent to 言った)つぎ next; next timeせます showこたえた answered 親類しんるいのもの a relative (もの here refers to a person, not a thing)西洋製せいようせい Western-made (imported from the West)らって received (outdated character usage)奇麗きれい pretty; nice blade sunかざして hold aloft; hold out友達ともだち friendひかる shineれそう look like it can cutなんでも anythingった guaranteed; vouched forきみ you (familiar; male)ゆび finger注文ちゅうもん request; orderこのとおり like thisみぎ right (vs left) hand親指おやゆび thumb (lit: parent finger)こう back (of the hand)はすに at an angleんだ cut intoさいわい fortunatelyちいさい smallほね boneかたかった was hard; was toughいまだに still; to this dayいている is attached創痕きずあと scar (lit: injury mark)ぬ die; deathえぬ will not disappear