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教員きょういん控所ひかえじょそろには一時間目いちじかんめ喇叭らっぱらなくてはならぬ大分だいぶ時間じかんがある。校長こうちょう時計とけいして追々おいおいゆるりとはなつもりだが、まず大体だいたいことんでおいてもらおうとって、それから教育きょういく精神せいしんについてなが談義だんぎかした。おれは無論むろんいい加減かげん聞いていたが、途中とちゅうからこれはんだところおもった。校長の云うようにはとても出来できない。おれみたような無鉄砲むてっぽうなものをつらまえて生徒せいと模範もはんになれの、一校いっこう師表しひょうあおがれなくてはいかんの、学問がくもん以外いがい個人こじん徳化とっかおよぼさなくて教育者きょういくしゃになれないの、と無暗むやみ法外ほうがい注文ちゅうもんをする。そんなえらいひと月給げっきゅう四十円よんじゅうえん遥々はるばるこんな田舎いなかへくるもんか。人間にんげん大概たいがいもんだ。はらてば喧嘩けんかひとぐらいはだれでもするだろうと思ってたが、この様子ようすじゃめったにくちけない散歩さんぽも出来ない。そんなむずかしいやくならやとまえにこれこれだとはながいい。おれはうそをつくのがきらだから、仕方しかたがないだまされて来たのだとあきらめておもりよく、ここでことわってかえっちまおうと思った。宿屋やどや五円ごえんやったから財布さいふなかには九円きゅうえんなにがししかない。九円じゃ東京とうきょうまでは帰れない。茶代ちゃだいなんかやらなければよかった。しいことをした。しかし九円だって、どうかならない事はない。旅費りょひりなくっても嘘をつくよりましだと思って、到底とうていあなたのおっしゃるとおにゃ、出来ません、この辞令じれいかえしますと云ったら、校長はたぬきのようなをぱちつかせておれのかおていた。やがて、いまのはただ希望きぼうである、あなたが希望通り出来ないのはよくっているから心配しんぱいしなくってもいいと云いながらわらった。そのくらいよく知ってるなら、はじめから威嚇おどさなければいいのに。

Rough translation

The instructors would not be in the staff room until the first hour bugle sounded. The principal took out his watch to confirm that we had plenty of time. He told me everything would be explained gradually in due course, but that first we should cover the fundamentals. He then proceeded with a lengthy lecture on the essence of education. I listened politely, of course, but half way through it struck me that I'd gotten myself into a preposterous situation. I could not possibly live up to the expectations he was laying out. Requiring a reckless scourge like me to serve as a role model for the students, to exemplify the virtues of the school, and to exert moral influence in addition to instruction was utterly unreasonable. Did he really imagine that such an outstanding gentleman would come this far out into the sticks for a forty-yen monthly salary? I believe people are all pretty much the same, and anyone is entitled to an occasional quarrel when provoked. Under these edicts I'd have to never open my mouth and never go out for a walk. They should have warned me beforehand that it was such a demanding post. I hate dishonesty, so I resolved to concede that I'd been lured here under false pretenses. I would turn down the post and head back home. After that five yen tip at the inn, I had nine yen or so left in my pocket. Nine yen would not cover a return trip to Tōkyō, and I now regretted the tip. But returning on nine yen was not out of the question, and I'd rather run out of money on the way home than lie to an employer. When I stated that I could not possibly meet his requirements and would therefore return his letter of appointment, the principal gazed at me with his tanuki eyes and the lids began to flutter. Then he smiled and said, "My speech just now describes an ideal, and I know that you can't match that ideal to perfection, so there's no need to worry." If he knew I couldn't match his ideal, then I wish he would have spared me all that discomfort and stress in the first place.

Vocabulary

教員きょういん instructors控所ひかえじょ loungeそろう gather一時間目いちじかんめ first hour喇叭らっぱ bugleらなくてはならぬ would have to sound大分だいぶ a fair amount時間じかん time校長こうちょう principal時計とけい watchして take outて look at追々おいおい by and by; in due timeゆるりと leisurelyはなす tell大体だいたい overallこと act; factんで grasp; swallowって say教育きょういく education精神せいしん spirit; ethosながい long談義だんぎ discourse; lectureかした told (me)無論むろん of courseいい加減かげんに politely but indifferently途中とちゅうから from partway throughんだ preposterous; outrageousところ placeた came (to)おもった thought出来できない can't do無鉄砲むてっぽう rash; recklessつらまえて seize; get hold of生徒せいと student模範もはん role model一校いっこう the school師表しひょう paragonあおがれなくてはいかん must be looked up to (as)学問がくもん learning; scholarship以外いがいに in addition to個人こじん individual徳化とっか moral influenceおよぼさなくて (must) make (someone) feel教育者きょういくしゃ educator無暗むやみに out of nowhere法外ほうがいな exorbitant; unreasonable注文ちゅうもん requestひと person月給げっきゅう monthly salary四十円よんじゅうえん forty yen遥々はるばる from a great distance田舎いなか backwater town人間にんげん people; human beings大概たいがい for the most partた similarはらてば get angry (provisional form)喧嘩けんか quarrelひとつ onceだれでも anyone様子ようす state of affairsめったに seldomくちけない cannot speak散歩さんぽ a walkやく position; postやとう hireまえ beforeはなす tell; explainうそをつく tell a lie; be dishonestきらい detested; repugnant仕方しかたがない there's no other choiceだまされて be deceived; be trickedあきらめて resolve oneself toおもりよく with firm resolveことわって refuse; turn downかえっちまおう go home宿屋やどや inn五円ごえん five yen財布さいふ wallet; purseなか inside九円きゅうえん nine yen東京とうきょう Tōkyō茶代ちゃだい tipしい regrettableこと act; fact旅費りょひ travel expensesりなくっても even if not enough到底とうてい in (no) wayおっしゃるとおり as you say辞令じれい letter of appointmentかえします returnたぬき tanuki (racoon dog) eyesかお faceていた looked atいま just now希望きぼう wish; hopeっている know心配しんぱい worryわらった laughedはじめから from the start威嚇おどさなければ not threaten; not frighten