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それから毎日毎日まいにちまいにち学校がっこう規則通きそくどおはたら、毎日毎日かえって主人しゅじんちゃれましょうと出てくる。一週間いっしゅうかんばかりしたら学校の様子ようすひととおめたし、宿やど夫婦ふうふ人物じんぶつ大概たいがいわかった。ほかの教師きょうしいてみると辞令じれいけて一週間から一ヶ月いっかげつぐらいのあいだ自分じぶん評判ひょうばんがいいだろうか、わるだろうか非常ひじょうかるそうであるが、おれは一向いっこうそんなかんはなかった。教場きょうじょう折々おりおりしくじるとそのときだけはやな心持こころもだが三十分さんじゅっぷんばかり奇麗きれいえてしまう。おれは何事なにごとによらずなが心配しんぱいしようとおもっても心配が出来できないおとこだ。教場のしくじりが生徒せいとにどんな影響えいきょうあたえて、その影響が校長こうちょう教頭きょうとうにどんな反応はんのうていするかまるで無頓着むとんじゃくであった。おれはまえどおあまり度胸どきょうすわった男ではないのだが、おもはすこぶるいい人間にんげんである。この学校がいけなければすぐどっかへ覚悟かくごでいたから、たぬきあかシャツも、ちっともおそろしくはなかった。まして教場きょうじょう小僧共こぞうどもなんかには愛嬌あいきょう世辞せじ使つかになれなかった。学校はそれでいいのだが下宿げしゅくほうはそうはいかなかった。亭主ていしゅが茶をだけなら我慢がまんもするが、いろいろなものってくるはじってのはなんでも印材いんざいで、とうばかりならべておいて、みんなで三円さんえんならやすものいなさいと云う。田舎巡いなかまわヘボ絵師えしじゃあるまいし、そんなものはらないと云ったら、今度こんど華山かざんとかなんとか云う男の花鳥かちょう掛物かけものをもって来た。自分じぶんとこへかけて、いい出来できじゃありませんかと云うから、そうかなと好加減いいかげん挨拶あいさつをすると、華山には二人ふたりある、一人ひとりなんとか華山で、一人は何とか華山ですが、このふくはその何とか華山の方だと、くだらない講釈こうしゃくをしたあとで、どうです、あなたなら十五円じゅうごえんにしておきます。お買いなさいと催促さいそくをする。かねがないとことわると、金なんか、いつでもようございますとなかなか頑固がんこだ。金があっても買わないんだと、その時はぱらっちまった。そのつぎには鬼瓦おにがわらぐらいな大硯おおすずりかつんだ。これは端渓たんけいです、端渓ですと二遍にへん三遍さんぺん端渓たんけいがるから、面白半分おもしろはんぶん端渓た何だいと聞いたら、すぐ講釈こうしゃくはじした。端渓には上層じょうそう中層ちゅうそう下層かそうとあって、今時いまどきのものはみんな上層ですが、これはたしかに中層です、このがんらんなさい。眼がみっあるのはめずらしい溌墨はつぼく具合ぐあい至極しごくよろしい、ためしてご覧なさいと、おれのまえおおきなすずりきつける。いくらだと聞くと、持主もちぬし支那しなからってかえって是非ぜひりたいと云いますから、お安くして三十円さんじゅうえんにしておきましょうと云う。この男は馬鹿ばか相違そういない。学校の方はどうかこうか無事ぶじつとまりそうだが、こう骨董責こっとうぜめってはとても長くつづきそうにない。

Rough translation

I went to the school each day and performed my duties, and each day when I came home my landlord would appear to "serve" me my own tea. After a week I had a general grasp of how things worked at the school, and I'd become reasonably well acquainted with my landlord and his wife. Other instructors told me that the first weeks after receiving one's letter of appointment were anxious times when one worried about establishing one's reputation. This didn't seem to apply in my case. I would cringe each time I blundered in the classroom, but thirty minutes later it would be cleanly out of my mind. I'm the type of man who couldn't worry over anything for a long time even if he tried. I was indifferent to the effect of my blunders on the students, or even to how the principal or head instructor might react. As I've said before, I'm not a man with steel nerves, but I am a man of unwavering determination. If things didn't work out at this school then I was resolved to pack up and go elsewhere, so I felt little deference to Tanuki or Red Shirt. I also felt no inclination to win the students' approval through coddling or flattery.

While I was getting along fine at the school, my lodgings were another matter. I could tolerate my landlord coming in and drinking my tea, but he also brought along his wares. The first he brought were artists' seals, of all things. He laid out ten or so in a row and suggested I buy the lot for three yen, a bargain price. I'm not a hack painter touring the countryside, so I told him I had no need for such things. The next time he came in with a hanging scroll of the flower-and-bird genre. It was by an artist named Kazan, or something like that. He hung it in the alcove and remarked on its craftsmanship, so I responded halfheartedly that, yes, it was a nice work. He then proceeded to bore me with a lecture about there being two artists named Kazan, a Kazan something or other and a Kazan something or other, and this scroll was by the Kazan something or other. For me, he could let it go for a mere fifteen yen - how about it? I refused first by saying I didn't have that kind of money, but he stubbornly proposed a credit sale. I managed to fend him off by stating more bluntly that even if I had the money I wouldn't buy his scroll. On his next visit he lugged in a large inkstone, about the size of a corner roofing tile. He mentioned several times that it was a Tankei, so to humor him I asked what a Tankei was. He explained that Tankei stones could be classified according to upper stratum, middle stratum, or lower stratum. Most recent works were of upper stratum stone, but this was certainly from the middle stratum. He directed my attention to the grain markings and noted how unusual it was to find three such marks on one stone. It felt superb in rendering ink. He pushed it toward me and suggested I try it out. I asked how much it was worth, and he told me that its owner had brought it back from China and was intent on selling it, so he could give it to me for only thirty yen. This man was no doubt a bonafide idiot. I felt could I could manage my way through the work at the school, but I wasn't sure how long I could put up with this guy pushing antiques on me.

Vocabulary

毎日毎日まいにちまいにち every day; day after day学校がっこう schoolて make one's appearance規則通きそくどおり according to the rulesはたらく work; perform one's dutiesかえってる return home主人しゅじん landlordちゃ teaれましょう put in; make (tea)一週間いっしゅうかん one week様子ようす situationひととおり in generalめた grasped; understood宿やど lodging夫婦ふうふ husband and wife人物じんぶつ character; personality大概たいがい for the most partわかった understood教師きょうし instructorsいて ask; talk with辞令じれい letter of appointmentけて receive一ヶ月いっかげつ one monthあいだ period of time自分じぶん oneself評判ひょうばん repute; popularityわるい no good非常ひじょうに very much; exceedinglyかる be of importance; matter一向いっこう (not) at allかんじ feeling教場きょうじょう classroom折々おりおり from time to timeしくじる blunderとき time; occasion心持こころもち feeling三十分さんじゅっぷん thirty minutesつ elapse (time); pass (time)奇麗きれいに cleanlyえて disappear; vanish何事なにごとによらず in all mattersながく long (time)心配しんぱい worryおもって think (of doing)出来できない cannot doおとこ man生徒せいと students影響えいきょう effect; impressionあたえて impart (on someone)校長こうちょう principal教頭きょうとう head instructor反応はんのう reactionていする present; exhibit無頓着むとんじゃく indifferentまえ before; earlierどおり exactly as stated度胸どきょうすわった having nerves of steelおもり determination人間にんげん personく go; move on覚悟かくご resolveたぬき Tanuki (nickname for the school principal)あかシャツ Red Shirt (nickname for the head teacher)おそろしく inspiring fear教場きょうじょう classroom小僧共こぞうども youngsters; young urchins愛嬌あいきょう compliments世辞せじ flattery使つかう use; applyになれなかった could not compel (myself) to下宿げしゅく lodgingsほう direction; alternative亭主ていしゅ landlordみ drinkる come我慢がまんもする tolerateもの things (usually 物)ってくる bringはじめ the first timeってた broughtなんでも of all things印材いんざい artists' sealsとうばかり about tenならべて lay out in a row三円さんえん three yenやすい bargainもの things; goodsいなさい please buy (them)田舎巡いなかまわり travelingヘボ絵師えし hack painterらない don't need今度こんど next time華山かざん Kazan (name)とかなんとか or something like that花鳥かちょう flowers and birds掛物かけもの hanging scroll自分じぶん oneselfとこ alcove出来でき workmanship; craftsmanship好加減いいかげんに halfheartedly挨拶あいさつ answer; response二人ふたり two people一人ひとり one (of them)なんとか somethingふく scrollくだらない worthless; trifling講釈こうしゃく lecture十五円じゅうごえん fifteen yen催促さいそく pressing; urgingかね moneyことわる refuse; decline頑固がんこ stubbornぱらっちまった drove off; repelledつぎ next鬼瓦おにがわら corner ridge tile; gargoyle大硯おおすずり large inkstoneかつんだ lugged in (on his shoulder)端渓たんけい Tankei (place in China - inkstone-producing region)二遍にへん twice三遍さんぺん three times端渓たんけいがる Tankei'd (verb form - not a real word)面白半分おもしろはんぶんに half for amusement講釈こうしゃく lectureはじした started; launched into上層じょうそう upper stratum中層ちゅうそう middle stratum下層かそう lower stratum今時いまどき these daysがん texture; grain; markingらんなさい please observeみっつ threeめずらしい unusual溌墨はつぼく ink formation具合ぐあい condition; state至極しごく extremelyためして tryまえ front ofおおきな largeすずり the ink stoneきつける push toward持主もちぬし owner支那しな Chinaってかえってて brought back是非ぜひ by all meansりたい wants to sell三十円さんじゅうえん thirty yen馬鹿ばか an idiot相違そういない no doubt無事ぶじに without mishapつとまりそう perform one's duties骨董責こっとうぜめ antique pushingって meet; encounterつづきそう continue