Practice text with full furigana

おれはこんなくさった了見りょうけん奴等やつら談判だんぱんするのは胸糞むなくそるいから、「そんなにわれなきゃかなくっていい中学校ちゅうがっこうへはいって、上品じょうひん下品げひん区別くべつ出来できないのはどくものだ」と云って六人ろくにんぱなしてやった。おれは言葉ことば様子ようすこそあまり上品じゃないが、こころはこいつらよりもはるかに上品なつもりだ。六人は悠々ゆうゆうげた上部うわべだけは教師きょうしのおれよりよっぽどえらくえるじついているだけなおるい。おれには到底とうていこれほどの度胸どきょうはない。

それからまたとこへはいってよこになったら、さっきの騒動そうどう蚊帳かやなかはぶんぶんうなっている。手燭てしょくをつけて一匹いっぴきずつなんて面倒めんどうことは出来ないから、釣手つりてをはずして、ながたたんでおいて部屋へやの中で横竪よこたて十文字じゅうもじふるったらかんんでこうをいやというほどった三度目さんどめ床へはいったとき少々しょうしょういたがなかなかられない時計とけい十時半じゅうじはんだ。かんがえてみると厄介やっかいところもんだ。一体いったい中学ちゅうがく先生せんせいなんて、どこへっても、こんなものを相手あいてにするならどくものだ。よく先生が品切しなぎにならない。よっぽど辛防強しんぼうづよ朴念仁ぼくねんじんがなるんだろう。おれには到底やりれない。それをおもきよなんてのは見上みあげたものだ。教育もない身分みぶんもないばあさんだが、人間にんげんとしてはすこぶるたっといいままではあんなに世話せわになって別段べつだん難有ありがたとも思わなかったが、こうして、一人ひとり遠国えんごくへ来てみると、はじめてあの親切しんせつがわかる。越後えちご笹飴ささあめいたければ、わざわざ越後までって食わしてやっても、食わせるだけの価値かち充分じゅうぶんある。清はおれことよくがなくって、真直まっすぐ気性きしょうだと云って、ほめるが、ほめられるおれよりも、ほめる本人ほんにんほう立派りっぱ人間だ。なんだか清にいたくなった。

Rough translation

I found it revolting to converse further with such a depraved lot, so I told them, "If you can't admit to what you've done then I'm through listening to you. I pity anyone who's in middle school and still can't discern decency from indecency." And with that I sent the six of them away. I may not be very refined in my speech and appearance, but I believe I'm far nobler in spirit than these folks. The six of them calmly took their leave. Outwardly they appeared more dignified that me, their instructor. But in fact they were all the more malicious for maintaining their composure. I would never have had such gall.

When I got back into bed, I heard the buzzing of mosquitos. They must have flown in during all the commotion. I couldn't go after them one at a time with the candlestick, so I unhooked the netting rings, folded the netting lengthwise, and shook it back and forth. One of the rings whipped around and impacted smartly against the back of my hand. The third time in bed I was able to relax, but I couldn't quite fall sleep. The clock showed 10:30. I thought about what a bind I'd gotten myself into. If other middle school teachers faced similar situations then we were surely a pathetic crowd. It's a wonder there are any middle school teachers left. Those who stay at it must be highly persevering or social misfits. It didn't seem something I could manage. Considering this, I felt an admiration for Kiyo. She's an old woman without education or social standing, but in human terms she's remarkably noble. I had never been particularly grateful when she went out of her way to care for me so. But now, finding myself alone in a distant land, I began to appreciate her kindness. If she wanted sweets from Echigo, then I would gladly travel all the way to Echigo to bring some back to her. Kiyo used to praise me for humility and an upright nature, but these were really her traits more than mine. I wished I could see her.

Vocabulary

くさった corrupt; depraved了見りょうけん intention; view奴等やつら folks談判だんぱん conversation胸糞むなくそるい be disgusted; find revoltingわれなきゃ can't say; won't admitかなくっていい no point in listening (to you)中学校ちゅうがっこう middle school上品じょうひん decency下品げひん indecency区別くべつ distinction出来できない can't doどくな sorry; pitiful; pathetic六人ろくにん six (people)ぱなして dispatched; sent away言葉ことば words; speech様子ようす appearanceこころ heart; spiritはるかに by far悠々ゆうゆうと quietly; calmlyげた withdrew; took (their) leave上部うわべ exterior; outward appearance教師きょうし instructorえる to appearじつ in factいている calm; composedるい malicious; evil到底とうてい (not) at all度胸どきょう temerity; gall とこ bedよこ sideways; prone騒動そうどう commotion蚊帳かや mosquito nettingなか insideうなって humming; buzzing手燭てしょく candlestick一匹いっぴき one (critter)く burn面倒めんどうな troublesomeこと act; fact釣手つりて (mosquito net) hanger; hooksながく lengthwiseたたんで folded部屋へや room横竪よこたて back and forth and sideways十文字じゅうもじに in a cross patternふるったら shookかん (hanger) ringんで flewこう back of the handった hit; struck三度目さんどめに for the third timeとき time少々しょうしょう somewhatいた relaxed; settled downられない cannot sleep時計とけい clockる look at十時半じゅうじはん 10:30かんがえて think about; consider厄介やっかいな troublesome; difficultところ placeた came (to)一体いったい in fact; properly speaking中学ちゅうがく middle school (short for 中学校)先生せんせい teacherって go (to)相手あいてにする deal withどくな pitiable品切しなぎれ out of stock; all gone辛防強しんぼうづよい persevering; long-suffering朴念仁ぼくねんじん misfit; geekやりれない can't manageおもう considerきよ Kiyo (name of Botchan's former maidservant)見上みあげた admirable; praiseworthy身分みぶん social standingばあさん old woman人間にんげん human beingたっとい noble; venerableいままで until now世話せわになって receive (someone's) care別段べつだん particularly難有ありがたい grateful一人ひとりで by oneself遠国えんごく distant land; faraway placeはじめて for the first time親切しんせつ kindness越後えちご Echigo (old province in north-central Japan - now part of Niigata-ken)笹飴ささあめ sweet rice jelly wrapped in a bamboo leafいたければ want to eat (provisional form)い buyって go (to)価値かち value; worth充分じゅうぶん enough; sufficientこと concerning ...よく desire; greed真直まっすぐな upright; straight気性きしょう disposition; temperament本人ほんにん the person in question; the said personほう alternative立派りっぱな magnificentなんだか somehow; for some reasonいたく want to see (someone)