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もうかえろうかとあかシャツおもしたようにと、ええちょうど時分じぶんですね。今夜こんやはマドンナのきみですかとが云う。赤シャツは馬鹿ばか云っちゃいけない、間違まちがいになると、船縁ふなべりたしたやつを、すこなお。エヘヘヘヘ大丈夫だいじょうぶですよいたって……と野だがかえったとき、おれはさらのようなを野だのあたまうえへまともにびせけてやった。野だはまぼしそうにかえって、や、こいつ降参こうさんくびちじめてあたまいたなんという猪口才ちょこざいだろう。

ふねしずかなうみきしもど。君つりはあまりでないとえますねと赤シャツがから、ええいてそらほうがいいですとこたえていかけた巻烟草まきたばこを海のなかたたきんだら、ジュとおとがしてあしけられたなみうえられながらただよっていった。「君がんで生徒せいとおおいによろこんでいるから、奮発ふんぱつしてやってくれたまえ」と今度こんどは釣にはまるで縁故えんこもないことした。「あんまり喜んでもいないでしょう」「いえ、世辞せじじゃない。まった喜んでいるんです、ね、吉川よしかわくん」「喜んでるどころじゃない。大騒おおさわです」と野だはにやにやとわらった。こいつの云う事は一々いちいちしゃくさわからみょうだ。「しかし君注意ちゅういしないと、険呑けんのんですよ」と赤シャツが云うから「どうせ険呑です。こうなりゃ険呑は覚悟かくごです」と云ってやった。実際じっさいおれは免職めんしょくになるか、寄宿生きしゅくせいをことごとくあやまらせるか、どっちかひとにする了見りょうけんでいた。「そう云っちゃ、りつきどころもないが――じつぼく教頭きょうとうとして君のためをおもから云うんだが、わるくっちゃこま」「教頭は全く君に好意こういってるんですよ。僕もおよばずながらおな江戸えどだから、なるべくなが在校ざいこうねがってたがいちからになろうと思って、これでもかげながら尽力じんりょくしているんですよ」と野だが人間にんげんなみの事を云った。野だの世話せわになるくらいならくびくくってんじまわあ

Rough translation

"Shall we head back in?" asked Red Shirt suddenly. "Yes, it's just the right time. Will Madonna be having the pleasure of your company tonight?" inquired Noda. "Let's not talk such nonsense. No point in stirring up trouble." Red Shirt, who had been relaxing against the side of the boat, straightened himself a bit. "He-he, don't worry. Even if we're overheard ..." This time as Noda glanced in my direction I hit him square on with the meanest glare I could manage. He flinched away as though blinded by a bright light. Muttering something about how I was going to be a real handful, he shrugged his shoulders and scratched his head. Presumptuous as ever.

We were rowing back toward shore through the calm sea. Red Shirt remarked that I didn't seem to enjoy fishing, and I told him I preferred to relax and watch the sky. I tossed the remains of my cigarette onto the water and it sizzled as it went out, then floated away on the ripples stirred up by the oar. "The students are quite pleased over your arrival. Be sure to give it your best effort." Red Shirt shifted the topic completely away from fishing. "They don't seem at all pleased." "I wouldn't flatter you. They really are pleased. Isn't that right, Mr. Yoshikawa?" "More than pleased, they're in an uproar," added Noda with a grin. Why did every word this guy said touch on my nerves? "But you'd best be careful. There's danger about," added Red Shirt. "Of course there's danger. At this point I'm resigned to danger." I had, in fact, decided that I would either receive a sincere apology from the boarding students or resign my post. "Don't box yourself into a corner. As the head teacher I'm obliged to look out for you, so I hope you won't misunderstand me." "The head teacher has your best interest in mind. I also, as a fellow Tōkyō man, hope you'll have a long career with us here. I believe we should look out for each other. I've been working in the background, to the best of my limited ability, in support of your success." Noda actually spoke like a human being for once, but I'd rather strangle myself than be indebted to his care.

Vocabulary

かえろう return; head backあかシャツ Red Shirt (nickname for the head teacher)おもした rememberedう say時分じぶん time今夜こんや tonightきみ you (familiar)い meeting; dateだ Noda (short for Nodaiko, nickname for Yoshikawa, the art teacher)馬鹿ばかあ foolishness; nonsense間違まちがいになる lead to trouble船縁ふなべり gunwale; side of a boatたした was leaning againstやつ fellowすこし a bitなおる sit up; straighten up大丈夫だいじょうぶですよ its okay; don't worryいた heardかえった looked backとき time; when ...さら dish eyesあたまうえ top of one's headびせけて poured onto; blasted (with)まぼしそうに as though blinded by a bright light (usually まぶしそうに)かえって be upset; be taken downこいつ this one; this guy降参こうさんだ a handful; a tough customerくびちじめて shrugging one's shouldersあたま headいた scratchedなんという what ...猪口才ちょこざい impertinence; presumptuousness ふね boatしずかな silentうみ seaきし shoreもどる row back (to)つり fishingき suiting one's taste; enjoyableえます seam; appearく askedて lie down; restそら skyる look atほう alternativeこたえて answeredいかけた had been smoking巻烟草まきたばこ cigarette (rolled tobacco)なかへ intoたたきんだら threw intoおとがして made a sound oarあし foot; baseけられた pushed apartなみ wave; rippleうえ topられながら being swayedただよっていった floated awayた came; arrived生徒せいと studentsおおいに a great dealよろこんでいる be glad; be pleased奮発ふんぱつして put forth one's best effort今度こんど this time縁故えんこ connectionこと matter; subjectした mentioned; brought up (a topic for conversation)世辞せじ flattery; empty complimentまったく absolutely; completely吉川よしかわ Yoshikawa (name of the art teacher, a.k.a. Nodaiko)くん (suffix of familiarity for male names)大騒おおさわぎ uproar; hooplaにやにやとわらった grinned; smirked一々いちいち every single oneしゃくさわる grate on one's nervesみょう strange; curious注意ちゅうい care; caution険呑けんのん dangerous; perilous覚悟かくご readiness; resignation実際じっさい in fact; in truth免職めんしょく dismissal (from one's duties)寄宿生きしゅくせい boarding studentsひとつ one (thing)了見りょうけん viewpoint; intentionりつきどころもない there's no starting point (for resolution)じつは in fact; in truthぼく I教頭きょうとう head teacherおもう think of; considerっちゃ take; interpretこまる be troubled; be distressed好意こうい good intentionsって have; holdおよばずながら to the best of (my) limited abilityおなじ same江戸えど native of Tōkyōながく for a long time在校ざいこう presence at the schoolねがって wish for; hope forたがいに mutually; for each otherちからになろう help (someone)かげながら secretly (from the shadows)尽力じんりょくして exert oneself to the utmost人間にんげん human beingなみ becoming of ...世話せわ care; protectionくびくくって hang oneself; strangle oneselfんじまわあ die