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ところへちかねたうらなりくんどくそうはいって少々しょうしょう用事ようじがありまして、遅刻致ちこくいたしました慇懃いんぎんたぬき挨拶あいさつをした。では会議かいぎひらきますと狸はまず書記しょき川村かわむら君に蒟蒻版こんにゃくばん配布はいふさせる。最初さいしょ処分しょぶんけんつぎ生徒せいと取締とりしまりの件、その二三ヶ条にさんかじょうである。狸はれいとおもったいぶって教育きょういく生霊いきりょうというでこんな意味いみことべた。「学校がっこう職員しょくいん生徒せいと過失かしつのあるのは、みんな自分じぶん寡徳かとくいたところで、なに事件じけんがあるたび、自分はよくこれで校長こうちょうつとまるとひそかに慚愧ざんきねんえんが、不幸ふこうにして今回こんかいもまたかかる騒動そうどうおこしたのは、ふか諸君しょくんむかって謝罪しゃざいしなければならん。しかしひとたびおこった以上いじょう仕方しかたがない、どうにか処分をせんければならん、事実じじつはすでに諸君の承知しょうちとおであるからして、善後策ぜんごさくについて腹蔵ふくぞうのないこと参考さんこうのためにください

おれは校長の言葉ことばいて、なるほど校長だの狸だのとものは、えらい事を云うもんだと感心かんしんした。こう校長が何もかも責任せきにんけて、自分のとがだとか、不徳ふとくだとか云うくらいなら、生徒を処分するのは、やめにして、自分からさき免職めんしょくになったら、よさそうなもんだ。そうすればこんな面倒めんどう会議なんぞを開く必要ひつようもなくなるわけだ。第一だいいち常識じょうしきから云ってもわかってる。おれが大人おとなしく宿直しゅくちょくをする。生徒が乱暴らんぼうをする。わるいのは校長でもなけりゃ、おれでもない、生徒だけきまってる。もし山嵐やまあらし煽動せんどうしたとすれば、生徒と山嵐を退治たいじればそれでたくさんだ。ひとしりを自分で背負しょんで、おれの尻だ、おれの尻だとらかすやつが、どこのくににあるもんか、狸でなくっちゃ出来でき芸当げいとうじゃない。かれはこんな条理じょうりかなわない議論ぎろんいて得意気とくいげ一同いちどう見廻みまわした。ところがだれくちものがない。博物はくぶつ教師きょうしは第一教場きょうじょう屋根やねからすがとまってるのをながめている。漢学かんがく先生せんせいは蒟蒻版をたたんだりばしたりしてる。山嵐はまだおれのかおをにらめている。会議と云うものが、こんな馬鹿気ばかげものなら、欠席けっせきして昼寝ひるねでもしているほうがましだ。

Rough translation

Uranari, our awaited colleague, entered the room with a somewhat dejected look, explained to Tanuki that he'd been delayed on an errand, and apologized for arriving late. Tanuki opened the meeting and began by having the secretary Kawamura pass out hectograph copies. The first item listed was punishment, the second item was student oversight, and there followed two or three additional matters. Tanuki put on his usual airs, as though he fancied himself the incarnation of higher education, and addressed us as follows. "Any fault of the staff or students of this school ultimately reflects my personal dearth of moral influence. Each time trouble arises, I'm tormented by shame and inwardly question my ability to serve as principal. Unfortunately, I must face you all again at this time and apologize deeply for a disturbance that has taken place. However, what has happened has happened, and it must be dealt with. You're all familiar with the facts of the case. Now I ask that you openly and candidly share your thoughts on the appropriate remedial measures."

I listened to the principal's speech, and whether I refer to him as Tanuki or principal, I was impressed with his remarkable proclamations. It seemed to me that if the principal were assigning all responsibility to his own faults and moral failings, then he should resign his post and we could dispense with punishment of the students. Then we wouldn't have to suffer through this meeting. But the situation should first be understood through the lens of common sense: I was peaceably serving my turn as night duty attendant. The students went on a rampage. The fault was not with the principal, nor with me, but solely with the students. If Yama Arashi was behind it, then banish him along with the students and be done with the matter. What kind of fellow shoulders another's faults and claims them as his own? Only Tanuki would pull such a stunt. After presenting this argument that defied all logic, he surveyed the group with an air of self satisfaction. No one said a word. The natural history teacher was preoccupied with a crow that had landed on the roof of the classrooms. The classics teacher was folding and straightening his hectograph copy. Yama Arashi was scowling at me. If meetings are such foolish affairs, then better to excuse oneself and go take a nap.

Vocabulary

ちかねた awaitedうらなり Uranari (nickname for Koga, the English teacher)くん (suffix of familiarity for males)どくそう looking pitiableはいってて came in; arrived少々しょうしょう a bit (of)用事ようじ errands; business遅刻致ちこくいたしました be late (humble)慇懃いんぎんに politelyたぬき Tanuki (nickname for the school principal)挨拶あいさつ salutation会議かいぎ meetingひらきます open; begin書記しょき secretary川村かわむら Kawamura (name)蒟蒻版こんにゃくばん hectograph (gelatin-based copy)配布はいふ distribute; pass outる look at最初さいしょ first処分しょぶん dealing (with); punishmentけん itemつぎ next生徒せいと students取締とりしまり control; oversightその in addition; otherwise二三ヶ条にさんかじょう two or three mattersれいとおり as usual; as alwaysもったいぶって putting on airs教育きょういく education生霊いきりょう living spirit of; ghost ofえ posture; attitude意味いみ meaning; import; effectこと contentべた spoke; remarked学校がっこう school職員しょくいん staff生徒せいと students過失かしつ fault; flaw自分じぶん oneself寡徳かとく dearth of virtue; lack of moral influenceいたす bring about; bring upon oneselfなにか something; some sort of事件じけん incidentたびに each time ...校長こうちょう principalつとまる be employed; serve as慚愧ざんき shame; compunctionねん sense; feelingえん cannot endure; cannot bear不幸ふこうにして unfortunately今回こんかい this time騒動そうどう trouble; disturbanceおこした caused; gave rise toふかく deeply諸君しょくん you; my friendsむかって facing; with respect to謝罪しゃざい apologyおこった occurred; happened以上いじょう given that (something has happened)仕方しかたがない what's done is done; we have no choice事実じじつ the facts承知しょうちとおり as you (already) know善後策ぜんごさく remedial measures腹蔵ふくぞうのない free; open; without reservationこと matters; facts参考さんこう reference; consultationください please comment; please state 言葉ことば wordsいて listened toう called感心かんしんした was impressed責任せきにん responsibilityけて receive; take onとが fault; blame不徳ふとく moral failingさき first; foremost免職めんしょく dismissal (from one's post)面倒めんどうな troublesome必要ひつよう need; necessityわけ it follows that ...第一だいいち first of all常識じょうしき common senseわかってる can be understood大人おとなしく gently; meekly宿直しゅくちょく night duty乱暴らんぼう rampage; disorderly conductきまってる it's a given that ...山嵐やまあらし Yama Arashi (nickname for Hotta, the head mathematics teacher)煽動せんどうした incited退治たいじれば get rid ofひと a personしり hips; haunches; buttocks背負しょんで shoulder; carry on one's backらかす proclaim; spread the wordやつ fellowくに country; land出来できる doable芸当げいとう trick; performanceかれ he条理じょうり logic; reasonかなわない can't stand up to議論ぎろん argument; assertionいて spit out; put forward得意気とくいげに self satisfied; feeling pleased with oneself一同いちどう all (of us); all present見廻みまわした surveyed; looked overだれも no (one)くちく speak; respond博物はくぶつ natural history教師きょうし instructor教場きょうじょう classrooms屋根やね roofからす crowながめて watch; gaze at漢学かんがく Chinese studies; classics先生せんせい teacherたたんだり foldingばしたり unfoldingかお face馬鹿気ばかげた foolish; idiotic欠席けっせき absence昼寝ひるね napほう alternative