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今日きょうきよ手紙てがみ時間じかんおそくなった。しかし毎日まいにちきつけたのを一日いちにちでもかすのは心持こころもちがわるい汽車きしゃにでもって出懸でかけようと、れい赤手拭あかてぬぐいぶらげて停車場ていしゃばまで二三分前にさんぷんまえ発車はっしゃしたばかりで、少々しょうしょうたなければならぬ。ベンチへこしけて敷島しきしまかしていると、偶然ぐうぜんにもうらなりくんがやって来た。おれはさっきのはなしいてから、うらなり君がなおさらどくになった。平常ふだんから天地てんちあいだ居候いそうろうをしているように、ちいさくかまえているのがいかにもあわえたが、今夜こんやあわれどころのさわぎではない出来できるならば月給げっきゅうばいにして遠山とおやまじょうさん明日あしたから結婚けっこんさして、一ヶ月いっかげつばかり東京とうきょうへでもあそびにやってやりたいがした矢先やさきだから、やですか、さあ、こっちへけなさい威勢いせいよくせきゆずと、うらなり君はおそった体裁ていさいで、いえかもうておくれなさるな、と遠慮えんりょだかなんだかやっぱりってるすこ待たなくっちゃません草臥くたびれますからお懸けなさいとまたすすめてみた。じつどうかして、そばへ懸けてもらいたかったくらいに気の毒でたまらない。それでは邪魔じゃまいたしましょうとようやくおれのことを聞いてくれた。なかにはみたように生意気なまいきないでところかならかおやつもいる。山嵐やまあらしのようにおれがなくっちゃ日本にっぽんこまだろうと云うようなつらかたうえせてる奴もいる。そうかとおもと、あかシャツのようにコスメチックと色男いろおとこ問屋とんやをもってみずかにんじているのもある。教育きょういくきてフロックコートをればおれになるんだとわぬばかりたぬきもいる。皆々みなみなそれ相応そうおう威張いばってるんだが、このうらなり先生せんせいのようにれどもなきがごとく人質ひとじちられた人形にんぎょうのように大人おとなしくしているのは見た事がない。顔はふくれているが、こんな結構けっこうおとこてて赤シャツになびなんて、マドンナもよっぼどれないおきゃんだ。赤シャツが何ダースったって、これほど立派りっぱ旦那様だんなさまが出来るもんか。

Rough translation

After reading Kiyo's letter it was past my usual bathing time. However, I'd made it my routine to visit the baths and would not feel right if I missed even a single day. I decided to take the train and headed for the station, dangling my signature red towel. A train had departed just prior to my arrival, so I would have to wait a bit. As I sat on the bench and smoked, Uranari happened to arrive. Since I'd learned his story, he now appeared even more pitiable than before. The way he carried himself so meekly, like a sheepish interloper between heaven and earth, always evoked a sense of misery, but tonight the word 'misery' seemed grossly inadequate. I was wishing I could double his salary, have him marry the young Tōyama lady tomorrow, and send them off to Tōkyō for a month. "Headed for the baths? Have a seat." I called to him gallantly and made room for him on my bench. He seemed uncomfortable, asked me not to trouble myself on his account, and out of deference or for whatever reason, remained standing. "The train will be a while. No need to tire yourself standing." I repeated my offer for him to sit beside me. To tell the truth, I felt so bad about his situation that I desperately wanted him to sit with me. He finally relented, and excusing the intrusion, accepted my offer.

In this world there are insolent fellows like Noda who always show up when least wanted. There are fellows like Yama Arashi who see themselves as indispensable champions of justice and carry their faces like badges of honor. Then there are types like Red Shirt, a self-appointed wholesaler of style and charm. There are also fellows like Tanuki, who fancies himself the spirit of education incarnate in a frock coat. Each and every one makes his importance known in some manner. But I'd never before met a man like Uranari, utterly self-effacing and passive as a puppet held hostage. His face may be swollen, but I can't fathom how this Madonna could be so fickle as to discard such a fine man in favor of Red Shirt. Even among dozens of Red Shirts, could she possibly find a better choice for a husband?

Vocabulary

今日きょう today; this dayきよ Kiyo (name of Botchan's former maidservant)手紙てがみ letterく go to bathe時間じかん timeおそくなった became late毎日まいにち every dayきつけた visited; frequented一日いちにち one dayかす miss; skip心持こころもちがわるい doesn't feel right汽車きしゃ (steam) trainって ride; take (train, etc.)出懸でかけよう set out (for)れいの the usual; the previously mentioned赤手拭あかてぬぐい red towelぶらげて dangle停車場ていしゃば stop; stationる come (to)二三分前にさんぷんまえ two or three minutes before発車はっしゃ departure (train, etc.)少々しょうしょう a bitたなければならぬ have to waitこしけて sit down敷島しきしま Shikishima (cigarette brand)かして smoke偶然ぐうぜん by chanceうらなり Uranari (nickname for Koga, the English teacher)くん (suffix of familiarity for males)はなし talk; storyいて hearどく pitiable平常ふだんから ordinarily; from habit天地てんちあいだ between heaven and earth居候いそうろうをしている be a burden; be a nuisanceちいさく meeklyかまえて position oneself; assume a postureあわれ miserableえた appeared今夜こんや tonightあわれどころのさわぎではない 'miserable' can't begin to describe it出来できるならば if possible月給げっきゅう (monthly) salaryばいにして double遠山とおやま Tōyama (family name of Madonna)じょうさん young lady明日あした tomorrow結婚けっこん marriage一ヶ月いっかげつ one month東京とうきょう Tōkyōあそびに for pleasure; as a touristがした矢先やさき at the point of feeling ... bathけなさい have a seat威勢いせいよく gallantlyせきゆずる make room (for someone) to sitおそった abashed; feeling small体裁ていさい form; styleかもうておくれなさるな don't trouble yourself (on my account)遠慮えんりょ reserve; diffidenceなん whatってる remain standingすこし a bitません won't depart草臥くたびれます get tired; be worn outすすめて advise; offerじつは in fact; in truth邪魔じゃまいたしましょう impose (on someone)う say; requestこと content; meaningなか the worldだ Noda (short for Nodaiko, nickname for Yoshikawa, the art teacher)生意気なまいきな impudent; insolentないでむ be unwanted; be unneededところ placeかならず without failかおす make an appearance; show one's faceやつ fellow山嵐やまあらし Yama Arashi (nickname for Hotta, the head mathematics teacher)なくっちゃ not be present; not be there日本にっぽん Japanこまる have a difficult time; be at a lossつらかたうえせてる wear one's face like a badge of honorおもう thinkあかシャツ Red Shirt (nickname for the head teacher)色男いろおとこ beau; lady-killer問屋とんや wholesalerみずから for oneself; on one's own initiativeにんじて appoint; nominate教育きょういく educationきて be aliveれば wearわぬばかり all but declaringたぬき Tanuki (nickname for the school principal)皆々みなみな all; each oneそれ相応そうおうに in their respective ways威張いばってる swagger; make one's importance felt先生せんせい teacherれどもなきがごとく as if not existing人質ひとじちられた taken hostage; held for ransom人形にんぎょう puppet; figure大人おとなしく obediently; passively結構けっこうな fine; superbおとこ manてて discard; rejectなびく yield to; be won over byれない unfathomable; beyond understandingおきゃん hussy; minxった approach; draw near立派りっぱな splendid旦那様だんなさま husband