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山嵐やまあらしはいよいよ辞表じひょうして職員しょくいん一同いちどう告別こくべつ挨拶あいさつをしてはま港屋みなとやまでさがったが、ひとれないようにかえして温泉まち枡屋ますやおもて二階にかいひそんで障子しょうじあなをあけてのぞした。これを知ってるものはおればかりだろう。あかシャツしのんでればどうせよるだ。しかもよいくち生徒せいとやそのほかがあるから、すくなくとも九時くじきまってる最初さいしょ二晩ふたばんはおれも十一時じゅういちじごろまで張番はりばんをしたが、赤シャツのかげえない三日目みっかめには九時から十時半じゅうじはんまで覗いたがやはり駄目だめだ。駄目をんでなか下宿げしゅくかえほど馬鹿気ばかげことはない。四五日しごんちすると、うちのばあさん少々しょうしょう心配しんぱいはじめておくさんのおありるのに、夜遊よあそはおやめたがええぞなもしと忠告ちゅうこくした。そんな夜遊びとは夜遊びがちが。こっちのはてんかわって誅戮ちゅうりくくわえる夜遊びだ。とはいうものの一週間いっしゅうかんかよってすこしもげんえないと、いやになるもんだ。おれは性急せっかち性分しょうぶんだから、熱心ねっしんになると徹夜てつやでもして仕事しごとをするが、そのかわなんによらず長持ながもちのしたためがない。いかに天誅てんちゅうとうでもきる事にかわりはない六日目むいかめには少々いやになって、七日目なのかめにはもうやすもうかとおもった。そこへと山嵐は頑固がんこなものだ。宵から十二時じゅうにじすぎまではまなこを障子へつけて、角屋かどやまるぼや瓦斯燈がすとうしたにらめっきりである。おれが行くと今日きょう何人なんにんきゃくがあって、とまが何人、おんなが何人といろいろな統計とうけいしめのにはおどろいた。どうもないようじゃないかとと、うん、たしかにはずだがと時々ときどき腕組うでぐみをして溜息ためいきをつく可愛想かわいそう、もし赤シャツがここへ一度いちどくれなければ、山嵐は、生涯しょうがい天誅を加える事は出来できないのである。

Rough translation

Yama Arashi tendered his resignation and bid his formal farewells to the staff. Then he headed down toward Yamashiroya on the beach, but he doubled back to secretly take up residence at Masuya in the hot springs district. His room was on the second floor facing the street, and he opened a hole in the shōji to begin his surveillance. I was the only one who knew what he was up to. If Red Shirt came sneaking around, it would surely be at night. In the early evening there were students and others about, so he probably wouldn't show until after nine. For the first two nights I joined in the watch until eleven, but there was no sign of Red Shirt. On the third night I watched from nine to ten thirty, but again to no avail. Nothing felt more foolish than slipping home late after a futile watch. Going on four or five nights, the old woman grew concerned. She cautioned me that, as a married man, I should refrain from excessive nighttime escapades. My escapades were not the kind of escapades she had in mind. I was on a noble mission to deliver divine retribution on behalf of Heaven. Even so, after a full week and nothing to show for it, I was growing weary. I'm impatient by nature. I'll work through the night if I'm passionately engaged in a task, but I've never persevered at anything in the absence tangible results. Though fighting for divine justice, I grew restless nonetheless. The sixth day was tough, and on the seventh day I was ready to quit. Yama Arashi was stubbornly determined. From early evening 'til after midnight, he kept his eye to the peephole, staring intently at the Kadoya gas lamp and its lit surroundings. When I arrived, he would tell me how many patrons had entered that evening, how many were staying the night, how many were women, and all other manner of detail. I was impressed with his keen observations, but I suggested at length that maybe it was a lost cause. Yama Arashi occasionally folded his arms and sighed, but he was still convinced that Red Shirt had to show. It would have been terribly unfortunate if Red Shirt never appeared and Yama Arashi lost the chance to hit him with divine justice.

Vocabulary

山嵐やまあらし Yama Arashi (nickname for Hotta, the head mathematics teacher)辞表じひょう letter of resignationして submitted; presented職員しょくいん staff一同いちどう one and all告別こくべつ farewell; parting挨拶あいさつ civilities; formalitiesはま beach; shore港屋みなとや Minatoya (name of an inn)さがった went down (to)ひと peopleれない unbeknownstかえして doubled back温泉 baths; hot springsまち town枡屋ますや Masuya (name of an inn)おもて front side; street side二階にかい second floorひそんで lurk; lie low障子しょうじ shōji (sliding paper screen)あな holeのぞした began surveillanceあかシャツ Red Shirt (nickname for the head teacher)しのんでれば come sneakingよる nightよいくち early evening生徒せいと studentsほか other eyesすくなくとも at least九時くじ nine (o'clock)ぎ after; pastきまってる is certain; is a given最初さいしょ initial; first二晩ふたばん two nights十一時じゅういちじ eleven (o'clock)ごろ about; around張番はりばん lookout; watchかげ shadow; sign (of something)えない could not be seen三日目みっかめ third day十時半じゅうじはん ten thirty駄目だめ unsuccessful; no goodんで go through; completeなか late at night; middle of the night下宿げしゅく lodgingsかえる return home馬鹿気ばかげた foolish; idioticこと act; thing四五日しごんち four or five daysばあさん old woman少々しょうしょう a bit; somewhat心配しんぱい worry; concernはじめて began; startedおくさん wife夜遊よあそび nightlife忠告ちゅうこくした admonished; cautionedちがう be different (from)てんかわって on behalf of Heaven誅戮ちゅうりくくわえる administer punishment一週間いっしゅうかん one weekかよって attend; frequentすこしも (not) in the leastげんえない produce no results性急せっかちな impatient性分しょうぶん nature; disposition熱心ねっしん fervent; ardent徹夜てつや all-nighter仕事しごと work; taskそのかわり on the other handなんによらず with no task at hand長持ながもちのした enduredためし instance; example天誅てんちゅう divine justiceとう party; factionきる grow weary (of)かわりはない is the same as always六日目むいかめ sixth day七日目なのかめ seventh dayやすもう give it a rest; call it quitsおもった thought (of doing)く go (to)頑固がんこ stubborn; obstinate十二時じゅうにじ midnightすぎ after; pastまなこ eye角屋かどや Kadoya (name of an inn / restaurant)まるぼや spherical (fire)瓦斯燈がすとう gas lampした below; beneathにらめっきり watch intently今日きょう today何人なんにん how many peopleきゃく patronsとまり staying the nightおんな women統計とうけい figures; statisticsしめす indicate; point outおどろいた be surprised; be impressedない not showう said; remarkedる show up時々ときどき sometimes腕組うでぐみをして fold one's arms (across one's chest)溜息ためいきをつく release a sigh可愛想かわいそうに sadly; pitiably一度いちど onceて show up; come生涯しょうがい as long as one lives出来できない cannot accomplish