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「それはんだことで」と主人しゅじん正月しょうがつ早々そうそう弔詞ちょうじべている。「第二回だいにかいからは、もっと奮発ふんぱつして盛大せいだいやるつもりなので、今日きょうましたのもまったそのためで、じつ先生せんせいにもひと御入会ごにゅうかいうえ御尽力ごじんりょくあおぎたいので」「ぼくにはとてもしゃくなんかおこせませんよ」と消極的しょうきょくてき主人はすぐにことわりかける。「いえ、癪などは起していただかんでもよろしいので、ここに賛助員さんじょいん名簿めいぼが」といながらむらさき風呂敷ふろしきから大事だいじそうに小菊版こぎくばん帳面ちょうめん。「これへどうか御署名ごしょめいの上御捺印ごなついんねがいたいので」と帳面を主人のひざまえひらいたまま現今げんこん知名ちめい文学ぶんがく博士はかせ文学士ぶんがくし連中れんちゅう行儀ぎょうぎよく勢揃せいぞろいをしている。「はあ賛成員さんせいいんにならん事もありませんが、どんな義務ぎむがあるのですか」と牡蠣かき先生せんせい掛念けねんていに見える。「義務もうして別段べつだん是非ぜひ願う事もないくらいで、ただ御名前おなまえだけを御記入ごきにゅうくださって賛成さんせいさえ御表おひょう被下くださればそれで結構けっこうです」「そんなら這入はいります」と義務のかからぬ事をいな主人はきゅう気軽けがるになる責任せきにんさえないと云う事がわかっておれば謀叛むほん連判状れんばんじょうへでも名をれますと云う顔付かおつきをする。加之のみならずこう知名の学者がくしゃが名前をつらねているなか姓名せいめいだけでも入籍にゅうせきさせるのは、いままでこんな事に出合であった事のない主人にとっては無上むじょう光栄こうえいであるから返事へんじいきおいのあるのも無理むりはない。「ちょっと失敬しっけい」と主人は書斎しょさいいんをとりに這入る。吾輩わがはいはぼたりとたたみの上へちる東風子とうふうし菓子皿かしざらの中のカステラをつまんで一口ひとくち頬張ほおばモゴモゴしばらくはくるしそうである。吾輩は今朝けさ雑煮ぞうに事件じけんをちょっとおも。主人が書斎から印形いんぎょうってときは、東風子のの中にカステラが落ちついた時であった。主人は菓子皿のカステラが一切ひとけれりなくなった事にはかぬらしい。もし気がつくとすれば第一だいいちうたがわれるものは吾輩であろう。

Rough translation

"That's most unfortunate." This early into the new year, and the master was already doling out condolences. "We're working hard to ensure a much more successful second outing. To that end, I've come here today to ask you to join in and support us." "I could never pull off convulsions." The master, always the faint of heart, moved immediately to decline. "No need for convulsions, but we're signing up supporters." So saying, he unwrapped his purple furoshiki and carefully produced an account book. It's cover was imprinted with small chrysanthemum marks. "I'd like to request your signature and seal." He opened the account book and set it before the master. Neatly entered on the page was an imposing list of well-known literary scholars and men of letters. "I see. As a supporter, what would my obligations be?" The oyster teacher shows his concern. "There's no particular obligation involved. Just the entry of your name as an expression of support is sufficient." "In that case I'm in." On learning there were no obligations, the master was immediately at ease. From the look on his face, in absence of responsibility he'd happily add his name to a full-fledged insurrection. Moreover, he was presented here with the rare honor of adding his name to an esteemed list of scholars, a chance he was only too eager to grab. "Just one moment." He was off to the study for his seal. I was dumped off onto the tatami. Tōfū reached for the cake bowl and stuffed his mouth with a piece of castella. At first he could hardly chew. I recalled my own zōni mishap of the morning. By the time the master returned from the study with his seal, the castella had found its way to Tōfū's stomach. The master took no notice of the missing piece. Had he noticed, his suspicion would have landed most surely on me.

Vocabulary

んだ outrageous; unexpected; terribleこと situation; circumstance主人しゅじん master正月しょうがつ New Year's早々そうそう early; promptly; already弔詞ちょうじ words of condolenceべて state; express第二回だいにかい second time奮発ふんぱつして exert oneself; make one's best effort盛大せいだいに splendidly; in grand style今日きょう todayました came out; calledまったく entirely; completelyじつは actually; in fact先生せんせい Sensei (teacher; used here as form of address)ひとつ (for) one thing御入会ごにゅうかい registration; enrollment (as a member)うえ on top of; via; through御尽力ごじんりょく (your) assistance; servicesあおぎたい would like to rely onぼく I; meしゃく spasms; convulsionsおこせません can't manage; can't produce消極的しょうきょくてきの passive; reserved; faint of heartことわりかける move to decline; make motions to refuse賛助員さんじょいん backer; supporter名簿めいぼ list of names; rosterいながら while sayingむらさき purple風呂敷ふろしき furoshiki (carrying cloth)大事だいじそうに with great care小菊版こぎくばん imprinted with chrysanthemum marks帳面ちょうめん note book; account bookす take out御署名ごしょめい (your) signature御捺印ごなついん affixing of your sealねがいたい would like to requestひざ kneesまえ front ofひらいた openedく set; placeる look現今げんこん the present知名ちめいな well-known文学ぶんがく博士はかせ literary scholars文学士ぶんがくし men of letters連中れんちゅう company (of) names行儀ぎょうぎよく carefully; neatly勢揃せいぞろいをしている are lined up; are assembled (in full force)賛成員さんせいいん supporter義務ぎむ duties; obligations; responsibilities牡蠣かき先生せんせい oyster(-like) teacher掛念けねん worry; anxiety; fearてい condition; stateもうして speaking of; by way of別段べつだん in particular是非ぜひ without fail; by all means御名前おなまえ (your) name御記入ごきにゅう writing in; entryくださって do (for someone else)賛成さんせい approval; support meaning; intention御表おひょう被下くだされば express (on our behalf)結構けっこう fine; sufficient這入はいります join; enroll; take partる learn; come to know; find outいなや as soon as ...きゅうに suddenly気軽けがるになる feel relieved; be at ease責任せきにん responsibilityわかって be understood謀叛むほん uprising; insurrection連判状れんばんじょう covenant; pactれます sign on to顔付かおつき look; expression加之のみならず furthermore; moreover学者がくしゃ scholarsつらねて line up; set outなか middle; midst姓名せいめい name入籍にゅうせきさせる add as an entryいま now; the present出合であった met with; encountered無上むじょうの unsurpassed; supreme光栄こうえい honor; privilege返事へんじ answer; replyいきおい energy; spirit; vigor無理むりはない not without reason; understandableちょっと失敬しっけい excuse me a moment書斎しょさい study; den; reading roomいん seal吾輩わがはい I; me; myselfたたみ tatami (mat)ちる fall; drop (onto)東風子とうふうし master Tōfū菓子皿かしざら cake dish; cake bowlカステラ castella (Portuguese-style sponge cake)一口ひとくち one mouthful; one bite頬張ほおばる stuff one's cheeksモゴモゴ (sound of chewing)くるしそう appearing to struggle今朝けさ that morning雑煮ぞうに rice cakes and vegetables in soup (New Year's dish)事件じけん incident; affairおもす recall; recollect印形いんぎょう sealって hold; carryた came out; appearedとき time; moment stomach一切ひとけれ one pieceりなくなった was short; was missingかぬ not notice第一だいいちに first off; before all elseうたがわれる be suspected