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孔雀くじゃく料理史りょうりしをかくくらいなら、そんなに多忙たぼうでもなさそうだと不平ふへいをこぼす。

「とにかく近頃ちかごろごと御馳走ごちそうづつにては、さすがの小生しょうせいとおからぬうちに大兄たいけいの如く胃弱いじゃく相成あいな必定ひつじょう……」

大兄のごとくは余計よけいだ。なにぼくを胃弱の標準ひょうじゅんにしなくても主人しゅじんはつぶやいた。

歴史家れきしかせつによれば羅馬ローマじん二度にど三度さんど宴会えんかいひら候由そろよし。日に二度も三度も方丈ほうじょう食饌しょくせんそろえば如何いかなる健胃けんいひとにても消化しょうか機能きのう不調ふちょうかもべく、したがって自然しぜんは大兄の如く……」

また大兄のごとくか、失敬しっけい

しかるに贅沢ぜいたく衛生えいせいとを両立りょうりつせしめん研究けんきゅうつくしたる彼等かれら不相当ふそうとう多量たりょう滋味じみむさぼ同時どうじ胃腸いちょう常態じょうたい保持ほちする必要ひつじょうみと、ここにいち秘法ひほう案出あんしゅついたそろ……」

はてねと主人はきゅう熱心ねっしんになる。

「彼等は食後しょくごかなら入浴にゅうよく致候いたしそろ。入浴後一種いっしゅ方法ほうほうによりて浴前よくぜん嚥下えんかせるものをことごと嘔吐おうと胃内いない掃除そうじいたそろ。胃内廓清かくせいこうそうしたるのちまた食卓しょくたくに就き、まで珍味ちんみ風好ふうこう風好ふうこうおわればりてこれ吐出としゅつ致候いたしそろ。かくの如くすれば好物こうぶつむさぼり次第しだいむさぼそうろうごう内臓ないぞうしょ機関きかん障害しょうがいしょうぜず一挙両得いっきょりょうとくとは此等これらこと可申もうすべきかと愚考ぐこう致候いたしそろ……」

なるほど一挙両得相違そういない。主人はうらやましそうなかおをする。

廿世紀にじゅっせいき今日こんにち交通こうつう頻繁ひんぱん、宴会の増加ぞうかは申す迄もなく、軍国ぐんこく多事たじ征露せいろ第二年だいにねんとも相成候あいなりそろ折柄おりから吾人ごじん戦勝国せんしょうこく国民こくみんは、是非共ぜひとも羅馬人ならってこの入浴嘔吐のじゅつを研究せざるべからざる機会きかい到着とうちゃくいたそろ事と自信じしん致候いたしそろもなくば切角せっかく大国民だいこくみんちか将来しょうらいおい悉く大兄の如く胃病いびょう患者かんじゃと相成る事とひそかに心痛しんつうまかりありそろ……」

Rough translation

"If he has time to write a treatise on peacock cuisine, how busy can he be?" The master expresses some annoyance.

"At any rate, given my current succession of indulgences, it's all but inevitable that I'll soon enough be dyspeptic like yourself. ..."

"He could leave me out of it. Since when am I the poster child for dyspepsia?" The master mutters his objection.

"According to historians, The Romans feasted two to three times daily. Sitting down to gorge oneself, multiple times per day, is bound to take its toll, even on the strongest of stomachs. Accordingly, in due course they would end up like yourself. ..."

"There he goes with 'like yourself' again. Insolent rogue!"

"However, they left no stone unturned in their efforts to reconcile their extravagance and their health. Aware of the need to maintain digestive normalcy while still indulging their great cravings, they hit upon a secret method. ..."

"Well now." The master's interest is suddenly piqued.

"After eating, they made it their habit to bathe. And after bathing, through a certain process, they would purge up all that they'd eaten before, emptying out their stomachs. After thus having cleansed their stomachs, they were ready to feast again. They partook of delicacies to their hearts' content, and after having partaken, again they bathed and purged. Thus repeating, they could indulge their cravings to no end, without ill-treating their digestive organs. If this is not 'two birds with one stone' then I can't think what is. ..."

"It's certainly that. Two birds with one stone." The master's expression betrays a tinge of envy.

"Here in this twentieth century, where endless associations and frequent banquets are the norm, and where we now enter a second year of aggression vis-à-vis Russia and prepare to emerge a victorious nation, we'd do well to learn from the Romans. We're at the juncture, I believe with utmost conviction, where we must learn anew this technique of bathing and purging. If we don't, then I worry greatly that we'll have elevated ourselves only to become, in short order, a nation of dyspeptics like yourself. ..."

Vocabulary

孔雀くじゃく peafowl (peacock or peahen)料理史りょうりし culinary history多忙たぼう terribly busy不平ふへい irritation; annoyance 近頃ちかごろ recently; of lateごとく like ...; as ...御馳走ごちそう feast; delicaciesづつけ eating in succession小生しょうせい I; me (humble)とおからぬうちに in the not too distant future; before long大兄たいけい you (respectful)胃弱いじゃく dyspepsia; weak digestion相成あいなる become必定ひつじょう inevitable; certain 余計よけい superfluous; uncalled-forなにも in (no) wayぼく I; me標準ひょうじゅん standard; norm; measuring stickむ make do; get by主人しゅじん master 歴史家れきしか historiansせつ opinion; view羅馬ローマじん Romansに in a day; in one day二度にど三度さんど two or three times宴会えんかい banquetひら候由そろよし are said to have held方丈ほうじょう square of one jō per side (3x3 meters; 10x10 feet)食饌しょくせん food laid out on a tableそろえば take a seat at如何いかなる any kind of; whatever kind of健胃けんい strong stomachひと person消化しょうか機能きのう digestive function不調ふちょう irregularity; disorderかもす bring about; give rise toしたがって consequently; accordingly自然しぜん naturally; in due course 失敬しっけいな rudeness; insolence しかるに however; still贅沢ぜいたく extravagance; indulgence衛生えいせい (preservation of) health両立りょうりつせしめん reconcile; achieve simultaneously (せしめん = しようとする)研究けんきゅう study; investigationつくしたる pursue to exhaustion彼等かれら they; them不相当ふそうとうに inappropriately; excessively多量たりょう large quantity滋味じみ savoriness; rich foodむさぼる covet; crave同時どうじに at the same time as胃腸いちょう stomach and intestines; digestive organs常態じょうたい normal state; normality保持ほちする preserve; maintain必要ひつじょう necessity; needみとめ recognize; acknowledgeいちの one; a certain秘法ひほう secret method; secret formula案出あんしゅついたそろ work out; devise はてね well nowきゅうに suddenly熱心ねっしん eager; engaged; enthusiastic 食後しょくご after eating; after a mealかならず invariably; without fail入浴にゅうよく致候いたしそろ bathe一種いっしゅの a certain kind of方法ほうほう method; process浴前よくぜん before bathing嚥下えんかせる swallowことごとく altogether; entirely嘔吐おうとし vomit; retch; purge (out)胃内いない inside of the stomach掃除そうじいたそろ clean廓清かくせい purification; cleaning up; purgingこう service; labor; deedそうしたる complete; accomplishのち afterまた again; once again食卓しょくたく dining tableく be satisfied; be satiatedまで until珍味ちんみ delicacies風好ふうこうし enjoy; relish in風好ふうこうおわれば having enjoyed; having relished in hot water; hot bathりて enter; get intoこれ this; these things吐出としゅつ致候いたしそろ disgorge; expel好物こうぶつ favorite foodsむさぼり covet; crave次第しだい in accordance withむさぼそうろう covet; crave (そうろう = そろ = ます)ごうも (not) in the least内臓ないぞう internal organs; intestinesしょ various機関きかん machinery; mechanisms; faculties障害しょうがい hindrance; impairmentしょうぜず not gather; not cultivate一挙両得いっきょりょうとく killing two birds with one stone; serving two ends此等これらの these (kinds of)こと acts; actions; things可申もうすべき must refer to愚考ぐこう致候いたしそろ think; believe; imagine (humble form) 相違そういない no doubt it's ...うらやましそうな enviousかお face; (facial) expression 廿世紀にじゅっせいき twentieth century今日こんにち nowadays; these days交通こうつう association; fellowship頻繁ひんぱん frequent; incessant増加ぞうか increase; growth (in)軍国ぐんこく nation at war多事たじ eventful (times)征露せいろ aggression vis-à-vis Russia第二年だいにねん second year相成候あいなりそろ become; come to折柄おりから at the time of吾人ごじん we戦勝国せんしょうこく victorious nation国民こくみん people; citizens (of a country)是非共ぜひとも by all meansならって following; emulatingこの thisじゅつ art; technique機会きかい chance; opportunity到着とうちゃくいたそろ arrive at自信じしん致候いたしそろ believe; be convincedもなくば otherwise切角せっかくの having striven to become ...大国民だいこくみん citizens of a great nationちか将来しょうらい the near futureおいて in; at; regarding胃病いびょう stomach ailment; digestive disorder患者かんじゃ sufferers of; afflicted onesひそかに privately; inwardly心痛しんつうまかりありそろ worry for; fret over (humble form)