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ところへ寒月かんげつくん先日せんじつ失礼しつれいしました這入はいって。「いや失敬しっけいいま大変たいへん名文めいぶん拝聴はいちょうしてトチメンボー亡魂ぼうこん退治たいじられたところで」と迷亭めいてい先生せんせいわけのわからぬことほのめかす。「はあ、そうですか」とこれも訳の分らぬ挨拶あいさつをする。主人しゅじんだけはのみかれた気色けしきもない。「先日はきみ紹介しょうかい越智おち東風とうふうひとが来たよ」「あああがりましたか、あの越智おち東風こちと云うおとこいたって正直しょうじき男ですがすこかわっているところがあるので、あるいは御迷惑ごめいわくかとおもいましたが、是非ぜひ紹介してくれというものですから……」「べつ迷惑の事もないがね……」「こちらへ上っても自分じぶん姓名せいめいのことについてなにべんじてきゃしませんか」「いいえ、そんなはなしもなかったようだ」「そうですか、どこへ行っても初対面しょたいめんの人には自分の名前なまえ講釈こうしゃくをするのがくせでしてね」「どんな講釈をするんだい」とことあれかしかまえた迷亭君はくちれる。「あの東風こちと云うのをおんまれると大変にするので」「はてね」と迷亭先生は金唐皮きんからかわ煙草入たばこいれから煙草をつまみ。「わたく越智おち東風とうふうではありません、越智おち東風こちですとかならことわりますよ」「みょうだね」と雲井くもいはらそこまで。「それがまった文学ぶんがくねつから来たので、こちと読むと遠近おちこちと云う成語せいごになる、のみならずその姓名がいんんでいると云うのが得意とくいなんです。それだから東風こちを音で読むとぼくがせっかくの苦心くしんを人がってくれないといって不平ふへいを云うのです」「こりゃなるほど変ってる」と迷亭先生はって腹の底から雲井をはなあなまでかえ途中とちゅうけむり戸迷とまどをして咽喉のど出口でぐちきかかる。先生は煙管きせるにぎってごほんごほんむせかえ。「先日来たとき朗読会ろうどくかい船頭せんどうになって女学生じょがくせいわらわれたといっていたよ」と主人は笑いながら云う。「うむそれそれ」と迷亭先生が煙管で膝頭ひざがしらたた吾輩わがはい険呑けんのんになったから少しそばはなれる

Rough translation

At this point Kangetsu comes in, greeting the master as he enters. Meitei immediately butts in. "Pardon, sir, but I've just been treated to the finest of prose, so fine as to vanquish the ghost of tochimenbō." His greeting alludes to the nonsense. "Is that right?" Kangetsu's response, in turn, is equally meaningless. The master alone refrains from indulgence. "That fellow Ochi Tōfū called the other day with your introduction." "Ah, he called, did he? That Ochi Kochi's exceedingly sincere, but a little eccentric. I hope he wasn't a nuisance. He insisted so that I introduce you ..." "I wouldn't say he was a nuisance ..." "When he called here, did he go on at all about his name?" "No, I don't recall that he did." "Really? He has this tendency, wherever he goes and whenever he meets someone new, to expound at length on his own name." "What about his name?" Meitei pounced on the chance to interject. "He takes issue with 'Kochi' being read in the Chinese style." "Well I'll be." Meitei takes a pinch of tobacco from an ornate leather pouch. "'My name isn't Ochi Tōfū, it's Ochi Kochi,' he invariably informs his listener." "Odd." Meitei inhales a great cloud into the depths of his lungs. "It's no doubt his literary zeal. 'Kochi' serves as a homonym for 'here and there,' and he also takes great pride in the rhyming of the two parts of his name. 'When they fail to read it as Kochi then all of my effort's for naught,' he's wont to complain." "Eccentric indeed." Meitei, with due fanfare, contracts his lungs and expells the great cloud through his nostils. In the process, some of the smoke goes astray and sticks in his throat. He clutches his pipe and chokes out several coughs. "He spoke the other day of a recital group. How he voiced the boatman and was laughed at by schoolgirls," the master remarks with a chuckle. "Yes, that was it," responds Meitei, tapping his pipe on his knee. Out of caution, I inch myself away from his side.

Vocabulary

寒月かんげつ Kangetsu (name)くん (suffix of familiarity for males)先日せんじつ the other day失礼しつれいしました (thank you for your hospitality)這入はいってる come in; enter失敬しっけい pardon me; excuse meいま now; just now大変たいへんな tremendous; remarkable; outstanding名文めいぶん excellent composition; fine prose拝聴はいちょうして listen to; hearトチメンボー tochimenbō (reference to Andō Tochimenbō; haiku poet; 1869-1914)亡魂ぼうこん spirit of the departed退治たいじられた have eradicated; have extirpated迷亭めいてい Meitei (name)先生せんせい teacher; professor; scholarわけのわからぬ incomprehensible; nonsensicalこと thingsほのめかす hint at; allude to挨拶あいさつ greeting; response主人しゅじん masterのみ (not) so muchかれた indulgent; freely obliging気色けしき mood; humorきみ you紹介しょうかい introduction越智おち東風とうふう Ochi Tōfū (name)う called ...ひと person; man; individualあがりました visited; called越智おち東風こち Ochi Kochi (name)おとこ man; fellowいたって very much; exceedingly正直しょうじきな honest; upright; sincereすこし a little; a bitかわっている unusual; unconventional; eccentricあるいは perhaps; perchance御迷惑ごめいわく trouble; bother; nuisanceおもいました thought; wondered是非ぜひ by all meansべつに in particular自分じぶんの one's own姓名せいめい nameなにか something; in some mannerべんじてきゃしませんか did (he) talk on aboutはなし talk; conversation初対面しょたいめん first meeting; initial engagement名前なまえ name講釈こうしゃく discourse; expositionくせ habit; tendencyことあれかし any moment nowかまえた lay in wait; was on the watch forくちれる join in; interject東風こち Kochi (name)おん Chinese reading (= 音読おんよみ)まれる be readにする take issue with金唐皮きんからかわ thin leather with gold patterns (introduced from Europe during the Edo period)煙草入たばこいれ tobacco pouchつまみす pinch out; pinch upわたくし I; me name越智おち東風とうふう Ochi Tōfū (name)越智おち東風こち Ochi Kochi (name)かならず invariably; without failことわります inform; give noticeみょう odd; curious雲井くもい great cloudはら bellyそこ bottom; depthsむ drink in; swallow down; injestまったく utterly; completely文学ぶんがく literatureねつ passion for; zeal遠近おちこち far and near; here and there; perspective成語せいご idiomatic expressionのみならず furthermore; in additionいんんでいる rhyme得意とくい point of pride東風こち Kochi (name)ぼく I; me苦心くしん effort; labor; workってくれない not value; not appreciate不平ふへい dissatisfaction; discontentって with fanfare; with a flourishはなあな nostrilsかえす breathe back out途中とちゅうで on the way; in processけむり smoke戸迷とまどい going astray咽喉のど throat出口でぐち exitきかかる get stuck; be caught煙管きせる (tobacco) pipeにぎって graspごほんごほん (sound of coughing)むせかえる choke backとき time; occasion朗読会ろうどくかい recitation event; collective reading船頭せんどう boatman; ferryman女学生じょがくせい schoolgirlsわらわれた was laughed at膝頭ひざがしら kneecapたたく strike; knock; tap吾輩わがはい I; me; myself険呑けんのん risky; dangerousそば vicinity; proximityはなれる distance oneself from