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鼻毛はなげ妻君さいくん追払おっぱらった主人しゅじんは、まずこれで安心あんしんわぬばかりに鼻毛をいて原稿げんこうをかこうとあせていであるがなかなかふでうごかない。「焼芋やきいも蛇足だそくだ、割愛かつあいしよう」とついにこの抹殺まっさつする。「香一炷こういっしゅもあまり唐突とうとつだからめろ」と惜気おしげもなく筆誅ひっちゅうするあまところは「天然てんねん居士こじ空間くうかん研究けんきゅう論語ろんごひとである」と云う一句いっくになってしまった。主人はこれではなんだか簡単かんたんぎるようだなとかんがえていたが、ええ面倒めんどうくさ文章ぶんしょう御廃おはいにして、めいだけにしろと、筆を十文字じゅうもんじふるって原稿紙げんこうしうえ下手へた文人画ぶんじんがらんいきおいよくかく。せっかくの苦心くしん一字いちじのこらず落第らくだいとなった。それからうらかえして「空間にうま、空間をきわ、空間にくうたりかんたり天然居士ああ」と意味いみ不明ふめいつらねているところへれいのごとく迷亭めいてい這入はいって。迷亭は人のうち自分じぶん家もおなものと心得こころえいるのか案内あんないわずずかずかあがってくるのみならずときには勝手口かってぐちから飄然ひょうぜんこともある、心配しんぱい遠慮えんりょ気兼きがね苦労くろう、を生れる時どこかへおとしたおとこである。

「また巨人きょじん引力いんりょくかね」とったまま主人に。「そう、いつでも巨人引力ばかりいてはおらんさ。天然居士の墓銘ぼめいせんしているところなんだ」と大袈裟おおげさ事を云う。「天然居士と云うなあやはり偶然ぐうぜん童子どうじのような戒名かいみょうかね」と迷亭は不相変あいかわらず出鱈目でたらめを云う。「偶然童子と云うのもあるのかい」「なにりゃしないがまずその見当けんとうだろうとおもっていらあね」「偶然童子と云うのはぼくったものじゃないようだが天然居士と云うのは、きみの知ってる男だぜ」「一体いったいだれが天然居士なんてけてすましているんだい」「れい曾呂崎そろさきの事だ。卒業そつぎょうして大学院だいがくいんへ這入って空間論くうかんろんと云う題目だいもくで研究していたが、あまり勉強べんきょうぎて腹膜炎ふくまくえんで死んでしまった。曾呂崎はあれでも僕の親友しんゆうなんだからな」

Rough translation

Satisfied in having vanquished the wife with nose hair, he continues to groom his nostrils and jumps back to his drafting. His brush, however, seems not so willing. "I can do away with 'gorges on roasted potatoes' too. Gone." So saying, he wipes it out. "And 'a single stick of incense' is too cursory. That goes too." Without hesitation he takes it out with the brush. "Natural Man ponders the infinite, reads the Analects" is all that remains. This now strikes the master as too simple. "Enough of that then. No more prose. We'll just do an inscription." With that, he wields his brush in a cruciform motion, setting down on the paper an orchid, in the literary artist's style, and a poor one at that. His efforts thus far are a smear of black ink. He flips his page and strings together the following obfuscation. "From infinity born, in infinity versed, to infinity lost. Alas, oh infinity, Natural Man." Just as he writes this, Meitei makes his usual entrance. Meitei, blurring the lines between another's house and his own, comes in unannounced and without asking. Furthermore, he's notorious for floating in through the side door. Concern, discretion, hesitation, and worry are notions he shed on the day of his birth.

"Giant Gravitation again?" he asks, still standing there. "I can't keep pouring time into Giant Gravitation. I'm composing an epitaph for Natural Man," the master answers with a due bravado. "Natural Man? A posthumous title, then? In the same vein as Coincidental Child?" Meitei's nonsense is in fine form. "Someone took the title Coincidental Child?" "Not likely. But it seemed along the same line." "Coincidental Child is no one I'd know, but Natural Man is someone known to you." "Who on earth would bear a name like that?" "It's Sorosaki. After graduation, he went on to graduate school and took up the theory of space and time as his topic. Overwork led to peritonitis and death. We were close friends."

Vocabulary

鼻毛はなげ nose hair妻君さいくん wife追払おっぱらった drove away; chased off主人しゅじん master安心あんしん relief; peace of mind; freedom from careわぬばかりに all but sayingいて pull out; extract原稿げんこう manuscript; draftあせる be in a rush; be impatient (to do)てい condition; stateふで (writing) brushうごかない not move; lie still焼芋やきいも roasted sweet potatoう eat蛇足だそく superfluity; useless addition割愛かつあいしよう leave out; omit phrase抹殺まっさつする wipe out; obliterate香一炷こういっしゅ a single stick of incense唐突とうとつ cursory; superficial; tokenめろ abandon; dispense with惜気おしげもなく without hesitation; without regret; ungrudgingly筆誅ひっちゅうする turn the brush againstあます be left; be sparedところ place; spot; area天然てんねん居士こじ Natural Man; Genuine Man空間くうかん space; the infinite研究けんきゅうし study; research; inquire into論語ろんご the Analects (Discourses) of Confuciusむ readひと person; man一句いっく single phraseなんだか somehow; in some sense簡単かんたんぎる too simpleかんがえて think of; consider; regard (as)面倒めんどうくさい bothersome; tiresome; too much trouble文章ぶんしょう writing; composition; prose御廃おはいし discontinuation; abandonmentめい inscription; epitaph十文字じゅうもんじ cross; cruciformふるって swing; wield原稿紙げんこうし writing paper; lined paperうえ top of; surface下手へたな unskilled; clumsy; poorly done文人画ぶんじんが painting in the literary artist's styleらん orchidいきおいよく vigorously; energetically苦心くしん labor; effort一字いちじ one character; one wordのこらず not remain落第らくだい failure; flop; total lossうらかえして turn over; reverseうまれ be born (into)きわめ investigate thoroughly; study exhaustivelyす die (away into)くうたりかんたり space and time; the infinite (stylized language)ああ ah; alas意味いみ meaning不明ふめい unclear; obscure; ambiguous language; wordsつらねて line up; string togetherれいのごとく as usual; per habit迷亭めいてい Meitei (name)這入はいってる come in; enterうち house; home自分じぶんの one's ownおなじ the same心得こころえて take for; regard as案内あんないわず without announcing oneself; without asking entranceずかずか directly; without ceremony; uninvitedあがってくる come up (into the house)のみならず as well; besidesときには on occasion; at times勝手口かってぐち kitchen door; side door飄然ひょうぜんと abruptly; unexpectedlyむ come fluttering in; drop in throughこと case; instance心配しんぱい care; concern; misgivings遠慮えんりょ reserve; restraint; discretion気兼きがね hesitation; fear of troubling another苦労くろう toil; worriesおとした shook off; threw offおとこ man; fellow 巨人きょじん giant引力いんりょく gravitational pull; gravitationったまま standing there; still standingく askいて write墓銘ぼめい epitaphせんして write; compose大袈裟おおげさな grandiose; exaggerated偶然ぐうぜん童子どうじ coincidental child; unexpected child戒名かいみょう posthumous Buddhist name不相変あいかわらず as usual; as always出鱈目でたらめ nonsense; rubbishりゃしない not likely to be見当けんとう direction; bearingsおもって think; considerぼく I; meった know of; be familiar withきみ you一体いったい ... on earth; ... in the world nameけて attach; affixれいの that (i.e. known to you)曾呂崎そろさき Sorosaki (name)卒業そつぎょうして graduate大学院だいがくいん graduate school空間論くうかんろん study of the infinite; theory of space and time題目だいもく subject; area of study勉強べんきょうぎて study too hard; overwork腹膜炎ふくまくえん peritonitis (inflammation of inner abdominal lining)親友しんゆう close friend