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The Weaver's Son and the Giant of the White Hill Сын ткача и великан Белого Холма

1 THERE was once a weaver (был однажды ткач) in Erin who lived at the edge of a wood (который жил у кромки леса); and on a time when he had nothing to burn (и однажды, когда у него не было чем топить: «не имел ничего /чтобы/ сжечь»), he went out with his daughter (он вышел, отправился со своей дочерью) to get faggots for the fire (раздобыть: «получить, взять» хворост для огня = для очага; faggot – вязанка, охапка хвороста).

2 They gathered two bundles (они собрали, набрали две связки, вязанки), and were ready to carry them home (и были /уже/ готовы отнести их домой), when who should come along (когда кто должен был прийти сюда = но смотрите, кто это едет; along – вперед; по всей линии; вдоль) but a splendid-looking stranger (как не великолепно выглядящий чужеземец; to look – смотреть; выглядеть) on horseback (верхом на коне; horse – конь + back > спина). And he said to the weaver, "My good man (/мой/ добрый человек), will you give me that girl of yours (отдашь мне эту дочь твою)?"

3 "Indeed then I will not (вот уж: «в самом деле» нет, не /отдам/)," said the weaver.

4 "I'll give you her weight in gold (я дам тебе ее вес в золоте, золотом)," said the stranger, and he put out the gold (и он выложил золото) there on the ground (там на землю).

5 So the weaver went home with the gold and without the daughter (без дочери). He buried the gold in the garden (он зарыл золото в саду), without letting his wife know (не дав жене знать: «без /того, чтобы/ дать жене знать») what he had done (что он сделал). When she asked, "Where is our daughter (где наша дочь)?" the weaver said, "I sent her on an errand (я послал ее по делу, по поручению; errand – поручение /выполняя которое, нужно куда-либо пойти/; командировка; to send) to a neighbour's house (к дому соседа) for things that I want (за вещами: «для вещей» которые я хочу = мне нужны)."


weight [weıt] errand [`er∂nd] neighbour [`neıb∂]


1 THERE was once a weaver in Erin who lived at the edge of a wood; and on a time when he had nothing to burn, he went out with his daughter to get faggots for the fire.

2 They gathered two bundles, and were ready to carry them home, when who should come along but a splendid-looking stranger on horseback. And he said to the weaver, "My good man, will you give me that girl of yours?"

3 "Indeed then I will not," said the weaver.

4 "I'll give you her weight in gold," said the stranger, and he put out the gold there on the ground.

5 So the weaver went home with the gold and without the daughter. He buried the gold in the garden, without letting his wife know what he had done. When she asked, "Where is our daughter?" the weaver said, "I sent her on an errand to a neighbour's house for things that I want."


1 Night came (настала ночь), but no sight of the girl (но девочки не видать: «но никакого вида девочки»). The next time he went for faggots (/когда/ в следующий раз он отправился за вязанками хвороста), the weaver took his second daughter to the wood (взял вторую дочь в лес; to take); and when they had two bundles gathered (и когда они собрали две связки), and were ready to go home, a second stranger came on horseback, much finer than the first (гораздо: «много» изящнее, прекраснее, чем первый = еще лучше первого), and asked the weaver would he give him his daughter (отдаст ли он ему свою дочь).

2 "I will not," said the weaver.

3 "Well (ну)," said the stranger, "I'll give you her weight in silver (в серебре, серебром) if you'II let her go with me (если ты отпустишь ее /пойти/ со мной)," and he put the silver down before him (и он положил серебро вниз перед собой).

4 The weaver carried home the silver and buried it in the garden with the gold, and the daughter went away (ушла, уехала прочь) with the man on horseback.

5 When he went again to the wood, the weaver took his third daughter with him; and when they were ready to go home, a third man came on horseback, gave the weight of the third daughter in copper (медью), and took her away. The weaver buried the copper with the gold and silver.

6 Now, the wife was lamenting and moaning (жаловалась и причитала: «стонала») night and day (ночь и день) for her three daughters, and gave the weaver no rest (и не давала ткачу покоя = и не отстала от него; to give) till he told the whole story (пока он не рассказал всё: «целую историю»; to tell).


gather [`gæð∂] ready [`redı] bury [`berı]


1 Night came, but no sight of the girl. The next time he went for faggots, the weaver took his second daughter to the wood; and when they had two bundles gathered, and were ready to go home, a second stranger came on horseback, much finer than the first, and asked the weaver would he give him his daughter.

2 "I will not," said the weaver.

3 "Well," said the stranger, "I'll give you her weight in silver if you'II let her go with me," and he put the silver down before him.

4 The weaver carried home the silver and buried it in the garden with the gold, and the daughter went away with the man on horseback.

5 When he went again to the wood, the weaver took his third daughter with him; and when they were ready to go home, a third man came on horseback, gave the weight of the third daughter in copper, and took her away. The weaver buried the copper with the gold and silver.

6 Now, the wife was lamenting and moaning night and day for her three daughters, and gave the weaver no rest till he told the whole story.


1 Now (теперь = и вот), a son was born to them (у них родился сын); and when the boy grew up (и когда мальчик вырос; to grow > расти) and was going to school (и ходил: «был ходящим» в школу), he heard how his three sisters had been carried away (он услышал, как его сестры были увезены: «унесены» прочь) for their weight in gold and silver and copper (за их вес золотом, серебром и медью); and every day when he came home (и каждый день, когда он приходил домой; to come) he saw how his mother was lamenting (он видел, как его мать жалуется; to see) and wandering outside (и бродит снаружи) in grief (в горе, в печали) through the fields (по полям: «через поля») and pits and ditches (и ямы, и канавы), so he asked her what trouble was on her (поэтому: «итак» он спросил ее, что за забота, беспокойство было у нее: «на ней»); but she wouldn't tell him a word (но она не хотела говорить ему ни слова).

2 At last he came home crying from school one day (наконец он пришел домой плача из школы однажды), and said, "I'll not sleep three nights in one house (я не буду спать три ночи в одном /и том же/ доме) till I find my three sisters (пока не найду моих трех сестер)." Then he said to his mother, "Make me three loaves of bread (сделай = испеки мне три буханки хлеба; loaf), mother, for I am going on a journey (потому что я отправляюсь в путешествие)."

3 Next day he asked had she the bread ready. She said she had, and she was crying bitterly all the time (и она плакала: «была плачущей» горько все /это/ время). "I'm going to leave you now (я собираюсь оставить тебя сейчас, я покину тебя сейчас), mother," said he; "and I'll come back when I have found my three sisters (и я вернусь, когда найду моих трех сестер; to find)."


loaf [l∂uf] journey [‘dż∂:nı] bread [bred]


1 Now, a son was born to them; and when the boy grew up and was going to school, he heard how his three sisters had been carried away for their weight in gold and silver and copper; and every day when he came home he saw how his mother was lamenting and wandering outside in grief through the fields and pits and ditches, so he asked her what trouble was on her; but she wouldn't tell him a word.

2 At last he came home crying from school one day, and said, "I'll not sleep three nights in one house till I find my three sisters." Then he said to his mother, "Make me three loaves of bread, mother, for I am going on a journey."

3 Next day he asked had she the bread ready. She said she had, and she was crying bitterly all the time. "I'm going to leave you now, mother," said he; "and I'll come back when I have found my three sisters."


1 He went away, and walked on (и продолжал идти) till he was tired and hungry (пока /не/ был уставшим и голодным); and then he sat down to eat the bread that his mother had given him (а затем он сел съесть хлеб, который его мать дала ему; to sit > cидеть), when a red-haired man came up (когда появился рыжий: «красноволосый» мужчина) and asked him for something to eat (и попросил у него что-нибудь поесть). "Sit down here (садись сюда)," said the boy. He sat down, and the two ate (и оба: «двое» ели; to eat) till there was not a crumb of the bread left (пока не осталось ни крошки хлеба: «пока не было крошки хлеба оставшейся»; to leave – оставлять).

2 The boy told of the journey he was on (мальчик рассказал о путешествии, в котором он был, находился); then the red-haired man said, "There may not be much use in your going (может быть, не много: «здесь может не быть много» толку: «пользы» в том, что ты пошел, в твоем походе), but here are (но вот тебе: «здесь есть») three things that'll serve you (три вещи, которые пригодятся: «послужат» тебе), , the sword of sharpness (меч остроты; sharp – острый), the cloth of plenty (скатерть полноты, изобилия), and the cloak of darkness (и плащ темноты; dark – темный). No man can kill you (никто не сможет убить тебя) while that sword is in your hand (пока этот меч в твоей руке); and whenever you are hungry or dry (и когда бы ты ни был голоден или испытывающим жажду: «сух»), all you have to do (все, что тебе нужно сделать) is to spread the cloth (это расстелить скатерть) = (тебе стоит лишь расстелить скатерть) and ask for what you'd like to eat or drink (и попросить то, что бы ты хотел поесть или попить), and it will be there before you (и это будет тут перед тобой). When you put on the cloak (когда ты наденешь плащ), there won't be a man or a woman (не будет ни мужчины, ни женщины) or a living thing (или /другого какого-нибудь/ живого существа) in the world (в мире) that'll see you (которое увидит тебя, будет тебя видеть), and you'II go (и ты пойдешь) to whatever place you have set your mind on (в любое место, которое захочешь: «на которое ты поставил = направил свой ум, рассудок») quicker than any wind (быстрее, чем любой ветер)."


crumb [krcm] sword [so:d] wind [wınd]


1 He went away, and walked on till he was tired and hungry; and then he sat down to eat the bread that his mother had given him, when a red-haired man came up and asked him for something to eat. "Sit down here," said the boy. He sat down, and the two ate till there was not a crumb of the bread left.

2 The boy told of the journey he was on; then the red-haired man said, "There may not be much use in your going, but here are three things that'll serve you, the sword of sharpness, the cloth of plenty, and the cloak of darkness. No man can kill you while that sword is in your hand; and whenever you are hungry or dry, all you have to do is to spread the cloth and ask for what you'd like to eat or drink, and it will be there before you. When you put on the cloak, there won't be a man or a woman or a living thing in the world that'II see you, and you 'II go to whatever place you have set your mind on quicker than any wind."


1 The red-haired man went his way (пошел своей дорогой), and the boy travelled on (путешествовал дальше, продолжил путешествие). Before evening (/незадолго/ до вечера) a great shower came (большой ливень), and he ran for shelter (побежал для укрытия, убежища = чтобы укрыться; to run) to a large oak-tree (к большому дубу). When he got near the tree (когда он подбежал близко к дереву; to get > добираться) his foot slipped (его нога скользнула = он поскользнулся), the ground opened (земля, почва раскрылась), and down he went (и вниз он полетел: «пошел, отправился») through the earth (сквозь землю) till he came to another country (пока не долетел до другой страны). When he was in the other country he put on (надел) the cloak of darkness and went ahead (и пошел вперед) like a blast of wind (как порыв ветра), and never stopped till he saw a castle in the distance (и не останавливался, пока не увидел замок на расстоянии; to see); and soon he was there (и вскоре он был там). But he found nine gates closed before him (но он обнаружил, /что/ девять ворот были заперты перед ним; to find > находить), and no way to go through (и невозможно было: «никакого пути» пройти через них: «сквозь»). It was written inside the cloak of darkness (было написано внутри плаща тьмы; to write – писать) that his eldest sister lived in that castle (что его старшая сестра живет: «жила» в этом замке).


hair [hh∂] through [θru:] blast [blα:st]


1 The red-haired man went his way, and the boy travelled on. Before evening a great shower came, and he ran for shelter to a large oak-tree. When he got near the tree his foot slipped, the ground opened, and down he went through the earth till he came to another country. When he was in the other country he put on the cloak of darkness and went ahead like a blast of wind, and never stopped till he saw a castle in the distance; and soon he was there. But he found nine gates closed before him, and no way to go through. It was written inside the cloak of darkness that his eldest Sister lived in that castle.


1 He was not long at the gate (он не долго пробыл у ворот) looking in (заглядывая внутрь) when a girl came to him and said, "Go on out of that (уходи отсюда: «иди вперед, из этого /спасайся/»); if you don't (если не /сделаешь так/), you'll be killed (будешь убит)."

2 "Do you go in (пойди внутрь)," said he to the girl, "and tell my sister (и скажи моей сестре), the woman of this castle (женщине = хозяйке этого замка), to come out to me (выйти ко мне)."

3 The girl ran in; out came the sister, and asked, "Why are you here (почему ты здесь), and what did you come for (и для чего ты пришел)?"

4 "I have come to this country to find my three sisters, who were given away by my father for their weight in gold, silver, and copper; and you are my eldest sister."

5 She knew from what he said (она узнала = поняла из того, что он сказал; to know) that he was her brother (что он ее брат), so she opened the gates (поэтому она открыла ворота) and brought him in (и ввела его вовнутрь; to bring – приносить, приводить), saying (говоря), "Don't wonder at anything (не удивляйся ничему) you see in this castle (/что/ увидишь в этом дворце). My husband is enchanted (мой супруг заколдован). I see him only at night (я вижу его только ночью). He goes off every morning (он уходит прочь каждое утро), stays away all day (остается /прочь/ весь день = весь день проводит вне дома), and comes home in the evening."


woman [`wum∂n] country [`kkntrı] knew [nju:]


1 He was not long at the gate looking in when a girl came to him and said, "Go on out of that; if you don't, you'll be killed."

2 "Do you go in," said he to the girl, "and tell my sister, the woman of this castle, to come out to me."

3 The girl ran in; out came the sister, and asked, "Why are you here, and what did you come for?"

4 "I have come to this country to find my three sisters, who were given away by my father for their weight in gold, silver, and copper; and you are my eldest sister."

5 She knew from what he said that he was her brother, so she opened the gates and brought him in, saying, "Don't wonder at anything you see in this castle. My husband is enchanted. I see him only at night. He goes off every morning, stays away all day, and comes home in the evening."


1 The sun went down (солнце село); and while they were talking (и пока, в то время как они разговаривали: «были разговаривающими»), the husband rushed in (муж ворвался внутрь; rush – бросаться, мчаться, нестись), and the noise of him was terrible (и шум его = издаваемый им шум был ужасен). He came in the form of a ram (он прибыл в облике барана), ran up stairs (взбежал вверх по лестнице; to run), and soon after came down a man (и вскоре после /этого/ вниз спустился мужчина).

2 "Who is this that's with you (кто это /который/ с тобой)?" asked he of the wife (спросил он у жены).

3 "Oh! that's my brother (это мой брат), who has come from Erin to see me (который пришел из Эрина повидать меня)," said she.

4 Next morning (на следующее утро), when the man of the castle was going off in the form of a ram, he turned to the boy (повернулся к мальчику) and asked, "Will you stay a few days in my castle (ты проведешь, пробудешь несколько: «немного» дней в моем замке)? You are welcome (добро пожаловать)."

5 "Nothing would please me better (ничто не доставило бы мне большего удовольствия; to please – нравиться, доставлять удовольствие)," said the boy; "but I have made a vow (но я дал: «сделал» зарок) never to sleep three nights in one house till I have found my three sisters."

6 "Well," said the ram, "since you must go (раз ты должен идти, уйти), here is something for you (вот: «здесь» кое-что для тебя)." And pulling out (и вытащив) a bit of his own wool (немножко собственной шерсти), he gave it to the boy (он дал ее мальчику; to give), saying, "Keep this (сохрани это, пусть это будет при тебе); and whenever a trouble is on you (и когда бы не случилась с тобой беда: «когда бы ни было на тебе беспокойство, неприятность»), take it out (вынь ее), and call on what rams are in the world to help you (и призови всех баранов, какие только на свете, помочь тебе)."


talk [to:k] noise [noız] vow [vau]


1 The sun went down; and while they were talking, the husband rushed in, and the noise of him was terrible. He came in the form of a ram, ran up stairs, and soon after came down a man.

2 "Who is this that's with you?" asked he of the wife.

3 "Oh! that's my brother, who has come from Erin to see me," said she.

4 Next morning, when the man of the castle was going off in the form of a ram, he turned to the boy and asked, "Will you stay a few days in my castle? You are welcome."

5 "Nothing would please me better," said the boy; "but I have made a vow never to sleep three nights in one house till I have found my three sisters."

6 "Well," said the ram, "since you must go, here is something for you." And pulling out a bit of his own wool, he gave it to the boy, saying, "Keep this; and whenever a trouble is on you, take it out, and call on what rams are in the world to help you."


1 Away went the ram. The boy took farewell of his sister (попрощался со своей сестрой), put on the cloak of darkness, and disappeared (исчез). He travelled till he was hungry and tired, then he sat down, took off (снял; to take > брать) the cloak of darkness, spread the cloth of plenty (расстелил скатерть изобилия), and asked for meat and drink (и попросил еды: «мяса» и питья). After he had eaten and drunk his fill (после того, как он наелся и напился вдоволь; to fill – наполнять/ся/; fill – достаточное количество; to eat; to drink), he took up the cloth (поднял, собрал скатерть), put on the cloak of darkness, and went ahead (вперед), passing every wind (обгоняя каждый = любой ветер) that was before him (который был впереди: «перед ним»), and leaving (оставляя) every wind that was behind (позади).


farewell [`ff∂`wel] tired [taı∂d] ahead [∂`hed]


1 Away went the ram. The boy took farewell of his sister, put on the cloak of darkness, and disappeared. He travelled till he was hungry and tired, then he sat down, took off the cloak of darkness, spread the cloth of plenty, and asked for meat and drink. After he had eaten and drunk his fill, he took up the cloth, put on the cloak of darkness, and went ahead, passing every wind that was before him, and leaving every wind that was behind.


1 About an hour before sunset (примерно за час до заката) he saw the castle in which his second sister lived. When he reached the gate (когда он достиг ворот), a girl came out to him and said, "Go away from that gate, or you'll be killed."

2 "I'll not leave this till my sister who lives in the castle comes out and speaks to me."

3 The girl ran in, and out came the sister. When she heard his story and his father's name (и имя его отца), she knew that he was her brother, and said, "Come into the castle, but think nothing (но не думай = не обращай внимание) of what you'll see or hear (увидишь или услышишь). I don't see my husband from morning till night. He goes and comes in a strange form (в странной; чужой форме), but he is a man at night."

4 About sunset there was a terrible noise, and in rushed the man of the castle in the form of a tremendous salmon (в облике огромного лосося; tremendous – ужасный, страшный; огромный). He went flapping (шлепая; взмахивая /плавниками/) upstairs (вверх по лестнице); but he wasn't long there (но он не долго пробыл там) till he came down a fine-looking man.

5 "Who is that with you?" asked he of the wife. "I thought you would let no one into the castle (я думал, ты никого не впустишь в замок) while I was gone (пока меня нет: «я был ушедшим = ушел»)."

6 "Oh ! this is my brother, who has come to see me," said she.

7 "If he's your brother, he's welcome," said the man.

8 They supped (они поужинали), and then slept till morning (а затем спали до утра; to sleep). When the man of the castle was going out again, in the form of a great salmon, he turned to the boy and said, "You'd better stay here with us a while (ты бы лучше остался здесь с нами некоторое время).''

9 "I cannot (я не могу)," said the boy. "I made a vow never to sleep three nights in one house till I had seen my three sisters. I must go on now and find my third sister."

10 The salmon then took off a piece of his fin (снял кусочек своего плавника) and gave it to the boy, saying, "If any difficulty meets you (если какая-нибудь трудность встретит тебя), or trouble comes on you, call on what salmons are in the sea (в море) to come and help you."


tremendous [trı`mend∂s] salmon [`sæm∂n] difficulty [`dıfık∂ltı]


1 About an hour before sunset he saw the castle in which his second sister lived. When he reached the gate, a girl came out to him and said, "Go away from that gate, or you'll be killed."

2 "I'll not leave this till my sister who lives in the castle comes out and speaks to me."

3 The girl ran in, and out came the sister. When she heard his story and his father's name, she knew that he was her brother, and said, "Come into the castle, but think nothing of what you'll see or hear. I don't see my husband from morning till night. He goes and comes in a strange form, but he is a man at night."

4 About sunset there was a terrible noise, and in rushed the man of the castle in the form of a tremendous salmon. He went flapping upstairs; but he wasn't long there till he came down a fine-looking man.

5 "Who is that with you?" asked he of the wife. "I thought you would let no one into the castle while I was gone."

6 "Oh ! this is my brother, who has come to see me," said she.

7 "If he's your brother, he's welcome," said the man.

8 They supped, and then slept till morning. When the man of the castle was going out again, in the form of a great salmon, he turned to the boy and said, "You'd better stay here with us a while.''

9 "I cannot," said the boy. "I made a vow never to sleep three nights in one house till I had seen my three sisters. I must go on now and find my third sister."

10 The salmon then took off a piece of his fin and gave it to the boy, saying, "If any difficulty meets you, or trouble comes on you, call on what salmons are in the sea to come and help you."


1 They parted (они расстались). The boy put on his cloak of darkness, and away he went, more swiftly than any wind (быстрее: «более быстро», чем любой ветер). He never stopped till he was hungry and thirsty (пока не стал голодным и жаждущим = пока не захотел есть и пить). Then he sat down, took off his cloak of darkness, spread the cloth of plenty, and ate his fill. When he had eaten, he went on again till near sundown (примерно до заката), when he saw the castle where his third sister lived. All three castles were near the sea (все три замка были у моря, возле моря; near – близко, вблизи от). Neither sister knew (никто из сестер не знал: «никакая из сестер не знала»; to know) what place she was in (в каком месте она была), and neither knew where the other two were living (где жили: «были живущими» две другие).

2 The third sister took her brother in (провела внутрь: «взяла внутрь; to take) just (точно так же) as the first and second had done (как сделали первая и вторая), telling him not to wonder at anything he saw.

3 They were not long inside when a roaring noise was heard (как послышался: «был слышным» ревущий шум = рев; roar – рев, шум; to roar > реветь), and in came the greatest eagle that ever was seen (и влетел огромнейший орел, который был когда-либо видан). The eagle hurried upstairs (поспешил вверх по лестнице), and soon came down a man.

4 "Who is that stranger there with you?" asked he of the wife.

5 "This is my brother, who has come to see me."

6 They all took supper and slept that night. When the eagle was going away in the morning, he pulled a feather out of his wing (вытащил перо из своего крыла), and said to the boy, "Keep this; it may serve you. If you are ever in straits (если ты когда-либо будешь в затруднительном положении; strait – пролив; straits – стесненные обстоятельства, затруднительное положение) and want help (и захочешь помощи), call on what eagles are in the world, and they'll come to you."


roar [ro:] eagle [i:gl] straits [streıts]


1 They parted. The boy put on his cloak of darkness, and away he went, more swiftly than any wind. He never stopped till he was hungry and thirsty. Then he sat down, took off his cloak of darkness, spread the cloth of plenty, and ate his fill. When he had eaten, he went on again till near sundown, when he saw the castle where his third sister lived. All three castles were near the sea. Neither sister knew what place she was in, and neither knew where the other two were living.

2 The third sister took her brother in just as the first and second had done, telling him not to wonder at anything he saw.

3 They were not long inside when a roaring noise was heard, and in came the greatest eagle that ever was seen. The eagle hurried upstairs, and soon came down a man.

4 "Who is that stranger there with you?" asked he of the wife.

5 "This is my brother, who has come to see me."

6 They all took supper and slept that night. When the eagle was going away in the morning, he pulled a feather out of his wing, and said to the boy, "Keep this; it may serve you. If you are ever in straits and want help, call on what eagles are in the world, and they'll come to you."


1 There was no hurry now (теперь = больше не было спешки = спешить было некуда), for the third sister was found (так как третья сестра была найдена; to find); and the boy went upstairs with her to examine the country (рассмотреть, обследовать страну, окрестность) all around (всю вокруг), and to look at the sea (и посмотреть на море). Soon he saw a great white hill (вскоре он увидел большой белый холм; to see), and on the top of the hill a castle (а на вершине холма – замок).

2 "In that castle on the white hill beyond (вон там /вдали/)," said the sister, "lives a giant, who stole from her home (который украл, похитил из ее дома; to steal) the most beautiful young woman in the world (самую красивую молодую женщину на свете). From all parts (со всех сторон) the greatest heroes (величайшие герои) and champions (и борцы, поборники) and kings' sons are coming to take her away from the giant (чтобы забрать ее у великана) and marry her (и жениться на ней). There is not a man of them all (но никто из них: «но нет человека из них всех») who is able to conquer the giant (который способен победить, покорить великана) and free the young woman (и освободить молодую женщину = девушку); but the giant conquers them (но великан побеждает их), cuts their heads off (срезает их головы /прочь, долой/), and then eats their flesh (и затем ест их плоть). When he has picked the bones clean (когда он обгложет кости до чистоты; to pick – подбирать, выбирать; есть /маленькими кусочками/, ощипывать; clean > чистый), he throws them out (он их выбрасывает); and the whole place around the castle (и все место вокруг замка) is white with the bones (белое от костей) of the men that the giant has eaten (людей, которых съел великан; to eat)."

3 "I must go (я должен пойти, мне нужно идти)," said the boy, "to that castle to know (к тому замку, чтобы узнать = испытать) can I kill the giant (смогу ли я убить великана) and bring away the young woman (и увести молодую женщину)."


examine [ıg`zæmın] champion [`t∫∂mpj∂n] conquer [`koŋk∂]


1 There was no hurry now, for the third sister was found; and the boy went upstairs with her to examine the country all around, and to look at the sea. Soon he saw a great white hill, and on the top of the hill a castle.

2 "In that castle on the white hill beyond," said the sister, "lives a giant, who stole from her home the most beautiful young woman in the world. From all parts the greatest heroes and champions and kings' sons are coming to take her away from the giant and marry her. There is not a man of them all who is able to conquer the giant and free the young woman; but the giant conquers them, cuts their heads off, and then eats their flesh. When he has picked the bones clean, he throws them out; and the whole place around the castle is white with the bones of the men that the giant has eaten."

3 "I must go," said the boy, "to that castle to know can I kill the giant and bring away the young woman."


1 So he took leave of his sister (итак, он попрощался со своей сестрой: «взял отпуск, уход»; to leave – покидать; to take – брать), put on the cloak of darkness, took his sword with him (взял с собой свой меч), and was soon inside the castle. The giant was fighting (бился, сражался: «был бьющимся») with champions outside. When the boy saw the young woman he took off the cloak of darkness and spoke to her (и заговорил с ней; to speak).

2 "Oh!" said she, "what can you do against the giant (что ты можешь сделать против великана)? No man has ever come to this castle without losing his life (не потеряв своей жизни: «без того, чтобы потерять свою жизнь, без потери жизни»; to lose > терять). The giant kills every man; and no one has ever come here so big (и никто настолько большой не приходил сюда) that the giant did not eat him at one meal (чтобы великан не съел его в один присест: «за один прием пищи»)."

3 "And is there no way to kill him (и нет способа убить его)?" asked the boy.

4 "I think not (думаю, нет)," said she.

5 "Well (ну, ладно), if you 'II give me something to eat (если ты дашь мне что-нибудь поесть), I'll stay here (я останусь здесь); and when the giant comes in, I'll do my best (сделаю все, что смогу: «сделаю мое наилучшее») to kill him (чтобы убить его). But don't let on (но не выдавай; to let – позволять, разрешать; to let on – выдавать /секрет/, доносить /на кого-либо/) that I am here (что я здесь)."


fight [faıt] eat [i:t] meal [mi:l]


1 So he took leave of his sister, put on the cloak of darkness, took his sword with him, and was soon inside the castle. The giant was fighting with champions outside. When the boy saw the young woman he took off the cloak of darkness and spoke to her.

2 "Oh!" said she, "what can you do against the giant? No man has ever come to this castle without losing his life. The giant kills every man; and no one has ever come here so big that the giant did not eat him at one meal."

3 "And is there no way to kill him?" asked the boy.

4 "I think not," said she.

5 "Well, if you 'II give me something to eat, I'll stay here; and when the giant comes in, I'll do my best to kill him. But don't let on that I am here."


1 Then he put on the cloak of darkness, and no one could see him. When the giant came in, he had the bodies of two men (у него были тела двух человек: «мужчин»; body > тело) on his back (на его спине). He threw down the bodies (он сбросил: «бросил вниз» тела; to throw) and told the young woman to get them ready for his dinner (и сказал молодой женщине подготовить, приготовить их для его обеда). Then he snuffed around (затем он принюхался вокруг, втянул воздух в ноздри), and said, "There 's some one here (здесь кто-то есть); I smell the blood of an Erineach (я чую запах крови ирландца; smell – запах; to smell – пахнуть; слышать запах)."

2 "I don't think you do (я не думаю, что ты /чуешь этот запах/)," said the young woman; "I can't see any one (я не могу никого видеть = никого не вижу)."

3 "Neither can I (и я также не могу = не вижу)," said the giant; "but I smell a man."

4 With that (тут, на этом: «с этим») the boy drew his sword (вытащил свой меч; to draw); and when the giant was struck (был ударен, поражен; to strike – бить, ударять), he ran in the direction of the blow (он побежал в направлении удара; to run) to give one back (отдать его: «один» = удар, дать сдачи); then he was struck on the other side (с другой стороны, по другому боку).

5 They were at one another (они схватились друг с другом: «были при друг друге») this way (таким образом) the giant and the boy with the cloak of darkness on him (на нем), till the giant had fifty wounds (пока у великана /не/ было пятьдесят ран), and was covered with blood (и /он/ был покрыт кровью). Every minute (каждую минуту) he was getting a slash of a sword (он получал разрез мечом), but never could give one back (но вовсе, совсем: «никогда» не мог дать сдачи). At last he called out (в конце концов он выкрикнул): "Whoever you are (кто бы ты ни был), wait till tomorrow (подожди до завтра), and I'll face you then (и я встречусь с тобой тогда: «встану к тебе лицом, буду тебе противостоять»; face > лицо)."


body [`bodı] blood [bl[d] wound [wu:nd]


1 Then he put on the cloak of darkness, and no one could see him. When the giant came in, he had the bodies of two men on his back. He threw down the bodies and told the young woman to get them ready for his dinner. Then he snuffed around, and said, "There 's some one here; I smell the blood of an Erineach."

2 "I don't think you do," said the young woman; "I can't see any one."

3 "Neither can I," said the giant; "but I smell a man."

4 With that the boy drew his sword; and when the giant was struck, he ran in the direction of the blow to give one back; then he was struck on the other side.

5 They were at one another this way the giant and the boy with the cloak of darkness on him, till the giant had fifty wounds, and was covered with blood. Every minute he was getting a slash of a sword, but never could give one back. At last he called out: "Whoever you are, wait till tomorrow, and I'll face you then."


1 So the fighting stopped (так, итак, битва прекратилась); and the young woman began to cry and lament (начала плакать и жаловаться; to begin) as if her heart would break (как будто: «как если бы» ее сердце хотело разорваться, готово было разорваться; to break – ломать) when she saw the state the giant was in (когда она увидела, в каком состоянии великан; to see). "Oh! you'II be with me no longer (ты не будешь со мной больше: «дольше»); you'll be killed now (ты будешь сейчас убит): what can I do alone without you (что я без тебя буду делать: «что я могу делать одна без тебя»)?" and she tried to please him (и она старалась угодить ему; to try), and washed his wounds (и омыла его раны).

2 "Don't be afraid (не бойся: «не будь испуганной»)," said the giant; "this one (этот), whoever he is (кто бы он ни был), will not kill me (не убьет меня), for there is no man in the world that can kill me (потому что никто на свете не может меня убить: «нету человека в мире, который может убить меня»)." Then the giant went to bed (пошел спать: «в постель»), and was well in the morning (и был здоровым утром).

3 Next day the giant and the boy began in the middle of the forenoon (в середине времени до полудня = поздним утром; noon > полдень), and fought till the middle of the afternoon (и бились до середины времени после полудня; to fight). The giant was covered with wounds, and he had not given one blow to the boy, and could not see him, for he was always (все время, постоянно) in his cloak of darkness. So the giant had to ask for rest till next morning (поэтому великану пришлось просить: «имел просить» о передышке до следующего утра; rest – покой, отдых; to rest – покоиться, лежать, отдыхать).


break [breık] afraid [∂`freıd] fought [fo:t]


1 So the fighting stopped; and the young woman began to cry and lament as if her heart would break when she saw the state the giant was in. "Oh! you'II be with me no longer; you'll be killed now: what can I do alone without you?" and she tried to please him, and washed his wounds.

2 "Don't be afraid," said the giant; "this one, whoever he is, will not kill me, for there is no man in the world that can kill me." Then the giant went to bed, and was well in the morning.

3 Next day the giant and the boy began in the middle of the forenoon, and fought till the middle of the afternoon. The giant was covered with wounds, and he had not given one blow to the boy, and could not see him, for he was always in his cloak of darkness. So the giant had to ask for rest till next morning.


1 While (когда, в то время как, пока) the young woman was washing and dressing (промывала и бинтовала, перевязывала) the wounds of the giant she cried and lamented all the time (все время), saying (говоря), "What'll become of me now (что со мной теперь будет: «что станет со мной: «из меня» теперь»)? I'm afraid you'II be killed this time (на этот раз); and how can I live here without you (а как я могу жить здесь без тебя)?"

2 "Have no fear for me (не бойся: «не имей страх» за меня)," said the giant; "I'll put your mind at rest (я тебя успокою: «я поставлю твой разум в покой = в состояние покоя»). In the bottom of the sea is a chest (на дне моря есть ящик, сундук) locked and bound (запертый и перевязанный; to bind – вязать, связывать), in that chest is a duck (в том сундуке есть утка), in the duck an egg (яйцо); and I never can be killed (и я никогда = вовсе не могу быть убит) unless (пока не) some one gets (кто-нибудь возьмет, добудет) the egg from the duck in the chest at the bottom of the sea, and rubs it on the mole (и потрет им родинку: «потрет его по родинке») that is under my right breast (которая под моей правой грудью)."


become [bı`kkm] bind [baınd] breast [brest]


1 While the young woman was washing and dressing the wounds of the giant she cried and lamented all the time, saying, "What'II become of me now? I'm afraid you'II be killed this time; and how can I live here without you?"

2 "Have no fear for me," said the giant; "I'll put your mind at rest. In the bottom of the sea is a chest locked and bound, in that chest is a duck, in the duck an egg; and I never can be killed unless some one gets the egg from the duck in the chest at the bottom of the sea, and rubs it on the mole that is under my right breast."


1 While the giant was telling this to the woman to put her mind at rest, who should be listening to the story (кто должен был слушать этот рассказ = как вы думаете, кто слушал этот рассказ) but (как не) the boy in the cloak of darkness. The minute he heard of the chest in the sea, he thought of the salmons (подумал; to think). So off he hurried to the seashore (итак, прочь он поспешил на берег моря), which was not far away (который был недалеко; far > далекий). Then he took out the fin that his eldest sister's husband had given him, and called on what salmons were in the sea to bring up the chest with the duck inside, and put it out on the beach before him (и выложить, выставить его на берег, пляж перед ним).

2 He had not long to wait (ему не пришлось долго ждать: «не имел долго ждать») till he saw nothing but salmon (пока он не увидел ничего, кроме лососей = всюду были сплошные лососи), , the whole sea was covered with them (все море было покрыто ими), moving to land; and they put the chest out on the beach before him.


beach [bi:t∫] move [mu:v] cover [`kkv∂]


1 While the giant was telling this to the woman to put her mind at rest, who should be listening to the story but the boy in the cloak of darkness. The minute he heard of the chest in the sea, he thought of the salmons. So off he hurried to the seashore, which was not far away. Then he took out the fin that his eldest sister's husband had given him, and called on what salmons were in the sea to bring up the chest with the duck inside, and put it out on the beach before him.

2 He had not long to wait till he saw nothing but salmon, H the whole sea was covered with them, moving to land; and they put the chest out on the beach before him.


1 But the chest was locked and strong (но сундук был заперт и крепок: «силен»); the boy took out the lock of wool (вынул пучок, локон шерсти), said, "I want what rams are in the world to come and break open this chest (разломать: «сломать открытым = чтобы открылся»)!"

2 That minute the rams of the world were running to the seashore (бежали: «были бегущими» к берегу моря), each with a terrible pair of horns on him (каждый с ужасной парой рогов на нем); and soon they battered the chest to splinters (и вскоре они расколотили, раздолбили сундук в щепки, осколки). Out flew the duck (наружу вылетела утка = тут утка вылетела; to fly), and away she went over the sea (через море, над морем).

3 The boy took out the feather (вынул перо; to take > брать), and said, "I want what eagles are in the world to get me the egg from that duck."

4 That minute the duck was surrounded (окружена) by the eagles of the world, and the egg was soon brought to the boy (и яйцо было вскоре принесено мальчику, юноше; to bring). He put the feather, the wool, and the fin in his pocket (в свой карман), put on the cloak of darkness, and went to the castle on the white hill, and told the young woman, when she was dressing the wounds of the giant again, to raise up his arm (поднять его руку).


open [`∂up(∂)n] terrible [`ter∂bl] surround [s∂`raund]


1 But the chest was locked and strong; the boy took out the lock of wool, said, "I want what rams are in the world to come and break open this chest!"

2 That minute the rams of the world were running to the seashore, each with a terrible pair of horns on him; and soon they battered the chest to splinters. Out flew the duck, and away she went over the sea.

3 The boy took out the feather, and said, "I want what eagles are in the world to get me the egg from that duck."

4 That minute the duck was surrounded by the eagles of the world, and the egg was soon brought to the boy. He put the feather, the wool, and the fin in his pocket, put on the cloak of darkness, and went to the castle on the white hill, and told the young woman, when she was dressing the wounds of the giant again, to raise up his arm.


1 Next day they fought till the middle of the afternoon. The giant was almost cut to pieces (почти изрезан в куски), and called for a cessation (и призвал к прекращению /боя/).

2 The young woman hurried to dress the wounds, and he said, "I see you would help me if you could (я вижу, что ты помогла бы мне, если смогла): you are not able (/но/ ты не способна = не в силах). But never fear (но не бойся), I shall not be killed (я не буду убит)." Then she raised his arm to wash away the blood (затем она подняла его руку, чтобы смыть кровь), and the boy, who was there in his cloak of darkness, struck the mole with the egg (ударил по родинке: «ударил родинку» яйцом; to strike). The giant died that minute (умер в ту же минуту).

3 The boy took the young woman to the castle of his third sister. Next day he went back for the treasures (за сокровищами) of the giant, and there was more gold in the castle than one horse could draw (и в замке было больше золота, чем одна лошадь могла увезти: «тащить, тянуть»).

4 They spent (они провели; to spend – тратить; проводить /время/) nine days in the castle of the eagle with the third sister. Then the boy gave back the feather, and the two went on till they came to the castle of the salmon, where they spent nine more days with the second sister; and he gave back the fin.

5 When they came to the castle of the ram, they spent fifteen days with the first sister, and had great feasting (великий пир: «пирование») and enjoyment (и увеселение; to enjoy – наслаждаться чем-либо, радоваться чему-либо; joy > радость). Then the boy gave back the lock of wool to the ram, and taking farewell (попрощавшись) of his sister and her husband, set out for home (отправился, пустился в путь домой) with the young woman of the white castle, who was now his wife (которая была теперь его женой), bringing presents from the three daughters to their father and mother (неся подарки от трех дочерей их отцу и матери).


treasure [`treż∂] enjoyment [ın`dżoım∂nt] present [preznt]


1 Next day they fought till the middle of the afternoon. The giant was almost cut to pieces, and called for a cessation.

2 The young woman hurried to dress the wounds, and he said, "I see you would help me if you could: you are not able. But never fear, I shall not be killed." Then she raised his arm to wash away the blood, and the boy, who was there in his cloak of darkness, struck the mole with the egg. The giant died that minute.

3 The boy took the young woman to the castle of his third sister. Next day he went back for the treasures of the giant, and there was more gold in the castle than one horse could draw.

4 They spent nine days in the castle of the eagle with the third sister. Then the boy gave back the feather, and the two went on till they came to the castle of the salmon, where they spent nine more days with the second sister; and he gave back the fin.

5 When they came to the castle of the ram, they spent fifteen days with the first sister, and had great feasting and enjoyment. Then the boy gave back the lock of wool to the ram, and taking farewell of his sister and her husband, set out for home with the young woman of the white castle, who was now his wife, bringing presents from the three daughters to their father and mother.


1 At last they reached the opening near the tree (наконец, в конце концов они достигли = добрались до отверстия возле дерева), came up through the ground (поднялись сквозь, через почву = на поверхность земли), and went on to where he met the red-haired man (и продолжали идти до того места, где он повстречал рыжего человека; to meet). Then he spread the cloth of plenty, asked for every good meat and drink, and called the red-haired man. He came. The three sat down, ate and drank with enjoyment.

2 When they had finished (когда они закончили), the boy gave back to the red-haired man the cloak of darkness, the sword of sharpness, and the cloth of plenty, and thanked him (и поблагодарил его).

3 "You were kind to me (ты был добр ко мне)," said the red-haired man; "you gave me of your bread (дал мне от твоего хлеба) when I asked for it, and told me where you were going. I took pity on you (я сжалился: «взял жалость» над тобой); for I knew you never could get what you wanted unless I helped you (потому что я знал, что ты никогда не получишь то, чего хочешь, если, пока я тебе не помогу). I am the brother of the eagle (я брат орла), the salmon, and the ram."

4 They parted (они расстались). The boy went home, built a castle with the treasure of the giant (построил замок на сокровища великана; to build), and lived happily with his parents and wife (и жил счастливо со своими родителями и женой).


finish [`fını∫] kind [kaınd] parent [`pp∂r(∂)nt]


1 At last they reached the opening near the tree, came up through the ground, and went on to where he met the red-haired man. Then he spread the cloth of plenty, asked for every good meat and drink, and called the red-haired man. He came. The three sat down, ate and drank with enjoyment.

2 When they had finished, the boy gave back to the red-haired man the cloak of darkness, the sword of sharpness, and the cloth of plenty, and thanked him.

3 You were kind to me," said the red-haired man; "you gave me of your bread when I asked for it, and told me where you were going. I took pity on you; for I knew you never could get what you wanted unless I helped you. I am the brother of the eagle, the salmon, and the ram."

4 They parted. The boy went home, built a castle with the treasure of the giant, and lived happily with his parents and wife.


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