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Английский язык с Винни-ПухомЧасть I

Alexander Alan Milne

Winnie-the-Pooh

Александр Алан Милн

Винни-Пух


Тексты подготовил Олег Дьяконов

Метод чтения Ильи Франка


To Her (Ей)

Hand in hand we come (рука об руку мы приходим)

Christopher Robin and I (Кристофер Робин и я)

To lay this book in your lap (/чтобы/ положить эту книгу на твои колени).

Say you're surprised (говоришь, ты удивлена)?

Say it's just what you wanted (говоришь, это как раз то, чего ты хотела)?

Because it's yours— (потому что она твоя)

because we love you (потому что мы любим тебя).

To her

Hand in hand we come

Christopher Robin and I

To lay this book in your lap.

Say you're surprised?

Say it's just what you wanted?

Because it's yours—

because we love you.


INTRODUCTION

Введение


If you happen to have read another book about Christopher Robin (если вы случайно читали / если вам посчастливилось читать другую книгу о Кристофере Робине), you may remember that he once had a swan (вы, возможно, помните, что некогда он имел = у него был лебедь) (or the swan had Christopher Robin, I don't know which) (то ли у лебедя был Кристофер Робин, я не знаю которое = что /правильнее / точнее/) and that he used to call this swan Pooh (и что он звал этого лебедя Пухом; used to doраньше, бывало делал, used to Vозначает привычное действие в прошлом, которое уже не происходит в настоящем; pooh — /междометие/ уф!). That was a long time ago (это было давно: «долгое время назад»), and when we said good-bye (и когда мы попрощались: «сказали до свидания»), we took the name with us (мы взяли имя с нами = с собой), as we didn't think the swan would want it any more (так как мы не думали, что лебедю захочет его еще = так как мы подумали, что лебедю оно больше не понадобится; to wantхотеть, нуждаться). Well, when Edward Bear said that he would like an exciting name all to himself (ну, когда Эдвард[1] Медведь сказал, что он хотел бы волнующее имя исключительно для себя), Christopher Robin said at once (Кристофер Робин сказал сразу), without stopping to think (не задумываясь: «без останавливания подумать»), that he was Winnie-the-Pooh (что он был = будет Винни-Пух). And he was (и он им был = стал). So, as I have explained the Pooh part (итак, поскольку я объяснил часть «Пух»), I will now explain the rest of it (я сейчас объясню оставшуюся часть /имени/: «остальное его»).

another [q'nADq], once [wAns], swan [swOn]

If you happen to have read another book about Christopher Robin, you may remember that he once had a swan (or the swan had Christopher Robin, I don't know which) and that he used to call this swan Pooh. That was a long time ago, and when we said good-bye, we took the name with us, as we didn't think the swan would want it any more. Well, when Edward Bear said that he would like an exciting name all to himself, Christopher Robin said at once, without stopping to think, that he was Winnie-the-Pooh. And he was. So, as I have explained the Pooh part, I will now explain the rest of it.


You can't be in London for long without going to the Zoo (вы не можете быть = невозможно быть в Лондоне долго /и/ не пойти в зоопарк: «без хождения в зоопарк). There are some people who begin the Zoo at the beginning, called WAYIN (есть некоторые люди, которые начинают зоопарк = посещение зоопарка с начала, называемого ВХОД[2]), and walk as quickly as they can past every cage until they get to the one called WAYOUT (и идут = проходят как можно быстрее: «так быстро, как они могут» мимо каждой клетки, пока /они/ /не/ добираются до одного = места, называемого ВЫХОД), but the nicest people go straight to the animal they love the most, and stay there (но самые милые люди идут прямо к животному, /которое/ они любят больше всего, и остаются там). So when Christopher Robin goes to the Zoo, he goes to where the Polar Bears are (поэтому когда Кристофер Робин идет в зоопарк, он идет туда, где полярные = белые медведи /находятся/), and he whispers something to the third keeper from the left, and doors are unlocked (и он шепчет что-то третьему смотрителю слева, и двери отпираются /ключом/; to unlockотпирать ключом), and we wander through dark passages and up steep stairs, until at last we come to the special cage (и мы бредем через темные коридоры и /поднимаемся/ по крутым лестницам, пока наконец /мы/ /не/ приходим к особой клетке), and the cage is opened, and out trots something brown and furry (и клетка открывается, и наружу спешит нечто коричневое и пушистое), and with a happy cry of “Oh, Bear!” Christopher Robin rushes into its arms (и со счастливым криком «о, медведь!» Кристофер Робин бросается в его объятия). Now this bear's name is Winnie (и вот имя этого медведя[3] = и вот этого медведя зовут Винни), which shows what a good name for bears it is (что показывает, какое это хорошее имя для медведей), but the funny thing is that we can't remember whether Winnie is called after Pooh, or Pooh after Winnie (но забавно: «забавная вещь» то, что мы не можем помнить = не помним, то ли Винни назвали: «назван» в честь Пуха, то ли Пуха в честь Винни). We did know once, but we have forgotten (мы-то знали когда-то, но /мы/ забыли)[4]...

straight [streIt], walk [wLk], through [TrH]

You can't be in London for long without going to the Zoo. There are some people who begin the Zoo at the beginning, called WAYIN, and walk as quickly as they can past every cage until they get to the one called WAYOUT, but the nicest people go straight to the animal they love the most, and stay there. So when Christopher Robin goes to the Zoo, he goes to where the Polar Bears are, and he whispers something to the third keeper from the left, and doors are unlocked, and we wander through dark passages and up steep stairs, until at last we come to the special cage, and the cage is opened, and out trots something brown and furry, and with a happy cry of “Oh, Bear!” Christopher Robin rushes into its arms. Now this bear's name is Winnie, which shows what a good name for bears it is, but the funny thing is that we can't remember whether Winnie is called after Pooh, or Pooh after Winnie. We did know once, but we have forgotten...

I had written as far as this (я /уже/ дописал до этого места: «так далеко, как это») when Piglet looked up and said in his squeaky voice (когда Пятачок[5] поднял глаза и сказал /в/ своим писклявым голосом; to look upподнять глаза, посмотреть вверх), “What about Me (что насчет меня)?” “My dear Piglet (мой дорогой Пятачок),” I said (сказал я; to sayсказать, говорить), “the whole book is about you (вся книга о тебе).” “So it is about Pooh (и о Пухе; soтакже, тоже),” he squeaked (он пропищал). You see what it is (видите ли, в чем дело: «что это»). He is jealous because he thinks Pooh is having a Grand Introduction all to himself (он завидует / ревнует, потому что он думает, /что/ Пух имеет Большое/Роскошное Введение исключительно для себя = Пуху исключительно для него достается Роскошное Введение). Pooh is the favourite, of course, there's no denying it (Пух любимчик, конечно, никто не отрицает этого: «нет отрицания этого»; to deny — отрицать), but Piglet comes in for a good many things which Pooh misses (но Пятачок влезает во многие вещи = во многое, в которые не попадает Пух = но Пятачок может пригодится там, где Пух не справляется; to miss упустить, не достичь; промахнуться; to come in for — приходить за /чем-либо/; получить /долю чего-либо/; навлекать на себя); because you can't take Pooh to school without everybody knowing it, but Piglet is so small that he slips into a pocket (потому что вы не можете взять Пуха в школу, без того чтобы все знали об этом / чтобы никто не узнал об этом: «без каждого знания этого», а Пятачок такой маленький, что он проскальзывает /незаметно/ в карман), where it is very comforting to feel him when you are not quite sure whether twice seven is twelve or twenty-two (где /это/ очень утешительно / приятно ощущать его, когда вы не совсем уверены, /ли/ дважды семь двенадцать или двадцать два). Sometimes he slips out and has a good look in the ink-pot (иногда он выскальзывает наружу и хорошенько заглядывает в чернильницу = лезет в чернильницу), and in this way he has got more education than Pooh, but Pooh doesn't mind (и таким образом: «в этом пути» он имеет больше образования = он более образован, чем Пух, но Пух не возражает). Some have brains, and some haven't, he says, and there it is (некоторые имеют мозги = у некоторых есть мозги, а у некоторых нет, говорит он, и это так / ничего не поделаешь).

And now all the others are saying, “What about Us? (а теперь все остальные говорят: что насчет Нас)” So perhaps the best thing to do is to stop writing Introductions and get on with the book (поэтому, наверно, лучшая вещь, /чтобы/ сделать = лучше всего прекратить писать Введения и продолжить книгу; to get on withпродолжать).

A. A. M. (Александр Алан Милн)

I had written as far as this when Piglet looked up and said in his squeaky voice, “What about Me?” “My dear Piglet,” I said, “the whole book is about you.” “So it is about Pooh,” he squeaked. You see what it is. He is jealous because he thinks Pooh is having a Grand Introduction all to himself. Pooh is the favourite, of course, there's no denying it, but Piglet comes in for a good many things which Pooh misses; because you can't take Pooh to school without everybody knowing it, but Piglet is so small that he slips into a pocket, where it is very comforting to feel him when you are not quite sure whether twice seven is twelve or twenty-two. Sometimes he slips out and has a good look in the ink-pot, and in this way he has got more education than Pooh, but Pooh doesn't mind. Some have brains, and some haven't, he says, and there it is.

And now all the others are saying, “What about Us?” So perhaps the best thing to do is to stop writing Introductions and get on with the book.

A. A. M.


PART 1

Часть 1


Chapter 1,

IN WHICH WE ARE INTRODUCED TO WINNIE-THE-POOH AND SOME BEES, AND THE STORIES BEGIN

Глава 1, в которой мы знакомимся с Винни-Пухом и некоторыми пчелами, и начинаются истории

HERE is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now (ВОТ Эдвард Медведь[6], идущий вниз по лестнице сейчас = который сейчас спускается по лестнице; to come / go downstairsспускаться по лестнице), bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin (бум, бум, бум — своим затылком /по ступенькам/[7] за Кристофером Робином; back of the headзатылок). It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming downstairs (это, насколько он знает = ему известно, — единственный способ спуска/ться/ по лестнице; as far asнасколько, поскольку), but sometimes he feels that there really is another way (но иногда он чувствует, что /там/ в действительности есть другой способ; there isесть, имеется, существует), if only he could stop bumping for a moment and think of it (если бы только он мог остановить бумканье / перестать бумкать на секунду и придумать его / додуматься до него / подумать о нем[8]; to think ofпридумать, подумать о, додуматься до).

sometimes ['sAmtaImz], know [nqu], could [kud]

HERE is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels that there really is another way, if only he could stop bumping for a moment and think of it.

And then he feels that perhaps there isn't (и тогда он чувствует, что, возможно, нет /такого способа/). Anyhow, here he is at the bottom, and ready to be introduced to you (так или иначе, вот он внизу, и готов познакомиться с вами; bottomниз, нижняя часть). Winnie-the-Pooh (Винни-Пух).

perhaps [pq'hxps], there [DFq], ready ['redI]

And then he feels that perhaps there isn't. Anyhow, here he is at the bottom, and ready to be introduced to you. Winnie-the-Pooh.

When I first heard his name (когда я впервые услышал его имя; to hearслышать), I said, just as you are going to say (я сказал, как раз как вы собираетесь сказать = как собираетесь сказать вы; to be going to Vсобираться, намереваться), “But I thought he was a boy (но я думал, что он /был/ мальчик; to thinkдумать, полагать)?”

“So did I,” said Christopher Robin (я тоже: «так делал я», сказал Кристофер Робин).

“Then you can't call him Winnie (тогда ты не можешь = нельзя звать его Винни[9])?”

“I don't (я и не называю: «я не делаю»).”

“But you said— (но ты сказал; to sayсказать)”

“He's Winnie-ther-Pooh (он Винни-Пух). Don't you know what 'ther' means (разве ты не знаешь, что значит ЗЭ[10])?”

“Ah, yes, now I do (а, да, теперь /я/ знаю),” I said quickly; and I hope you do too (я сказал быстро, и /я/ надеюсь, вы /знаете теперь/ тоже: «вы делаете тоже»; doделатьзаменяет глагол know), because it is all the explanation you are going to get (потому что это все объяснение, /которое/ вы получите).

heard [hWd], said [sed], call [kLl]

When I first heard his name, I said, just as you are going to say, “But I thought he was a boy?”

“So did I,” said Christopher Robin.

“Then you can't call him Winnie?”

“I don't.”

“But you said—”

“He's Winnie-ther-Pooh. Don't you know what 'ther' means?”

“Ah, yes, now I do,” I said quickly; and I hope you do too, because it is all the explanation you are going to get.

Sometimes Winnie-the-Pooh likes a game of some sort when he comes downstairs (иногда Винни-Пух любит сыграть во что-нибудь: «игру какого-нибудь сорта», когда спускается по лестнице = спустился по лестнице), and sometimes he likes to sit quietly in front of the fire and listen to a story (а иногда он любит посидеть тихо перед камином и послушать историю). This evening— (этим вечером = сегодня вечером)

“What about a story?” said Christopher Robin (что = как насчет истории? — сказал Кристофер Робин).

What about a story?” I said (/а/ что насчет истории? — сказал = спросил я).

“Could you very sweetly tell Winnie-the-Pooh one (/не/ мог бы ты очень любезно = не мог бы ты быть настолько любезен, /чтобы/ рассказать Винни-Пуху одну = историю)?”

“I suppose I could,” I said (/я/ полагаю, /что/ /я/ мог бы, — сказал я). “What sort of stories does he like (какого типа = какие истории он любит)?”

“About himself (о себе). Because he's that sort of Bear (потому что он такого сорта = такой /уж/ Медведь).”

“Oh, I see (о, я вижу / понимаю).”

“So could you very sweetly (поэтому /не/ мог бы ты очень любезно = поэтому не будешь ли ты любезен)?”

“I'll try,” I said (/я/ попробую, — сказал я).

So I tried (поэтому = и я попробовал).

listen [lIsn], evening ['JvnIN], suppose [sq'pquz]

Sometimes Winnie-the-Pooh likes a game of some sort when he comes downstairs, and sometimes he likes to sit quietly in front of the fire and listen to a story. This evening—

“What about a story?” said Christopher Robin.

What about a story?” I said.

“Could you very sweetly tell Winnie-the-Pooh one?”

“I suppose I could,” I said. “What sort of stories does he like?”

“About himself. Because he's that sort of Bear.”

“Oh, I see.”

“So could you very sweetly?”

“I'll try,” I said.

So I tried.

Once upon a time, a very long time ago now, about last Friday, Winnie-the-Pooh lived in a forest all by himself under the name of Sanders (однажды, очень давно от сейчас = давным-давно, где-то в прошлую пятницу, жил-был Винни-Пух в лесу совсем один / один-одинешенек под именем Сандерс).

(“What does 'under the name' mean (что значит «под именем»)?” asked Christopher Robin (спросил Кристофер Робин). “It means he had the name over the door in gold letters, and lived under it (это значит, /что/ он имел = у него было /это/ имя над дверью /в/ золотыми буквами, и /он/ жил под ним).”

“Winnie-the-Pooh wasn't quite sure,” said Christopher Robin (Винни-Пух был не вполне уверен, — сказал Кристофер Робин).

“Now I am,” said a growly voice (теперь /я/ /уверен/, — сказал ворчливый голос = голосок).

“Then I will go on,” said I (тогда я продолжу, — сказал я).)

quite [kwaIt], sure [Suq], growly ['graulI]

Once upon a time, a very long time ago now, about last Friday, Winnie-the-Pooh lived in a forest all by himself under the name of Sanders.

(“What does 'under the name' mean?” asked Christopher Robin. “It means he had the name over the door in gold letters, and lived under it.”

“Winnie-the-Pooh wasn't quite sure,” said Christopher Robin.

“Now I am,” said a growly voice.

“Then I will go on,” said I.)

One day when he was out walking (однажды, когда он гулял /снаружи/: «был снаружи гуляющим»), he came to an open place in the middle of the forest (он пришел на открытое место в середине леса), and in the middle of this place was a large oak-tree (и в середине этого места был большой дуб), and, from the top of the tree, there came a loud buzzing-noise (а с вершины дерева = дуба /там/ приходил = доносился громкий гудящий шум; to comeприходить, приезжать).

Winnie-the-Pooh sat down at the foot of the tree (Винни-Пух сел у подножия дерева), put his head between his paws and began to think (положил /свою/ голову между своих лап = обхватил голову лапами и начал думать; to putкласть).

large [lRG], loud [laud], paw [pL]

One day when he was out walking, he came to an open place in the middle of the forest, and in the middle of this place was a large oak-tree, and, from the top of the tree, there came a loud buzzing-noise.

Winnie-the-Pooh sat down at the foot of the tree, put his head between his paws and began to think.

First of all he said to himself: “That buzzing-noise means something (прежде всего он сказал себе: этот жужжащий шум что-то означает). You don't get a buzzing-noise like that (ты не создаешь = издаешь такой жужжащий шум; like thatтакой), just buzzing and buzzing, without its meaning something (просто жужжание и жужжание = просто жужжишь и жужжишь без того, чтобы это что-то значило = бессмысленно). If there's a buzzing-noise, somebody's making a buzzing-noise (если есть жужжащий шум, кто-то создает жужжащий шум = если есть жужжание, /то/ кто-то жужжит), and the only reason for making a buzzing-noise that I know of is because you're a bee (а единственная причина, чтобы создавать жужжащий шум = чтобы жужжать, о который я знаю, /это/ потому что ты пчела).”

something ['sAmTIN], reason ['rJzn], bee [bJ]

First of all he said to himself: “That buzzing-noise means something. You don't get a buzzing-noise like that, just buzzing and buzzing, without its meaning something. If there's a buzzing-noise, somebody's making a buzzing-noise, and the only reason for making a buzzing-noise that I know of is because you're a bee.”

Then he thought another long time, and said (затем он думал еще долгое время и сказал): “And the only reason for being a bee that I know of is making honey (а единственная причина, /чтобы/ быть пчелой: «бытие пчелой», которую я знаю, — это делать мед: «делание меда»).”

And then he got up, and said (и потом он встал и сказал): “And the only reason for making honey is so as I can eat it (а единственная причина, /чтобы/ делать мед — это чтобы я мог его есть).” So he began to climb the tree (поэтому он начал лезть на дерево = полез на дерево; to beginначинать).

He climbed and he climbed and he climbed (он лез и /он/ лез, и /он/ лез) and as he climbed he sang a little song to himself (а пока он лез, он пел себе песенку: «маленькую песню»). It went like this (она звучала так; to goзд. звучать, гласить; like thisтак):

thought [TLt], honey ['hAnI], climb [klaIm]

Then he thought another long time, and said: “And the only reason for being a bee that I know of is making honey.”

And then he got up, and said: “And the only reason for making honey is so as I can eat it.” So he began to climb the tree

He climbed and he climbed and he climbed and as he climbed he sang a little song to himself. It went like this:

Isn't it funny (разве /это/ не забавно)

How a bear likes honey (как медведь любит мед)?

Buzz! Buzz! Buzz (ж-ж-ж)!

I wonder why he does (интересно: «я интересуюсь», почему он делает = любит /его/; to wonderинтересоваться, желать знать)?

how [hau], bear [bFq], wonder ['wAndq]

Isn't it funny

How a bear likes honey?

Buzz! Buzz! Buzz!

I wonder why he does?

Then he climbed a little further (затем он залез немного дальше)... and a little further (и /еще/ немного дальше)... and then just a little further (а потом /еще/ лишь немного = чуть-чуть дальше). By that time he had thought of another song (к этому времени он придумал еще одну песню).

further ['fWDq], little [lItl], song [sON]

Then he climbed a little further... and a little further... and then just a little further. By that time he had thought of another song.

It's a very funny thought that, if Bears were Bees (/это/ очень забавная мысль, если бы Медведи были Пчелами),

They'd build their nests at the bottom of trees (они бы строили свои гнезда в нижней части деревьев).

And that being so (if the Bees were Bears) (и если бы было так (если бы Пчелы были Медведями)),

We shouldn't have to climb up all these stairs (мы не должны были бы = нам не надо было бы лазить вверх по этим лестницам / трапам).

Забавная мысль, чтоб медведь был пчелой[11].

Селился б пониже медвежий весь рой.

Не нужно было б лапам

Влезать по этим трапам.

thought [TLt], were [wW], build [bIld]

It's a very funny thought that, if Bears were Bees,

They'd build their nests at the bottom of trees.

And that being so (if the Bees were Bears),

We shouldn't have to climb up all these stairs.

He was getting rather tired by this time (он довольно устал к этому времени; to get tiredустать), so that is why he sang a Complaining Song (вот почему он запел Жаловательную Песню = Жалелку / Хныкалку; to singпеть). He was nearly there now (он был почти на месте: «там» теперь), and if he just stood on that branch (и если бы он только стал бы на ту ветку; to standстоять, встать)...

Crack (хрусь)!

“Oh, help!” said Pooh (о, помогите! — сказал Пух), as he dropped ten feet on the branch below him (когда он упал на десять футов[12] на ветку под ним).

“If only I hadn't —“he said (если бы только я не — сказал он), as he bounced twenty feet on to the next branch (когда он подпрыгнул на следующей ветке на двадцать футов /ниже/).

“You see, what I meant to do,” he explained (видите ли, что я намеревался = хотел сделать — объяснил он; to meanнамереваться, иметь в виду), as he turned head-over-heels (когда он перевернулся вверх тормашками: «голова-через-пятки»), and crashed on to another branch thirty feet below (и с грохотом обрушился на другую ветку на тридцать футов[13] ниже), “what I meant to do — (что я хотел сделать)”

rather ['rRDq], branch [brRnC], meant [ment]

He was getting rather tired by this time, so that is why he sang a Complaining Song. He was nearly there now, and if he just stood on that branch...

Crack!

“Oh, help!” said Pooh, as he dropped ten feet on the branch below him.

“If only I hadn't —“he said, as he bounced twenty feet on to the next branch.

“You see, what I meant to do,” he explained, as he turned head-over-heels, and crashed on to another branch thirty feet below, “what I meant to do —”

“Of course, it was rather — “he admitted (конечно, это было довольно… — признал он), as he slithered very quickly through the next six branches (когда он пронесся очень быстро через следующие шесть веток; to slitherпроскользнуть).

“It all comes, I suppose,” he decided (это все происходит, я полагаю — решил он), as he said good-bye to the last branch (когда он попрощался с последней веткой), spun round three times (перекувырнулся три раза; to spin — крутить/ся/, вертеть/ся/), and flew gracefully into a gorse-bush (и влетел грациозно в куст утесника[14]), “it all comes of liking honey so much (это все происходит из великой любви к меду: «из любления меда так много»). Oh, help (ай, помогите)!”

He crawled out of the gorse-bush (он выполз из утесника), brushed the prickles from his nose (смахнул = вытащил колючки из своего носа; to brushчистить щеткой; выбивать /ковер, пальто и т.д./; смахивать), and began to think again (и начал снова думать). And the first person he thought of was Christopher Robin (и первая личность, о которой = и первым, о ком он подумал, был Кристофер Робин).

come [kAm], flew [flu:], crawl [krLl]

“Of course, it was rather — “he admitted, as he slithered very quickly through the next six branches.

“It all comes, I suppose,” he decided, as he said good-bye to the last branch, spun round three times, and flew gracefully into a gorse-bush, “it all comes of liking honey so much. Oh, help!”

He crawled out of the gorse-bush, brushed the prickles from his nose, and began to think again. And the first person he thought of was Christopher Robin.

(“Was that me (это был я)?” said Christopher Robin in an awed voice (сказал = спросил Кристофер Робин голосом полным благоговения; to aweвнушать страх, благоговение), hardly daring to believe it (едва осмеливаясь поверить этому).

“That was you (это был ты).”

Christopher Robin said nothing (Кристофер Робин /не/ сказал ничего), but his eyes got larger and larger (но его глаза становились больше и больше), and his face got pinker and pinker (а его лицо становилось розовее и розовее).

So Winnie-the-Pooh went round to his friend Christopher Robin (итак, Винни-Пух зашел /в гости/ к своему другу Кристоферу Робину), who lived behind a green door in another part of the Forest (кто = который жил за зеленой дверью в другой части Леса).

“Good morning, Christopher Robin,” he said (доброе утро, Кристофер Робин, — сказал он).

“Good morning, Winnie-ther-Pooh,” said you (доброе утро, Винни-Пух, — сказал ты).

awe [L], believe [bI'lJv], nothing ['nATIN]

(“Was that me?” said Christopher Robin in an awed voice, hardly daring to believe it.

“That was you.”

Christopher Robin said nothing, but his eyes got larger and larger, and his face got pinker and pinker.)

So Winnie-the-Pooh went round to his friend Christopher Robin, who lived behind a green door in another part of the Forest.

“Good morning, Christopher Robin,” he said.

“Good morning, Winnie-ther-Pooh,” said you.

“I wonder if you've got such a thing as a balloon about you (интересно, имеешь ли ты = есть ли у тебя такая вещь, как воздушный шарик)?”

“A balloon (воздушный шарик)?”

“Yes, I just said to myself coming along (да, я как раз сказал себе = спрашивал себя идя = когда шел / по дороге; to come alongприходить, идти): 'I wonder if Christopher Robin has such a thing as a balloon about him (интересно, есть ли у Кристофера Робина такая вещь, как воздушный шарик)?' I just said it to myself, thinking of balloons, and wondering (я просто спросил себя, думая о шариках и интересуясь = и мне было интересно).”

“What do you want a balloon for?” you said (для чего тебе нужен: «ты хочешь» шарик? — сказал = спросил ты).

Winnie-the-Pooh looked round to see that nobody was listening (Винни-Пух оглянулся, /чтобы/ убедиться, что никто /не/ подслушивает; to seeвидеть, смотреть, выяснить, узнать), put his paw to his mouth (приложил /свою/ лапу ко /своему/ рту), and said in a deep whisper: “Honey (и сказал таинственным шепотом: мед)!”

“But you don't get honey with balloons (но ты же не добываешь мед /с/ воздушными шариками)!”

“I do,” said Pooh (я делаю = добываю, — сказал Пух).

about [q'baut], thing [TIN], mouth [mauT]

“I wonder if you've got such a thing as a balloon about you?”

“A balloon?”

“Yes, I just said to myself coming along: 'I wonder if Christopher Robin has such a thing as a balloon about him?' I just said it to myself, thinking of balloons, and wondering.”

“What do you want a balloon for?” you said.

Winnie-the-Pooh looked round to see that nobody was listening, put his paw to his mouth, and said in a deep whisper: “Honey!

“But you don't get honey with balloons!”

“I do,” said Pooh.

Well, it just happened that you had been to a party the day before at the house of your friend Piglet (ну, /это/ как раз случилось /так/, что ты ходил на / был на вечеринке накануне в доме твоего друга Пятачка), and you had balloons at the party (и ты получил воздушные шарики на вечеринке). You had had a big green balloon (ты получил большой зеленый шарик); and one of Rabbit's relations had had a big blue one (а один из родственников Кролика получил большой голубой один = шарик), and had left it behind (и оставил его; to leave behindзабывать, оставлять после себя; behind — сзади, за /собой/), being really too young to go to a party at all (будучи действительно слишком юным, /чтобы/ идти на вечеринку вообще); and so you had brought the green one and the blue one home with you (и поэтому ты принес с собой домой зеленый один = шарик и голубой шарик; to bringприносить).

“Which one would you like (который бы ты хотел)?” you asked Pooh (ты спросил Пуха). He put his head between his paws and thought very carefully (он обхватил /свою/ голову /своими/ лапами: «положил свою голову между своих лап» и очень тщательно подумал).


before [bI'fL], friend [frend], brought [brLt]

Well, it just happened that you had been to a party the day before at the house of your friend Piglet, and you had balloons at the party. You had had a big green balloon; and one of Rabbit's relations had had a big blue one, and had left it behind, being really too young to go to a party at all; and so you had brought the green one and the blue one home with you.

“Which one would you like?” you asked Pooh. He put his head between his paws and thought very carefully.

“It's like this,” he said (/это/ так, — сказал он). “When you go after honey with a balloon (когда /ты/ идешь за медом с воздушным шариком), the great thing is not to let the bees know you're coming (главное дело: «великая вещь» — не дать пчелам узнать, /что/ ты идешь). Now, if you have a green balloon (и вот, если у тебя зеленый шарик), they might think you were only part of the tree, and not notice you (они могут подумать, /что/ ты /был/ лишь часть дерева, и не заметят тебя), and if you have a blue balloon (а если у тебя голубой шарик), they might think you were only part of the sky, and not notice you (они могут подумать, /что/ ты лишь часть неба, и не заметят тебя), and the question is: Which is most likely (и вопрос /заключается в том/: что вероятнее всего / самое вероятное)?”

“Wouldn't they notice you underneath the balloon (они не заметили бы тебя под шариком)?” you asked (спросил ты).

“They might or they might not (может, да, а может, нет: «они могут или не могут»),” said Winnie-the-Pooh (сказал Винни-Пух). “You never can tell with bees (/ты/ никогда /не/ можешь понять = /не/ знаешь с пчелами).” He thought for a moment and said (он задумался на минутку и сказал): “I shall try to look like a small black cloud (я попробую быть похожим = стать похожим на маленькую черную тучку). That will deceive them (это обманет их).”

great [greIt], might [maIt], underneath [Andq'nJT]

“It's like this,” he said. “When you go after honey with a balloon, the great thing is not to let the bees know you're coming. Now, if you have a green balloon, they might think you were only part of the tree, and not notice you, and if you have a blue balloon, they might think you were only part of the sky, and not notice you, and the question is: Which is most likely?”

“Wouldn't they notice you underneath the balloon?” you asked.

“They might or they might not,” said Winnie-the-Pooh. “You never can tell with bees.” He thought for a moment and said: “I shall try to look like a small black cloud. That will deceive them.”

“Then you had better have the blue balloon (тогда тебе лучше иметь = взять голубой шарик; had better Vлучшерекомендация, совет),” you said; and so it was decided (сказал ты, и так /это/ было решено).

Well, you both went out with the blue balloon (ну, вы оба вышли с голубым шариком), and you took your gun with you (а ты взял с собой свое ружье), just in case, as you always did (на всякий случай: «просто на случай», как ты всегда делал), and Winnie-the-Pooh went to a very muddy place that he knew of (и Винни-Пух пошел к очень грязному месту, о котором он знал), and rolled and rolled until he was black all over (и катался и катался, пока он /не/ был = стал везде / весь черный); and then, when the balloon was blown up as big as big (и потом, когда шарик был надут = надули большой-/пре/большой; to blow upнадуть), and you and Pooh were both holding on to the string, you let go suddenly (и ты и Пух оба держались за веревочку, ты отпустил /ее/; to let smth goотпустить что-либо), and Pooh Bear floated gracefully up into the sky, and stayed there (и Пух воспарил грациозно в небо и остановился / задержался там) — level with the top of the tree and about twenty feet away from it (на уровне = вровень с верхушкой дерева и футах в двадцати от нее).

knew [njH], blown [blqun], level [levl]

“Then you had better have the blue balloon,” you said; and so it was decided.

Well, you both went out with the blue balloon, and you took your gun with you, just in case, as you always did, and Winnie-the-Pooh went to a very muddy place that he knew of, and rolled and rolled until he was black all over; and then, when the balloon was blown up as big as big, and you and Pooh were both holding on to the string, you let go suddenly, and Pooh Bear floated gracefully up into the sky, and stayed there — level with the top of the tree and about twenty feet away from it.

“Hooray!” you shouted (ура! — закричал ты).

“Isn't that fine (разве это не здорово)?” shouted Winnie-the-Pooh down to you (закричал Винни-Пух вниз тебе). “What do I look like (на что я похож; to look likeбыть похожим на)?”

“You look like a Bear holding on to a balloon,” you said (ты похож на Медведя, держащегося за шарик).

“Not,” said Pooh anxiously (не /на/, — сказал Пух тревожно), “— not like a small black cloud in a blue sky (не на маленькую черную тучку в голубом небе)?”

“Not very much (не очень).”

“Ah, well, perhaps from up here it looks different (ну ладно, возможно, отсюда это выглядит иначе). And, as I say, you never can tell with bees (и, как я говорю, /ты/ никогда не разберешь с пчелами).”

shout [Saut], anxiously ['xNkSqslI], small [smLl]

“Hooray!” you shouted.

“Isn't that fine?” shouted Winnie-the-Pooh down to you. “What do I look like?”

“You look like a Bear holding on to a balloon,” you said.

“Not,” said Pooh anxiously, “— not like a small black cloud in a blue sky?”

“Not very much.”

“Ah, well, perhaps from up here it looks different. And, as I say, you never can tell with bees.”

There was no wind to blow him nearer to the tree (/там/ не было ветра, чтобы подогнать его поближе к дереву), so there he stayed (поэтому он остался там /же/). He could see the honey (он мог видеть = видел мед), he could smell the honey (он мог чуять = чуял мед), but he couldn't quite reach the honey (но он совсем = никак не мог добраться до меда).

After a little while he called down to you (через некоторое время он позвал = обратился вниз к тебе).

“Christopher Robin!” he said in a loud whisper (Кристофер Робин! — сказал он /в/ громким шепотом).

“Hallo (а / что)!”

“I think the bees suspect something (я думаю = мне кажется, пчелы что-то подозревают)!”

while [waIl], whisper ['wIspq], suspect [sqs'pekt]

There was no wind to blow him nearer to the tree, so there he stayed. He could see the honey, he could smell the honey, but he couldn't quite reach the honey.

After a little while he called down to you.

“Christopher Robin!” he said in a loud whisper.

“Hallo!”

“I think the bees suspect something!”

“What sort of thing (какого сорта вещь = что)?”

“I don't know (/я/ не знаю). But something tells me that they're suspicious (но что-то говорит мне, что они подозрительны = недоверчивы)!”

“Perhaps they think that you're after their honey (может, они думают, что ты пришел за их медом)?”

“It may be that (это может быть это = может, и так). You never can tell with bees (/ты/ никогда не разберешь с пчелами).”

There was another little silence (/там/ было еще немного молчания = последовало снова недолгое молчание), and then he called down to you again (а потом он позвал /вниз/ тебя снова).

“Christopher Robin (Кристофер Робин)!”

“Yes (да)?”

“Have you an umbrella in your house (ты имеешь = у тебя есть зонтик дома)?”

“I think so (/я/ думаю так = да).”

what [wOt], suspicious [sqs'pISqs], silence ['saIlqns]

“What sort of thing?”

“I don't know. But something tells me that they're suspicious!”

“Perhaps they think that you're after their honey?”

“It may be that. You never can tell with bees.”

There was another little silence, and then he called down to you again.

“Christopher Robin!”

“Yes?”

“Have you an umbrella in your house?”

“I think so.”

“I wish you would bring it out here (я хотел бы, чтобы ты принес его сюда; to wishжелать, хотеть, высказывать пожелания), and walk up and down with it (и ходил с ним туда-сюда / расхаживал), and look up at me every now and then (и смотрел вверх на меня время от времени), and say ‘Tut-tut, it looks like rain (и говорил: вот еще, это похоже на дождь = кажется, дождь собирается; tut-tut — вот еще!, еще чего не хватало! /выражает упрёк, неодобрение и т. п./).’ I think, if you did that (я думаю, если бы ты сделал это), it would help the deception which we are practicing on these bees (это помогло бы хитрости, которую мы осуществляем в отношении этих пчел = это помогло бы обхитрить этих пчел).”

Well, you laughed to yourself (ну, ты посмеялся про себя), “Silly old Bear (глупый старенький мишка)!” but you didn't say it aloud because you were so fond of him (но ты не сказал этого вслух, потому что ты так любил его; to be fond ofлюбить, испытывать нежные чувства к), and you went home for your umbrella (и ты пошел домой за своим зонтиком).

“Oh, there you are (о, вот и ты = ну, наконец-то)!” called down Winnie-the-Pooh (позвал = крикнул вниз Винни-Пух), as soon as you got back to the tree (как только ты вернулся к дереву). “I was beginning to get anxious (я начинал = уж начал тревожиться). I have discovered that the bees are now definitely Suspicious (я обнаружил, что /эти/ пчелы сейчас определенно Подозрительны).”

every ['evrI], because [bI'kOz], definitely ['defInItlI]

“I wish you would bring it out here, and walk up and down with it, and look up at me every now and then, and say ‘Tut-tut, it looks like rain.’ I think, if you did that, it would help the deception which we are practicing on these bees.”

Well, you laughed to yourself, “Silly old Bear!” but you didn't say it aloud because you were so fond of him, and you went home for your umbrella.

“Oh, there you are!” called down Winnie-the-Pooh, as soon as you got back to the tree. “I was beginning to get anxious. I have discovered that the bees are now definitely Suspicious.”

“Shall I put my umbrella up?” you said (должен я раскрыть = мне раскрыть /мой/ зонтик? — сказал = спросил ты).

“Yes, but wait a moment (да, но подожди секундочку). We must be practical (мы должны быть практичны). The important bee to deceive is the Queen Bee (важная пчела, /которую нужно/ обмануть — Королева Пчела = важно обмануть Королеву Пчелу = матку). Can you see which is the Queen Bee from down there (ты можешь видеть = ты видишь оттуда снизу, которая пчела Королева)?”

“No (нет).”

“A pity (жаль). Well, now, if you walk up and down with your umbrella (ну, теперь, если ты будешь расхаживать с /твоим/ зонтиком; up and down — туда-сюда: «вверх и вниз»), saying, 'Tut-tut, it looks like rain (говоря: вот еще, кажется, дождь собирается),' I shall do what I can by singing a little Cloud Song (я сделаю, что смогу, пением маленькой песни тучки = и буду петь Песенку Тучки), such as a cloud might sing (такую, как, возможно, поет тучка)... Go (иди = начинай / давай)!”

So, while you walked up and down and wondered if it would rain (итак, пока ты расхаживал и интересовался, пойдет ли дождь: «будет ли это дождить»), Winnie-the-Pooh sang this song (Винни-Пух пел эту песню):

put [put], deceive [dI'sJv], Queen [kwJn]

“Shall I put my umbrella up?” you said.

“Yes, but wait a moment. We must be practical. The important bee to deceive is the Queen Bee. Can you see which is the Queen Bee from down there?”

“No.”

“A pity. Well, now, if you walk up and down with your umbrella, saying, 'Tut-tut, it looks like rain,' I shall do what I can by singing a little Cloud Song, such as a cloud might sing... Go!”

So, while you walked up and down and wondered if it would rain, Winnie-the-Pooh sang this song:

How sweet to be a Cloud (как приятно быть Тучкой)

Floating in the Blue (плывущей в небе)!

Every little cloud (каждая маленькая туча = тучка)

Always sings aloud (всегда поет вслух).

“How sweet to be a Cloud (как приятно быть Тучкой)

Floating in the Blue (плывущей в небе)!”

It makes him very proud (это делает его очень гордым = большую гордость вызывает)

To be a little cloud (быть тучкой).

Как приятно Тучкой быть,

В синем-синем небе плыть!

Это Тучка, а не Пух,

Поет эту песню вслух.

Как приятно тучкой быть,

В синем-синем небе плыть!

Гордость Тучки неспроста,

Быть ей просто красота![15]


always ['Llwqz], aloud [q'laud], proud [praud]

How sweet to be a Cloud

Floating in the Blue!

Every little cloud

Always sings aloud.

“How sweet to be a Cloud

Floating in the Blue!”

It makes him very proud

To be a little cloud.

The bees were still buzzing as suspiciously as ever (пчелы все еще жужжали так подозрительно, как никогда). Some of them, indeed, left their nests and flew all round the cloud (некоторые из них, покинули свои гнезда и залетали = стали летать вокруг тучки; to flowлетать) as it began the second verse of this song (когда она начала второй куплет этой песни; to beginначинать), and one bee sat down on the nose of the cloud for a moment (а одна пчела села на нос тучки на секунду; to sit downсадиться), and then got up again (а потом поднялась снова; to get upподняться).

“Christopher—ow!—Robin,” called out the cloud (Кристофер — ай — Робин, — закричала тучка).

“Yes (да)?”

“I have just been thinking (я только что подумал), and I have come to a very important decision (и /я/ пришел к очень важному решению). These are the wrong sort of bees (это неправильные пчелы: «неправильный / не тот сорт пчел»).”

ever ['evq], important [Im'pLtqnt], decision [dI'sIZqn]

The bees were still buzzing as suspiciously as ever. Some of them, indeed, left their nests and flew all round the cloud as it began the second verse of this song, and one bee sat down on the nose of the cloud for a moment, and then got up again.

“Christopher—ow!—Robin,” called out the cloud.

“Yes?”

“I have just been thinking, and I have come to a very important. These are the wrong sort of bees.”

“Are they (являются они = да ну / неужели)?”

“Quite the wrong sort (совершенно неправильные). So I should think they would make the wrong sort of honey, shouldn't you (поэтому я подумал бы = наверно, они делают неправильный мед, а)?”

“Would they (да ну / неужто: «бы они»)?”

“Yes (да). So I think I shall come down (поэтому /я/ думаю, я спущусь).”

“How?” asked you (как? — спросил ты).

wrong [rON], would [wud], come [kAm]

“Are they?”

“Quite the wrong sort. So I should think they would make the wrong sort of honey, shouldn't you?”

“Would they?”

“Yes. So I think I shall come down.”

“How?” asked you.

Winnie-the-Pooh hadn't thought about this (Винни-Пух не подумал об этом). If he let go of the string (если бы он отпустил веревку), he would fall—bump—and he didn't like the idea of that (он бы упал — бум — и ему не понравилась мысль об этом). So he thought for a long time, and then he said (поэтому он долго думал, а потом /он/ сказал):

“Christopher Robin, you must shoot the balloon with your gun (Кристофер Робин, ты должен выстрелить по шарику из твоего ружья). Have you got your gun (у тебя есть /твое/ ружье)?”

“Of course I have,” you said (конечно, есть, — сказал ты). “But if I do that, it will spoil the balloon,” you said (но если я сделаю это, это испортит шарик = от этого испортится шарик). But if you don't,” said Pooh (но если ты не сделаешь, — сказал Пух), “I shall have to let go, and that would spoil me (я должен буду = мне придется отпустить /веревку/, и это испортит меня = и от этого испорчусь я).”

When he put it like this, you saw how it was (когда он изложил это так, ты понял, как обстоит дело: «как это было»), and you aimed very carefully at the balloon, and fired (и ты прицелился очень тщательно по шарику и выстрелил).

thought [TLt], fall [fLl], idea [aI'dIq]

Winnie-the-Pooh hadn't thought about this. If he let go of the string, he would fall—bump—and he didn't like the idea of that. So he thought for a long time, and then he said:

“Christopher Robin, you must shoot the balloon with your gun. Have you got your gun?”

“Of course I have,” you said. “But if I do that, it will spoil the balloon,” you said. But if you don't,” said Pooh, “I shall have to let go, and that would spoil me.”

When he put it like this, you saw how it was, and you aimed very carefully at the balloon, and fired.

Ow!” said Pooh (ой! — сказал Пух).

“Did I miss?” you asked (я промахнулся? — спросил ты).

“You didn't exactly miss,” said Pooh (ты не совсем промахнулся, — сказал Пух), “but you missed the balloon (но ты промахнулся по шарику).”

“I'm so sorry,” you said (я так сожалею = очень извиняюсь, — сказал ты), and you fired again (и ты выстрелил снова), and this time you hit the balloon and the air came slowly out (и в этот раз ты попал в шарик, и воздух медленно вышел /из него/), and Winnie-the-Pooh floated down to the ground (и Винни-Пух проплыл вниз = плавно опустился на землю).

But his arms were so stiff from holding on to the string of the balloon all that time (но его руки = лапы так занемели от держания за веревочку от шарика все это время = от того, что он все это время держался за веревочку от шарика; stiffонемевший) that they stayed up straight in the air for more than a week (что они оставались поднятыми вверх /в воздух/ больше, чем неделю = больше недели), and whenever a fly came and settled on his nose he had to blow it off (и всякий раз, когда приходила = прилетала муха и садилась на его нос = ему на нос, ему приходилось сдувать ее; to comeприходить, приезжать). And I think — but I am not sure (и я думаю = мне кажется, но я не уверен) — that that is why he was always called Pooh (что /именно/ поэтому его всегда звали Пухом: «он был всегда назван Пухом»).

exactly [Ig'zxktlI], balloon [bq'lHn], air [Fq]

Ow!” said Pooh.

“Did I miss?” you asked.

“You didn't exactly miss,” said Pooh, “but you missed the balloon.”

“I'm so sorry,” you said, and you fired again, and this time you hit the balloon and the air came slowly out, and Winnie-the-Pooh floated down to the ground.

But his arms were so stiff from holding on to the string of the balloon all that time that they stayed up straight in the air for more than a week, and whenever a fly came and settled on his nose he had to blow it off. And I think—but I am not sure—that that is why he was always called Pooh.

“Is that the end of the story (это конец истории)?” asked Christopher Robin (спросил Кристофер Робин).

“That's the end of that one (это конец этой одной = истории). There are others (есть /и/ другие).”

“About Pooh and Me (о Пухе и Мне)?”

“And Piglet and Rabbit and all of you (и Пятачке и Кролике, и всех /из/ вас). Don't you remember (ты разве не помнишь)?”

“I do remember (я-то помню), and then when I try to remember, I forget (а потом, когда я пытаюсь вспомнить, я забываю).”

“That day when Pooh and Piglet tried to catch the Heffalump— (тот день, когда Пух и Пятачок попытались поймать Слонопотама)”

“They didn't catch it, did they (они не поймали его, не так ли)?”

“No (нет).”

“Pooh couldn't, because he hasn't any brain (Пух не мог, потому что у него нет мозгов / ума). Did I catch it (/а/ я поймал его)?”

“Well, that comes into the story (ну, это входит в рассказ = это уже сам рассказ).”

others ['ADqz], remember [rI'membq], forget [fq'get]

“Is that the end of the story?” asked Christopher Robin.

“That's the end of that one. There are others.”

“About Pooh and Me?”

“And Piglet and Rabbit and all of you. Don't you remember?”

“I do remember, and then when I try to remember, I forget.”

“That day when Pooh and Piglet tried to catch the Heffalump—”

“They didn't catch it, did they?”

“No.”

“Pooh couldn't, because he hasn't any brain. Did I catch it?”

“Well, that comes into the story.”

Christopher Robin nodded (Кристофер Робин кивнул).

“I do remember,” he said (я-то помню, — сказал он), “only Pooh doesn't very well (/вот/ только Пух /помнит/ не очень хорошо), so that's why he likes having it told to him again (поэтому-то он любит, когда ему рассказывают это: «имение этого рассказанным ему» снова). Because then it's a real story and not just a remembering (потому что тогда это настоящая история, а не просто вспоминание).”

“That's just how I feel,” I said (как раз так я и считаю, — сказал я).

again [q'gen], real [rIql], just [GAst]

Christopher Robin nodded.

“I do remember,” he said, “only Pooh doesn't very well, so that's why he likes having it told to him again. Because then it's a real story and not just a remembering.”

“That's just how I feel,” I said.

Christopher Robin gave a deep sigh (Кристофер Робин издал глубокий вздох = глубоко вздохнул), picked his Bear up by the leg (поднял своего Медведя за ногу), and walked off to the door, trailing Pooh behind him (и пошел к двери, волоча Пуха за собой). At the door he turned and said (у двери он обернулся и сказал), “Coming to see me have my bath (придешь посмотреть, как я принимаю ванну: «видеть меня иметь ванну»)?” “I didn't hurt him when I shot him, did I (я не ушиб его, когда /я/ попал в него, а)?” “Not a bit (ни чуточки).” He nodded and went out (он кивнул и вышел), and in a moment I heard Winnie-the-Pooh—bump, bump, bump—going up the stairs behind him (и через секунду я услышал /как/ Винни-Пух — бум-бум-бум — поднимается по лестнице за ним).

sigh [saI], door [dL], bath [bRT]

Christopher Robin gave a deep sigh, picked his Bear up by the leg, and walked off to the door, trailing Pooh behind him. At the door he turned and said, “Coming to see me have my bath?” “I didn't hurt him when I shot him, did I?” “Not a bit.” He nodded and went out, and in a moment I heard Winnie-the-Pooh—bump, bump, bump—going up the stairs behind him.


Chapter 2,

IN WHICH POOH GOES VISITING AND GETS INTO A TIGHT PLACE

Глава 2,

В которой Пух идет в гости и попадает в узкое / трудное[16] место


EDWARD BEAR, known to his friends as Winnie-the-Pooh, or Pooh for short (Михаил Плюшевый, известный своим друзьям как Винни-Пух или сокращенно Пух), was walking through the forest one day, humming proudly to himself (шел однажды через лес, гордо мурлыкая / напевая себе). He had made up a little hum that very morning (он сочинил хмыкалку[17] в то самое утро), as he was doing his Stoutness Exercises in front of the glass (когда он делал свои Упражнения от Тучности перед зеркалом; stout — крепкий, плотный; дородный, полный, тучный): Tra-la-la, tra-la-la, as he stretched up as high as he could go (тра-ля-ля, тра-ля-ля, когда он тянулся вверх высоко, как /только/ /он/ мог), and then Tra-la-la, tra-laoh, help!—la, as he tried to reach his toes (тра-ля-ля, тра-ля — о, помогите! — ля, когда он старался дотянуться до своих носков). After breakfast he had said it over and over to himself (после завтрака он повторял ее себе снова и снова) until he had learnt it off by heart (пока он /не/ выучил ее наизусть; to learn offвыучить наизусть; by heartнаизусть), and now he was humming it right through, properly (и теперь он напевал ее правильно всю, как положено). It went like this (она звучала так):


glass [glRs], reach [rJC], heart [hRt]

EDWARD BEAR, known to his friends as Winnie-the-Pooh, or Pooh for short, was walking through the forest one day, humming proudly to himself. He had made up a little hum that very morning, as he was doing his Stoutness Exercises in front of the glass: Tra-la-la, tra-la-la, as he stretched up as high as he could go, and then Tra-la-la, tra-la—oh, help!—la, as he tried to reach his toes. After breakfast he had said it over and over to himself until he had learnt it off by heart, and now he was humming it right through, properly. It went like this:

Tra-la-la, tra-la-la,

Tra-la-la, tra-la-la,

Rum-tum-tiddle-um-tum.

Tiddle-iddle, tiddle-iddle,

Tiddle-iddle, tiddle-iddle,

Rum-tum-tum-tiddle-um[18].

Well, he was humming this hum to himself (ну, он напевал эту хмыкалку себе), and walking along gaily, wondering what everybody else was doing (и весело шел, спрашивая себя, что делают все остальные), and what it felt like, being somebody else (и как это /ощущалось/ быть кем-то еще), when suddenly he came to a sandy bank (когда вдруг он подошел к песчаной насыпи), and in the bank was a large hole (а в насыпи была большая нора).

“Aha!” said Pooh (ага! — сказал Пух). (Rum-tum-tiddle-um-tum.) “If I know anything about anything, that hole means Rabbit,” he said (если я знаю что-нибудь о чем-нибудь, эта нора означает Кролика, — сказал он), “and Rabbit means Company,” he said (а Кролик означает Компанию, — сказал он), “and Company means Food and Listening-to-Me-Humming and such like (а Компания означает Еду и Выслушивание-Моих-Хмыкалок и тому подобное). Rum-tum-tum-tiddle-um (рам-там-там-тидл-ам).

know [knqu], mean [mJn], such [sAC]

Well, he was humming this hum to himself, and walking along gaily, wondering what everybody else was doing, and what it felt like, being somebody else, when suddenly he came to a sandy bank, and in the bank was a large hole.

“Aha!” said Pooh. (Rum-tum-tiddle-um-tum.) “If I know anything about anything, that hole means Rabbit,” he said, “and Rabbit means Company,” he said, “and Company means Food and Listening-to-Me-Humming and such like. Rum-tum-tum-tiddle-um.

So he bent down, put his head into the hole, and called out (поэтому он наклонился, засунул /свою/ голову в нору и закричал; to bend):

“Is anybody at home (есть кто-нибудь дома)?”

There was a sudden scuffling noise from inside the hole, and then silence (раздался неожиданный шаркающий шум изнутри норы, а потом тишина; to scuffle).

“What I said was (то, что я сказал, было = я сказал), 'Is anybody at home (есть кто-нибудь дома)?'” called out Pooh very loudly (выкрикнул Пух очень громко).

“No!” said a voice; and then added (нет! — сказал голос, а потом добавил), “You needn't shout so loud (/тебе/ не нужно кричать так громко; needntне нужноотсутствие необходимости). I heard you quite well the first time (я слышал тебя вполне хорошо /и/ в первый раз).”

“Bother (беспокойство = елы-палы; botherвыражения раздражения: ах-ты, тьфу-ты, эх)!” said Pooh (сказал Пух). “Isn't there anybody here at all (здесь нет совсем никого)?”

“Nobody (никого).”

head [hed], heard [hWd], here [hIq]

So he bent down, put his head into the hole, and called out:

“Is anybody at home?”

There was a sudden scuffling noise from inside the hole, and then silence.

“What I said was, 'Is anybody at home?'” called out Pooh very loudly.

“No!” said a voice; and then added, “You needn't shout so loud. I heard you quite well the first time.”

“Bother!” said Pooh. “Isn't there anybody here at all?”

“Nobody.”

Winnie-the-Pooh took his head out of the hole (Винни-Пух высунул /свою/ голову из норы), and thought for a little, and he thought to himself (и подумал немного, и он подумал про себя), “There must be somebody there (там должен кто-то быть), because somebody must have said ‘Nobody (потому что кто-то должен был сказать: никого). '” So he put his head back in the hole, and said (поэтому он засунул /свою/ голову снова в нору и сказал): “Hallo, Rabbit, isn't that you (эй, Кролик, это разве не ты)?”

“No,” said Rabbit, in a different sort of voice this time (нет, — сказал Кролик, на этот раз другим голосом: «другим сортом голоса»).

“But isn't that Rabbit's voice (но разве это не голос Кролика)?”

“I don't think so,” said Rabbit (/я/ не думаю /так/, — сказал Кролик). “It isn't meant to be (он не предполагается = не должен быть /похож/; to meanпредназначать, подразумевать).”

“Oh!” said Pooh (о! — сказал Пух).

somebody ['sAmbqdI], nobody ['nqubqdI], meant [ment]

Winnie-the-Pooh took his head out of the hole, and thought for a little, and he thought to himself, “There must be somebody there, because somebody must have said 'Nobody. '” So he put his head back in the hole, and said: “Hallo, Rabbit, isn't that you?”

“No,” said Rabbit, in a different sort of voice this time.

“But isn't that Rabbit's voice?”

“I don't think so,” said Rabbit. “It isn't meant to be.”

“Oh!” said Pooh.

He took his head out of the hole (он высунул /свою/ голову из норы), and had another think (и еще подумал), and then he put it back, and said (а потом он засунул ее назад и сказал):

“Well, could you very kindly tell me where Rabbit is (ну, /тогда/ не могли бы вы очень любезно = не были бы вы так любезны, чтобы сказать мне, где Кролик)?”

“He has gone to see his friend Pooh Bear (он ушел увидеть = в гости к своему другу Медведю Пуху), who is a great friend of his (его большому другу: «который является его большим другом»).”

“But this is Me!” said Bear, very much surprised (но это /же/ Я! — сказал Медведь, очень удивленный).

“What sort of Me (какого сорта Я = какой-такой Я)?”

“Pooh Bear (Медведь Пух).”

“Are you sure?” said Rabbit, still more surprised (ты уверен? — сказал = спросил Кролик, еще больше удивленный).

“Quite, quite sure,” said Pooh (совершенно, совершенно уверен, — сказал Пух).

“Oh, well, then, come in (о, ну, тогда входи).”

very ['verI], sure [Suq], surprised [sq'praIzd]

He took his head out of the hole, and had another think, and then he put it back, and said:

“Well, could you very kindly tell me where Rabbit is?”

“He has gone to see his friend Pooh Bear, who is a great friend of his.”

“But this is Me!” said Bear, very much surprised.

“What sort of Me?”

“Pooh Bear.”

“Are you sure?” said Rabbit, still more surprised.

“Quite, quite sure,” said Pooh.

“Oh, well, then, come in.”

So Pooh pushed and pushed and pushed his way through the hole (и Пух протискивался и протискивался и протискивался через нору = стал протискиваться и протискиваться и протискиваться в нору; to push one’s wayпротискиваться, проталкиваться), and at last he got in (и наконец он попал вовнутрь).

“You were quite right (ты был совершенно прав),” said Rabbit, looking at him all over (сказал Кролик, оглядывая его целиком = с головы до ног). “It is you. Glad to see you (это ты. рад видеть тебя).”

“Who did you think it was (/а/ ты думал кто это /был/)?”

“Well, I wasn't sure (ну, я не был уверен = я не знал точно). You know how it is in the Forest (/ты/ знаешь, как /это/ бывает в Лесу). One can't have anybody coming into one's house (нельзя пускать кого попало: «иметь = разрешать кому попало входить» в свой дом). One has to be careful (приходится быть осторожным). What about a mouthful of something (как насчет кусочка чего-нибудь = перекусить)?”

push [puS], through [TrH], right [raIt]

So Pooh pushed and pushed and pushed his way through the hole, and at last he got in.

“You were quite right,” said Rabbit, looking at him all over. “It is you. Glad to see you.”

“Who did you think it was?”

“Well, I wasn't sure. You know how it is in the Forest. One can't have anybody coming into one's house. One has to be careful. What about a mouthful of something?”

Pooh always liked a little something at eleven o'clock in the morning (Пух всегда любил немного чего-нибудь = перекусить в одиннадцать часов утра), and he was very glad to see Rabbit getting out the plates and mugs (и он был очень рад видеть, /как/ Кролик вытаскивает тарелки и кружки); and when Rabbit said (и когда Кролик спросил[19]), “Honey or condensed milk with your bread (меду или сгущенного молока с /твоим/ хлебом)?” he was so excited that he said (он был так взволнован, что /он/ сказал), “Both,” and then (оба = и того, и другого, а потом), so as not to seem greedy, he added (чтобы не показаться жадным, он добавил), “But don't bother about the bread, please (но не беспокойся о хлебе, пожалуйста).” And for a long time after that he said nothing (и долгое время после этого он /не/ говорил ничего)... until at last, humming to himself in a rather sticky voice (пока наконец, напевая себе довольно слащавым голоском), he got up, shook Rabbit lovingly by the paw (он /не/ встал, пожал нежно лапку Кролику), and said that he must be going on (и сказал, что он должен идти дальше).

eleven [I'levn], o'clock [q'klOk], bread [bred]

Pooh always liked a little something at eleven o'clock in the morning, and he was very glad to see Rabbit getting out the plates and mugs; and when Rabbit said, “Honey or condensed milk with your bread?” he was so excited that he said, “Both,” and then, so as not to seem greedy, he added, “But don't bother about the bread, please.” And for a long time after that he said nothing... until at last, humming to himself in a rather sticky voice, he got up, shook Rabbit lovingly by the paw, and said that he must be going on.

“Must you?” said Rabbit politely (тебе нужно = да? — сказал Кролик вежливо).

“Well,” said Pooh (ну, — сказал Пух), “I could stay a little longer if it—if you— (я мог бы остаться = побыть еще немного, если бы это — если бы ты)“ and he tried very hard to look in the direction of the larder (и он постарался энергично / настойчиво посмотреть в направлении кладовой).

“As a matter of fact,” said Rabbit (собственно говоря, — сказал Кролик), “I was going out myself directly (я сам собирался уходить сейчас).”

“Oh well, then, I'll be going on (о, ну, тогда я пойду /дальше/). Good-bye (до свидания).”

“Well, good-bye, if you're sure you won't have any more (ну, до свидания, если ты уверен, /что/ /ты/ больше ничего не будешь).”

“Is there any more (/а/ есть /что-нибудь/ еще)?” asked Pooh quickly (быстро спросил Пух).

politely [pq'laItlI], directly [dI'rektlI], quickly ['kwIklI]

“Must you?” said Rabbit politely

“Well,” said Pooh, “I could stay a little longer if it—if you—“ and he tried very hard to look in the direction of the larder.

“As a matter of fact,” said Rabbit, “I was going out myself directly.”

“Oh well, then, I'll be going on. Good-bye.”

“Well, good-bye, if you're sure you won't have any more.”

“Is there any more?” asked Pooh quickly.

Rabbit took the covers off the dishes (Кролик снял крышки с блюд), and said, “No, there wasn't (и сказал, — нет, нету: «там не было»).”

“I thought not,” said Pooh, nodding to himself (я /и/ думал, /что/ нету, — сказал Пух, кивая себе) “Well, good-bye (ну, до свидания). I must be going on (мне нужно идти).”

So he started to climb out of the hole (и он начал выкарабкиваться из норы). He pulled with his front paws (он тянулся /с/ своими передними лапками), and pushed with his back paws (и толкался /с/ своими задними лапками), and in a little while his nose was out in the open again (и вскоре его нос был снова на открытом воздухе)... and then his ears (а потом его уши)... and then his front paws (а потом его передние лапки)... and then his shoulders... and then— (а потом его плечи, а потом)

cover ['kAvq], climb [klaIm], shoulder ['Squldq]

Rabbit took the covers off the dishes, and said, “No, there wasn't.”

“I thought not,” said Pooh, nodding to himself “Well, good-bye. I must be going on.”

So he started to climb out of the hole. He pulled with his front paws, and pushed with his back paws, and in a little while his nose was out in the open again... and then his ears... and then his front paws... and then his shoulders... and then—

“Oh, help!” said Pooh (ах, помогите! — сказал Пух). “I'd better go back (мне лучше вернуться; to go backвернуться).”

“Oh, bother!” said Pooh (ах ты ж! — сказал Пух). “I shall have to go on (/мне/ придется продолжать путь = лезть дальше /вперед/).”

“I can't do either!” said Pooh (я не могу сделать /этого/ тоже). “Oh, help and bother (о, помогите и о-ёй-ёй)!”

Now, by this time Rabbit wanted to go for a walk too (когда, к этому времени Кролик захотел тоже пойти на прогулку), and finding the front door full, he went out by the back door (и, обнаружив входную дверь заполненной = закупоренной, он вышел через черный вход; front doorвходная дверь, парадный вход; back doorчерный ход, запасный выход), and came round to Pooh, and looked at him (и обошел к Пуху = и обойдя кругом, подошел к Пуху и посмотрел на него).

bother ['bODq], either ['aIDq], find [faInd]

“Oh, help!” said Pooh. “I'd better go back.”

“Oh, bother!” said Pooh. “I shall have to go on.”

“I can't do either!” said Pooh. “Oh, help and bother!”

Now, by this time Rabbit wanted to go for a walk too, and finding the front door full, he went out by the back door, and came round to Pooh, and looked at him.

“Hallo, are you stuck?” he asked (эй, ты застрял? — спросил он).

“N-no,” said Pooh carelessly (н-нет, — сказал Пух беспечно; care — забота, беспокойство). “Just resting and thinking and humming to myself (просто отдыхаю, и думаю, и напеваю себе).”

“Here, give us a paw (эй / послушай, дай нам лапку).”

Pooh Bear stretched out a paw (Медведь Пух протянул лапку), and Rabbit pulled and pulled and pulled (а Кролик потянул, и тянул, и тянул)...

Ow!” cried Pooh (ай! — закричал Пух). “You're hurting (ты делаешь /мне/ больно)!”

“The fact is,” said Rabbit, “you're stuck (дело в том, — сказал Кролик, — /что/ ты застрял).”

ask [Rsk], carelessly ['kFqlIslI], hurt [hWt]

“Hallo, are you stuck?” he asked.

“N-no,” said Pooh carelessly. “Just resting and thinking and humming to myself.”

“Here, give us a paw.”

Pooh Bear stretched out a paw, and Rabbit pulled and pulled and pulled...

Ow!” cried Pooh. “You're hurting!”

“The fact is,” said Rabbit, “you're stuck.”

“It all comes,” said Pooh crossly (это все происходит, — сказал сердито Пух), “of not having front doors big enough (из-за того, что /у некоторых/ входные двери недостаточно большие: «из-за имения входных дверей недостаточно большими»).”

“It all comes,” said Rabbit sternly (это все происходит, — сказал Кролик строго), “of eating too much (из-за того, что /некоторые/ едят слишком много). I thought at the time,” said Rabbit (я подумал /об этом/ в то время = тогда, — сказал Кролик), “only I didn't like to say anything,” said Rabbit (только я не хотел ничего говорить), “that one of us has eating too much,” said Rabbit (что один из нас ест слишком много, — сказал Кролик), “and I knew it wasn't me,” he said (и я знал, /что/ это был не я). “Well, well, I shall go and fetch Christopher Robin (так-так / что ж, я пойду и приведу Кристофера Робина).”

enough [I'nAf], front [frAnt], eat [Jt]

“It all comes,” said Pooh crossly, “of not having front doors big enough.”

“It all comes,” said Rabbit sternly, “of eating too much. I thought at the time,” said Rabbit, “only I didn't like to say anything,” said Rabbit, “that one of us has eating too much,” said Rabbit, “and I knew it wasn't me,” he said. “Well, well, I shall go and fetch Christopher Robin.”

Christopher Robin lived at the other end of the Forest (Кристофер Робин жил на другом конце Леса), and when he came back with Rabbit, and saw the front half of Pooh (и когда он вернулся с Кроликом и увидел переднюю половинку Пуху), he said, “Silly old Bear,” in such a loving voice (он сказал: глупый старый Мишка — /в/ таким любящим голосом) that everybody felt quite hopeful again (что все снова почувствовали большую надежду: «почувствовали себя весьма полными надежды»; to feelчувствовать (себя)).

“I was just beginning to think (я как раз подумал: «начинал думать»),” said Bear, sniffing slightly (сказал Медведь, слегка шмыгая), “that Rabbit might never be able to use his front door again (что Кролик, возможно, никогда /не/ сможет больше пользоваться своим парадным входом). And I should hate that,” he said (и мне бы это очень не понравилось: «я бы ненавидел это», — сказал он).

“So should I,” said Rabbit (мне тоже, — сказал Кролик).

forest ['fOrIst], half [hRf], might [maIt]

Christopher Robin lived at the other end of the Forest, and when he came back with Rabbit, and saw the front half of Pooh, he said, “Silly old Bear,” in such a loving voice that everybody felt quite hopeful again.

“I was just beginning to think,” said Bear, sniffing slightly, “that Rabbit might never be able to use his front door again. And I should hate that,” he said.

“So should I,” said Rabbit.

“Use his front door again (/не/ пользоваться больше своим парадным входом)?” said Christopher Robin (сказал Кристофер Робин). “Of course he'll use his front door again (конечно, он будет пользоваться своим парадным входом опять). “Good,” said Rabbit (хорошо, — сказал Кролик).

“If we can't pull you out (если мы не сможем вытащить тебя), Pooh, we might push you back (Пух, мы, возможно, пропихнем тебя назад).”

Rabbit scratched his whiskers thoughtfully, and pointed out that (Кролик поскреб задумчиво свои усы и обратил внимание на то, что), when once Pooh was pushed back (когда Пуха впихнут назад), he was back, and of course nobody was more glad to see Pooh than he was (он будет снова /там внутри/, и конечно никто не будет более рад видеть Пуха, чем он), still there it was, some lived in trees and some lived underground, and— (однако так уж повелось, /что/ некоторые живут в / на деревьях, а некоторые живут под землей, и)

again [q'gen], use [jHz], underground ['Andqgraund]

“Use his front door again?” said Christopher Robin. “Of course he'll use his front door again. “Good,” said Rabbit.

“If we can't pull you out, Pooh, we might push you back.”

Rabbit scratched his whiskers thoughtfully, and pointed out that, when once Pooh was pushed back, he was back, and of course nobody was more glad to see Pooh than he was, still there it was, some lived in trees and some lived underground, and—

“You mean I'd never get out?” said Pooh (ты имеешь в виду, я никогда не выберусь? — спросил Пух).

“I mean,” said Rabbit (я имею в виду, — сказал Кролик), “that having got so far, it seems a pity to waste it (что выбравшись так далеко, кажется, /это/ жалко терять это напрасно = не воспользоваться таким результатом).”

Christopher Robin nodded (Кристофер Робин кивнул).

“Then there's only one thing to be done,” he said (тогда есть лишь одна вещь, /чтобы/ сделать = тогда остается сделать лишь одно; to doделать). “We shall have to wait for you to get thin again (нам придется подождать, когда ты снова похудеешь; to get thinстать худым, похудеть).”

“How long does getting thin take?” asked Pooh anxiously (/и/ сколько времени: «как долго» займет похудение).

“About a week, I should think (около недели, я думаю).”

“But I can't stay here for a week (но я не могу оставаться здесь неделю)!”

pity ['pItI], waste [weIst], done [dAn]

“You mean I'd never get out?” said Pooh.

“I mean,” said Rabbit, “that having got so far, it seems a pity to waste it.”

Christopher Robin nodded.

“Then there's only one thing to be done,” he said. “We shall have to wait for you to get thin again.”

“How long does getting thin take?” asked Pooh anxiously.

“About a week, I should think.”

“But I can't stay here for a week!

“You can stay here all right, silly old Bear (ты можешь оставаться здесь вполне нормально = как раз остаться здесь просто, глупый старый Мишка). It's getting you out which is so difficult (это выбраться наружу, /которое/ так трудно).”

“We'll read to you,” said Rabbit cheerfully (мы будем читать тебе, — сказал Кролик бодро). “And I hope it won't snow,” he added (и /я/ надеюсь, не пойдет снег). “And I say, old fellow, you're taking up a good deal of room in my house (и послушай, старый приятель = старина, ты занимаешь порядочно пространства в моем доме; a good dealзначительное количество, много) —do you mind if I use your back legs as a towel-horse (ты не будешь возражать, если я воспользуюсь твоими задними лапами в качестве вешалки для полотенец)? Because, I mean, there they are—doing nothing— (потому что, я имею в виду, /что/ /раз уж/ они там — и ничего не делают) and it would be very convenient just to hang the towels on them (и /это/ было бы очень удобно вешать полотенца как раз на них).”

“A week!” said Pooh gloomily (неделю! — сказал Пух мрачно). “What about meals (/а/ как насчет покушать)?”

“I'm afraid no meals,” said Christopher Robin (боюсь, никаких покушать, — сказал Кристофер Робин), “because of getting thin quicker (из-за похудения побыстрее = если хочешь поскорее похудеть). But we will read to you (но мы будем читать тебе).”

read [rJd], convenient [kqn'vJnjqnt], gloomily ['glHmIlI]

“You can stay here all right, silly old Bear. It's getting you out which is so difficult.”

“We'll read to you,” said Rabbit cheerfully. “And I hope it won't snow,” he added. “And I say, old fellow, you're taking up a good deal of room in my house—do you mind if I use your back legs as a towel-horse? Because, I mean, there they are—doing nothing—and it would be very convenient just to hang the towels on them.”

“A week!” said Pooh gloomily. “What about meals?”

“I'm afraid no meals,” said Christopher Robin, “because of getting thin quicker. But we will read to you.”

Bear began to sigh, and then found he couldn't (Медведь начал вздыхать и тогда обнаружил, что /он/ не может) because he was so tightly stuck (потому что он так плотно застрял; to stick — втыкать, совать; завязнуть, застрять); and a tear rolled down his eye, as he said (и слеза покатилась из его глаза, когда он сказал):

“Then would you read a Sustaining Book (тогда /не/ почитаете ли вы мне какую-нибудь Подкрепляющую Книгу; to sustain — поддерживать /морально и материально/; придавать силы), such as would help and comfort a Wedged Bear in Great Tightness (такую, которая бы помогла и утешила Заклиненного Медведя в Великой Стесненности; wedge — клин; to wedge — втискивать, загонять)?”

So for a week Christopher Robin read that sort of book at the North end of Pooh (и так неделю Кристофер Робин читал такую книгу у Северного конца Пуха), and Rabbit hung his washing on the South end (а Кролик вешал свое белье на Южный конец)... and in between Bear felt himself getting slenderer and slenderer (а тем временем Медведь чувствовал себя становящимся худее и худее = как он становится все стройнее и стройнее). And at the end of the week Christopher Robin said, “Now (а в конце недели Кристофер Робин сказал: сейчас = пора)!”

found [faund], tear [tIq], South [sauT]

Bear began to sigh, and then found he couldn't because he was so tightly stuck; and a tear rolled down his eye, as he said:

“Then would you read a Sustaining Book, such as would help and comfort a Wedged Bear in Great Tightness?”

So for a week Christopher Robin read that sort of book at the North end of Pooh, and Rabbit hung his washing on the South end... and in between Bear felt himself getting slenderer and slenderer. And at the end of the week Christopher Robin said, “Now!”

So he took hold of Pooh's front paws (итак, он ухватился за передние лапки Пуха) and Rabbit took hold of Christopher Robin (а Кролик ухватился за Кристофера Робина), and all Rabbit's friends and relations took hold of Rabbit (а все друзья и родственники Кролика ухватились за Кролика), and they all pulled together (и они потянули все вместе)...

And for a long time Pooh only said “Ow!” (и долго Пух говорил только: ай!)...

And “Oh!” (и ой!)...

And then, all of a sudden, he said “Pop!” just as if a cork were coming out of bottle (а потом, вдруг он сказал: хлоп!, точно так, как будто выскочила пробка из бутылки).

hold [hquld], together [tq'geDq], cork [kLk]

So he took hold of Pooh's front paws and Rabbit took hold of Christopher Robin, and all Rabbit's friends and relations took hold of Rabbit, and they all pulled together...

And for a long time Pooh only said “Ow!”...

And “Oh!”...

And then, all of a sudden, he said “Pop!” just as if a cork were coming out of bottle.

And Christopher Robin and Rabbit and all Rabbit's friends and relations went head-over-heels backwards (и Кристофер Робин и Кролик и все друзья и родственники Кролика полетели вверх тормашками назад)... and on the top of them came Winnie-the-Pooh—free (а на верхушку их = сверху на них пришел = оказался Винни-Пух — свободный)!

So, with a nod of thanks to his friends (и с кивком /в знак/ благодарности своим друзьям), he went on with his walk through the forest, humming proudly to himself (он продолжил свою прогулку по лесу, гордо напевая себе; to go on withпродолжать). But, Christopher Robin looked after him lovingly, and said to himself, “Silly old Bear! (А Кристофер Робин посмотрел ему вслед с любовью и сказал себе / про себя: глупый старый Мишка)”

backwards ['bxkwqdz], look [luk], after ['Rftq]

And Christopher Robin and Rabbit and all Rabbit's friends and relations went head-over-heels backwards... and on the top of them came Winnie-the-Pooh—free!

So, with a nod of thanks to his friends, he went on with his walk through the forest, humming proudly to himself. But, Christopher Robin looked after him lovingly, and said to himself, “Silly old Bear!”


Chapter 3,

IN WHICH POOH AND PIGLET GO HUNTING AND NEARLY CATCH A WOOZLE[20]

Глава 3,

В которой Пух и Пятачок идут на охоту и чуть не ловят Расплоха


THE Piglet lived in a very grand house in the middle of a beech-tree (Пятачок жил в очень большом/роскошном доме в середине бука), and the beech-tree was in the middle of the forest (а бук был = стоял в середине леса), and the Piglet lived in the middle of the house (а Пятачок жил в середине дома). Next to his house was a piece of broken board which had: “TRESPASSERS W[21]” on it (возле его дома был кусок поломанной доски, на которой было /написано/: ПОСТОРОННИМ В; to trespass — противоправно нарушать владение). When Christopher Robin asked the Piglet what it meant (когда Кристофер Робин спросил Пятачка, что это значит), he said it was his grandfather's name, and had been in the family for a long time (он сказал, /что/ это имя его дедушки и /она (доска)/ находится в семье уже долгое время). Christopher Robin said you couldn't be called Trespassers W (Кристофер Робин сказал, /что/ не может быть, чтобы вас звали Посторонним В), and Piglet said yes, you could, because his grandfather was (а Пятачок сказал, /что/ да, вас могут /так звать/, ведь его дедушку /так звали/), and it was short for Trespassers Will, which was short for Trespassers William (и это сокращенно от Посторонним Вилли, что является сокращением от Посторонним Вильям). And his grandfather had had two names in case he lost one (и у его дедушки было два имени, на тот случай, если он одно потеряет) —Trespassers after an uncle, and William after[22] Trespassers (Посторонним в честь дяди, и Вильям после Посторонним).

trespasser ['trespqsq], board [bLd], grandfather ['grxnd"fRDq]

THE Piglet lived in a very grand house in the middle of a beech-tree, and the beech-tree was in the middle of the forest, and the Piglet lived in the middle of the house. Next to his house was a piece of broken board which had: “TRESPASSERS W” on it. When Christopher Robin asked the Piglet what it meant, he said it was his grandfather's name, and had been in the family for a long time. Christopher Robin said you couldn't be called Trespassers W, and Piglet said yes, you could, because his grandfather was, and it was short for Trespassers Will, which was short for Trespassers William. And his grandfather had had two names in case he lost one—Trespassers after an uncle, and William after Trespassers.

“I've got two names (у меня два имени),” said Christopher Robin carelessly (сказал беспечно Кристофер Робин).

“Well, there you are, that proves it,” said Piglet (ну, вот видишь, это доказывает то, /что я говорил/, — сказал Пятачок).

One fine winter's day when Piglet was brushing away the snow in front of his house (в один прекрасный зимний день, когда Пятачок сметал снег перед домом), he happened to look up, and there was Winnie-the-Pooh (он случайно поднял глаза, и там оказался = как раз был Винни-Пух). Pooh was walking round and round in a circle, thinking of something else (Пух ходил и ходил по кругу, думая о чем-то /там/ еще), and when Piglet called to him (и когда Пятачок позвал его), he just went on walking (он просто продолжал идти).


prove [prHv], circle [sWkl], round [raund]

“I've got two names,” said Christopher Robin carelessly.

“Well, there you are, that proves it,” said Piglet.

One fine winter's day when Piglet was brushing away the snow in front of his house, he happened to look up, and there was Winnie-the-Pooh. Pooh was walking round and round in a circle, thinking of something else, and when Piglet called to him, he just went on walking.

“Hallo!” said Piglet, “what are you doing (эй! — сказал Пятачок, — что ты делаешь)?”

“Hunting,” said Pooh (охочусь, — сказал Пух).

“Hunting what (охотишься на что = кого[23])?”

“Tracking something (кое-кого выслеживаю),” said Winnie-the-Pooh very mysteriously (сказал Винни-Пух очень таинственно).

“Tracking what?” said Piglet, coming closer (выслеживаешь кого? — спросил Пятачок, подходя ближе).

“That's just what I ask myself (это как раз то, о чем я спрашиваю себя = как раз об этом я себя и спрашиваю). I ask myself, What (я спрашиваю себя, на Кого)?”

“What do you think you'll answer (/и/ что ты думаешь, ты ответишь)?”

mysteriously [mIs'tIqrIqslI], closer ['klqusq], answer ['Rnsq]

“Hallo!” said Piglet, “what are you doing?”

“Hunting,” said Pooh.

“Hunting what?”

“Tracking something,” said Winnie-the-Pooh very mysteriously.

“Tracking what?” said Piglet, coming closer.

“That's just what I ask myself. I ask myself, What?”

“What do you think you'll answer?”

“I shall have to wait until I catch up with it,” said Winnie-the-Pooh (мне придется дождаться, пока я не нагоню его, — сказал Винни-Пух). “Now, look there (ну-ка, погляди туда).” He pointed to the ground in front of him (он показал на землю перед ним). “What do you see there (что ты видишь там)?”

“Tracks,” said Piglet (следы, — сказал Пятачок). “Paw-marks (следы лап).” He gave a little squeak of excitement (он немножко взвизгнул от волнения). “Oh, Pooh (ой, Пух)! Do you think it's a—a—a Woozle (ты думаешь, это Расплох)?”

“It may be,” said Pooh (это может быть = возможно, — сказал Пух). “Sometimes it is, and sometimes it isn't (иногда он, а иногда не он). You never can tell with paw-marks (/ты/ никогда не различишь по отпечаткам лап).”

catch [kxC], there [DFq], may [meI]

“I shall have to wait until I catch up with it,” said Winnie-the-Pooh. “Now, look there.” He pointed to the ground in front of him. “What do you see there?”

“Tracks,” said Piglet. “Paw-marks.” He gave a little squeak of excitement. “Oh, Pooh! Do you think it's a—a—a Woozle?”

“It may be,” said Pooh. “Sometimes it is, and sometimes it isn't. You never can tell with paw-marks.”

With these few words he went on tracking (с этими немногими словами он продолжил идти по следу), and Piglet, after watching him for a minute or two, ran after him (а Пятачок, понаблюдав за ним минуту-другую, побежал за ним; to runбежать). Winnie-the-Pooh had come to a sudden stop (Винни-Пух вдруг резко остановился: «подошел к неожиданной остановке»), and was bending over the tracks in a puzzled sort of way (и склонился над следами озадаченно: «в озадаченном сорте способа»).

“What's the matter?” asked Piglet (в чем дело? — спросил Пятачок).

“It's a very funny thing,” said Bear (это очень забавно, — сказал Мишка), “but there seem to be two animals now (но кажется, теперь, /уже/ два зверя). This—whatever-it-was—has been joined by another—whatever-it-is (к этому Кому-бы-то-ни-было: «кто-бы-это-был» присоединилось другое Кто-бы-то-ни-было: «кто-бы-это-есть») —and the two of them are now proceeding in company (и двое из них = и они вдвоем продолжают теперь идти в компании). Would you mind coming with me, Piglet (ты не возражал бы пойти со мной, Пятачок), in case they turn out to be Hostile Animals (на тот случай, если они окажутся /быть/ Враждебными Зверями)?”

few [fjH], watch [wOC], animal ['xnImql]

With these few words he went on tracking, and Piglet, after watching him for a minute or two, ran after him. Winnie-the-Pooh had come to a sudden stop, and was bending over the tracks in a puzzled sort of way.

“What's the matter?” asked Piglet.

“It's a very funny thing,” said Bear, “but there seem to be two animals now. This—whatever-it-was—has been joined by another—whatever-it-is—and the two of them are now proceeding in company. Would you mind coming with me, Piglet, in case they turn out to be Hostile Animals?”

Piglet scratched his ear in a nice sort of way (Пятачок изящно почесал /свое/ ухо), and said that he had nothing to do until Friday, and would be delighted to come (и сказал, что ему нечего делать до Пятницы, и /он/ будет очень рад пойти /с ним/), in case it really was a Woozle (на случай, если это действительно Расплох).

“You mean, in case it really is two Woozles,” said Winnie-the-Pooh (ты хочешь сказать, на случай, если это действительно два Расплоха, — сказал Винни-Пух), and Piglet said that anyhow he had nothing to do until Friday (а Пятачок сказал, что в любом случае ему нечего делать до Пятницы). So off they went together (и они вместе пошли дальше; to go offотправляться, уходить).

ear [Iq], Friday ['fraIdI], delighted [dI'laItId]

Piglet scratched his ear in a nice sort of way, and said that he had nothing to do until Friday, and would be delighted to come, in case it really was a Woozle.

“You mean, in case it really is two Woozles,” said Winnie-the-Pooh, and Piglet said that anyhow he had nothing to do until Friday. So off they went together.

There was a small spinney of larch trees just here (как раз здесь была маленькая рощица лиственниц), and it seemed as if the two Woozles, if that is what they were, had been going round this spinney (и казалось, как будто два Расплоха, если это были именно они, ходят вокруг этой рощицы); so round this spinney went Pooh and Piglet after them (поэтому вокруг этой рощицы шли за ними Пух и Пятачок); Piglet passing the time by telling Pooh what his Grandfather Trespassers W had done to Remove Stiffness after Tracking (Пятачок проводил время, рассказывая Пуху, что сделал его Дедушка Посторонним В, /чтобы/ Избавиться от Онемелости / Окоченелости после Выслеживания), and how his Grandfather Trespassers W had suffered in his later years from Shortness of Breath (и как его Дедушка Посторонним В страдал в его поздние годы = на склоне лет от Одышки; short — короткий; shortness — нехватка; breath — дыхание), and other matters of interest (и другие интересные вещи), and Pooh wondering what a Grandfather was like (а Пуху было интересно, какой Дедушка = как выглядит Дедушка), and if perhaps this was Two Grandfathers they were after now (и если, возможно, это были Два Дедушки = и не двое ли их, которых они преследовали; to be afterпреследовать), and, if so, whether he would be allowed to take one home and keep it (и если /это/ так, разрешат ли ему взять одного домой и держать его), and what Christopher Robin would say (и что скажет Кристофер Робин). And still the tracks went on in front of them (а следы все еще продолжали идти = шли и шли дальше перед ними)...

spinney ['spInI], pass [pRs], suffer ['sAfq]

There was a small spinney of larch trees just here, and it seemed as if the two Woozles, if that is what they were, had been going round this spinney; so round this spinney went Pooh and Piglet after them; Piglet passing the time by telling Pooh what his Grandfather Trespassers W had done to Remove Stiffness after Tracking, and how his Grandfather Trespassers W had suffered in his later years from Shortness of Breath, and other matters of interest, and Pooh wondering what a Grandfather was like, and if perhaps this was Two Grandfathers they were after now, and, if so, whether he would be allowed to take one home and keep it, and what Christopher Robin would say. And still the tracks went on in front of them....

Suddenly Winnie-the-Pooh stopped (вдруг Винни-Пух остановился), and pointed excitedly in front of him (и показал взволнованно перед собой; to excite — возбуждать, волновать). “Look (смотри)!”

“What?” said Piglet, with a jump (что? — спросил Пятачок с прыжком = подпрыгнув). And then, to show that he hadn't been frightened (а потом, /чтобы/ показать, что он не испугался), he jumped up and down once or twice more in an exercising sort of way (он подпрыгнул один или два раза = пару раз еще в виде тренировки; to exercise — тренировать).

“The tracks!” said Pooh (следы! — сказал Пух). “A third animal has joined the other two (третье животное присоединилось к остальным = тем двум)!”

“Pooh!” cried Piglet (Пух! — закричал Пятачок). “Do you think it is another Woozle (ты думаешь, это еще один Расплох)?”

“No,” said Pooh, “because it makes different marks (нет, — сказал Пух, — потому что он делает = оставляет другие следы). It is either Two Woozles and one, as it might be, Wizzle (это либо Два Расплоха и один, как это мог бы быть = допустим / скажем, Дваплох), or Two, as it might be, Wizzles and one, if so it is, Woozle (или Два, скажем, Дваплоха и один, если /это/ так, Расплох). Let us continue to follow them (давай продолжать идти за ними).”

excitedly [Ik'saItIdlI], frighten ['fraItn], continue [kqn'tInjH]

Suddenly Winnie-the-Pooh stopped, and pointed excitedly in front of him. “Look!”

“What?” said Piglet, with a jump. And then, to show that he hadn't been frightened, he jumped up and down once or twice more in an exercising sort of way.

“The tracks!” said Pooh. “A third animal has joined the other two!”

“Pooh!” cried Piglet. “Do you think it is another Woozle?”

“No,” said Pooh, “because it makes different marks. It is either Two Woozles and one, as it might be, Wizzle, or Two, as it might be, Wizzles and one, if so it is, Woozle. Let us continue to follow them.”

So they went on, feeling just a little anxious now (и они пошли дальше, чувствуя себя лишь немного тревожно теперь), in case the three animals in front of them were of Hostile Intent (в случае если три зверя перед ними имели Враждебные Намерения). And Piglet wished very much that his Grandfather T. W. were there, instead of elsewhere (и Пятачок очень желал, чтобы его Дедушка П.В. был там = тут, вместо того, чтобы находиться где-то в другом месте), and Pooh thought how nice it would be if they met Christopher Robin suddenly but quite accidentally (а Пух думал, как здорово было бы, если бы они вдруг встретили Кристофера Робина, но совершенно случайно; accident — случай), and only because he liked Christopher Robin so much (и лишь потому, что он так сильно любил Кристофера Робина). And then, all of a sudden, Winnie-the-Pooh stopped again, and licked the tip of his nose in a cooling manner (а потом, совершенно неожиданно Винни-Пух снова остановился и облизал кончик своего носа в охлаждающей манере = чтобы охладить его), for he was feeling more hot and anxious than ever in his life before (так как он чувствовал себя более горячим и беспокойным = ему стало жарче и тревожнее, чем когда-либо прежде в его жизни). There were four animals in front of them (перед ними было четверо зверей)!

instead [In'sted], accidentally ["xksI'dentqlI], anxious ['xNkSqs]

So they went on, feeling just a little anxious now, in case the three animals in front of them were of Hostile Intent. And Piglet wished very much that his Grandfather T. W. were there, instead of elsewhere, and Pooh thought how nice it would be if they met Christopher Robin suddenly but quite accidentally, and only because he liked Christopher Robin so much. And then, all of a sudden, Winnie-the-Pooh stopped again, and licked the tip of his nose in a cooling manner, for he was feeling more hot and anxious than ever in his life before. There were four animals in front of them!

“Do you see, Piglet (видишь, Пятачок)? Look at their tracks (посмотри на их следы)! Three, as it were, Woozles, and one, as it was, Wizzle (три, скажем, Расплоха, и один, скажем, Дваплох). Another Woozle has joined them (еще один Расплох присоединился к ним)!”

And so it seemed to be (так, видимо, оно и было: «и так это казалось быть»). There were the tracks (/там/ были следы); crossing over each other here, getting muddled up with each other there (/они/ пересекались друг через = с другом здесь, переплетались друг с другом там; to muddle — мутить, взбалтывать; перемешивать); but, quite plainly every now and then, the tracks of four sets of paws (но совершенно ясно то и дело /виднелись/ следы четырех наборов лап).

their [DFq], each [JC], plainly ['pleInlI]

“Do you see, Piglet? Look at their tracks! Three, as it were, Woozles, and one, as it was, Wizzle. Another Woozle has joined them!

And so it seemed to be. There were the tracks; crossing over each other here, getting muddled up with each other there; but, quite plainly every now and then, the tracks of four sets of paws.

“I think,” said Piglet (я думаю = мне кажется, — сказал Пятачок), when he had licked the tip of his nose too (когда он тоже облизал кончик /своего/ носа), and found that it brought very little comfort (и обнаружил, что это доставило очень мало утешения; to find — находить), “I think that I have just remembered something (мне кажется, что я только что кое-что вспомнил). I have just remembered something that I forgot to do yesterday and sha'n't be able to do to-morrow (я только что вспомнил кое-что, что я забыл сделать вчера, и не смогу сделать завтра). So I suppose I really ought to go back and do it now (поэтому я полагаю, я действительно должен вернуться и сделать это сейчас).”

“We'll do it this afternoon, and I'll come with you,” said Pooh (мы сделаем это сегодня после полудня, и я пойду с тобой, — сказал Пух).

brought [brLt], comfort ['kAmfqt], ought [Lt]

“I think,” said Piglet, when he had licked the tip of his nose too, and found that it brought very little comfort, “I think that I have just remembered something. I have just remembered something that I forgot to do yesterday and sha'n't be able to do to-morrow. So I suppose I really ought to go back and do it now.”

“We'll do it this afternoon, and I'll come with you,” said Pooh.

“It isn't the sort of thing you can do in the afternoon (это не то, что ты можешь = можно сделать после полудня),” said Piglet quickly (сказал быстро Пятачок). “It's a very particular morning thing (это очень особое утреннее дело), that has to be done in the morning (которое нужно сделать утром), and, if possible, between the hours of—What would you say the time was (и, если можно, между часами = часов этак в — сколько времени, сказал бы ты = говоришь)?”

“About twelve,” said Winnie-the-Pooh, looking at the sun (около двенадцати, — сказал Винни-Пух, глядя на солнце).

“Between, as I was saying, the hours of twelve and twelve five (часов этак, как я говорил, от двенадцати — до двенадцати ноль пяти: «между 12 и 12.05»). So, really, dear old Pooh, if you'll excuse me— (ну, правда, дорогой старина Пух, если ты извинишь меня = извини, пожалуйста) What's that (что это)?”

afternoon ['Rftq'nHn], particular [pa'tIkjulq], excuse [Iks'kjHz]

“It isn't the sort of thing you can do in the afternoon,” said Piglet quickly. “It's a very particular morning thing, that has to be done in the morning, and, if possible, between the hours of—What would you say the time was?”

“About twelve,” said Winnie-the-Pooh, looking at the sun.

“Between, as I was saying, the hours of twelve and twelve five. So, really, dear old Pooh, if you'll excuse me—What's that?

Pooh looked up at the sky, and then, as he heard the whistle again (Пух посмотрел вверх на небо, а потом, когда он снова услыхал свист), he looked up into the branches of a big oak-tree, and then he saw a friend of his (он поднял взгляд на ветви большого дуба, и тогда он увидел одного своего друга: «одного друга из его»).

“It's Christopher Robin,” he said (это Кристофер Робин, — сказал он).

“Ah, then you'll be all right,” said Piglet (а, тогда с тобой все будет хорошо, — сказал Пятачок).

“You'll be quite safe with him (ты будешь совершенно безопасным = тебе будет совершенно безопасно с ним). Good-bye,” and he trotted off home as quickly as he could (до свидания, — и он унесся рысью домой, так быстро как он мог = со всех ног), very glad to be Out of All Danger again (очень довольный, быть = что /он/ снова Вне Всякой Опасности).

Christopher Robin came slowly down his tree (Кристофер Робин медленно спустился по /своему/ дереву).

whistle [wIsl], oak-tree ['quktrJ], danger ['deInGq]

Pooh looked up at the sky, and then, as he heard the whistle again, he looked up into the branches of a big oak-tree, and then he saw a friend of his.

“It's Christopher Robin,” he said.

“Ah, then you'll be all right,” said Piglet.

“You'll be quite safe with him. Good-bye,” and he trotted off home as quickly as he could, very glad to be Out of All Danger again.

Christopher Robin came slowly down his tree.

“Silly old Bear,” he said, “what were you doing (глупый старый Мишка, — сказал он, — что ты делал)? First you went round the spinney twice by yourself (сначала ты прошел вокруг рощицы два раза один), and then Piglet ran after you and you went round again together (а потом Пятачок побежал за тобой, и вы прошли еще раз вокруг вместе), and then you were just going round a fourth time— (а потом вы шли как раз вокруг четвертый раз)”

“Wait a moment,” said Winnie-the-Pooh, holding up his paw (подожди секундочку, — сказал Винни-Пух, поднимая свою лапу).

He sat down and thought, in the most thoughtful way he could think (он сел и задумался, самым задумчивым способом, /каким только/ он мог думать). Then he fitted his paw into one of the Tracks (затем он вложил свою лапу в = приложил свою лапу к одному из Следов)... and then he scratched his nose twice, and stood up (а потом он почесал свой нос два раза и встал).

fourth [fLT], thoughtful ['TLtful], twice ['twaIs]

“Silly old Bear,” he said, “what were you doing? First you went round the spinney twice by yourself, and then Piglet ran after you and you went round again together, and then you were just going round a fourth time—”

“Wait a moment,” said Winnie-the-Pooh, holding up his paw.

He sat down and thought, in the most thoughtful way he could think. Then he fitted his paw into one of the Tracks ...and then he scratched his nose twice, and stood up.

“Yes,” said Winnie-the-Pooh (да, — сказал Винни-Пух).

“I see now,” said Winnie-the-Pooh (теперь я вижу = понял, — сказал Винни-Пух).

“I have been Foolish and Deluded,” said he (я был Глуп и Обманут, — сказал он; to delude — обманывать, надувать, вводить в заблуждение), “and I am a Bear of no Brain at All (и я Мишка Совсем без Умишка).”

“You're the Best Bear in All the World (ты Самый Лучший Медведь во Всем Мире),” said Christopher Robin soothingly (сказал Кристофер Робин успокаивающе).

“Am I?” said Pooh hopefully (я = да? — спросил Пух с надеждой). And then he brightened up suddenly (и потом он вдруг просиял; bright — яркий; блестящий; светящийся).

“Anyhow,” he said, “it is nearly Luncheon Time (как бы там ни было, — сказал он, — /уже/ почти Обеденное Время / Пора Обедать).”

So he went home for it (и он пошел домой для этого = обедать).

foolish ['fHlIS], world [wWld], luncheon ['lAnCqn]

“Yes,” said Winnie-the-Pooh.

“I see now,” said Winnie-the-Pooh.

“I have been Foolish and Deluded,” said he, “and I am a Bear of no Brain at All.”

“You're the Best Bear in All the World,” said Christopher Robin soothingly.

“Am I?” said Pooh hopefully. And then he brightened up suddenly.

“Anyhow,” he said, “it is nearly Luncheon Time.”

So he went home for it.


Chapter 4,

IN WHICH EEYORE LOSES A TAIL AND POOH FINDS ONE

Глава 4,

В которой Иа теряет хвост, а Пух находит один = его

THE Old Grey Donkey, Eeyore, stood by himself in a thistly corner of the forest (Старый Серый Ослик Иа стоял один-одинешенек в заросшем чертополохом углу леса; thistle — чертополох), his front feet well apart, his head on one side, and thought about things (/его/ передние лапы очень врозь = широко расставлены, /его/ голова набок, и думал о вещах = о чем-то). Sometimes he thought sadly to himself, “Why?” (иногда он думал печально про себя: почему?) and sometimes he thought, “Wherefore?” (а иногда он думал: по какой причине?) and sometimes he thought, “Inasmuch as which?” (а иногда он думал: ввиду чего то, что / поскольку то, то что?; inasmuch asпоскольку, так как, ввиду того, что) —and sometimes he didn't quite know what he was thinking about (а иногда он совсем не знал, о чем он думает). So when Winnie-the-Pooh came stumping along (поэтому когда притопал: «пришел топоча» Винни-Пух), Eeyore was very glad to be able to stop thinking for a little (Иа был очень рад, /что/ может перестать думать на некоторое время; to be able to Vмочь, быть в состоянии), in order to say “How do you do?” in a gloomy manner to him (для того чтобы сказать ему в мрачной манере: как /ты/ поживаешь?).

Eeyore [J'jL], donkey ['dONkI], thistly ['TIslI]

THE Old Grey Donkey, Eeyore, stood by himself in a thistly corner of the forest, his front feet well apart, his head on one side, and thought about things. Sometimes he thought sadly to himself, “Why?” and sometimes he thought, “Wherefore?” and sometimes he thought, “Inasmuch as which?”—and sometimes he didn't quite know what he was thinking about. So when Winnie-the-Pooh came stumping along, Eeyore was very glad to be able to stop thinking for a little, in order to say “How do you do?” in a gloomy manner to him.

“And how are you?” said Winnie-the-Pooh (а как ты? — спросил Винни-Пух).

Eeyore shook his head from side to side (Иа покачал /своей/ головой из стороны в сторону; to shake трясти).

“Not very how,” he said (не очень как, — сказал он). “I don't seem to have felt at all how for a long time (мне кажется, я не чувствовал себя совсем как на протяжении долгого времени = уже давно; to feel — чувствовать).”

“Dear, dear,” said Pooh (ах-ах-ах, — сказал Пух), “I'm sorry about that (я сожалею об этом). Let's have a look at you (давай-ка посмотрим на тебя; to have a lookпосмотреть).” So Eeyore stood there, gazing sadly at the ground (так Иа стоял там, уставившись грустно на землю; to gaze — пристально глядеть; вглядываться; уставиться), and Winnie-the-Pooh walked all round him once (а Винни-Пух обошел один раз полностью вокруг него).

“Why, what's happened to your tail?” he said in surprise (ой, что случилось с твоим хвостом? — спросил он в удивлении = удивленно).

how [hau], sorry ['sOrI], walk [wLk]

“And how are you?” said Winnie-the-Pooh.

Eeyore shook his head from side to side.

“Not very how,” he said. “I don't seem to have felt at all how for a long time.”

“Dear, dear,” said Pooh, “I'm sorry about that. Let's have a look at you.” So Eeyore stood there, gazing sadly at the ground, and Winnie-the-Pooh walked all round him once.

“Why, what's happened to your tail?” he said in surprise.

“What has happened to it?” said Eeyore (/а/ что с ним случилось? — спросил Иа).

“It isn't there (его там нет)!”

“Are you sure (ты уверен)?”

“Well, either a tail is there or it isn't there (ну, либо хвост есть /там/, либо его нет /там/). You can't make a mistake about it (ты не можешь = невозможно ошибиться в этом). And yours isn't there (а твоего нет /там/)!”

“Then what is (тогда что есть / что там)?”

“Nothing (ничего).”

sure [Suq], either ['aIDq], nothing ['nATIN]

“What has happened to it?” said Eeyore.

“It isn't there!”

“Are you sure?”

“Well, either a tail is there or it isn't there You can't make a mistake about it. And yours isn't there!”

“Then what is?”

“Nothing.”

“Let's have a look,” said Eeyore (давай посмотрим, — сказал Иа), and he turned slowly round to the place where his tail had been a little while ago (и он медленно повернулся кругом до того места, где его хвост был недавно: «маленькое время назад»), and then, finding that he couldn't catch it up (а потом, обнаружив, что он не может его догнать), he turned round the other way (он повернулся = стал поворачиваться кругом в другую сторону), until he came back to where he was at first (пока он /не/ вернулся туда, где он был сначала), and then he put his head down and looked between his front legs (и тогда он опустил /свою/ голову и посмотрел между передних ног; to put downопускать), and at last he said, with a long, sad sigh (и наконец он сказал с долгим, грустным вздохом), “I believe you're right (я полагаю, что ты прав).”

“Of course I'm right,” said Pooh (конечно, я прав, — сказал Пух).

slowly ['slqulI], ago [q'gqu], course [kLs]

“Let's have a look,” said Eeyore, and he turned slowly round to the place where his tail had been a little while ago, and then, finding that he couldn't catch it up, he turned round the other way, until he came back to where he was at first, and then he put his head down and looked between his front legs, and at last he said, with a long, sad sigh, “I believe you're right.”

“Of course I'm right,” said Pooh.

“That accounts for a Good Deal,” said Eeyore gloomily (это Многое объясняет, — сказал мрачно Иа; to account forобъяснять; deal — некоторое количество). “It explains Everything (это разъясняет Все). No Wonder (неудивительно: «не чудо»).”

“You must have left it somewhere,” said Winnie-the-Pooh (ты, наверное, оставил его где-то, — сказал Винни-Пух; to leaveоставлять, покидать).

“Somebody must have taken it,” said Eeyore (кто-то, наверное, взял его, — сказал Иа; to takeбрать, взять).

“How Like Them,” he added, after a long silence (как Похоже на Них, — добавил он после долгого молчания). Pooh felt that he ought to say something helpful about it (Пух чувствовал, что ему следует сказать что-то полезное /то, что могло бы помочь/ об этом = по этому поводу; to help — помогать), but didn't quite know what (но он не совсем знал что).

account [q'kaunt], silence ['saIlqns], know [nqu]

“That accounts for a Good Deal,” said Eeyore gloomily. “It explains Everything. No Wonder.”

“You must have left it somewhere,” said Winnie-the-Pooh.

“Somebody must have taken it,” said Eeyore.

“How Like Them,” he added, after a long silence. Pooh felt that he ought to say something helpful about it, but didn't quite know what.

So he decided to do something helpful instead (поэтому он решил вместо /этого/ сделать что-нибудь полезное).

“Eeyore,” he said solemnly (Иа, — сказал он торжественно), “I, Winnie-the-Pooh, will find your tail for you (я, Винни-Пух, найду твой хвост для тебя = найду тебе твой хвост).”

“Thank you, Pooh,” answered Eeyore (спасибо, Пух, — ответил Иа). “You're a real friend,” said he (ты настоящий друг, — сказал он). “Not like Some,” he said (не подобно Некоторым = не то что Некоторые, — сказал он).

So Winnie-the-Pooh went off to find Eeyore's tail (и Винни-Пух ушел найти = на поиски хвоста Иа-Иа).

decide [dI'saId], solemnly ['sOlqmlI], real [rIql]

So he decided to do something helpful instead.

“Eeyore,” he said solemnly, “I, Winnie-the-Pooh, will find your tail for you.”

“Thank you, Pooh,” answered Eeyore. “You're a real friend,” said he. “Not like Some,” he said.

So Winnie-the-Pooh went off to find Eeyore's tail.

It was a fine spring morning in the forest as he started out (в лесу было прекрасное весеннее утро, когда он выступил в путь; to start outотправиться в путь). Little soft clouds played happily in a blue sky (маленькие мягкие облачка играли счастливо в голубом небе), skipping from time to time in front of the sun as if they had come to put it out (проскакивая время от времени перед солнцем, словно они пришли погасить его), and then sliding away suddenly so that the next might have his turn (а затем неожиданно ускользали, так чтобы следующие могли получить свою очередь = чтобы дошла очередь до следующих; to slide — скользить). Through them and between them the sun shone bravely (сквозь них и между ними смело светило солнце; to shineсветить), and a copse which had worn its firs all the year round (а роща, которая носила свои ели круглый год; to wear — носить /об одежде/) seemed old and dowdy now beside the new green lace which the beeches had put on so prettily (казалась старой и некрасивой сейчас рядом с новыми зелеными кружевами, которые так красиво надели буки; dowdy — без блеска, щегольства, убого одетый). Through copse and spinney marched Bear (через рощу и лесок шагал Медведь); down open slopes of gorse and heather, over rocky beds of streams (вниз по открытым склонам утесника и вереска, через скалистые русла ручьев), up steep banks of sandstone into the heather again (вверх по крутым насыпям песчаника снова в вереск); and so at last, tired and hungry, to the Hundred Acre[24] Wood (и так наконец усталый и голодный /он пришел/ в Сто-Акровый Лес). For it was in the Hundred Acre Wood that Owl lived (так как это = именно в Сто-Акровом Лесу жил Филин).

worn [wLn], dowdy ['daudI], prettily ['prItIlI]

It was a fine spring morning in the forest as he started out. Little soft clouds played happily in a blue sky, skipping from time to time in front of the sun as if they had come to put it out, and then sliding away suddenly so that the next might have his turn. Through them and between them the sun shone bravely, and a copse which had worn its firs all the year round seemed old and dowdy now beside the new green lace which the beeches had put on so prettily. Through copse and spinney marched Bear; down open slopes of gorse and heather, over rocky beds of streams, up steep banks of sandstone into the heather again; and so at last, tired and hungry, to the Hundred Acre Wood. For it was in the Hundred Acre Wood that Owl lived.

“And if anyone knows anything about anything (и если кто-нибудь знает что-нибудь о чем-нибудь),” said Bear to himself (сказал Мишка себе), “it's Owl who knows something about something,” he said (так это Филин, который знает кое-что о кое-чем, — сказал он), “or my name's not Winnie-the-Pooh,” he said (или мое имя не Винни-Пух = или меня зовут не Винни-Пух). “Which it is,” he added (которое этим является = а меня так зовут). “So there you are (так-то вот).”

Owl lived at The Chestnuts, and old-world residence of great charm (Филин жил в «Каштанах», старинной резиденции огромного обаяния), which was grander than anybody else's, or seemed so to Bear (которая была больше, чем чья либо другая, или казалась таковой Медведю), because it had both a knocker and a bell-pull (потому что она имела = на ней был и дверной молоток, и шнурок колокольчика). Underneath the knocker there was a notice which said (под дверным молотком было объявление, которое гласило):

anyone ['enIwAn], who [hH], knocker ['nOkq]

“And if anyone knows anything about anything,” said Bear to himself, “it's Owl who knows something about something,” he said, “or my name's not Winnie-the-Pooh,” he said. “Which it is,” he added. “So there you are.”

Owl lived at The Chestnuts, and old-world residence of great charm, which was grander than anybody else's, or seemed so to Bear, because it had both a knocker and a bell-pull. Underneath the knocker there was a notice which said:

PLES RING IF AN RNSER IS REQIRD (пАжалуста звАните, если требуИЦа Атвет = требуИЦа Аткрыть дверь).

Underneath the bell-pull there was a notice which said (под шнурком колокольчика было объявление, которое гласило):

PLEZ CNOKE IF AN RNSR IS NOT REQID (пАжалуста стучитИ, если Атвет не требуИЦа = не требуИЦа Аткрыть дверь).

These notices had been written by Christopher Robin, who was the only one in the forest who could spell (эти объявления были написаны Кристофером Робином, который был единственным в лесу, кто умел писать /буквы/); for Owl, wise though he was in many ways, able to read and write and spell his own name WOL (так как Филин, несмотря на то, что был мудр во многом, умел читать и писать и сказать по буквам свое собственное имя ХВИЛЕН), yet somehow went all to pieces over delicate words like MEASLES and BUTTEREDTOAST (тем не менее как-то полностью ломался над / совершенно столбенел перед /такими/ щекотливыми словами, как КРАСНУХА и ТОСТСМАСЛОМ; to go to piecesобанкротиться, пропасть: «развалиться на кусочки»).

owl [aul], piece [pJs], delicate ['delIkIt]

PLES RING IF AN RNSER IS REQIRD.

Underneath the bell-pull there was a notice which said:

PLEZ CNOKE IF AN RNSR IS NOT REQID.

These notices had been written by Christopher Robin, who was the only one in the forest who could spell; for Owl, wise though he was in many ways, able to read and write and spell his own name WOL, yet somehow went all to pieces over words like MEASLES and BUTTEREDTOAST.

Winnie-the-Pooh read the two notices very carefully (Винни-Пух прочел оба объявления очень внимательно), first from left to right, and afterwards, in case he had missed some of it, from right to left (сначала слева направо, а после, на тот случай, если он пропустил что-то из этого, справа налево). Then, to make quite sure, he knocked and pulled the knocker (потом, /чтобы/ совершенно наверняка / на всякий-превсякий случай, он постучал и подергал молоток = постучал молотком и подергал его; to make sureубедиться, удостовериться, на всякий случай), and he pulled and knocked the bell-rope (и он подергал шнурок колокольчика и постучал по нему), and he called out in a very loud voice (и он позвал очень громким голосом), “Owl! I require an answer (Филин, я требую ответа = открой дверь)! It's Bear speaking (это говорит Медведь).” And the door opened, and Owl looked out (и дверь открылась, и выглянул Филин).

“Hallo, Pooh,” he said (привет, Пух, — сказал он). “How's things (как дела)?”

read [red], require [rI'kwaIq], notice ['nqutIs]

Winnie-the-Pooh read the two notices very carefully, first from left to right, and afterwards, in case he had missed some of it, from right to left. Then, to make quite sure, he knocked and pulled the knocker, and he pulled and knocked the bell-rope, and he called out in a very loud voice, “Owl! I require an answer! It's Bear speaking.” And the door opened, and Owl looked out.

“Hallo, Pooh,” he said. “How's things?”

“Terrible and Sad,” said Pooh (Ужасно и Печально, — сказал Пух), “because Eeyore, who is a friend of mine, has lost his tail (потому что Иа, /который/ мой друг, потерял свой хвост). And he's Moping about it (и он Хандрит об этом = по этому поводу). So could you very kindly tell me how to find it for him (поэтому не мог бы ты так любезно = будь так любезен, скажи мне как найти его = хвост для него)?”

“Well,” said Owl (ну, — сказал Филин), “the customary procedure in such cases is as follows (основанная на обычае процедура в таких случаях следующая).”

“What does Crustimoney Proseedcake mean?” said Pooh (что значит Ось-набыченная Процент-дура? — спросил Пух). “For I am a Bear of Very Little Brain, and long words Bother me (ведь я Мишка с Очень Маленьким Умишком, и длинные слова Донимают меня; to bother — надоедать; беспокоить, докучать, донимать).”

customary ['kAstqmrI], procedure [prq'sJGq], follow ['fOlqu]

“Terrible and Sad,” said Pooh, “because Eeyore, who is a friend of mine, has lost his tail. And he's Moping about it. So could you very kindly tell me how to find it for him?”

“Well,” said Owl, “the customary procedure in such cases is as follows.”

“What does Crustimoney Proseedcake mean?” said Pooh. “For I am a Bear of Very Little Brain, and long words Bother me.”

“It means the Thing to Do (это значит, Что /нужно/ Делать).”

“As long as it means that, I don't mind,” said Pooh humbly (пока оно значит это, я не возражаю, — сказал Пух смиренно; humble — смиренный).

“The thing to do is as follows (/а/ сделать нужно следующее; as followsследующее). First, Issue a Reward (сначала назначь вознаграждение; to issue — вытекать, выходить; издавать /приказ/; назначать /вознаграждение/). Then— (затем)”

“Just a moment,” said Pooh, holding up his paw (секундочку, — сказал Пух, поднимая /свою/ лапу). “What do we do to this—what you were saying (что мы сделаем с этим — что ты говорил)? You sneezed just as you were going to tell me (ты чихнул[25] как раз, когда /ты/ собирался сказать мне).”

“I didn't sneeze (я не чихал).”

“Yes, you did, Owl (да = нет[26], ты чихнул, Филин).”

mind [maInd], humbly ['hAmblI], issue ['ISH]

“It means the Thing to Do.”

“As long as it means that, I don't mind,” said Pooh humbly.

“The thing to do is as follows. First, Issue a Reward. Then—”

“Just a moment,” said Pooh, holding up his paw. “What do we do to this—what you were saying? You sneezed just as you were going to tell me.”

“I didn't sneeze.”

“Yes, you did, Owl.”

“Excuse me, Pooh, I didn't (извини меня, Пух, но я не делал = не чихал). You can't sneeze without knowing it (ты не можешь чихнуть = нельзя чихнуть, не зная об этом = и не знать об этом).”

“Well, you can't know it without something having been sneezed (ну, нельзя знать об этом, если кто-то не чихнул).”

“What I said was, 'First Issue a Reward' (то, что я сказал, было = так это: сначала назначь вознаграждение).”

“You're doing it again,” said Pooh sadly (ты снова делаешь это = чихаешь, — сказал Пух печально).

“A Reward!” said Owl very loudly (вознаграждение! — сказал Филин очень громко). “We write a notice to say (мы напишем объявление, в котором будет сказано: «сказать») that we will give a large something to anybody who finds Eeyore's tail (что мы дадим что-то обильное тому, кто найдет хвост Иа-Иа; large — большой, крупный).”

sneeze [snJz], without [wI'Daut], large [lRG]

“Excuse me, Pooh, I didn't. You can't sneeze without knowing it.”

“Well, you can't know it without something having been sneezed.”

“What I said was, 'First Issue a Reward'.”

“You're doing it again,” said Pooh sadly.

“A Reward!” said Owl very loudly. “We write a notice to say that we will give a large something to anybody who finds Eeyore's tail.”

“I see, I see,” said Pooh, nodding his head (я вижу = понятно, понятно, — сказал Пух, кивая /своей/ головой). “Talking about large somethings,” he went on dreamily (сказать об обильных что-тах, — продолжил он мечтательно), “I generally have a small something about now—about this time in the morning (я обычно имею = принимаю / съедаю маленькое = необильное что-то приблизительно в это время: «около сейчас»),” and he looked wistfully at the cupboard in the corner of Owl's parlour (и он поглядел с тоской на буфет в углу гостиной Филина; wistfullyтоскуя, страстно желая); “just a mouthful of condensed milk or whatnot, with perhaps a lick of honey— (лишь немножко сгущенного молока или чего-нибудь, возможно, с маленькой порцией = глоточком меда; to lick — лизать, облизывать)”

“Well, then,” said Owl (ну, тогда, — сказал Филин), “we write out this notice, and we put it up all over the Forest (мы переписываем это объявление, и /мы/ вывешиваем его по всему лесу; to put up a noticeвывешивать объявление).”

“A lick of honey,” murmured Bear to himself (глоточек меда, — прошептал Медведь себе), “or—or not, as the case may be (или — или нет, как уж получится: «какой случай может быть»; as the case may beв зависимости от обстоятельств).” And he gave a deep sigh, and tried very hard to listen to what Owl was saying (и он издал глубокий вздох и очень старался слушать /то/, что говорил Филин).

talk [tLk], dreamily ['drJmIlI], parlour ['pRlq]

“I see, I see,” said Pooh, nodding his head. “Talking about large somethings,” he went on dreamily, “I generally have a small something about now—about this time in the morning,” and he looked wistfully at the cupboard in the corner of Owl's parlour; “just a mouthful of condensed milk or whatnot, with perhaps a lick of honey—”

“Well, then,” said Owl, “we write out this notice, and we put it up all over the Forest.”

“A lick of honey,” murmured Bear to himself, “or—or not, as the case may be.” And he gave a deep sigh, and tried very hard to listen to what Owl was saying.

But Owl went on and on, using longer and longer words (но Филин продолжал и продолжал, пользуясь более длинными и более длинными словами = все более длинными словами), until at last he came back to where he started (пока наконец он /не/ вернулся туда, откуда /он/ начал), and he explained that the person to write out this notice was Christopher Robin (и он объяснил, что особа, которая будет переписывать это объявление, был = это Кристофер Робин).

“It was he who wrote the ones on my front door for me (это был он, который написал = именно он написал таковые = те, что на моей входной двери для меня). Did you see them, Pooh (ты видел их, Пух)?”

For some time now Pooh had been saying “Yes” and “No” in turn (некоторое время теперь Пух говорил «да» и «нет» по очереди), with his eyes shut, to all that Owl was saying (с /его/ закрытыми глазами, на все, что говорил Филин), and having said, “Yes, yes,” last time, he said “No, not at all,” (и сказав «да, да» в последний раз, он сказал «нет, ничуть») now, without really knowing what Owl was talking about (теперь /уже/ действительно не зная, о чем говорит Филин)? “Didn't you see them?” said Owl, a little surprised (разве ты не видел их? — спросил Филин, немного удивленный). “Come and look at them now (идем посмотрим на них сейчас).”

explain [Iks'pleIn], start [stRt], person ['pWsqn]

But Owl went on and on, using longer and longer words, until at last he came back to where he started, and he explained that the person to write out this notice was Christopher Robin.

“It was he who wrote the ones on my front door for me. Did you see them, Pooh?”

For some time now Pooh had been saying “Yes” and “No” in turn, with his eyes shut, to all that Owl was saying, and having said, “Yes, yes,” last time, he said “No, not at all,” now, without really knowing what Owl was talking about? “Didn't you see them?” said Owl, a little surprised. “Come and look at them now.”

So they went outside (и они вышли наружу). And Pooh looked at the knocker and the notice below it (и Пух посмотрел на дверной молоток и объявление под ним), and he looked at the bell-rope and the notice below it (и он посмотрел на шнурок колокольчика и объявление под ним), and the more he looked at the bell-rope (и чем больше он смотрел на шнурок колокольчика), the more he felt that he had seen something like it (тем больше он чувствовал, что он /уже/ видел нечто похожее на него), somewhere else, sometime before (где-то в другом месте, когда-то раньше).

“Handsome bell-rope, isn't it?” said Owl (красивый шнурочек, не так ли? — спросил Филин).

Pooh nodded (Пух кивнул).

“It reminds me of something,” he said (он мне что-то напоминает, — сказал он), “but I can't think what (но я не могу вспомнить что; to thinkпомнить, вспоминать, восстанавливать в памяти). Where did you get it (где ты его достал / взял)?”

outside ['aut'saId], below [bI'lqu], more [mL]

So they went outside. And Pooh looked at the knocker and the notice below it, and he looked at the bell-rope and the notice below it, and the more he looked at the bell-rope, the more he felt that he had seen something like it, somewhere else, sometime before.

“Handsome bell-rope, isn't it?” said Owl.

Pooh nodded.

“It reminds me of something,” he said, “but I can't think what. Where did you get it?”

“I just came across it in the Forest (я просто наткнулся на него в Лесу; to come acrossнаткнуться). It was hanging over a bush, and I thought at first somebody lived there, so I rang it (он свисал с куста, и я подумал сначала, /что/ там кто-то живет, поэтому я позвонил /в него/), and nothing happened, and then I rang it again very loudly (и ничего /не/ случилось, и тогда я позвонил снова очень громко), and it came off in my hand, and as nobody seemed to want it, I took it home, and (и он оторвался в мою руку, и так как, казалось, что он никому не нужен: «кто-либо нуждается в нем», я взял его домой, и)”

“Owl,” said Pooh solemnly, “you made a mistake (Филин, — сказал торжественно Пух, — ты совершил ошибку). Somebody did want it (кое-кому он был нужен).”

“Who (кому)?”

“Eeyore (Иа). My dear friend Eeyore (моему дорогому другу Иа). He was—he was fond of it (он — он любил его; to be fond ofлюбить; fond — испытывающий нежные чувства, привязанный /к кому-либо, чему-либо/).”

“Fond of it (любил его)?”

“Attached to it,” said Winnie-the-Pooh sadly (/был/ привязан к нему, — сказал Винни-Пух грустно; to attach — привязывать).

across [q'krOs], friend [frend], attached [q'txCt]

“I just came across it in the Forest. It was hanging over a bush, and I thought at first somebody lived there, so I rang it, and nothing happened, and then I rang it again very loudly, and it came off in my hand, and as nobody seemed to want it, I took it home, and”

“Owl,” said Pooh solemnly, “you made a mistake. Somebody did want it.”

“Who?”

“Eeyore. My dear friend Eeyore. He was—he was fond of it.”

“Fond of it?”

“Attached to it,” said Winnie-the-Pooh sadly.

So with these words he unhooked it, and carried it back to Eeyore (и с этими словами он отцепил его и понес его обратно Иа; hook — крюк); and when Christopher Robin had nailed it on its right place again (а когда Кристофер Робин прибил его гвоздиком на /его/ нужное место снова; to nailприбивать гвоздями; nail — гвоздь), Eeyore frisked about the forest, waving his tail so happily (Иа поскакал по лесу, размахивая своим хвостом так счастливо; to frisk — скакать, прыгать; резвиться) that Winnie-the-Pooh came over all funny, and had to hurry home for a little snack of something to sustain him (что Винни-Пух почувствовал себя очень странно, и /ему/ пришлось поспешить домой за маленьким кусочком чего-нибудь, /чтобы/ подкрепить его = подкрепиться; snackлегкая закуска). And wiping his mouth half an hour afterwards (и вытерев /свой/ рот полчаса спустя), he sang to himself proudly (он гордо пропел себе; to sing):

unhook ['An'huk], mouth [mauT], half [hRf]

So with these words he unhooked it, and carried it back to Eeyore; and when Christopher Robin had nailed it on its right place again, Eeyore frisked about the forest, waving his tail so happily that Winnie-the-Pooh came over all funny, and had to hurry home for a little snack of something to sustain him. And wiping his mouth half an hour afterwards, he sang to himself proudly:

Who found the Tail (кто нашел Хвост)?

“I,” said Pooh (я, — сказал Пух),

“At a quarter to two (без четверти два)

(Only it was quarter to eleven really (только на самом деле было без четверти одиннадцать)),

I found the Tail (я нашел Хвост)!”

found [faund], quarter ['kwLtq], only ['qunlI]

Who found the Tail?

“I,” said Pooh,

“At a quarter to two

(Only it was quarter to eleven really),

I found the Tail!”


Chapter 5,

IN WHICH PIGLET MEETS A HEFFALUMP

Глава 5,

В которой Пятачок встречает Слонопотама

ONE day, when Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet were all talking together (однажды, когда Кристофер Робин и Винни-Пух и Пятачок все беседовали вместе), Christopher Robin finished the mouthful he was eating and said carelessly (Кристофер Робин закончил кусок, /который/ он ел = доел то, что у него было во рту и сказал беспечно): “I saw a Heffalump to-day, Piglet (я видел сегодня Слонопотама, Пятачок).”

“What was it doing?” asked Piglet (/и/ что он делал? — спросил Пятачок).

“Just lumping along,” said Christopher Robin (просто слонялся, — сказал Кристофер Робин; to lump along — тяжело двигаться, тяжело ступать). “I don't think it saw me (/я/ не думаю, что он видел меня; to see).”

“I saw one once,” said Piglet (я видел одного однажды, — сказал Пятачок). “At least, I think I did,” he said (по крайней мере, /я/ думаю, /что/ /я/ видел). “Only perhaps it wasn't (только, возможно, это был не /он/).”

“So did I,” said Pooh (я тоже, — сказал Пух), wondering what a Heffalump was like (спрашивая себя, какой = как выглядит Слонопотам).

“You don't often see them,” said Christopher Robin carelessly (/ты/ не часто их видишь = их нечасто можно увидеть, — сказал Кристофер Робин беспечно).

“Not now,” said Piglet (/и/ не теперь, — сказал Пятачок).

“Not at this time of year,” said Pooh (не в это время года, — сказал Пух).

saw [sL], least [lJst], wonder ['wAndq]

ONE day, when Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet were all talking together, Christopher Robin finished the mouthful he was eating and said carelessly: “I saw a Heffalump to-day, Piglet.”

“What was it doing?” asked Piglet.

“Just lumping along,” said Christopher Robin. “I don't think it saw me.”

“I saw one once,” said Piglet. “At least, I think I did,” he said. “Only perhaps it wasn't.”

“So did I,” said Pooh, wondering what a Heffalump was like.

“You don't often see them,” said Christopher Robin carelessly.

“Not now,” said Piglet.

“Not at this time of year,” said Pooh.

Then they all talked about something else (потом они все поговорили о чем-то еще), until it was time for Pooh and Piglet to go home together (пока /не/ было = пришла пора Пуху и Пятачку идти вместе домой). At first as they stumped along the path which edged the Hundred Acre Wood (сначала, когда они ковыляли по тропинке, которая окаймляла Сто-Акровый Лес; to stump along — ковылять, тяжело ступать), they didn't say much to each other (они не сказали много друг другу = они мало говорили друг с другом); but when they came to the stream (но когда они пришли к ручью), and had helped each other across the stepping stones (и помогли друг другу перебраться через камушки: «камни для ступания»), and were able to walk side by side again over the heather (и смогли идти бок о бок снова через вереск), they began to talk in a friendly way about this and that (они начали беседовать в дружеской манере о том и о сем), and Piglet said, “If you see what I mean, Pooh (и Пятачок говорил: если ты понимаешь, что я имею в виду, Пух),” and Pooh said, “It's just what I think myself, Piglet (а Пух говорил: это как раз то, что думаю /и/ я сам, Пятачок),” and Piglet said, “But, on the other hand, Pooh, we must remember (и Пятачок говорил: но, с другой стороны, Пух, мы должны помнить),” and Pooh said, “Quite true, Piglet, although I had forgotten it for the moment (а Пух говорил: совершенно верно, Пятачок, хотя я забыл об этом на данный момент).” And then, just as they came to the Six Pine Trees (а потом, как раз когда они пришли к Шести Соснам), Pooh looked round to see that nobody else was listening (Пух оглянулся, /чтобы/ убедиться, что никто /больше/ не подслушивает), and said in a very solemn voice (и сказал очень торжественным голосом): “Piglet, I have decided something (Пятачок, я кое-что решил; to decide).’

friendly ['frendlI], although [Ll'Dqu], solemn ['sOlqm]

Then they all talked about something else, until it was time for Pooh and Piglet to go home together. At first as they stumped along the path which edged the Hundred Acre Wood, they didn't say much to each other; but when they came to the stream, and had helped each other across the stepping stones, and were able to walk side by side again over the heather, they began to talk in a friendly way about this and that, and Piglet said, “If you see what I mean, Pooh,” and Pooh said, “It's just what I think myself, Piglet,” and Piglet said, “But, on the other hand, Pooh, we must remember,” and Pooh said, “Quite true, Piglet, although I had forgotten it for the moment.” And then, just as they came to the Six Pine Trees, Pooh looked round to see that nobody else was listening, and said in a very solemn voice: “Piglet, I have decided something.’

“What have you decided, Pooh (что ты решил, Пух)?”

“I have decided to catch a Heffalump (я решил поймать Слонопотама).”

Pooh nodded his head several times as he said this (Пух кивнул /своей/ головой несколько раз, когда он говорил это), and waited for Piglet to say “How?” or “Pooh, you couldn't (и ждал, что Пятачок скажет: «Пятачка сказать» как? или Пух, ты не смог бы = неужели)!” or something helpful of that sort, but Piglet said nothing (или что-то полезное /что помогло бы/ такого же типа, но Пятачок /не/ сказал ничего). The fact was Piglet was wishing that he had thought about it first (дело в том, /что/ Пятачок пожалел, что он первый не подумал об этом: «желал, чтобы он подумал об этом первый»; to think).

“I shall do it,” said Pooh, after waiting a little longer (я сделаю это, — сказал Пух, подождав еще немного), “by means of a trap (с помощью западни). And it must be a Cunning Trap (и это должна быть Хитроумная Западня; cunning — умелый, искусный; находчивый), so you will have to help me, Piglet (поэтому тебе придется помочь мне, Пятачок).”

several ['sevrql], means [mJnz], cunning ['kAnIN]

“What have you decided, Pooh?”

“I have decided to catch a Heffalump.”

Pooh nodded his head several times as he said this, and waited for Piglet to say “How?” or “Pooh, you couldn't!” or something helpful of that sort, but Piglet said nothing. The fact was Piglet was wishing that he had thought about it first.

“I shall do it,” said Pooh, after waiting a little longer, “by means of a trap. And it must be a Cunning Trap, so you will have to help me, Piglet.”

“Pooh,” said Piglet, feeling quite happy again now, “I will (Пух, — сказал Пятачок, чувствуя себя совершенно счастливым снова, — я помогу: «буду»).” And then he said, “How shall we do it (а потом он сказал, — как мы сделаем это / как нам сделать это)?” and Pooh said, “That's just it. How (а Пух сказал, — вот именно, как)?” And then they sat down together to think it out (и тогда они сели вместе, /чтобы/ продумать это).

Pooh's first idea was that they should dig a Very Deep Pit (первой мыслью Пуха было выкопать: «чтобы они выкопали» Очень Глубокую Яму), and then the Heffalump would come along and fall into the Pit, and (и тогда Слонопотам придет и упадет в Яму, и)—

“Why?” said Piglet (почему? — спросил Пятачок).

“Why what?” said Pooh (что почему? — спросил Пух).

“Why would he fall in (почему он упадет в нее)?”

idea [aI'dIq], should [Sud], along [q'lON]

“Pooh,” said Piglet, feeling quite happy again now, “I will.” And then he said, “How shall we do it?” and Pooh said, “That's just it. How?” And then they sat down together to think it out.

Pooh's first idea was that they should dig a Very Deep Pit, and then the Heffalump would come along and fall into the Pit, and—

“Why?” said Piglet.

“Why what?” said Pooh.

“Why would he fall in?”

Pooh rubbed his nose with his paw (Пух потер /свой/ нос /своей/ лапой), and said that the Heffalump might be walking along (и сказал, что Слонопотам, возможно, будет прохаживаться), humming a little song, and looking up at the sky (напевая песенку и глядя вверх на небо), wondering if it would rain, and so he wouldn't see the Very Deep Pit (интересуясь, /не/ пойдет ли дождь, и поэтому он не увидит Очень Глубокую Яму) until he was half-way down, when it would be too late (пока он /не/ окажется на полпути вниз, когда будет слишком поздно).

Piglet said that this was a very good Trap (Пятачок сказал, что это очень хорошая Западня), but supposing it were raining already (но, предположим, дождь уже будет идти; to suppose — предполагать)?

Pooh rubbed his nose again (Пух снова потер /свой/ нос), and said that he hadn't thought of that (и сказал, что он не подумал об этом). And then he brightened up, and said that (а потом он просиял и сказал, что), if it were raining already, the Heffalump would be looking at the sky (если уже будет идти дождь, Слонопотам будет смотреть на небо) wondering if it would clear up (интересуясь, прояснится ли), and so he wouldn't see the Very Deep Pit (и поэтому он не увидит Очень Глубокую Яму) until he was half-way down (пока не окажется на полпути вниз).... When it would be too late (когда будет слишком поздно).

brighten ['braItn], already [Ll'redI], clear [klIq]

Pooh rubbed his nose with his paw, and said that the Heffalump might be walking along, humming a little song, and looking up at the sky, wondering if it would rain, and so he wouldn't see the Very Deep Pit until he was half-way down, when it would be too late.

Piglet said that this was a very good Trap, but supposing it were raining already?

Pooh rubbed his nose again, and said that he hadn't thought of that. And then he brightened up, and said that, if it were raining already, the Heffalump would be looking at the sky wondering if it would clear up, and so he wouldn't see the Very Deep Pit until he was half-way down.... When it would be too late.

Piglet said that, now that this point had been explained (Пятачок сказал, что теперь, когда этот пункт растолкован), he thought it was a Cunning Trap (он думает, /что/ это Хитроумная Западня).

Pooh was very proud when he heard this (Пух был очень горд = очень загордился, когда /он/ услышал это), and he felt that the Heffalump was as good as caught already (и он почувствовал, что Слонопотам был уже почти пойман; as good as — все равно что, почти, фактически), but there was just one other thing which had to be thought about, and it was this (но был лишь еще один пунктик, о котором нужно было подумать, и это было это = следующее). Where should they dig the Very Deep Pit (где им следует вырыть Очень Глубокую Яму)?

Piglet said that the best place would be somewhere where a Heffalump was (Пятачок сказал, что лучшее место будет где-то там, где будет Слонопотам), just before he fell into it (как раз перед тем, как он упадет в нее; to fall — падать), only about a foot farther on (только где-то на фут дальше).

proud [praud], caught [kLt], farther ['fRDq]

Piglet said that, now that this point had been explained, he thought it was a Cunning Trap.

Pooh was very proud when he heard this, and he felt that the Heffalump was as good as caught already, but there was just one other thing which had to be thought about, and it was this. Where should they dig the Very Deep Pit?

Piglet said that the best place would be somewhere where a Heffalump was, just before he fell into it, only about a foot farther on.

“But then he would see us digging it,” said Pooh (но тогда он увидит нас, роющими ее = как мы роем ее, — сказал Пух).

“Not if he was looking at the sky (если он не будет смотреть на небо).”

“He would Suspect,” said Pooh (он будет Подозревать, — сказал Пух), “if he happened to look down (если он случайно посмотрит вниз: «если он случится смотреть вниз»).” He thought for a long time and then added sadly (он долго думал и потом грустно добавил), “It isn't as easy as I thought (это не так просто, как я думал). I suppose that's why Heffalumps hardly ever get caught (я полагаю, что именно поэтому Слонопотамы почти никогда не попадаются; to get caught — попасться, оказаться пойманным).”

“That must be it,” said Piglet (то должно быть это = наверное, поэтому, наверное, в этом дело, — сказал Пятачок).

easy ['JzI], hardly ['hRdlI], ever ['evq]

“But then he would see us digging it,” said Pooh.

“Not if he was looking at the sky.”

“He would Suspect,” said Pooh, “if he happened to look down.” He thought for a long time and then added sadly, “It isn't as easy as I thought. I suppose that's why Heffalumps hardly ever get caught.”

“That must be it,” said Piglet.

They sighed and got up (они вздохнули и встали); and when they had taken a few gorse prickles out of themselves they sat down again (и когда они вытащили /по/ несколько колючек утесника из себя, они снова сели); and all the time Pooh was saying to himself (и все время Пух говорил себе), “If only I could think of something (если бы только я мог что-нибудь придумать)!” For he felt sure that a Very Clever Brain could catch a Heffalump (потому что он ощущал уверенность /в том/, что Очень Умный Мозг мог бы поймать Слонопотама) if only he knew the right way to go about it (если бы только он знал подходящий способ приступить к этому; to know — знать; to go about — приступить к, взяться за, начинать).

“Suppose,” he said to Piglet (предположим, — сказал он Пятачку), “you wanted to catch me, how would you do it (ты захотел бы поймать меня, как ты бы сделал это)?”

themselves [Dqm'selvz], knew [njH], wanted ['wOntId]

They sighed and got up; and when they had taken a few gorse prickles out of themselves they sat down again; and all the time Pooh was saying to himself, “If only I could think of something!” For he felt sure that a Very Clever Brain could catch a Heffalump if only he knew the right way to go about it.

“Suppose,” he said to Piglet, “you wanted to catch me, how would you do it?”

“Well,” said Piglet, “I should do it like this (ну, — сказал Пятачок, — я бы сделал это так). I should make a Trap (я бы сделал Западню), and I should put a Jar of Honey in the Trap (и я бы положил в Западню Банку Меда = Банку с Медом), and you would smell it (и ты бы учуял его), and you would go in after it, and— (и ты бы полез внутрь за ним)”

“And I would go in after it,” said Pooh excitedly (и я бы полез внутрь за ним, — сказал Пух взволнованно; to excite — возбуждать, волновать), “only very carefully so as not to hurt myself (только очень осторожно, чтобы не ушибиться: «не ушибить меня самого»), and I would get to the Jar of Honey (и я бы добрался до Банки с Медом), and I should lick round the edges first of all (и я бы облизал прежде всего края), pretending that there wasn't any more, you know (/ты/ знаешь, делая вид, что /там/ больше ничего не осталось), and then I should walk away and think about it a little (а потом я бы отошел и подумал бы немного о нем), and then I should come back and start licking in the middle of the jar, and then— (а потом я бы вернулся и начал лизать в середине банки, а потом)”

jar [GR], honey ['hAnI], excitedly [Ik'saItIdlI]

“Well,” said Piglet, “I should do it like this. I should make a Trap, and I should put a Jar of Honey in the Trap, and you would smell it, and you would go in after it, and—”

“And I would go in after it,” said Pooh excitedly, “only very carefully so as not to hurt myself, and I would get to the Jar of Honey, and I should lick round the edges first of all, pretending that there wasn't any more, you know, and then I should walk away and think about it a little, and then I should come back and start licking in the middle of the jar, and then—”

“Yes, well never mind about that where you would be (да, совершенно неважно, где бы ты был; never mind — ничего, неважно, не беспокойтесь, не беда), and there I should catch you (и там я бы тебя поймал). Now the first thing to think of is (теперь первое, о чем нужно подумать), What do Heffalumps like (что любят Слонопотамы)? I should think acorns, shouldn't you (я полагаю желуди, не так ли)? We'll get a lot of (мы соберем кучу) —I say, wake up, Pooh (эй / послушай, проснись, Пух)!”

never ['nevq], mind [maInd], acorn ['eIkLn]

“Yes, well never mind about that where you would be, and there I should catch you. Now the first thing to think of is, What do Heffalumps like? I should think acorns, shouldn't you? We'll get a lot of—I say, wake up, Pooh!”

Pooh, who had gone into a happy dream (Пух, который вошел = погрузился в счастливый сон), woke up with a start, and said (проснулся вздрогнув / как от толчка и сказал) that Honey was a much more trappy thing than Haycorns (что Мед гораздо более опасная вещь = гораздо западнистее, чем желуди). Piglet didn't think so (Пятачок так не думал); and they were just going to argue about it (и они как раз собрались поспорить об этом), when Piglet remembered that (когда Пятачок вспомнил, что), if they put acorns in the Trap (если они будут класть в Западню желуди), he would have to find the acorns (то ему придется найти желуди), but if they put honey (но если они положат мед), then Pooh would have to give up some of his own honey (тогда Пуху придется уступить часть его собственного меда), so he said, “All right, honey then (поэтому он сказал: хорошо, тогда мед),” just as Pooh remembered it too (как раз когда Пух вспомнил об этом тоже), and was going to say, “All right, haycorns (и собирался сказать: ладно, желуди).”

“Honey,” said Piglet to himself in a thoughtful way (мед, — сказал Пятачок себе задумчиво), as if it were now settled (словно это было теперь решено; to settle — поселить/ся/, обосноваться; урегулировать, разрешить). “I'll dig the pit, while you go and get the honey (я выкопаю яму, пока ты сходишь за медом: «пойдешь и достанешь мед»).”

“Very well,” said Pooh, and he stumped off (очень хорошо, — сказал Пух, и /он/ заковылял прочь / ушел тяжелым шагом).

dream [drJm], argue ['RgjH], thoughtful ['TLtful]

Pooh, who had gone into a happy dream, woke up with a start, and said that Honey was a much more trappy thing than Haycorns. Piglet didn't think so; and they were just going to argue about it, when Piglet remembered that, if they put acorns in the Trap, he would have to find the acorns, but if they put honey, then Pooh would have to give up some of his own honey, so he said, “All right, honey then,” just as Pooh remembered it too, and was going to say, “All right, haycorns.”

“Honey,” said Piglet to himself in a thoughtful way, as if it were now settled. “I'll dig the pit, while you go and get the honey.”

“Very well,” said Pooh, and he stumped off.

As soon as he got home (как только он добрался домой), he went to the larder (он пошел в кладовую); and he stood on a chair (и он встал на стул), and took down a very large jar of honey from the top shelf (и снял очень большую банку с медом с верхней полки; to take down — снимать, спускать). It had HUNNY written on it (на ней было написано МИОТ), but, just to make sure (но просто чтобы убедиться / на всякий случай), he took off the paper cover and looked at it (он снял бумажную крышку и посмотрел на него = содержимое банки), and it looked just like honey (и оно выглядело в точности как мед). “But you never can tell,” said Pooh (но /ты/ никогда точно не можешь отличить = разберешь, — сказал Пух). “I remember my uncle saying once that he had seen cheese just this colour (я помню, /как/ мой дядя однажды сказал, что он видел сыр точно такого цвета).” So he put his tongue in, and took a large lick (поэтому он засунул /свой/ язык вовнутрь и взял большой кусок = и хорошенько лизнул; lick — облизывание; небольшое количество, небольшой кусочек, маленькая порция; to lick — лизать, облизывать). “Yes,” he said, “it is (да, — сказал он, — это он = мед). No doubt about that (никаких сомнений по этому поводу). And honey, I should say, right down to the bottom of the jar (и мед, я бы сказал, до самого дна банки). Unless, of course,” he said (если, конечно, — сказал он), “somebody put cheese in at the bottom just for a joke (кто-то не положил сыра на дно просто ради шутки). Perhaps I had better go a little further (возможно, мне лучше зайти = углубиться немного дальше)... just in case (просто на всякий случай)... in case Heffalumps don't like cheese (на тот случай, если Слонопотамы не любят сыр)... same as me... Ah (так же, как я — Ах)!” And he gave a deep sigh (и он глубоко вздохнул). “I was right (я был прав). It is honey, right the way down (это мед, до самого дна).”

chair [CFq], uncle [ANkl], doubt [daut]

As soon as he got home, he went to the larder; and he stood on a chair, and took down a very large jar of honey from the top shelf. It had HUNNY written on it, but, just to make sure, he took off the paper cover and looked at it, and it looked just like honey. “But you never can tell,” said Pooh. “I remember my uncle saying once that he had seen cheese just this colour.” So he put his tongue in, and took a large lick. “Yes,” he said, “it is. No doubt about that. And honey, I should say, right down to the bottom of the jar. Unless, of course,” he said, “somebody put cheese in at the bottom just for a joke. Perhaps I had better go a little further... just in case... in case Heffalumps don't like cheese... same as me... Ah!” And he gave a deep sigh. “I was right. It is honey, right the way down.”

Having made certain of this, he took the jar back to Piglet (удостоверившись в этом, он отнес банку обратно Пятачку; to make certain of — удостовериться), and Piglet looked up from the bottom of his Very Deep Pit, and said (а Пятачок посмотрел вверх со дна его Очень Глубокой Ямы и сказал), “Got it (принес)?” and Pooh said, “Yes, but it isn't quite a full jar (и Пух сказал, — да, но это не совсем полная банка),” and he threw it down to Piglet (и он бросил ее Пятачку; to throw — бросать), and Piglet said, “No, it isn't (и Пятачок сказал, — нет = да, неполная)! Is that all you've got left (это все, что у тебя осталось)?” and Pooh said, “Yes (и Пух сказал: да).” Because it was (потому что /так/ это и было). So Piglet put the jar at the bottom of the Pit, and climbed out (и Пятачок положил банку на дно Ямы и выбрался), and they went off home together (и они отправились вместе домой).

“Well, good night, Pooh,” said Piglet (ну, спокойной ночи, Пух, — сказал Пятачок), when they had got to Pooh's house (когда они добрались до дома Пуха). “And we meet at six o'clock to-morrow morning by the Pine Trees (и мы встречаемся в шесть часов утра завтра у Сосен), and see how many Heffalumps we've got in our Trap (и увидим, сколько Слонопотамов у нас есть = мы поймали в нашу Западню).”

certain ['sWtn], threw [TrH], night [naIt]

Having made certain of this, he took the jar back to Piglet, and Piglet looked up from the bottom of his Very Deep Pit, and said, “Got it?” and Pooh said, “Yes, but it isn't quite a full jar,” and he threw it down to Piglet, and Piglet said, “No, it isn't! Is that all you've got left?” and Pooh said, “Yes.” Because it was. So Piglet put the jar at the bottom of the Pit, and climbed out, and they went off home together.

“Well, good night, Pooh,” said Piglet, when they had got to Pooh's house. “And we meet at six o'clock to-morrow morning by the Pine Trees, and see how many Heffalumps we've got in our Trap.”

“Six o'clock, Piglet (/в/ шесть часов, Пятачок). And have you got any string (а у тебя есть веревка)?”

“No (нет). Why do you want string (зачем тебе веревка: «почему ты хочешь веревку»)?”

“To lead them home with (чтобы на ней отвести их домой).”

“Oh!... I think Heffalumps come if you whistle (о, я думаю, Слонопотамы идут, если ты свистишь = идут на свист).”

“Some do and some don't (некоторые идут, а некоторые нет). You never can tell with Heffalumps (/ты/ никогда не поймешь со Слонопотамами). Well, good night (ну, спокойной ночи)!”

“Good night (спокойной ночи)!”

And off Piglet trotted to his house TRESPASSERS W (и Пятачок потрусил к своему дому ПОСТОРОННИМ В), while Pooh made his preparations for bed (в то время как Пух приготовился ко сну: «сделал приготовления для кровати»).

lead [lJd], some [sAm], while [waIl]

“Six o'clock, Piglet. And have you got any string?”

“No. Why do you want string?”

“To lead them home with.”

“Oh!... I think Heffalumps come if you whistle.”

“Some do and some don't. You never can tell with Heffalumps. Well, good night!”

“Good night!”

And off Piglet trotted to his house TRESPASSERS W, while Pooh made his preparations for bed.

Some hours later, just as the night was beginning to steal away (несколько часов спустя, как раз когда ночь начинала незаметно ускользать; to steal — воровать; красться; to steal away — незаметно ускользнуть), Pooh woke up suddenly with a sinking feeling (Пух вдруг проснулся от чувства слабости; to wake up; to sink — опускаться, погружаться). He had had that sinking feeling before, and he knew what it meant (он уже испытывал это чувство слабости прежде, и он знал, что это означало; to mean). He was hungry (он был голоден). So he went to the larder (поэтому он пошел в кладовую), and he stood on a chair (и встал на стул) and reached up to the top shelf (и потянулся /вверх/ к верхней полке), and found—nothing (и /не/ нашел ничего).

“That's funny,” he thought (/это/ странно, — подумал он). “I know I had a jar of honey there (я знаю, /что/ у меня была там банка меда). A full jar, full of honey right up to the top (полная банка, полная меда до самых краев), and it had HUNNY written on it (и на ней было написано МИОТ), so that I should know it was honey (так чтобы я знал, /что/ это мед). That's very funny (/это/ очень странно).” And then he began to wander up and down (а потом он начал прохаживаться туда-сюда), wondering where it was and murmuring a murmur to himself (интересуясь, где она, и нашептывая / ворча себе ворчалку). Like this (такую):

meant [ment], hungry ['hANgrI], murmur ['mWmq]

Some hours later, just as the night was beginning to steal away, Pooh woke up suddenly with a sinking feeling. He had had that sinking feeling before, and he knew what it meant. He was hungry. So he went to the larder, and he stood on a chair and reached up to the top shelf, and found—nothing.

“That's funny,” he thought. “I know I had a jar of honey there. A full jar, full of honey right up to the top, and it had HUNNY written on it, so that I should know it was honey. That's very funny.” And then he began to wander up and down, wondering where it was and murmuring a murmur to himself. Like this:

It's very, very funny (/это/ очень, очень странно),

'Cos I know I had some honey (потому что я знаю, /что/ у меня был мед):

'Cos it had a label on (потому что на нем была наклейка),

Saying HUNNY (гласящая = с надписью МИОТ),

A goloptious full-up pot too (к тому же сладкий полный до краев горшок; full-upпереполненный, битком набитый; goloptious = goluptiousвкусный, сладкий, ароматный),

And I don't know where it's got to (и я не знаю, куда он девался),

No, I don't know where it's gone— (нет, я не знаю, куда он пропал)

Well, it's funny (ну, это странно).

Попал я в странный переплет.

Куда девался Мишкин мед?

Ведь у меня он был с табличкой,

Которая гласила «МЁТ».

Полный горшок аппетитного меда

Запропастился неясно куда.

Шутит недобро над Мишкой природа,

Ведь мне без меда совсем никуда[27].

label [leIbl], goluptious [gq'lApSqs], 'cos [kOz]

It's very, very funny,

'Cos I know I had some honey:

'Cos it had a label on,

Saying HUNNY,

A goloptious full-up pot too,

And I don't know where it's got to,

No, I don't know where it's gone—

Well, it's funny.

He had murmured this to himself three times in a singing sort of way (он проворчал это себе три раза в виде песенки), when suddenly he remembered (когда вдруг он вспомнил). He had put it into the Cunning Trap to catch the Heffalump (он положил ее в Хитроумную Западню для ловли Слонопотама).

“Bother!” said Pooh (Ай-ай-ай! — сказал Пух). “It all comes of trying to be kind to Heffalumps (это все происходит оттого, что пытаешься быть добрым со Слонопотамами).” And he got back into bed (и он вернулся в кровать).

this [DIs], three [TrJ], suddenly ['sAdnlI]

He had murmured this to himself three times in a singing sort of way, when suddenly he remembered. He had put it into the Cunning Trap to catch the Heffalump.

“Bother!” said Pooh. “It all comes of trying to be kind to Heffalumps.” And he got back into bed.

But he couldn't sleep (но он не мог спать). The more he tried to sleep (чем больше он пытался заснуть), the more he couldn't (тем больше /он/ не мог). He tried Counting Sheep (он пробовал Считать Овец), which is sometimes a good way of getting to sleep (что иногда бывает хорошим способом заснуть), and, as that was no good (и когда это не помогло), he tried counting Heffalumps (он попробовал считать Слонопотамов). And that was worse (а это было еще хуже). Because every Heffalump that he counted (потому что каждый Слонопотам, которого он сосчитал) was making straight for a pot of Pooh's honey (направлялся прямиком к горшку Пухового меда), and eating it all (и съедал его весь = целиком). For some minutes he lay there miserably (несколько минут он лежал там несчастно), but when the five hundred and eighty-seventh Heffalump was licking its jaws (но когда 587-й Слонопотам облизывал свою пасть), and saying to itself (и говорил себе), “Very good honey this, I don't know when I've tasted better (это очень хороший мед, я не знаю, когда я пробовал лучше)” Pooh could bear it no longer (Пух больше не смог вынести этого). He jumped out of bed (он выскочил из кровати), he ran out of the house (он выбежал из дома; to run — бежать), and he ran straight to the Six Pine Trees (и /он/ побежал прямиком к Шести Соснам).

worse [wWs], miserably ['mIzqrqblI], bear [bFq]

But he couldn't sleep. The more he tried to sleep, the more he couldn't. He tried Counting Sheep, which is sometimes a good way of getting to sleep, and, as that was no good, he tried counting Heffalumps. And that was worse. Because every Heffalump that he counted was making straight for a pot of Pooh's honey, and eating it all. For some minutes he lay there miserably, but when the five hundred and eighty-seventh Heffalump was licking its jaws, and saying to itself, “Very good honey this, I don't know when I've tasted better,” Pooh could bear it no longer. He jumped out of bed, he ran out of the house, and he ran straight to the Six Pine Trees.

The Sun was still in bed (Солнце все еще было в постели), but there was a lightness in the sky over the Hundred Acre Wood (но в небе над Сто-Акровым Лесом был светлый оттенок), which seemed to show that it was waking up (который, казалось, показывал, что оно просыпается) and would soon be kicking off the clothes (и скоро сбросит постельное белье = выберется из-под постельного белья). In the half-light the Pine Trees looked cold and lonely (в полусвете Сосны казались холодными и одинокими), and the Very Deep Pit seemed deeper than it was (а Очень Глубокая Яма казалась глубже, чем она была), and Pooh's jar of honey at the bottom was something mysterious, a shape and no more (а Пухова банка меда на дне была чем-то таинственным, /неясным/ очертанием и ничем более). But as he got nearer to it his nose told him that it was indeed honey (но когда он подобрался ближе к ней, его нос сказал ему, что это был в самом деле мед), and his tongue came out and began to polish up his mouth, ready for it (а его язык высунулся и начал шлифовать его рот, готовый к этому).

clothes [klquрz], mysterious [mIs'tIqrIqs], indeed [In'dJd]

The Sun was still in bed, but there was a lightness in the sky over the Hundred Acre Wood which seemed to show that it was waking up and would soon be kicking off the clothes. In the half-light the Pine Trees looked cold and lonely, and the Very Deep Pit seemed deeper than it was, and Pooh's jar of honey at the bottom was something mysterious, a shape and no more. But as he got nearer to it his nose told him that it was indeed honey, and his tongue came out and began to polish up his mouth, ready for it.

“Bother!” said Pooh, as he got his nose inside the jar (Ах-ты! — сказал Пух, когда он засунул свой нос внутрь банки). “A Heffalump has been eating it (Слонопотам ел его)!” And then he thought a little and said (а потом он немного подумал и сказал), “Oh, no, I did (ах, нет, это я). I forgot (я забыл; to forget — забыть).”

Indeed, he had eaten most of it (в самом деле, он съел большую часть /его/). But there was a little left at the very bottom of the jar (но немножко осталось на самом донышке банки), and he pushed his head right in, and began to lick (и он засунул /свою/ голову целиком вовнутрь и начал лизать; to begin — начать)....

bother ['bODq], eaten [Jtn], bottom ['bOtqm]

“Bother!” said Pooh, as he got his nose inside the jar. “A Heffalump has been eating it!” And then he thought a little and said, “Oh, no, I did. I forgot.”

Indeed, he had eaten most of it. But there was a little left at the very bottom of the jar, and he pushed his head right in, and began to lick....

By and by Piglet woke up (вскоре проснулся Пятачок). As soon as he woke he said to himself, “Oh (как только он проснулся, он сказал себе: ой)!” Then he said bravely, “Yes (потом он сказал смело: да),” and then, still more bravely, “Quite so (а потом, еще смелее: несомненно: «вполне так»).” But he didn't feel very brave (но он не ощутил себя очень смелым), for the word which was really jiggeting about in his brain was “Heffalumps (так как словом, которое скакало у него в мозгах, было Слонопотамы; to jigget — двигаться толчками, ерзать, подпрыгивать).”

bravely ['breIvlI], jigget ['GIgIt], word [wWd]

By and by Piglet woke up. As soon as he woke he said to himself, “Oh!” Then he said bravely, “Yes,” and then, still more bravely, “Quite so.” But he didn't feel very brave, for the word which was really jiggeting about in his brain was “Heffalumps.”

What was a Heffalump like (каким был Слонопотам)?

Was it Fierce (он был Свирепый)?

Did it come when you whistled (шел ли он на свист)? And how did it come (и как он шел / как это происходило)?

Was it Fond of Pigs at all (он Любил Свиней вообще)?

If it was Fond of Pigs, did it make any difference what sort of Pig (если он Любил Свиней, делал ли он различие в зависимости от того, какая это Свинья: «делал он какую-нибудь разницу какого сорта свинья»)?

Supposing it was Fierce with Pigs (если он был Свиреп со Свиньями), would it make any difference (была ли /для него/ какая-нибудь разница) if the Pig had a grandfather called TRESPASSERS WILLIAM (если у Свиньи был дедушка, называемый = которого звали ПОСТОРОННИМ ВИЛЬЯМ)?

fierce [fIqs], all [Ll], difference ['dIfrqns]

What was a Heffalump like?

Was it Fierce?

Did it come when you whistled? And how did it come?

Was it Fond of Pigs at all?

If it was Fond of Pigs, did it make any difference what sort of Pig?

Supposing it was Fierce with Pigs, would it make any difference if the Pig had a grandfather called TRESPASSERS WILLIAM?

He didn't know the answer to any of these questions (он не знал ответа /ни/ на один из этих вопросов)... and he was going to see his first Heffalump in about an hour from now (а он собирался = ему предстояло увидеть своего первого Слонопотама приблизительно через час /от сейчас/)!

Of course Pooh would be with him (конечно, Пух будет с ним), and it was much more Friendly with two (а он гораздо Дружелюбнее с двумя). But suppose Heffalumps were Very Fierce with Pigs and Bears (но если Слонопотамы Очень Свирепы со Свиньями и Медведями)?

Wouldn't it be better to pretend that he had a headache (не лучше ли было бы притвориться, что у него болит голова: «он имеет головную боль»), and couldn't go up to the Six Pine Trees this morning (и /он/ не может пойти к Шести Соснам этим утром = сегодня утром)? But then suppose that it was a very fine day (но /тогда/ предположим, что сегодня будет очень хороший день), and there was no Heffalump in the trap (а в западне нет Слонопотама), here he would be, in bed all the morning, simply wasting his time for nothing (а он будет /валяться/ здесь в постели все утро, просто зря теряя свое время; for nothing — зря, без пользы, даром, из-за пустяка). What should he do (что же делать: «что следует ему делать»)?

question ['kwesCqn], pretend [prI'tend], headache ['hedeIk]

He didn't know the answer to any of these questions... and he was going to see his first Heffalump in about an hour from now!

Of course Pooh would be with him, and it was much more Friendly with two. But suppose Heffalumps were Very Fierce with Pigs and Bears?

Wouldn't it be better to pretend that he had a headache, and couldn't go up to the Six Pine Trees this morning? But then suppose that it was a very fine day, and there was no Heffalump in the trap, here he would be, in bed all the morning, simply wasting his time for nothing. What should he do?

And then he had a Clever Idea (и тогда ему пришла в голову Умная Мысль). He would go up very quietly to the Six Pine Trees now (он сейчас пойдет очень тихо к Шести Соснам), peep very cautiously into the Trap (заглянет очень осторожно в Западню), and see if there was a Heffalump there (и увидит, есть ли там Слонопотам). And if there was, he would go back to bed (и если есть, он вернется в постель), and if there wasn't, he wouldn't (а если нет, /то/ он не станет /ложиться/).

So off he went (и он отправился). At first he thought that there wouldn't be a Heffalump in the Trap (сначала он думал, что в Западне не будет Слонопотама), and then he thought that there would (а потом он думал, что будет), and as he got nearer he was sure that there would (и когда он приблизился, он был уверен, что будет), because he could hear it heffalumping about it like anything (потому что он мог слышать = слышал, как он ужасно потамослоняется по ней).

“Oh, dear, oh, dear, oh, dear (о, батюшки, о, батюшки, о, батюшки[28])!” said Piglet to himself (сказал себе Пятачок). And he wanted to run away (и он хотел убежать). But somehow, having got so near (но почему-то подойдя так близко; to get near — приблизиться; to get — добираться), he felt that he must just see what a Heffalump was like (он почувствовал, что он просто должен увидеть, какой Слонопотам = как выглядит Слонопотам). So he crept to the side of the Trap and looked in (поэтому он подкрался к боку Западни = сбоку к Западне и заглянул в /нее/).

clever ['klevq], hear [hIq], dear [dIq]

And then he had a Clever Idea. He would go up very quietly to the Six Pine Trees now, peep very cautiously into the Trap, and see if there was a Heffalump there. And if there was, he would go back to bed, and if there wasn't, he wouldn't.

So off he went. At first he thought that there wouldn't be a Heffalump in the Trap, and then he thought that there would, and as he got nearer he was sure that there would, because he could hear it heffalumping about it like anything.

“Oh, dear, oh, dear, oh, dear!” said Piglet to himself. And he wanted to run away. But somehow, having got so near, he felt that he must just see what a Heffalump was like. So he crept to the side of the Trap and looked in.

And all the time Winnie-the-Pooh had been trying to get the honey-jar off his head (а Винни-Пух все время пытался снять банку с медом со своей головы). The more he shook it (чем больше он ею тряс), the more tightly it stuck (тем плотнее она застревала; to stick — застрять, завязнуть). “Bother!” he said, inside the jar (ах-ты, — говорил он внутри банки), and “Oh, help!” and, mostly, “Ow! (и о, помогите, а главным образом ай)” And he tried bumping it against things (и он пробовал ударять ею обо что-нибудь: «о вещи»), but as he couldn't see what he was bumping it against (но так как он не видел, о что он ударяет ею), it didn't help him (это не помогало ему); and he tried to climb out of the Trap (и он попытался выбраться из Западни), but as he could see nothing but jar (но так как он ничего /не/ видел, кроме банки), and not much of that (и не так много ее), he couldn't find his way (он не мог найти /свою/ дорогу). So at last he lifted up his head (поэтому наконец он поднял /свою/ голову), jar and all (банку и все остальное = вместе с банкой; and all — и всё остальное, и так далее, и всё такое прочее, и тому подобное), and made a loud, roaring noise of Sadness and Despair (и сделал = издал громкий ревущий звук Печали и Отчаяния; to roar — реветь)... and it was at that moment that Piglet looked down (и именно в этот момент Пятачок заглянул вниз).

tightly ['taItlI], find [faInd], despair [dIs'pFq]

And all the time Winnie-the-Pooh had been trying to get the honey-jar off his head. The more he shook it, the more tightly it stuck. “Bother!” he said, inside the jar, and “Oh, help!” and, mostly, “Ow!” And he tried bumping it against things, but as he couldn't see what he was bumping it against, it didn't help him; and he tried to climb out of the Trap, but as he could see nothing but jar, and not much of that, he couldn't find his way. So at last he lifted up his head, jar and all, and made a loud, roaring noise of Sadness and Despair... and it was at that moment that Piglet looked down.

“Help, help!” cried Piglet (помогите, помогите! — закричал Пятачок), “a Heffalump, a Horrible Heffalump (Слонопотам, Ужасный Слонопотам)!” and he scampered off as hard as he could, still crying out (и он понесся изо всех сил: «так упорно, как он мог», все еще вопя), “Help, help, a Herrible Hoffalump! Hoff, Hoff, a Hellible Horralump! Holl, Holl, a Hoffable Hellerump (помогите Ужасный Слонопотам! Слоните, Слонасный Ужопотам! Потамите, Слоноульный Помотам)!” And he didn't stop crying and scampering until he got to Christopher Robin's house (и он не переставал кричать и нестись, пока /он/ /не/ добрался до дома Кристофера Робина).

“Whatever's the matter, Piglet (что ж такое случилось, Пятачок)?” said Christopher Robin, who was just getting up (спросил Кристофер Робин, который как раз вставал).

“Heff,” said Piglet (слоните, — сказал Пятачок), breathing so hard that he could hardly speak, “a Heff—a Heff—a Heffalump (дыша так тяжело, что он едва мог говорить, — Слоно-Слоно-Слонопотам).”

horrible ['hOrqbl], breathing ['brJDIN], hardly ['hRdlI]

“Help, help!” cried Piglet, “a Heffalump, a Horrible Heffalump!” and he scampered off as hard as he could, still crying out, “Help, help, a Herrible Hoffalump! Hoff, Hoff, a Hellible Horralump! Holl, Holl, a Hoffable Hellerump!” And he didn't stop crying and scampering until he got to Christopher Robin's house.

“Whatever's the matter, Piglet?” said Christopher Robin, who was just getting up.

“Heff,” said Piglet, breathing so hard that he could hardly speak, “a Heff—a Heff—a Heffalump.”

“Where (где)?”

“Up there,” said Piglet, waving his paw (вон там, — сказал Пятачок, махнув /своей/ лапкой).

“What did it look like (как он выглядел: «чему он выглядел подобно»)?”

“Like—like—It had the biggest head you ever saw, Christopher Robin (как — как — у него была самая большая голова, /которую/ ты когда-либо видел, Кристофер Робин). A great enormous thing, like—like nothing (большое огромное существо, похоже — ни на что непохоже). A huge big—well, like a—I don't know—like an enormous big nothing (огромный большой — ну, как — я не знаю — ни на что непохожее огромное большое). Like a jar (как банка).”

ever ['evq], enormous [I'nLmqs], huge [hjHG]

“Where?”

“Up there,” said Piglet, waving his paw.

“What did it look like?”

“Like—like—It had the biggest head you ever saw, Christopher Robin. A great enormous thing, like—like nothing. A huge big—well, like a—I don't know—like an enormous big nothing. Like a jar.”

“Well,” said Christopher Robin, putting on his shoes (ну, — сказал Кристофер Робин, надевая /свои/ туфли), “I shall go and look at it (я пойду и посмотрю на него). Come on (давай / идем).”

Piglet wasn't afraid if he had Christopher Robin with him, so off they went (Пятачок не боялся, если с ним был Кристофер Робин, и они пошли)....

“I can hear it, can't you (я слышу его, а ты)?” said Piglet anxiously, as they got near (сказал Пятачок с беспокойством, когда они приблизились).

“I can hear something,” said Christopher Robin (я слышу что-то, — сказал Кристофер Робин).

It was Pooh bumping his head against a tree-root he had found (это был Пух, бьющийся /своей/ головой о корень дерева, /который/ он нашел).

“There!” said Piglet (там = вон! — сказал Пятачок). “Isn't it awful (разве он не ужасен)?” And he held on tight to Christopher Robin's hand (и он крепче схватился за руку Кристофера Робина; to hold on — держаться).

shoes [SHz], found [faund], awful ['Lful]

“Well,” said Christopher Robin, putting on his shoes, “I shall go and look at it. Come on.”

Piglet wasn't afraid if he had Christopher Robin with him, so off they went....

“I can hear it, can't you?” said Piglet anxiously, as they got near.

“I can hear something,” said Christopher Robin.

It was Pooh bumping his head against a tree-root he had found.

“There!” said Piglet. “Isn't it awful?” And he held on tight to Christopher Robin's hand.

Suddenly Christopher Robin began to laugh... and he laughed... and he laughed... and he laughed (вдруг Кристофер Робин начал смеяться = засмеялся и он смеялся, и /он/ смеялся, и /он/ смеялся; to begin — начинать). And while he was still laughing (и в то время как он все еще смеялся)—Crash went the Heffalump's head against the tree-root (голова Слонопотама Треснула о корень дерева), Smash went the jar (банка разбилась Вдребезги), and out came Pooh's head again (и /снаружи/ снова появилась голова Пуха)....

Then Piglet saw what a Foolish Piglet he had been (тогда Пятачок увидел, каким Глупым Поросенком он был), and he was so ashamed of himself that he ran straight off home and went to bed with a headache (и ему стало так стыдно за себя, что он сразу убежал домой и лег в постель с головной болью). But Christopher Robin and Pooh went home to breakfast together (а Кристофер Робин и Пух пошли вместе домой завтракать).

“Oh, Bear!” said Christopher Robin (о, Мишка! — сказал Кристофер Робин). “How I do love you (как я тебя люблю)!”

“So do I,” said Pooh (и я /тебя/ тоже, — сказал Пух).

laugh [lRf], together [tq'geDq], breakfast ['brekfqst]

Suddenly Christopher Robin began to laugh... and he laughed... and he laughed... and he laughed. And while he was still laughing—Crash went the Heffalump's head against the tree-root, Smash went the jar, and out came Pooh's head again....

Then Piglet saw what a Foolish Piglet he had been, and he was so ashamed of himself that he ran straight off home and went to bed with a headache. But Christopher Robin and Pooh went home to breakfast together.

“Oh, Bear!” said Christopher Robin. “How I do love you!”

“So do I,” said Pooh.


Chapter 6,

IN WHICH EEYORE HAS A BIRTHDAY AND GETS TWO PRESENTS

Глава 6,

В которой у Иа день рождения и /он/ получает два подарка

EEYORE, the old grey Donkey, stood by the side of the stream (Иа, старый серый Ослик, стоял на берегу ручья), and looked at himself in the water (и смотрел на себя = на свое отражение в воде).

“Pathetic,” he said (душераздирающе, — сказал он). “That's what it is (именно так). Pathetic (душераздирающе).”

He turned and walked slowly down the stream for twenty yards (он повернулся и медленно прошагал вниз по течению ручья двадцать ярдов[29]), splashed across it, and walked slowly back on the other side (прошлепал через него и медленно вернулся по другой стороне). Then he looked at himself in the water again (потом он снова посмотрел на свое отражение в воде).

“As I thought,” he said (как я /и/ думал, — сказал он; to think). “No better from this side (с этой стороны не лучше). But nobody minds (но никто /не/ обращает внимания). Nobody cares (никто /не/ заботится = всем наплевать / никому нет дела). Pathetic, that's what it is (душераздирающе, именно так: «вот что оно есть»).”

water ['wLtq], pathetic [pq'TetIk], care [kFq]

EEYORE, the old grey Donkey, stood by the side of the stream, and looked at himself in the water.

“Pathetic,” he said. “That's what it is. Pathetic.”

He turned and walked slowly down the stream for twenty yards, splashed across it, and walked slowly back on the other side. Then he looked at himself in the water again.

“As I thought,” he said. “No better from this side. But nobody minds. Nobody cares. Pathetic, that's what it is.”

There was a crackling noise in the bracken behind him, and out came Pooh (был = раздался трескучий шум = треск в папоротнике-орляке позади него, и /оттуда/ вышел Пух).

“Good morning, Eeyore,” said Pooh (доброе утро, Иа, — сказал Пух).

“Good morning, Pooh Bear,” said Eeyore gloomily (доброе утро, Медведь Пух, — сказал мрачно Иа). “If it is a good morning,” he said (если это доброе утро, — сказал он). “Which I doubt,” said he (в чем я сомневаюсь, — сказал он).

“Why, what's the matter (а что же случилось)?”

“Nothing, Pooh Bear, nothing (ничего, Медведь Пух, ничего). We can't all, and some of us don't (мы не можем все, и некоторые из нас не делают = и некоторым из нас не удается). That's all there is to it (вот и все: «это все здесь к этому = что можно сказать по этому поводу»).”

“Can't all what?” said Pooh, rubbing his nose (все не могут что? — спросил Пух, потирая /свой/ нос).

doubt [daut], can't [kRnt], don't [dqunt]

There was a crackling noise in the bracken behind him, and out came Pooh.

“Good morning, Eeyore,” said Pooh.

“Good morning, Pooh Bear,” said Eeyore gloomily. “If it is a good morning,” he said. “Which I doubt,” said he.

“Why, what's the matter?”

“Nothing, Pooh Bear, nothing. We can't all, and some of us don't. That's all there is to it.”

“Can't all what?” said Pooh, rubbing his nose.

“Gaiety (веселье = веселиться). Song-and-dance (/устраивать/ песни-пляски). Here we go round the mulberry bush (вот мы ходим хороводим вкруг шелковицы куста[30]).”

“Oh!” said Pooh (о, — сказал Пух). He thought for a long time, and then asked (он долго думал, а потом спросил), “What mulberry bush is that (а что такое шелковицы куста)?”

“Bon-hommy,” went on Eeyore gloomily (бономи, — продолжал мрачно Иа). “French word meaning bonhommy[31],” he explained (французское слово, означающее «святую простоту», — объяснил он). “I'm not complaining, but There It Is (я не жалуюсь, но Это Так / Так Уж Повелось).”

Pooh sat down on a large stone, and tried to think this out (Пух сел на большой камень и попытался добраться до сути; to think out — добраться до сути, разрешить, разгадать). It sounded to him like a riddle (это звучало для него, как загадка), and he was never much good at riddles, being a Bear of Very Little Brain (а ему всегда давались с трудом загадки: «он был никогда очень хорош в загадках», будучи Мишкой с Очень Маленьким Умишком). So he sang Cottleston Pie instead (и он вместо этого запел Котлстонский Пирог[32]):

gaiety ['geIqtI], mulberry ['mAlbqrI], bonhomie ['bOnqmI]

“Gaiety. Song-and-dance. Here we go round the mulberry bush.”

“Oh!” said Pooh. He thought for a long time, and then asked, “What mulberry bush is that?”

“Bon-hommy,” went on Eeyore gloomily. “French word meaning bonhommy,” he explained. “I'm not complaining, but There It Is.”

Pooh sat down on a large stone, and tried to think this out. It sounded to him like a riddle, and he was never much good at riddles, being a Bear of Very Little Brain. So he sang Cottleston Pie instead:

Cottleslon, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie (Коттлстонский, Коттлстонский, Коттлстонский Пирог).

A fly can't bird, but a bird can fly (муха не может гоняться за птицами, а птица умеет летать; to bird — гоняться за птицами; ловить птиц, заниматься ловлей птиц).

Ask me a riddle and I reply (спроси = задай мне загадку, и я отвечу):

Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie (Коттлстонский, Коттлстонский, Коттлстонский Пирог).”

fly [flaI], ask [Rsk], reply [rI'plaI]

Cottleslon, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie.

A fly can't bird, but a bird can fly.

Ask me a riddle and I reply:

“Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie.”

That was the first verse (это был первая строфа). When he had finished it, Eeyore didn't actually say that he didn't like it (когда он закончил ее, Иа, как ни странно, не сказал, что она ему не понравилась), so Pooh very kindly sang the second verse to him (поэтому Пух очень любезно пропел ему вторую строфу; to sing — петь):

Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie (Коттлстонский, Коттлстонский, Коттлстонский Пирог),

A fish can't whistle and neither can I (рыба не умеет свистеть, и я тоже /не умею/[33]).

Ask me a riddle and I reply (задай мне загадку, и я отвечу):

Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie (Коттлстонский, Коттлстонский, Коттлстонский Пирог).”

verse [vWs], actually ['xkCuqlI], neither ['naIDq]

That was the first verse. When he had finished it, Eeyore didn't actually say that he didn't like it, so Pooh very kindly sang the second verse to him:

Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie,

A fish can't whistle and neither can I.

Ask me a riddle and I reply:

“Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie.”

Eeyore still said nothing at all (Иа все еще /не/ сказал совершенно ничего), so Pooh hummed the third verse quietly to himself (поэтому Пух напел третью строфу тихонько для себя):

Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie (Коттлстонский, Коттлстонский, Коттлстонский Пирог),

Why does a chicken, I don't know why (почему делает цыпленок[34], я не знаю почему).

Ask me a riddle and I reply (задай мне вопрос, и я отвечу):

Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie (Коттлстонский, Коттлстонский, Коттлстонский Пирог).”

does [dAz], know [nqu], nothing ['nATIN]

Eeyore still said nothing at all, so Pooh hummed the third verse quietly to himself:

Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie,

Why does a chicken, I don't know why.

Ask me a riddle and I reply:

“Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie.”

“That's right,” said Eeyore (/это/ верно, — сказал Иа). “Sing (пой). Umty-tiddly, umty-too (трам-пам-пам, тарам-там). Here we go gathering Nuts and May (вот мы идем собирать Орехи и Боярышник[35]). Enjoy yourself (развлекайся).”

“I am,” said Pooh (я /развлекаюсь/, — сказал Пух).

“Some can,” said Eeyore (некоторые могут, — сказал Иа).

“Why, what's the matter (так в чем же дело)?”

Is anything the matter (в чем-то дело)?”

“You seem so sad, Eeyore (ты кажешься таким грустным, Иа).”

“Sad (грустным)? Why should I be sad (с какой стати мне грустить)? It's my birthday (/сегодня/ мой день рождения). The happiest day of the year (самый счастливый день в году).”

“Your birthday?” said Pooh in great surprise (твой день рождения? — сказал Пух в большом = в сильном удивлении).

enjoy [In'GOI], birthday ['bWTdeI], year [jIq], [jW]

“That's right,” said Eeyore. “Sing. Umty-tiddly, umty-too. Here we go gathering Nuts and May. Enjoy yourself.”

“I am,” said Pooh.

“Some can,” said Eeyore.

“Why, what's the matter?”

Is anything the matter?”

“You seem so sad, Eeyore.”

“Sad? Why should I be sad? It's my birthday. The happiest day of the year.”

“Your birthday?” said Pooh in great surprise.

“Of course it is (конечно). Can't you see (разве ты не видишь)? Look at all the presents I have had (посмотри на все подарки, /которые/ я получил).” He waved a foot from side to side (он махнул ногой из стороны в сторону). “Look at the birthday cake (посмотри на именинный пирог / торт). Candles and pink sugar (свечи и розовый сахар).”

Pooh looked—first to the right and then to the left (Пух посмотрел — сначала направо, а потом налево).

“Presents?” said Pooh (подарки? — сказал Пух). “Birthday cake?” said Pooh (именинный пирог? — сказал Пух). “Where (где)?”

“Can't you see them (ты разве не видишь их)?”

“No,” said Pooh (нет, — сказал Пух).

“Neither can I,” said Eeyore (я тоже, — сказал Иа; neither — также не). “Joke,” he explained (шутка, — пояснил он). “Ha ha (ха-ха)!”

present [preznt], sugar ['Sugq], neither ['naIDq]

“Of course it is. Can't you see? Look at all the presents I have had.” He waved a foot from side to side. “Look at the birthday cake. Candles and pink sugar.”

Pooh looked—first to the right and then to the left.

“Presents?” said Pooh. “Birthday cake?” said Pooh. “Where?”

“Can't you see them?”

“No,” said Pooh.

“Neither can I,” said Eeyore. “Joke,” he explained. “Ha ha!”

Pooh scratched his head (Пух почесал /свою/ голову), being a little puzzled by all this (будучи немного озадачен всем этим).

“But is it really your birthday?” he asked (но /сегодня/ действительно твой день рождения? — спросил он).

“It is (да).”

“Oh (о)! Well, Many happy returns of the day, Eeyore (ну, /желаю тебе/ много счастливых повторов этого дня[36], Иа).”

“And many happy returns to you, Pooh Bear (и тебе много счастливых повторов этого дня, Медведь Пух).”

“But it isn't my birthday (но это не мой день рождения).”

“No, it's mine (нет, это мой).”

“But you said 'Many happy returns'— (но ты сказал «много счастливых повторов»)”

“Well, why not (ну, и что)? You don't always want to be miserable on my birthday, do you (ты не хочешь всегда быть несчастным в мой день рождения, не так ли)?”

“Oh, I see,” said Pooh (а, я понял, — сказал Пух).

puzzled [pAzld], mine [main], want [wOnt]

Pooh scratched his head, being a little puzzled by all this.

“But is it really your birthday?” he asked.

“It is.”

“Oh! Well, Many happy returns of the day, Eeyore.”

“And many happy returns to you, Pooh Bear.”

“But it isn't my birthday.”

“No, it's mine.”

“But you said 'Many happy returns'—”

“Well, why not? You don't always want to be miserable on my birthday, do you?”

“Oh, I see,” said Pooh.

“It's bad enough,” said Eeyore (довольно скверно, — сказал Иа), almost breaking down (почти теряя самообладание; to break — ломать; down — вниз; to break down — разрушать, разбивать на кусочки; не выдержать, потерять самообладание) “being miserable myself, what with no presents and no cake and no candles, and no proper notice taken of me at all (быть несчастным самому = что я несчастен сам, без подарков и без торта и без свечей, и без должного внимания, /которого/ на меня совсем не обращают; to take notice of smb. — обращать внимание на кого-либо), but if everybody else is going to be miserable too— (но если будут несчастны и все остальные)”

This was too much for Pooh (для Пуха это было слишком). “Stay there (оставайся там = здесь)!” he called to Eeyore, as he turned and hurried back home as quick as he could (крикнул он Иа, когда он повернулся = повернувшись, и поспешил назад домой так быстро, как он мог = со всех ног); for he felt that he must get poor Eeyore a present of some sort at once (так как он почувствовал, что он должен достать бедному Иа = для бедного Иа какой-нибудь подарок сейчас же), and he could always think of a proper one afterwards (и он всегда мог придумать подходящий / приличный один = подарок позже).

break [break], enough [I'nAf], afterwards ['Rftqwqdz]

“It's bad enough,” said Eeyore. almost breaking down “being miserable myself, what with no presents and no cake and no candles, and no proper notice taken of me at all, but if everybody else is going to be miserable too—”

This was too much for Pooh. “Stay there!” he called to Eeyore, as he turned and hurried back home as quick as he could; for he felt that he must get poor Eeyore a present of some sort at once, and he could always think of a proper one afterwards.

Outside his house he found Piglet (снаружи = перед своим домом он обнаружил Пятачка), jumping up and down trying to reach the knocker (подпрыгивавшего = который подпрыгивал, пытаясь дотянуться до дверного кольца).

“Hallo, Piglet,” he said (привет, Пятачок, — сказал он).

“Hallo, Pooh,” said Piglet (привет, Пух, — сказал Пятачок).

“What are you trying to do (что ты пытаешься сделать = ты делаешь)?”

“I was trying to reach the knocker,” said Piglet (я пытался дотянуться до дверного кольца, — сказал Пятачок). “I just came round— (я как раз зашел)”

reach [rJC], try [traI], knocker ['nOkq]

Outside his house he found Piglet, jumping up and down trying to reach the knocker.

“Hallo, Piglet,” he said.

“Hallo, Pooh,” said Piglet.

“What are you trying to do?”

“I was trying to reach the knocker,” said Piglet. “I just came round—”

“Let me do it for you,” said Pooh kindly (давай я сделаю это за тебя = я тебе помогу, — сказал любезно Пух). So he reached up and knocked at the door (и он потянулся /вверх/ и постучал в дверь). “I have just seen Eeyore is in a Very Sad Condition (я только что видел Иа в Очень Грустном Состоянии), because it's his birthday, and nobody has taken any notice of it (потому что у него день рождения, и никто не заметил этого; to take no notice of — не замечать, не обращать внимания на), and he's very Gloomy (и он очень Мрачный; gloom — мрак; темнота; депрессия, мрачность; уныние)—you know what Eeyore is (ты знаешь, какой Иа)—and there he was, and (и он был = стоял там) —What a long time whoever lives here is answering this door (как долго /кто бы здесь не жил/ не открывают дверь).” And he knocked again (и он снова постучал).

“But Pooh,” said Piglet (но Пух, — сказал Пятачок), “it's your own house (это твой собственный дом)!”

“Oh!” said Pooh (о! — сказал Пух). “So it is,” he said (так и есть, — сказал он). “Well, let's go in (ну, давай зайдем /вовнутрь/).”

door [dL], whoever [hH'evq], own [qun]

“Let me do it for you,” said Pooh kindly. So he reached up and knocked at the door. “I have just seen Eeyore is in a Very Sad Condition, because it's his birthday, and nobody has taken any notice of it, and he's very Gloomy—you know what Eeyore is—and there he was, and—What a long time whoever lives here is answering this door.” And he knocked again.

“But Pooh,” said Piglet, “it's your own house!”

“Oh!” said Pooh. “So it is,” he said. “Well, let's go in.”

So in they went (и они вошли). The first thing Pooh did was to go to the cupboard to see (первым делом Пух пошел к буфету, /чтобы/ выяснить) if he had quite a small jar of honey left (/не/ осталась ли у него совсем маленькой банки меда); and he had, so he took it down (и она у него была, поэтому он снял ее).

“I'm giving this to Eeyore,” he explained, “as a present (я отдам это Иа, — объяснил он, — в качестве подарка). What are you going to give (/а/ что подаришь ты)?”

“Couldn't I give it too?” said Piglet (/а/ не мог бы я тоже подарить ее? — спросил Пятачок). “From both of us (от нас обоих)?”

“No,” said Pooh (нет, — сказал Пух). “That would not be a good plan (это был бы нехороший = неудачный план).”

“All right, then, I'll give him a balloon (ладно, тогда, я подарю ему воздушный шарик). I've got one left from my party (у меня остался один с моей вечеринки). I'll go and get it now, shall I (я пойду и возьму его сейчас, а / хорошо)?”

cupboard ['kAbqd], both [bquT], would [wud]

So in they went. The first thing Pooh did was to go to the cupboard to see if he had quite a small jar of honey left; and he had, so he took it down.

“I'm giving this to Eeyore,” he explained, “as a present. What are you going to give?”

“Couldn't I give it too?” said Piglet. “From both of us?”

“No,” said Pooh. “That would not be a good plan.”

“All right, then, I'll give him a balloon. I've got one left from my party. I'll go and get it now, shall I?”

“That, Piglet, is a very good idea (это, Пятачок, очень хорошая мысль). It is just what Eeyore wants to cheer him up (это как раз то, что нужно Иа, чтобы развеселить его; to cheer up — развеселить, утешать, ободрять). Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon (никто /не/ может не развеселиться от шарика = шарик развеселит каждого).”

So off Piglet trotted (и Пятачок убежал рысцой); and in the other direction went Pooh, with his jar of honey (а в другом направлении пошел Пух со своей банкой меда).

It was a warm day, and he had a long way to go (/это/ был = стоял теплый день, а ему предстоял долгий путь). He hadn't gone more than half-way (он прошел не больше полпути) when a sort of funny feeling began to creep all over him (когда сорт странного чувства = странное чувство начало охватывать его всего; to creep over — охватывать /кого-либо/, овладевать /кем-либо/; to creep — ползать). It began at the tip of his nose and trickled all through him and out at the soles of his feet (оно началось на кончике его носа и просочилось через него всего и /вышло/ у подошв его ступней). It was just as if somebody inside him were saying (это было, словно кто-то внутри него говорил), “Now then, Pooh, time for a little something (ну же, Пух, пора /принять/ немного чего-нибудь = перекусить).”

warm [wLm], half [hRf], through [TrH]

“That, Piglet, is a very good idea. It is just what Eeyore wants to cheer him up. Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.”

So off Piglet trotted; and in the other direction went Pooh, with his jar of honey.

It was a warm day, and he had a long way to go. He hadn't gone more than half-way when a sort of funny feeling began to creep all over him. It began at the tip of his nose and trickled all through him and out at the soles of his feet. It was just as if somebody inside him were saying, “Now then, Pooh, time for a little something.”

“Dear, dear,” said Pooh (ай-ай-ай, — сказал Пух), “I didn't know it was as late as that (я не знал, что /это/ так поздно: «так поздно, как то»).” So he sat down and took the top off his jar of honey (и он сел и снял крышку со своей банки меда; to take off — снимать). “Lucky I brought this with me,” he thought (мне повезло, /что/ я понес = взял это с собой). “Many a bear going out on a warm day like this would never have thought of bringing a little something with him (многие медведи, выходя /из дому/ в такой теплый день, никогда /не/ подумали бы о том, чтобы принести = взять с собой немного чего-нибудь = перекусить).” And he began to eat (и он начал есть).

“Now let me see,” he thought (теперь дайте мне подумать, — подумал он), as he took his last lick of the inside of the jar (когда он последний раз облизал внутренность банки), “Where was I going (куда я собирался)? Ah, yes, Eeyore (ах, да, к Иа).” He got up slowly (он медленно поднялся).

And then, suddenly, he remembered (и тогда, вдруг, он вспомнил). He had eaten Eeyore's birthday present (он съел подарок для Иа на день рождения; to eat — есть)!

“Bother!” said Pooh (ах-ты! — сказал Пух). “What shall I do (что мне делать)? I must give him something (я должен ему что-то подарить).”

lucky ['lAkI], brought [brLt], last [lRst]

“Dear, dear,” said Pooh, “I didn't know it was as late as that.” So he sat down and took the top off his jar of honey. “Lucky I brought this with me,” he thought. “Many a bear going out on a warm day like this would never have thought of bringing a little something with him.” And he began to eat.

“Now let me see,” he thought, as he took his last lick of the inside of the jar, “Where was I going? Ah, yes, Eeyore.” He got up slowly.

And then, suddenly, he remembered. He had eaten Eeyore's birthday present!

“Bother!” said Pooh. “What shall I do? I must give him something.”

For a little while he couldn't think of anything (некоторое время он не мог ничего придумать). Then he thought (потом он подумал): “Well, it's a very nice pot (ну, это очень миленький горшочек), even if there's no honey in it (даже если в нем нет меда), and if I washed it clean (а если бы я его чистенько вымыл), and got somebody to write 'A Happy Birthday' on it (и уговорил бы кого-нибудь написать на нем «Счастливого Дня Рождения»; to get smb. to do smth. — уговорить кого-нибудь сделать что-нибудь), Eeyore could keep things in it, which might be Useful (Иа мог бы хранить в нем вещи, что было бы Полезно).” So, as he was just passing the Hundred Acre Wood (поэтому, когда он как раз проходил через Сто-Акровый Лес), he went inside to call on Owl, who lived there (он вошел в него, /чтобы/ навестить Филина, который жил там).

even [Jvn], useful ['jHsful], pass [pRs]

For a little while he couldn't think of anything. Then he thought: “Well, it's a very nice pot, even if there's no honey in it, and if I washed it clean, and got somebody to write 'A Happy Birthday' on it, Eeyore could keep things in it, which might be Useful.” So, as he was just passing the Hundred Acre Wood, he went inside to call on Owl, who lived there.

“Good morning, Owl,” he said (доброе утро, Филин, — сказал он).

“Good morning, Pooh,” said Owl (доброе утро, Пух, — сказал Филин).

“Many happy returns of Eeyore's birthday,” said Pooh (/желаю тебе/ много счастливых повторов дня рождения Иа, — сказал Пух).

“Oh, is that what it is (а, вот как)?”

“What are you giving him, Owl (что ты ему подаришь, Филин)?”

“What are you giving him, Pooh (/а/ что ты подаришь ему, Пух)?”

“I'm giving him a Useful Pot to Keep Things In, and I wanted to ask you (я подарю ему Полезный Горшок для Хранения В Нем /Всяких/ Вещей, и я хотел попросить тебя)”

“Is this it?” said Owl (это он? — спросил Филин), taking it out of Pooh's paw (взяв его из лапы Пуха).

return [rI'tWn], morning ['mLnIN], you [jH]

“Good morning, Owl,” he said.

“Good morning, Pooh,” said Owl.

“Many happy returns of Eeyore's birthday,” said Pooh.

“Oh, is that what it is?”

“What are you giving him, Owl?”

“What are you giving him, Pooh?”

“I'm giving him a Useful Pot to Keep Things In, and I wanted to ask you”

“Is this it?” said Owl, taking it out of Pooh's paw.

“Yes, and I wanted to ask you— (да, и я хотел попросить тебя)”

“Somebody has been keeping honey in it,” said Owl (кто-то хранил в нем мед, — сказал Филин).

“You can keep anything in it,” said Pooh earnestly (ты можешь хранить в нем что угодно, — сказал Пух убедительно; earnest — серьезный). “It's Very Useful like that (он /такой/ Очень Полезный). And I wanted to ask you— (и я хотел попросить тебя)”

“You ought to write 'A Happy Birthday' on it (тебе нужно написать на нем «Счастливого Дня Рождения»).”

That was what I wanted to ask you,” said Pooh (именно об этом я и хотел попросить тебя, — сказал Пух). “Because my spelling is Wobbly (потому что мое правописание Хромое; wobbly — вихляющий, шатающийся, шаткий; дрожащий; сравните также: his English is wobbly — его английский хромает). It's good spelling but it Wobbles (это хорошее правописание, но оно Хромает), and the letters get in the wrong places (и буквы попадают не на те места). Would you write 'A Happy Birthday' on it for me (будь любезен, напиши / ты не мог бы написать для меня «Счастливого Дня Рождения»)?”

ought [Lt], write [raIt], wrong [rON]

“Yes, and I wanted to ask you—”

“Somebody has been keeping honey in it,” said Owl.

“You can keep anything in it,” said Pooh earnestly. “It's Very Useful like that. And I wanted to ask you—”

“You ought to write 'A Happy Birthday' on it.”

That was what I wanted to ask you,” said Pooh. “Because my spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places. Would you write 'A Happy Birthday' on it for me?”

“It's a nice pot,” said Owl, looking at it all round (это милый горшочек, — сказал Филин, разглядывая его со всех сторон). “Couldn't I give it too (не мог бы я тоже подарить его)? From both of us (от нас обоих)?”

“No,” said Pooh (нет, — сказал Пух). “That would not be a good plan (это был бы неудачный план). Now I'll just wash it first (вот я его сначала вымою), and then you can write on it (а потом ты можешь написать на нем).”

Well, he washed the pot out, and dried it (ну, он вымыл горшок и вытер его; to dry), while Owl licked the end of his pencil (в то время как Филин облизал кончик своего карандаша), and wondered how to spell “birthday (и спросил себя, как пишется «день рождения»).”

round [raund], wash [wOS], us [As]

“It's a nice pot,” said Owl, looking at it all round. “Couldn't I give it too? From both of us?”

“No,” said Pooh. “That would not be a good plan. Now I'll just wash it first, and then you can write on it.”

Well, he washed the pot out, and dried it, while Owl licked the end of his pencil, and wondered how to spell “birthday.”

“Can you read, Pooh (ты умеешь читать, Пух)?” he asked a little anxiously (спросил он обеспокоено). “There's a notice about knocking and ringing outside my door (снаружи /у/ моей двери есть объявление о том, /как/ стучать и звонить), which Christopher Robin wrote (которое написал Кристофер Робин; to write — писать). Could you read it (ты мог бы его прочесть)?”

“Christopher Robin told me what it said (Кристофер Робин сказал мне, что оно гласит), and then I could (и тогда я смог).”

“Well, I'll tell you what this says (ну, я скажу тебе, что это гласит), and then you'll be able to (и тогда ты сможешь /прочесть его/).”

So Owl wrote (и Филин написал)... and this is what he wrote (и вот, что он написал):

HIPY PAPY BTHUTHDTH THUTHDA

BTHUTHDY (СЯСЛИВАВА ДИНЯ НЯ РАЗДЕНИЕ ЗДЕНИИ).

wrote [rqut], read [rJd], says [sez]

“Can you read, Pooh?” he asked a little anxiously. “There's a notice about knocking and ringing outside my door, which Christopher Robin wrote. Could you read it?”

“Christopher Robin told me what it said, and then I could.”

“Well, I'll tell you what this says, and then you'll be able to.”

So Owl wrote... and this is what he wrote:

HIPY PAPY BTHUTHDTH THUTHDA

BTHUTHDY.

Pooh looked on admiringly (Пух восхищенно посмотрел на /это/).

“I'm just saying ‘A Happy Birthday’,” said Owl carelessly (я просто говорю = написал «Счастливого Дня Рождения», сказал Филин небрежно).

“It's a nice long one,” said Pooh (это красивая длинная одна = надпись, сказал Пух), very much impressed by it (очень впечатленный ею; to impress — впечатлять, производить впечатление).

“Well, actually, of course, I'm saying 'A Very Happy Birthday with love from Pooh (ну, на самом деле, конечно, я пишу = написал «Очень Счастливого Дня Рождения с приветом от Пуха»).' Naturally it takes a good deal of pencil to say a long thing like that (естественно, много карандаша уходит на то, чтобы выразить такую длинную вещь = фразу).”

“Oh, I see,” said Pooh (а, понятно, — сказал Пух).

admiringly [qd'maIqrINlI], carelessly ['kFqlIslI], love [lAv]

Pooh looked on admiringly.

“I'm just saying ‘A Happy Birthday’,” said Owl carelessly.

“It's a nice long one,” said Pooh, very much impressed by it.

“Well, actually, of course, I'm saying 'A Very Happy Birthday with love from Pooh. ' Naturally it takes a good deal of pencil to say a long thing like that.”

“Oh, I see,” said Pooh.

While all this was happening (в то время как происходило все это), Piglet had gone back to his own house to get Eeyore's balloon (Пятачок вернулся к своему собственному дому за воздушным шариком для Иа). He held it very tightly against himself (он очень крепко прижимал его к себе), so that it shouldn't blow away (так чтобы его не унесло прочь /ветром/; to blow — дуть), and he ran as fast as he could so as to get to Eeyore before Pooh did (и он бежал так быстро, как /только/ мог, чтобы добраться до Иа раньше Пуха: «прежде чем Пух сделал»); for he thought that he would like to be the first one to give a present (так как он подумал, что он хотел бы быть первым, /кто/ подарит подарок), just as if he had thought of it without being told by anybody (просто как будто он вспомнил об этом /сам/, а не кто-то сказал ему: «без /того, чтобы/ быть сказанным кем-то = ему сказал кто-то»). And running along, and thinking how pleased Eeyore would be (и бежа = на бегу думая /о том/, как рад будет Иа), he didn't look where he was going (он не смотрел, куда он идет = несется)... and suddenly he put his foot in a rabbit hole (и вдруг он поставил свою ногу = попал ногой в кроличью норку), and fell down flat on his face (и упал плашмя / растянулся на свое лицо = прямо мордочкой вниз; to fall — падать).

blow [blqu], foot [fut], pleased [plJzd]

While all this was happening, Piglet had gone back to his own house to get Eeyore's balloon. He held it very tightly against himself, so that it shouldn't blow away, and he ran as fast as he could so as to get to Eeyore before Pooh did; for he thought that he would like to be the first one to give a present, just as if he had thought of it without being told by anybody. And running along, and thinking how pleased Eeyore would be, he didn't look where he was going... and suddenly he put his foot in a rabbit hole, and fell down flat on his face.

BANG (БАХ)!!!???***!!!

Piglet lay there, wondering what had happened (Пятачок лежал /там/, спрашивая себя, что произошло). At first he thought that the whole world had blown up (сначала он подумал, что взорвался весь мир; to blow — дуть; to blow /up/ — взрывать); and then he thought that perhaps only the Forest part of it had (а потом он подумал, что, возможно, лишь его Лесная часть); and then he thought that perhaps only he had (а потом он подумал, что, возможно, только он), and he was now alone in the moon or somewhere (и он теперь один на луне или где-то /еще/), and would never see Christopher Robin or Pooh or Eeyore again (и /он/ никогда снова = больше /не/ увидит Кристофера Робина и Пуха, и Иа). And then he thought (и тогда он подумал), “Well, even if I'm in the moon (ну, даже если я на луне), I needn't be face downwards all the time (/то/ необязательно все время лежать лицом вниз),” so he got cautiously up and looked about him (поэтому он осторожно встал и осмотрелся).

blown [blqun], downwards ['daunwqdz], cautiously ['kLSqslI]

BANG!!!???***!!!

Piglet lay there, wondering what had happened. At first he thought that the whole world had blown up; and then he thought that perhaps only the Forest part of it had; and then he thought that perhaps only he had, and he was now alone in the moon or somewhere, and would never see Christopher Robin or Pooh or Eeyore again. And then he thought, “Well, even if I'm in the moon, I needn't be face downwards all the time,” so he got cautiously up and looked about him.

He was still in the Forest (он был все еще в Лесу)!

“Well, that's funny,” he thought (ну, это странно, — подумал он). “I wonder what that bang was (интересно, что это был за бух). I couldn't have made such a noise just falling down (я не мог бы создать такой шум, просто упав). And where's my balloon (и где мой шарик)? And what's that small piece of damp rag doing (и что /здесь/ делает этот маленький кусочек сырой тряпочки)?”

It was the balloon (это был шарик)!

“Oh, dear!” said Piglet (ах, батюшки! — сказал Пятачок). “Oh, dear, oh, dearie, dearie, dear (ай-ай-ай-ай-ай, ой-ой-ой-ой-ой)! Well, it's too late now (ну, теперь слишком поздно). I can't go back, and I haven't another balloon (я не могу вернуться, и у меня нет другого шарика), and perhaps Eeyore doesn't like balloons so very much (и, может быть, Иа не так уж сильно любит шарики).”

bang [bxN], noise [nOIz], piece [pJs]

He was still in the Forest!

“Well, that's funny,” he thought. “I wonder what that bang was. I couldn't have made such a noise just falling down. And where's my balloon? And what's that small piece of damp rag doing?”

It was the balloon!

“Oh, dear!” said Piglet. “Oh, dear, oh, dearie, dearie, dear! Well, it's too late now. I can't go back, and I haven't another balloon, and perhaps Eeyore doesn't like balloons so very much.”

So he trotted on, rather sadly now (и он поспешил дальше, довольно грустно теперь), and down he came to the side of the stream where Eeyore was (и он спустился вниз к берегу ручья, где был Иа), and called out to him (и окликнул его).

“Good morning, Eeyore,” shouted Piglet (доброе утро, Иа, — закричал Пятачок).

“Good morning, Little Piglet,” said Eeyore (доброе утро, Маленький Пятачок, — сказал Иа). “If it is a good morning,” he said (если это доброе утро, — сказал он). “Which I doubt,” said he (в чем я сомневаюсь, — сказал он). “Not that it matters,” he said (не то, чтобы это имело большое значение, — сказал он).

“Many happy returns of the day (много счастливых повторов этого дня[37]),” said Piglet, having now got closer (сказал Пятачок, подойдя теперь ближе).

Eeyore stopped looking at himself in the stream (Иа перестал смотреть на свое отражение в ручье), and turned to stare at Piglet (и обернулся, /чтобы/ пристально вглядеться в Пятачка = и обернувшись, уставился на Пятачка).

said [sed], closer [klqusq], stare [stFq]

So he trotted on, rather sadly now, and down he came to the side of the stream where Eeyore was, and called out to him.

“Good morning, Eeyore,” shouted Piglet.

“Good morning, Little Piglet,” said Eeyore. “If it is a good morning,” he said. “Which I doubt,” said he. “Not that it matters,” he said.

“Many happy returns of the day,” said Piglet, having now got closer.

Eeyore stopped looking at himself in the stream, and turned to stare at Piglet.

“Just say that again,” he said (скажи-ка это еще раз = повтори-ка это, — сказал он).

“Many hap— (много счаст = поздрав…)”

“Wait a moment (подожди секундочку).”

Balancing on three legs (балансируя на трех ногах), he began to bring his fourth leg very cautiously up to his ear (он стал подносить свою четвертую ногу очень осторожно к /своему/ уху). “I did this yesterday,” he explained (я делал это вчера, — пояснил он), as he fell down for the third time (когда /он/ упал в третий раз). “It's quite easy (это совсем легко). It's so as I can hear better (это чтобы я лучше слышал)... There, that's done it[38] (ну вот, это сделано = получилось)! Now then, what were you saying (ну, /так/ что ты говорил)?” He pushed his ear forward with his hoof (он выставил /свое/ ухо вперед с помощью /своего/ копыта).

fourth [fLT], third [TWd], forward ['fLwqd]

“Just say that again,” he said.

“Many hap—”

“Wait a moment ”

Balancing on three legs, he began to bring his fourth leg very cautiously up to his ear. “I did this yesterday,” he explained, as he fell down for the third time. “It's quite easy. It's so as I can hear better... There, that's done it! Now then, what were you saying?” He pushed his ear forward with his hoof.

“Many happy returns of the day,” said Piglet again (поздравляю с днем рождения, — повторил Пятачок).

“Meaning me (ты имеешь в виду меня)?”

“Of course, Eeyore (конечно, Иа).”

“My birthday (мой день рождения)?”

“Yes (да).”

“Me having a real birthday (у меня настоящий день рождения)?”

“Yes, Eeyore, and I've brought you a present (да, Иа, и я принес тебе подарок).”

Eeyore took down his right hoof from his right ear (Иа опустил свое правое копыто от /его/ правого уха), turned round, and with great difficulty put up his left hoof (повернулся и с большим трудом поднял свое левое копыто).

“I must have that in the other ear,” he said (я должен иметь это = услышать это другим ухом, — сказал он). “Now then (ну же).”

“A present,” said Piglet very loudly (подарок, — сказал Пятачок очень громко).

“Meaning me again (ты снова имеешь в виду меня)?”

“Yes (да).”

“My birthday still (все еще мой день рождения)?”

“Of course, Eeyore (конечно, Иа).”

difficulty ['dIfIkqltI], other ['ADq], brought [brLt]

“Many happy returns of the day,” said Piglet again.

“Meaning me?”

“Of course, Eeyore.”

“My birthday?”

“Yes.”

“Me having a real birthday?”

“Yes, Eeyore, and I've brought you a present.”

Eeyore took down his right hoof from his right ear, turned round, and with great difficulty put up his left hoof.

“I must have that in the other ear,” he said. “Now then.”

“A present,” said Piglet very loudly.

“Meaning me again?”

“Yes.”

“My birthday still?”

“Of course, Eeyore.”

“Me going on having a real birthday (я продолжаю праздновать настоящий день рождения; to go on — продолжать)?”

“Yes, Eeyore, and I brought you a balloon (да, Иа, и я принес тебе воздушный шарик).”

“Balloon?” said Eeyore (шарик? — спросил Иа). “You did say balloon (ты сказал шарик)? One of those big coloured things you blow up (один из тех больших цветных штуковин, /которые/ вы надуваете = надувают)? Gaiety, song-and-dance, here we are and there we are (веселье, песни-пляски, вот /и/ мы, и вон /и/ мы)?”

“Yes, but I'm afraid (да, но /я/ боюсь)—I'm very sorry, Eeyore (мне очень жаль, Иа)—but when I was running along to bring it you, I fell down (но когда я бежал, /чтобы/ принести его тебе, я упал; to fall down — упасть).”

coloured ['kAlqd], dance [dRns], afraid [q'freId]

“Me going on having a real birthday?”

“Yes, Eeyore, and I brought you a balloon.”

“Balloon?” said Eeyore. “You did say balloon? One of those big coloured things you blow up? Gaiety, song-and-dance, here we are and there we are?”

“Yes, but I'm afraid—I'm very sorry, Eeyore—but when I was running along to bring it you, I fell down.”

“Dear, dear, how unlucky (ай-ай-ай, как не повезло)! You ran too fast, I expect (полагаю, ты слишком быстро бежал). You didn't hurt yourself, Little Piglet (ты не ушибся, Маленький Пятачок)?”

“No, but I—I—oh, Eeyore, I burst the balloon (нет, но я-я-ой, Иа, я лопнул шарик = он-он-ой, Иа шарик лопнул)!”

There was a very long silence (была = последовало очень долгое молчание).

“My balloon?” said Eeyore at last (мой шарик? — спросил наконец Иа).

Piglet nodded (Пятачок кивнул).

“My birthday balloon (мой именинный шарик)?”

expect [Iks'pekt], hurt [hWt], burst [bWst]

“Dear, dear, how unlucky! You ran too fast, I expect. You didn't hurt yourself, Little Piglet?”

“No, but I—I—oh, Eeyore, I burst the balloon!”

There was a very long silence.

“My balloon?” said Eeyore at last.

Piglet nodded.

“My birthday balloon?”

“Yes, Eeyore,” said Piglet sniffing a little (да, Иа, — сказал Пятачок, немного посапывая). “Here it is (вот он). With—with many happy returns of the day (со-со множеством счастливых повторов этого дня).” And he gave Eeyore the small piece of damp rag (и он дал Иа маленький кусочек сырой тряпочки).

“Is this it?” said Eeyore, a little surprised (это он? — спросил Иа, немного удивленный).

Piglet nodded (Пятачок кивнул).

“My present (мой подарок)?”

Piglet nodded again (Пятачок снова кивнул).

“The balloon (шарик)?”

“Yes (да).”

small [smLl], piece [pJs], rag [rxg]

“Yes, Eeyore,” said Piglet sniffing a little. “Here it is. With—with many happy returns of the day.” And he gave Eeyore the small piece of damp rag.

“Is this it?” said Eeyore, a little surprised.

Piglet nodded.

“My present?”

Piglet nodded again.

“The balloon?”

“Yes.”

“Thank you, Piglet,” said Eeyore (спасибо, Пятачок — сказал Иа). “You don't mind my asking,” he went on (ты не против, если я спрошу, — продолжал он), “but what colour was this balloon when it—when it was a balloon (а какого цвета был этот шарик, когда он — когда он был шариком)?”

“Red (красного).”

“I just wondered... Red,” he murmured to himself (мне просто было интересно…, красного, — прошептал он себе). “My favourite colour (мой любимый цвет)... How big was it (а какого размера он был)?”

“About as big as me (приблизительно с меня: «такой большой, как я»).”

“I just wondered (мне просто было интересно)... About as big as Piglet (приблизительно с Пятачка),” he said to himself sadly (сказал он себе грустно). “My favourite size (мой любимый размер). Well, well (так, так / ну, ну).”

mind [maInd], murmur ['mWmq], favourite ['feIvrIt]

“Thank you, Piglet,” said Eeyore. “You don't mind my asking,” he went on, “but what colour was this balloon when it—when it was a balloon?”

“Red.”

“I just wondered... Red,” he murmured to himself. “My favourite colour... How big was it?”

“About as big as me.”

“I just wondered... About as big as Piglet,” he said to himself sadly. “My favourite size. Well, well.”

Piglet felt very miserable, and didn't know what to say (Пятачок чувствовал себя очень несчастным и не знал, что сказать). He was still opening his mouth to begin something (он еще открывал /свой/ рот, /чтобы/ начать /говорить/ что-то), and then deciding that it wasn't any good saying that (и потом решил, что бесполезно / не стоит этого говорить), when he heard a shout from the other side of the river (когда он услышал крик с другой стороны реки), and there was Pooh (и там = это был Пух).

“Many happy returns of the day,” called out Pooh (/желаю тебе/ много счастливых повторов этого дня, — крикнул Пух), forgetting that he had said it already (забыв, что он уже говорил это).

“Thank you, Pooh, I'm having them (благодарю тебя, Пух, они у меня есть),” said Eeyore gloomily (сказал Иа мрачно).

“I've brought you a little present (я принес тебе маленький подарок = подарочек),” said Pooh excitedly (сказал взволнованно Пух).

“I've had it,” said Eeyore (я уже получил /его/, — сказал Иа).

miserable ['mIzqrqbl], already [Ll'redI], excitedly [Ik'saItIdlI]

Piglet felt very miserable, and didn't know what to say. He was still opening his mouth to begin something, and then deciding that it wasn't any good saying that, when he heard a shout from the other side of the river, and there was Pooh.

“Many happy returns of the day,” called out Pooh, forgetting that he had said it already.

“Thank you, Pooh, I'm having them,” said Eeyore gloomily.

“I've brought you a little present,” said Pooh excitedly.

“I've had it,” said Eeyore.

Pooh had now splashed across the stream to Eeyore (Пух прошлепал теперь через ручей к Иа), and Piglet was sitting a little way off (а Пятачок сидел немного в стороне / поодаль), his head in his paws, snuffling to himself (его голова в его лапах = обхватив лапками голову, сопя про себя).

“It's a Useful Pot,” said Pooh (это полезный горшок, — сказал Пух; use — польза). “Here it is (вот он). And it's got 'A Very Happy Birthday with love from Pooh' written on it (и на нем написано «Очень Счастливого Дня Рождения с приветом от Пуха»). That's what all that writing is (вот что означает вся эта надпись). And it's for putting things in (и в него можно класть вещи: «он для положения вещей в»). There (вот)!”

When Eeyore saw the pot (когда Иа увидел горшок), he became quite excited (он стал совсем взволнованным = совсем разволновался).

“Why!” he said (опа! — сказал он). “I believe my Balloon will just go into that Pot (я думаю, в него как раз влезет мой Воздушный Шарик)!”

across [q'krOs], written ['rItn], believe [bI'lJv]

Pooh had now splashed across the stream to Eeyore, and Piglet was sitting a little way off, his head in his paws, snuffling to himself.

“It's a Useful Pot,” said Pooh. “Here it is. And it's got 'A Very Happy Birthday with love from Pooh' written on it. That's what all that writing is. And it's for putting things in. There!”

When Eeyore saw the pot, he became quite excited.

“Why!” he said. “I believe my Balloon will just go into that Pot!”

“Oh, no, Eeyore,” said Pooh (ах, нет, Иа, — сказал Пух). “Balloons are much too big to go into Pots (Воздушные Шарики слишком велики, /чтобы/ влезать в Горшки). What you do with a balloon is, you hold the balloon— (что ты делаешь с шариком — это = с шариком поступают так, шарик держат)”

“Not mine,” said Eeyore proudly (не мой, — сказал гордо Иа). “Look, Piglet (смотри, Пятачок)!” And as Piglet looked sorrowfully round (и когда Пятачок горестно оглянулся), Eeyore picked the balloon up with his teeth (Иа поднял шарик /своими[39]/ зубами), and placed it carefully in the pot (и положил его аккуратно в горшочек); picked it out and put it on the ground (вытащил его и положил его на землю); and then picked it up again and put it carefully back (а потом поднял его снова и положил его аккуратно назад /в горшочек/).

“So it does!” said Pooh (/значит/ получается, — сказал Пух). “It goes in (/он/ входит)!”

“So it does!” said Piglet (получается, — сказал Пятачок). “And it comes out (и /он/ выходит)!”

“Doesn't it?” said Eeyore (не так ли / правда? — сказал Иа). “It goes in and out like anything (он прекрасно входит и выходит; like anything — чрезвычайно, очень, ужасно).”

sorrowfully ['sOrquflI], teeth [tJT], ground [graund]

“Oh, no, Eeyore,” said Pooh. “Balloons are much too big to go into Pots. What you do with a balloon is, you hold the balloon —”

“Not mine,” said Eeyore proudly. “Look, Piglet!” And as Piglet looked sorrowfully round, Eeyore picked the balloon up with his teeth, and placed it carefully in the pot; picked it out and put it on the ground; and then picked it up again and put it carefully back.

“So it does!” said Pooh. “It goes in!”

“So it does!” said Piglet. “And it comes out!”

“Doesn't it?” said Eeyore. “It goes in and out like anything.”

“I'm very glad,” said Pooh happily (я очень рад, — сказал счастливо Пух), “that I thought of giving you a Useful Pot to put things in (что я додумался подарить тебе Полезный Горшочек, /чтобы/ класть туда вещи).”

“I'm very glad,” said Piglet happily (я очень рад, — сказал счастливо Пятачок), “that thought of giving you something to put in a Useful Pot (что я додумался подарить тебе что-то, /чтобы/ положить в Полезный Горшочек).”

But Eeyore wasn't listening (но Иа не слушал). He was taking the balloon out (он вытаскивал шарик), and putting it back again (и клал = засовывал его снова назад), as happy as could be (такой счастливый, как мог быть = счастливый как никогда)....

“And didn't I give him anything (а я ему ничего не подарил)?” asked Christopher Robin sadly (спросил печально Кристофер Робин).

listen [lIsn], again [q'gen], anything ['enITIN]

“I'm very glad,” said Pooh happily, “that I thought of giving you a Useful Pot to put things in.”

“I'm very glad,” said Piglet happily, “that thought of giving you something to put in a Useful Pot.”

But Eeyore wasn't listening. He was taking the balloon out, and putting it back again, as happy as could be....

“And didn't I give him anything?” asked Christopher Robin sadly.

“Of course you did,” I said (конечно, ты сделал = подарил, — сказал я). “You gave him don't you remember—a little—a little (ты подарил ему, разве ты не помнишь — маленькую — маленькую)”

“I gave him a box of paints to paint things with (я подарил ему коробку красок, чтобы красить /вещи/).”

“That was it (именно: «то было оно»).”

“Why didn't I give it to him in the morning (почему я не подарил это ему утром)?”

“You were so busy getting his party ready for him (ты был так занят подготовкой вечеринки для него). He had a cake with icing on the top (у него был торт с сахарной глазурью сверху), and three candles (и тремя свечами), and his name in pink sugar, and — (и его именем из розового сахара, и)”

“Yes, I remember,” said Christopher Robin (да, я помню, — сказал Кристофер Робин).

busy ['bIzI], ready ['redI], were [wW]

“Of course you did,” I said. “You gave him don't you remember—a little—a little”

“I gave him a box of paints to paint things with.”

“That was it.”

“Why didn't I give it to him in the morning?”

“You were so busy getting his party ready for him. He had a cake with icing on the top, and three candles, and his name in pink sugar, and —”

“Yes, I remember,” said Christopher Robin.


Chapter 7,

IN WHICH KANGA AND BABY ROO COME TO THE FOREST, AND PIGLET HAS A BATH

Глава 7,

В которой в Лес приходят Кенга и Крошка Ру, а Пятачок принимает ванну

NOBODY seemed to know where they came from (казалось = кажется, никто /не/ знал, откуда они пришли = взялись), but there they were in the Forest: Kanga and Baby Roo (но они были там в Лесу: Кенга и Крошка Ру). When Pooh asked Christopher Robin (когда Пух спросил Кристофера Робина), “How did they come here (как они попали сюда)?” Christopher Robin said (Кристофер Робин сказал), “In the Usual Way, if you know what I mean, Pooh (Обычным Путем / Образом, если ты знаешь, что я имею в виду, Пух; way — путь, способ, манера, образ действия),” and Pooh, who didn't, said “Oh (и Пух, который не делал = не знал, сказал: о)!” Then he nodded his head twice and said (потом он кивнул /своей/ головой дважды и сказал), “In the Usual Way (Обычным Путем / Образом). Ah (а)!” Then he went to call upon his friend Piglet to see what he thought about it (потом он пошел навестить своего друга Пятачка, /чтобы/ выяснить, что он думает об этом). And at Piglet's house he found Rabbit (и в доме Пятачка = и у Пятачка дома он застал Кролика; to find — находить, встречать, обнаруживать, заставать). So they all talked about it together (и они все вместе побеседовали об этом).

nobody ['nqubqdI], usual ['jHZuql], found [faund]

NOBODY seemed to know where they came from, but there they were in the Forest: Kanga and Baby Roo. When Pooh asked Christopher Robin, “How did they come here?” Christopher Robin said, “In the Usual Way, if you know what I mean, Pooh,” and Pooh, who didn't, said “Oh!” Then he nodded his head twice and said, “In the Usual Way. Ah!” Then he went to call upon his friend Piglet to see what he thought about it. And at Piglet's house he found Rabbit. So they all talked about it together.

“What I don't like about it is this (что мне не нравится в этом, так это следующее = мне не нравится в этом вот что),” said Rabbit (сказал Кролик).

“Here are we—you, Pooh, and you, Piglet, and Me—and suddenly— (вот мы здесь находимся = живем — ты, Пух, и ты, Пятачок, и я — и вдруг)”

“And Eeyore,” said Pooh (и Иа, — сказал Пух).

“And Eeyore—and then suddenly— (и Иа — и потом вдруг)”

“And Owl,” said Pooh (и Филин, — сказал Пух).

“And Owl—and then all of a sudden— (и Филин, и потом совершенно неожиданно)”

“Oh, and Eeyore,” said Pooh (ой, и Иа, — сказал Пух). “I was forgetting him (я забыл/уж стал было забывать про него).”

about [q'baut], suddenly ['sAdnlI], all [Ll]

“What I don't like about it is this,” said Rabbit.

“Here are we—you, Pooh, and you, Piglet, and Me—and suddenly—”

“And Eeyore,” said Pooh.

“And Eeyore—and then suddenly—”

“And Owl,” said Pooh.

“And Owl—and then all of a sudden—”

“Oh, and Eeyore,” said Pooh. “I was forgetting him.”

“Here—we—are (вот мы здесь живем),” said Rabbit very slowly and carefully (сказал Кролик очень медленно и тщательно), all—of—us, and then, suddenly, we wake up one morning (все из нас = все мы, и потом вдруг мы просыпаемся однажды утром), and what do we find (и что мы обнаруживаем)? We find a Strange Animal among us (мы обнаруживаем Неизвестное Животное среди нас; strange — чужой, незнакомый, неизвестный; странный, необыкновенный; удивительный; чудной). An animal of whom we had never even heard before (животное, о котором мы никогда прежде даже /не/ слыхивали)! An animal who carries her family about with her in her pocket (животное, которое носит свою семью с собой в /своем/ кармане)! Suppose I carried my family about with me in my pocket (предположим, я носил бы свою семью с собой в /моем/ кармане), how many pockets should I want (сколько карманов мне бы понадобилось)?”

“Sixteen,” said Piglet (шестнадцать, — сказал Пятачок).

among [q'mAN], animal ['xnImql], whom [hHm]

“Here—we—are,” said Rabbit very slowly and carefully, all—of—us, and then, suddenly, we wake up one morning, and what do we find? We find a Strange Animal among us. An animal of whom we had never even heard before! An animal who carries her family about with her in her pocket! Suppose I carried my family about with me in my pocket, how many pockets should I want?”

“Sixteen,” said Piglet.

“Seventeen, isn't it?” said Rabbit (семнадцать, не так ли? — сказал Кролик). “And one more for a handkerchief—that's eighteen (и еще один для носового платка — то есть восемнадцать). Eighteen pockets in one suit (восемнадцать карманов в одном костюме)! I haven't time (у меня нет времени = мне некогда /копаться в них/).”

There was a long and thoughtful silence (было = возникло долгое и задумчивое молчание)... and then Pooh, who had been frowning very hard for some minutes (и тогда Пух, который хмурился очень напряженно в течение нескольких минут), said: “I make it fifteen (сказал: я полагаю пятнадцать; to make — считать, полагать, прикидывать).”

“What?” said Rabbit (что? — спросил Кролик).

“Fifteen (пятнадцать).”

“Fifteen what (пятнадцать чего)?”

“Your family (/членов/ твоей семьи).”

“What about them (/а/ что с ними)?”

handkerchief ['hxNkqCIf], minute ['mInIt], suit [sjHt]

“Seventeen, isn't it?” said Rabbit. “And one more for a handkerchief—that's eighteen. Eighteen pockets in one suit! I haven't time.”

There was a long and thoughtful silence... and then Pooh, who had been frowning very hard for some minutes, said: “I make it fifteen.”

“What?” said Rabbit.

“Fifteen.”

“Fifteen what?”

“Your family.”

“What about them?”

Pooh rubbed his nose and said (Пух потер /свой/ нос и сказал) that he thought Rabbit had been talking about his family (что он думал, /что/ Кролик говорил о своей семье).

“Did I?” said Rabbit carelessly (да? — сказал Кролик небрежно).

“Yes, you said— (да, ты сказал)”

“Never mind, Pooh,” said Piglet impatiently (неважно, Пух, — сказал нетерпеливо Пятачок). “The question is, What are we to do about Kanga (вопрос в том, Что нам делать в отношении Кенги)?”

“Oh, I see,” said Pooh (а, понятно, — сказал Пух).

“The best way,” said Rabbit, “would be this (лучшим способом, — сказал Кролик, — было бы вот что). The best way would be to steal Baby Roo and hide him (лучшим способом было бы украсть Крошку Ру и спрятать его), and then when Kanga says (а потом, когда Кенга спросит), 'Where's Baby Roo?' we say, 'Aha (где Крошка Ру? — мы скажем «Ага»)!'”

talk [tLk], impatiently [Im'peISqntlI], mind [maInd]

Pooh rubbed his nose and said that he thought Rabbit had been talking about his family.

“Did I?” said Rabbit carelessly.

“Yes, you said—”

“Never mind, Pooh,” said Piglet impatiently. “The question is, What are we to do about Kanga?”

“Oh, I see,” said Pooh.

“The best way,” said Rabbit, “would be this. The best way would be to steal Baby Roo and hide him, and then when Kanga says, 'Where's Baby Roo?' we say, 'Aha!'

“Aha!” said Pooh, practicing (ага! — сказал Пух, упражняясь). “Aha! Aha (ага! ага!)!... Of course,” he went on (конечно, — продолжил он), “we could say 'Aha!' even if we hadn't stolen Baby Roo (мы могли бы сказать ага!, даже если бы /мы/ не украли Крошку Ру).”

“Pooh,” said Rabbit kindly (Пух, — сказал Кролик добродушно), “you haven't any brain (у тебя нет мозгов).”

“I know,” said Pooh humbly (я знаю, — сказал Пух смиренно).

“We say 'Aha!' so that Kanga knows (мы скажем ага!, чтобы Кенга знала) that we know where Baby Roo is (что мы знаем, где Крошка Ру). 'Aha!' means 'We'll tell you where Baby Roo is (ага! означает: мы скажем тебе, где Крошка Ру), if you promise to go away from the Forest and never come back (если ты пообещаешь убраться из Леса и никогда /не/ возвращаться).' Now don't talk while I think (теперь не разговаривайте, пока я буду думать).”

practising ['prxktIsIN], humbly ['hAmblI], stolen ['stquln]

“Aha!” said Pooh, practising. “Aha! Aha!... Of course,” he went on, “we could say 'Aha!' even if we hadn't stolen Baby Roo.”

“Pooh,” said Rabbit kindly, “you haven't any brain.”

“I know,” said Pooh humbly.

“We say 'Aha!' so that Kanga knows that we know where Baby Roo is. 'Aha!' means 'We'll tell you where Baby Roo is, if you promise to go away from the Forest and never come back.' Now don't talk while I think.”

Pooh went into a corner and tried saying 'Aha!' in that sort of voice (Пух пошел в угол и пробовал говорить ага! таким голосом). Sometimes it seemed to him (иногда ему казалось) that it did mean what Rabbit said (что это значило то, что сказал Кролик), and sometimes it seemed to him that it didn't (а иногда /это/ ему казалось, что нет). “I suppose it's just practice,” he thought (/я/ полагаю, что это всего лишь /вопрос/ практики, — думал он). “I wonder if Kanga will have to practise too so as to understand it (интересно, нужно ли будет практиковаться Кенге тоже, чтобы понять это).”

corner ['kLnq], sometimes ['sAmtaImz], suppose [sq'pquz]

Pooh went into a corner and tried saying 'Aha!' in that sort of voice. Sometimes it seemed to him that it did mean what Rabbit said, and sometimes it seemed to him that it didn't. “I suppose it's just practice,” he thought. “I wonder if Kanga will have to practise too so as to understand it.”

“There's just one thing (есть только один момент),” said Piglet, fidgeting a bit (сказал Пятачок, немного ерзая). “I was talking to Christopher Robin (я говорил с Кристофером Робином), and he said that a Kanga was Generally Regarded as One of the Fiercer Animals (и он сказал, что Кенга Вообще Считается /как/ Одним из Свирепейших Животных). I am not frightened of Fierce Animals in the ordinary way (я не боюсь Свирепых Животных при обычных обстоятельствах), but it is well known that if One of the Fiercer Animals is Deprived of Its Young (но хорошо известно, что если Одно из Свирепейших Животных Лишить Его Детеныша; to deprive — лишать; deprived — лишенный), it becomes as fierce as Two of the Fiercer Animals (оно становится /таким/ свирепым, как Два из Свирепейших Животных). In which case 'Aha!' is perhaps a foolish thing to say (в котором случае = в этом случае, возможно, глупо говорить ага!).”

“Piglet,” said Rabbit, taking out a pencil (Пятачок, — сказал Кролик, вытаскивая карандаш), and licking the end of it, “you haven't any pluck (и облизывая его кончик, — в тебе нет храбрости).”

“It is hard to be brave (трудно быть отважным),” said Piglet, sniffing slightly (сказал Пятачок, легонько сопя), “when you're only a Very Small Animal (когда ты всего лишь Очень Маленькое Животное).”

fidget ['fIGIt], ordinary ['LdnrI], young [jAN]

“There's just one thing,” said Piglet, fidgeting a bit. “I was talking to Christopher Robin, and he said that a Kanga was Generally Regarded as One of the Fiercer Animals. I am not frightened of Fierce Animals in the ordinary way, but it is well known that if One of the Fiercer Animals is Deprived of Its Young, it becomes as fierce as Two of the Fiercer Animals. In which case 'Aha!' is perhaps a foolish thing to say.”

“Piglet,” said Rabbit, taking out a pencil, and licking the end of it, “you haven't any pluck.”

“It is hard to be brave,” said Piglet, sniffing slightly, “when you're only a Very Small Animal.”

Rabbit, who had begun to write very busily, looked up and said (Кролик, который начал очень деловито писать, поднял глаза и сказал):

“It is because you are a very small animal (именно потому, что ты очень маленькое животное) that you will be Useful in the adventure before us (ты будешь Полезен в приключении перед нами = которое нам предстоит).”

Piglet was so excited at the idea of being Useful (Пятачок был так взволнован мыслью о том, что он будет Полезен) that he forgot to be frightened any more (что он забыл = больше не вспоминал о /своих/ страхах: «забыл быть испуганным более»), and when Rabbit went on to say that Kangas were only Fierce during the winter months (и когда Кролик продолжил говорить = затем сказал, что Кенги очень Свирепы лишь в зимние месяцы), being at other times of an Affectionate Disposition (будучи в другое время в Любящем/Нежном Расположении /Духа/), he could hardly sit still (он едва мог сидеть смирно = усидеть), he was so eager to begin being useful at once (он так жаждал / горел нетерпением начать быть полезным = пригодиться сразу же).

begun [bI'gAn], adventure [qd'venCq], affectionate [q'fekSnIt]

Rabbit, who had begun to write very busily, looked up and said:

“It is because you are a very small animal that you will be Useful in the adventure before us.”

Piglet was so excited at the idea of being Useful that he forgot to be frightened any more, and when Rabbit went on to say that Kangas were only Fierce during the winter months, being at other times of an Affectionate Disposition, he could hardly sit still, he was so eager to begin being useful at once.

“What about me?” said Pooh sadly (а что насчет меня? — сказал Пух грустно) “I suppose I shan't be useful (я полагаю, я не буду полезен = не пригожусь)?”

“Never mind, Pooh,” said Piglet comfortingly (ничего, Пух, — сказал Пятачок утешительно; to comfort — утешать, успокаивать). “Another time perhaps (может быть, в другой раз).”

“Without Pooh,” said Rabbit solemnly as he sharpened his pencil (без Пуха, — сказал Кролик торжественно, пока он точил свой карандаш), “the adventure would be impossible (приключение было бы невозможно[40]).”

“Oh!” said Piglet, and tried not to look disappointed (а! — сказал Пятачок и попытался не выглядеть разочарованным). But Pooh went into a corner of the room and said proudly to himself (а Пух пошел в угол комнаты и сказал гордо себе), “Impossible without Me (невозможно без Меня)! That sort of Bear (такого Медведя).”

“Now listen all of you (теперь слушайте вы все),” said Rabbit when he had finished writing (сказал Кролик, когда он закончил писать), and Pooh and Piglet sat listening very eagerly with their mouths open (а Пух и Пятачок сели, слушая очень энергично с /их/ открытыми ртами). This was what Rabbit read out (вот что прочел Кролик):

shan't [SRnt], sharpen ['SRpn], solemnly ['sOlqmlI]

“What about me?” said Pooh sadly “I suppose I shan't be useful?”

“Never mind, Pooh,” said Piglet comfortingly. “Another time perhaps.”

“Without Pooh,” said Rabbit solemnly as he sharpened his pencil, “the adventure would be impossible.”

“Oh!” said Piglet, and tried not to look disappointed. But Pooh went into a corner of the room and said proudly to himself, “Impossible without Me! That sort of Bear.”

“Now listen all of you,” said Rabbit when he had finished writing, and Pooh and Piglet sat listening very eagerly with their mouths open. This was what Rabbit read out:

PLAN TO CAPTURE BABY ROO (план по захвату Крошки Ру)

1. General Remarks (Общие Замечания). Kanga runs faster than any of Us, even Me (Кенга бегает быстрее любого из Нас, даже Меня).

2. More General Remarks (Более Общие Замечания). Kanga never takes her eye off Baby Roo (Кенга никогда /не/ спускает глаз с Крошки Ру), except when he's safely buttoned up in her pocket (за исключением того, когда он в безопасности застегнутый в ее кармане).

3. Therefore (таким образом). If we are to capture Baby Roo (если нам надо захватить Крошку Ру), we must get a Long Start (мы должны иметь Хорошую Фору), because Kanga runs faster than any of Us, even Me (потому что Кенга бегает быстрее любого из Нас, даже Меня). (See 1 (см. пункт 1).)

capture ['kxpCq], eye [aI], except [Ik'sept]

PLAN TO CAPTURE BABY ROO

1. General Remarks. Kanga runs faster than any of Us, even Me.

2. More General Remarks. Kanga never takes her eye off Baby Roo, except when he's safely buttoned up in her pocket.

3. Therefore. If we are to capture Baby Roo, we must get a Long Start, because Kanga runs faster than any of Us, even Me. (See 1.)

4. A Thought (Одна Мысль). If Roo had jumped out of Kanga's pocket and Piglet had jumped in (если бы Ру выпрыгнул из кармана Кенги, а Пятачок запрыгнул бы вовнутрь = в него), Kanga wouldn't know the difference (Кенга не знала бы = не заметила бы разницы), because Piglet is a Very Small Animal (потому что Пятачок — Очень Маленькое Животное).

5. Like Roo (как Ру).

6. But Kanga would have to be looking the other way first (но Кенге нужно было бы сначала посмотреть в другую сторону), so as not to see Piglet jumping in (чтобы не увидеть = не заметить, как в /карман/ прыгает Пятачок).

7. See 2 (см. пункт 2).

8. Another Thought (Еще Одна Мысль). But if Pooh was talking to her very excitedly (но если бы Пух разговаривал с ней очень взволнованно = увлеченно), she might look the other way for a moment (она, возможно, посмотрела бы на секунду в другую сторону).

9. And then I could run away with Roo (и тогда я смог бы убежать с Ру).

10. Quickly (быстро).

11. And Kanga wouldn't discover the difference until Afterwards (а Кенга не обнаружила бы разницы до потом = обнаружила бы разницу лишь Впоследствии).

away [q'weI], quickly ['kwIklI], discover [dIs'kAvq]

4. A Thought. If Roo had jumped out of Kanga's pocket and Piglet had jumped in, Kanga wouldn't know the difference, because Piglet is a Very Small Animal.

5. Like Roo.

6. But Kanga would have to be looking the other way first, so as not to see Piglet jumping in.

7. See 2.

8. Another Thought. But if Pooh was talking to her very excitedly, she might look the other way for a moment.

9. And then I could run away with Roo.

10. Quickly.

11. And Kanga wouldn't discover the difference until Afterwards.

Well, Rabbit read this out proudly (ну, Кролик прочел это гордо), and for a little while after he had read it nobody said anything (и в течение некоторого времени, после того как он прочел это, никто ничего /не/ сказал). And then Piglet, who had been opening and shutting his mouth without making any noise, managed to say very huskily (и тогда Пятачку, который открывал и закрывал беззвучно: «без делания какого-либо шума» свой рот, удалось очень сипло сказать):

“And—Afterwards (а Впоследствии)?”

“How do you mean (что ты имеешь в виду)?”

“When Kanga does Discover the Difference (когда Кенга все-таки Обнаружит Разницу)?”

“Then we all say 'Aha (тогда мы все скажем ага!)!'”

“All three of us (все трое)?”

“Yes (да).”

“Oh (а)!”

“Why, what's the trouble, Piglet (ну, что не так, Пятачок; trouble — тревога, неприятность, беспокойство, беда, трудность)?”

manage ['mxnIG], huskily ['hAskIlI], trouble [trAbl]

Well, Rabbit read this out proudly, and for a little while after he had read it nobody said anything. And then Piglet, who had been opening and shutting his mouth without making any noise, managed to say very huskily:

“And—Afterwards?”

“How do you mean?”

“When Kanga does Discover the Difference?”

“Then we all say 'Aha!'

“All three of us?”

“Yes.”

“Oh!”

“Why, what's the trouble, Piglet?”

“Nothing,” said Piglet (ничего, — сказал Пятачок), “as long as we all three say it (поскольку мы все трое скажем это). As long as we all three say it,” said Piglet (поскольку мы все трое скажем это, — сказал Пятачок), “I don't mind,” he said (я не возражаю, — сказал он), “but I shouldn't care to say 'Aha!' by myself (но я бы не хотел говорить ага! один). It wouldn't sound nearly so well (это бы не прозвучало почти так же хорошо). By the way,” he said (между прочим, — сказал он), “you are quite sure about what you said about the winter months (ты полностью уверен по поводу того, что ты говорил о зимних месяцах)?”

“The winter months (зимних месяцах)?”

“Yes, only being Fierce in the Winter Months (да, Свирепы только в Зимние Месяцы).”

“Oh, yes, yes, that's all right (ах, да, да, все верно). Well, Pooh (ну, Пух)? You see what you have to do (тебе понятно, что ты должен делать)?”

“No,” said Pooh Bear (нет, — сказал Медведь Пух). “Not yet,” he said (еще нет, — сказал он). “What do I do (/и/ что мне делать)?”

care [kFq], nearly ['nIqlI], month [mAnT]

“Nothing,” said Piglet, “as long as we all three say it. As long as we all three say it,” said Piglet, “I don't mind,” he said, “but I shouldn't care to say 'Aha!' by myself. It wouldn't sound nearly so well. By the way,” he said, “you are quite sure about what you said about the winter months?”

“The winter months?”

“Yes, only being Fierce in the Winter Months.”

“Oh, yes, yes, that's all right. Well, Pooh? You see what you have to do?”

“No,” said Pooh Bear. “Not yet,” he said. “What do I do?”

“Well, you just have to talk very hard to Kanga (ну, ты должен просто очень напористо поговорить с Кенгой) so as she doesn't notice anything (так чтобы она ничего не заметила).”

“Oh! What about (о, о чем)?”

“Anything you like (о чем угодно).”

“You mean like telling her a little bit of poetry or something (ты имеешь в виду рассказать ей немножко поэзии = стихов или чего-нибудь такого)?”

“That's it,” said Rabbit (вот именно, — сказал Кролик). “Splendid (великолепно). Now come along (теперь идем).”

So they all went out to look for Kanga (и они все вышли на поиски Кенги).

hard [hRd], doesn't [dAznt], poetry ['pquItrI]

“Well, you just have to talk very hard to Kanga so as she doesn't notice anything.”

“Oh! What about?”

“Anything you like.”

“You mean like telling her a little bit of poetry or something?”

“That's it,” said Rabbit. “Splendid. Now come along.”

So they all went out to look for Kanga.

Kanga and Roo were spending a quiet afternoon in a sandy part of the Forest (Кенга и Ру проводили спокойное послеобеденное время в песчаной части Леса). Baby Roo was practising very small jumps in the sand (Крошка Ру упражнялся в очень маленьких прыжках в песке), and falling down mouse-holes and climbing out of them (падал в мышиные норки и вылезал из них), and Kanga was fidgeting about and saying (а Кенга беспокоилась и говорила) “Just one more jump, dear, and then we must go home (только еще один прыжок, дорогой, и потом нам надо идти домой).” And at that moment who should come stumping up the hill but Pooh (и в этот момент на холм притопал не кто иной, как Пух).

“Good afternoon, Kanga (добрый день, Кенга).”

“Good afternoon, Pooh (добрый день, Пух).”

“Look at me jumping,” squeaked Roo (посмотри на меня прыгающего = посмотри, как я прыгаю, — пропищал Ру), and fell into another mouse-hole (и свалился в другую мышиную норку).

“Hallo, Roo, my little fellow (привет, Ру, мой маленький приятель)!”

afternoon ['Rftq'nHn], mouse [maus], fellow ['felqu]

Kanga and Roo were spending a quiet afternoon in a sandy part of the Forest. Baby Roo was practising very small jumps in the sand, and falling down mouse-holes and climbing out of them, and Kanga was fidgeting about and saying “Just one more jump, dear, and then we must go home.” And at that moment who should come stumping up the hill but Pooh.

“Good afternoon, Kanga.”

“Good afternoon, Pooh.”

“Look at me jumping,” squeaked Roo, and fell into another mouse-hole.

“Hallo, Roo, my little fellow!”

“We were just going home,” said Kanga (мы как раз собирались домой, — сказала Кенга). “Good afternoon, Rabbit (добрый день, Кролик). Good afternoon, Piglet (добрый день, Пятачок).”

Rabbit and Piglet, who had now come up from the other side of the hill, said “Good afternoon,” and “Hallo, Roo (Кролик и Пятачок, которые теперь /уже/ поднялись с другой стороны холма, сказали «добрый день» и «привет, Ру»),” and Roo asked them to look at him jumping, so they stayed and looked (а Ру попросил их посмотреть, как он прыгает, и они остались и посмотрели).

And Kanga looked too (и Кенга посмотрела тоже)...

afternoon ["Rftq'nHn], come [kAm], other ['ADq]

“We were just going home,” said Kanga. “Good afternoon, Rabbit. Good afternoon, Piglet.”

Rabbit and Piglet, who had now come up from the other side of the hill, said “Good afternoon,” and “Hallo, Roo,” and Roo asked them to look at him jumping, so they stayed and looked.

And Kanga looked too...

“Oh, Kanga,” said Pooh (ах, Кенга, — сказал Пух), after Rabbit had winked at him twice (после того как Кролик дважды подмигнул ему), “I don't know if you are interested in Poetry at all (я не знаю, интересуешься ли ты вообще Поэзией)?”

“Hardly at all,” said Kanga (вряд ли вообще, — сказала Кенга).

“Oh!” said Pooh (а, — сказал Пух).

“Roo, dear, just one more jump and then we must go home (Ру, дорогой, только еще один прыжок, и потом нам надо идти домой).”

interested ['IntrIstId], dear [dIq], must [mAst]

“Oh, Kanga,” said Pooh, after Rabbit had winked at him twice, “I don't know if you are interested in Poetry at all?”

“Hardly at all,” said Kanga.

“Oh!” said Pooh.

“Roo, dear, just one more jump and then we must go home.”

There was a short silence while Roo fell down another mouse-hole (возникла короткая пауза, когда Ру упал в еще одну мышиную норку; silence — молчание, тишина, безмолвие).

“Go on,” said Rabbit in a loud whisper behind his paw (продолжай, — сказал Кролик громким шепотом за своей лапой = приложив лапу ко рту).

“Talking of Poetry,” said Pooh (говоря о Поэзии, — сказал Пух), “I made up a little piece as I was coming along (я сочинил небольшое произведение по дороге сюда: «когда я шел сюда»). It went like this (оно звучит так). Er—now let me see— (э — сейчас, дай подумать)”

“Fancy!” said Kanga (представляю! — сказала Кенга). “Now Roo, dear— (ну, Ру, дорогой)”

“You'll like this piece of poetry,” said Rabbit (тебе понравится это стихотворение, — сказал Кролик).

short [SLt], silence ['saIlqns], piece [pJs]

There was a short silence while Roo fell down another mouse-hole.

“Go on,” said Rabbit in a loud whisper behind his paw.

“Talking of Poetry,” said Pooh, “I made up a little piece as I was coming along. It went like this. Er—now let me see—”

“Fancy!” said Kanga. “Now Roo, dear—”

“You'll like this piece of poetry,” said Rabbit.

“You'll love it,” said Piglet (ты его полюбишь = тебе это очень понравится, — сказал Пятачок).

“You must listen very carefully,” said Rabbit (ты должна слушать очень внимательно, — сказал Кролик).

“So as not to miss any of it,” said Piglet (чтобы ничего из него не пропустить, — сказал Пятачок).

“Oh, yes,” said Kanga (о, да, — сказала Кенга), but she still looked at Baby Roo (но она все еще смотрела на Крошку Ру).

How did it go, Pooh?” said Rabbit (как оно звучало, Пух? — спросил Кролик).

Pooh gave a little cough and began (Пух немножко прокашлялся: «издал маленький кашель» и начал).

gave [geIv], cough [kOf], began [bI'gxn]

“You'll love it,” said Piglet.

“You must listen very carefully,” said Rabbit.

“So as not to miss any of it,” said Piglet.

“Oh, yes,” said Kanga, but she still looked at Baby Roo.

How did it go, Pooh?” said Rabbit.

Pooh gave a little cough and began.

LINES WRITTEN BY A BEAR OF VERY LITTLE BRAIN (строки, написанные Мишкой с Очень Маленьким Умишком)

On Monday, when the sun is hot (в понедельник, когда солнце жаркое)

I wonder to myself a lot (мне очень интересно):

“Now is it true, or is it not (теперь это правда, или нет),”

“That what is which and which is what (что то, что которое, а которое что)?”

On Tuesday, when it hails and snows (во вторник, когда идет снег и град),

The feeling on me grows and grows (чувство во мне растет и растет)

That hardly anybody knows (что едва ли кто знает)

If those are these or these are those (те ли эти, а эти ли те).

Monday ['mAndI], true [trH], Tuesday ['tjHzdI]

LINES WRITTEN BY A BEAR OF VERY LITTLE BRAIN

On Monday, when the sun is hot

I wonder to myself a lot:

“Now is it true, or is it not,”

“That what is which and which is what?”

On Tuesday, when it hails and snows,

The feeling on me grows and grows

That hardly anybody knows

If those are these or these are those.

On Wednesday, when the sky is blue (в среду, когда небо голубое),

And I have nothing else to do (и мне больше нечего делать),

I sometimes wonder if it's true (я иногда спрашиваю себя, правда ли)

That who is what and what is who (что кто — это что, и что — это кто).

On Thursday, when it starts to freeze (в четверг, когда начинает морозить)

And hoar-frost twinkles on the trees (и иней сверкает на деревьях),

How very readily one sees (как очень легко понять)

That these are whose—but whose are these (что эти — это чьи, но чьи /же/ эти)?

On Friday— (в пятницу)

Когда в понедельник солнце в зените[41],

Мне так интересно, меня вы поймите.

Весь день беспокоит меня мысль одна,

Правда ли это, и верна ль она:

На что то, что это, и что то, что на?

Во вторник из тучи идут снег и град.

Во мне растет чувство, не зная преград,

Что вряд ли кто знает на всем белом свете:

Эти ли те, и не те ли вон эти?

И в среду, синеет когда небосклон,

А я от безделья считаю ворон,

Себе задаю я вопрос иногда:

Кто тот, что не этот, и кто, если да?

В четверг, когда в двери стучится мороз,

Иней сверкает, и мерзнет мой нос,

Как можно тогда нам понять без труда,

Что это почти не совсем ерунда.

И мне помогите постичь в суете:

Коль эти ничьи, то чьи же вон те?

Wednesday ['wenzdI], Thursday [TWzdI], Friday ['fraIdI]

On Wednesday, when the sky is blue,

And I have nothing else to do,

I sometimes wonder if it's true

That who is what and what is who.

On Thursday, when it starts to freeze

And hoar-frost twinkles on the trees,

How very readily one sees

That these are whose—but whose are these?

On Friday—

“Yes, it is, isn't it?” said Kanga (да, да, — сказала Кенга), not waiting to hear what happened on Friday (не дожидаясь, чтобы услышать, что произошло в пятницу). “Just one more jump, Roo, dear, (только еще один прыжок, Ру, дорогой) and then we really must be going (и тогда нам действительно нужно идти).”

Rabbit gave Pooh a hurrying-up sort of nudge (Кролик толкнул Пуха локтем, чтобы подогнать его; nudge — легкий толчок локтем; to nudge, to give a nudge — слегка подталкивать локтем; to hurry — спешить; to hurry up — подгонять).

“Talking of Poetry,” said Pooh quickly (говоря о Поэзии, — сказал Пух быстро) “have you ever noticed that tree right over there (ты когда-нибудь обращала внимание на вон то дерево)?”

“Where?” said Kanga (где? — спросила Кенга). “Now, Roo— (ну, Ру)“ “Right over there,” said Pooh (как раз вон там, — сказал Пух), pointing behind Kanga's back (показывая /куда-то/ за спину Кенги).

“No,” said Kanga (нет, — сказала Кенга). “Now jump in, Roo, dear, and we'll go home (ну, запрыгивай, Ру, дорогой, и /мы/ пойдем домой).”

nudge [nAG], behind [bI'haInd], over ['quvq]

“Yes, it is, isn't it?” said Kanga, not waiting to hear what happened on Friday. “Just one more jump, Roo, dear, and then we really must be going.”

Rabbit gave Pooh a hurrying-up sort of nudge.

“Talking of Poetry,” said Pooh quickly “have you ever noticed that tree right over there?”

“Where?” said Kanga. “Now, Roo—“ “Right over there,” said Pooh, pointing behind Kanga's back.

“No,” said Kanga. “Now jump in, Roo, dear, and we'll go home.”

“You ought to look at that tree right over there,” said Rabbit (ты должна посмотреть на вон то дерево, — сказал Кролик). “Shall I lift you in, Roo (тебя подсадить, Ру)?” And he picked up Roo in his paws (и он поднял Ру в /своих/ лапках).

“I can see a bird in it from here,” said Pooh (я вижу птичку на нем отсюда, — сказал Пух). “Or is it a fish (или это рыбка)?”

“You ought to see that bird from here,” said Rabbit (ты должна увидеть эту птичку отсюда, — сказал Кролик). “Unless it's a fish (если это не рыбка).”

“It isn't a fish, it's a bird,” said Piglet (это не рыбка, это птичка, — сказал Пятачок).

“So it is,” said Rabbit (/да/ это так, — сказал Кролик).

“Is it a starling or a blackbird?” said Pooh (это скворец или черный дрозд? — спросил Пух).

ought [Lt], starling ['stRlIN], here [hIq]

“You ought to look at that tree right over there,” said Rabbit. “Shall I lift you in, Roo?” And he picked up Roo in his paws.

“I can see a bird in it from here,” said Pooh. “Or is it a fish?”

“You ought to see that bird from here,” said Rabbit. “Unless it's a fish.”

“It isn't a fish, it's a bird,” said Piglet.

“So it is,” said Rabbit.

“Is it a starling or a blackbird?” said Pooh.

“That's the whole question,” said Rabbit (в этом-то весь вопрос, — сказал Кролик). “Is it a blackbird or a starling (это черный дрозд или скворец)?”

And then at last Kanga did turn her head to look (и тогда наконец Кенга все-таки повернула /свою/ голову посмотреть). And the moment that her head was turned (и в тот миг, как ее голова повернулась), Rabbit said in a loud voice “In you go, Roo (Кролик сказал громким голосом: прыгай вовнутрь = в карман, Ру)!” and in jumped Piglet into Kanga's pocket (и в карман Кенги прыгнул Пятачок), and off scampered Rabbit, with Roo in his paws, as fast as he could (а Кролик унесся с Ру в /своих/ лапках так быстро, как он мог = со всех ног).

“Why, where's Rabbit (а где же Кролик)?” said Kanga, turning round again (спросила Кенга, снова обернувшись). “Are you all right, Roo, dear (ты в порядке, Ру, дорогой)?”

Piglet made a squeaky Roo-noise from the bottom of Kanga's pocket (Пятачок сделал = издал писклявый звук, как Ру, со дна кармана Кенги).

last [lRst], fast [fRst], squeaky ['skwJkI]

“That's the whole question,” said Rabbit. “Is it a blackbird or a starling?”

And then at last Kanga did turn her head to look. And the moment that her head was turned, Rabbit said in a loud voice “In you go, Roo!” and in jumped Piglet into Kanga's pocket, and off scampered Rabbit, with Roo in his paws, as fast as he could.

“Why, where's Rabbit?” said Kanga, turning round again. “Are you all right, Roo, dear?”

Piglet made a squeaky Roo-noise from the bottom of Kanga's pocket.

“Rabbit had to go away,” said Pooh (Кролику нужно было уйти, — сказал Пух). “I think he thought of something he had to do and see about suddenly (я думаю, он вдруг вспомнил о чем-то, что ему нужно сделать и о чем позаботиться; to see about — позаботиться о чем-либо, проследить за чем-либо).”

“And Piglet (а Пятачок)?”

“I think Piglet thought of something at the same time (я думаю, /что/ Пятачок вспомнил о чем-то в то же самое время). Suddenly (вдруг).”

“Well, we must be getting home,” said Kanga (ну, нам надо идти домой, — сказала Кенга). “Good-bye, Pooh (до свидания, Пух).” And in three large jumps she was gone (и тремя большими прыжками он исчезла из виду; to be gone — пропасть, исчезнуть: «быть ушедшим»).

Pooh looked after her as she went (Пух посмотрел ей вслед /когда она удалилась/).

must [mAst], get [get], jump [GAmp]

“Rabbit had to go away,” said Pooh. “I think he thought of something he had to do and see about suddenly.”

“And Piglet?”

“I think Piglet thought of something at the same time. Suddenly.”

“Well, we must be getting home,” said Kanga. “Good-bye, Pooh.” And in three large jumps she was gone.

Pooh looked after her as she went.

“I wish I could jump like that,” he thought (жаль, что я не умею так прыгать: «я желаю, чтобы я мог так прыгать»). “Some can and some can't (некоторые умеют, а некоторые нет). That's how it is (такие вот дела / так уж повелось).”

But there were moments when Piglet wished that Kanga couldn't (но были моменты, когда Пятачок хотел, чтобы Кенга не умела /прыгать/). Often, when he had had a long walk home through the Forest (часто, когда он имел долгую прогулку = когда ему предстоял долгий путь домой через Лес), he had wished that he were a bird (он жалел, что он не птица); but now he thought jerkily to himself at the bottom of Kanga's pocket (но теперь он думал отрывисто про себя на дне кармана Кенги),

“If this is flying I shall never really take to it (если это /называется/ летать, я никогда, вообще говоря, /не/ привыкну к этому; to take to — пристраститься, увлечься, полюбить, привыкнуть).”

often [Ofn], walk [wLk], jerkily ['GWkIlI]

“I wish I could jump like that,” he thought. “Some can and some can't. That's how it is.”

But there were moments when Piglet wished that Kanga couldn't. Often, when he had had a long walk home through the Forest, he had wished that he were a bird; but now he thought jerkily to himself at the bottom of Kanga's pocket,

this take

“If is shall really to

flying I never it.”

And as he went up in the air he said, “Ooooooo (и когда он взлетал в воздух, он говорил ууууууу)!” and as he came down he said, “Ow (а когда он спускался, он говорил ух!)!” And he was saying, “Ooooooo-ow, ooooooo-ow, ooooooo-ow” all the way to Kanga's house (и на всем пути к дому Кенги он говорил: уууууууууу-ух, уууууууу-ух, уууууууууу-ух).

Of course as soon as Kanga unbuttoned her pocket (конечно, как только Кенга расстегнула свой карман), she saw what had happened (она увидела, что произошло). Just for a moment, she thought she was frightened (лишь на миг, ей показалось, что она испугалась), and then she knew she wasn't (а потом он знала = поняла, что нет): for she felt quite sure (так как она почувствовала полную уверенность в том) that Christopher Robin could never let any harm happen to Roo (что Кристофер Робин никогда /не/ позволит причинить вреда = обидеть Ру). So she said to herself (поэтому она сказала себе), “If they are having a joke with me (если они подшучивают = решили подшутить надо мной), I will have a joke with them (/то/ я подшучу над ними).”

air [Fq], pocket ['pOkIt], frighten ['fraItn]

And as he went up in the air he said, “Ooooooo!” and as he came down he said, “Ow!” And he was saying, “Ooooooo-ow, ooooooo-ow, ooooooo-ow” all the way to Kanga's house.

Of course as soon as Kanga unbuttoned her pocket, she saw what had happened. Just for a moment, she thought she was frightened, and then she knew she wasn't: for she felt quite sure that Christopher Robin could never let any harm happen to Roo. So she said to herself, “If they are having a joke with me, I will have a joke with them.”

“Now then, Roo, dear,” she said (ну же, Ру, дорогой, — сказала она), as she took Piglet out of her pocket (когда /она/ вынула Пятачка из /своего/ кармана). “Bed-time (пора спать).”

“Aha!” said Piglet (ага! — сказал Пятачок), as well as he could after his Terrifying Journey (так /хорошо/, как он смог после своего Ужасающего Путешествия). But it wasn't a very good “Aha (но это было не очень хорошее ага)!” and Kanga didn't seem to understand what it meant (и Кенга, казалось, не поняла, что оно означает; to mean — означать, иметь в виду).

“Bath first,” said Kanga in a cheerful voice (сначала ванна, — сказала Кенга радостным голосом).

“Aha!” said Piglet again (ага! — сказал Пятачок снова), looking round anxiously for the others (оглядываясь с беспокойством в поисках остальных). But the others weren't there (но остальных не было /там/). Rabbit was playing with Baby Roo in his own house (Кролик играл с Крошкой Ру в своем /собственном/ доме), and feeling more fond of him every minute (и чувствовал, как привязывается к нему все больше с каждой минутой; fond of — любящий, испытывающий нежные чувства к), and Pooh, who had decided to be a Kanga (а Пух, который решил быть Кенгой), was still at the sandy place on the top of the Forest, practising jumps (все еще был в песчаном месте в верхней части Леса, упражняясь в прыжках).

journey ['GWnI], every ['evrI], bath [bRT]

“Now then, Roo, dear,” she said, as she took Piglet out of her pocket. “Bed-time.”

“Aha!” said Piglet, as well as he could after his Terrifying Journey. But it wasn't a very good “Aha!” and Kanga didn't seem to understand what it meant.

“Bath first,” said Kanga in a cheerful voice.

“Aha!” said Piglet again, looking round anxiously for the others. But the others weren't there. Rabbit was playing with Baby Roo in his own house, and feeling more fond of him every minute, and Pooh, who had decided to be a Kanga, was still at the sandy place on the top of the Forest, practising jumps.

“I am not at all sure (я вовсе не уверена),” said Kanga in a thoughtful voice (сказала Кенга задумчивым голосом), “that it wouldn't be a good idea to have a cold bath this evening (что это не была бы хорошая идея = была бы плохая мысль принять сегодня вечером холодную ванну). Would you like that, Roo, dear (ты бы хотел этого, Ру, дорогой)?”

Piglet, who had never been really fond of baths (Пятачок, который никогда в действительности не испытывал любви к ваннам), shuddered a long indignant shudder (содрогнулся долгим возмущенным содроганием), and said in as brave a voice as he could (и сказал /таким/ смелым голосом, каким /только/ /он/ мог):

“Kanga, I see that the time has come to speak plainly (Кенга, я вижу, что пришло время поговорить откровенно).”

“Funny little Roo,” said Kanga (смешной маленький Ру, — сказала Кенга), as she got the bath-water ready (когда она готовила = готовя воду для ванны).

“I am not Roo,” said Piglet loudly (я не Ру, — сказал громко Пятачок). “I am Piglet (я Пятачок)!”

thoughtful ['TLtful], evening ['JvnIN], indignant [In'dIgnqnt]

“I am not at all sure,” said Kanga in a thoughtful voice, “that it wouldn't be a good idea to have a cold bath this evening. Would you like that, Roo, dear?”

Piglet, who had never been really fond of baths, shuddered a long indignant shudder, and said in as brave a voice as he could:

“Kanga, I see that the time has come to speak plainly.”

“Funny little Roo,” said Kanga, as she got the bath-water ready.

“I am not Roo,” said Piglet loudly. “I am Piglet!”

“Yes, dear, yes,” said Kanga soothingly (да, дорогой, да, — сказала Кенга успокаивающе). “And imitating Piglet's voice too (и подражаешь голосу Пятачка)! So clever of him,” she went on (/он/ такой умница, — продолжала она), as she took a large bar of yellow soap out of the cupboard (когда она вытащила = вытаскивая большой кусок желтого мыла из буфета). “What will he be doing next (что он сделает еще)?”

“Can't you see?” shouted Piglet (разве ты не видишь? — закричал Пятачок). “Haven't you got eyes (у тебя что нет глаз)? Look at me (посмотри на меня)!”

“I am looking, Roo, dear,” said Kanga rather severely (я смотрю, Ру, дорогой, — сказала Кенга довольно строго). “And you know (и ты знаешь) what I told you yesterday about making faces (что я сказала тебе вчера по поводу гримасничанья; to tell). If you go on making faces like Piglet's (если ты будешь строить рожи, как Пятачок), you will grow up to look like Piglet (ты вырастешь и станешь похожим на Пятачка) —and then think how sorry you will be (и тогда подумай, как ты пожалеешь). Now then, into the bath (а теперь в ванну), and don't let me have to speak to you about it again (и не заставляй меня говорить тебе об этом опять = повторять).”

soothingly ['sHDINlI], severely [sI'vIqlI], yesterday ['jestqdI]

“Yes, dear, yes,” said Kanga soothingly. “And imitating Piglet's voice too! So clever of him,” she went on, as she took a large bar of yellow soap out of the cupboard. “What will he be doing next?”

“Can't you see?” shouted Piglet. “Haven't you got eyes? Look at me!”

“I am looking, Roo, dear,” said Kanga rather severely. “And you know what I told you yesterday about making faces. If you go on making faces like Piglet's, you will grow up to look like Piglet—and then think how sorry you will be. Now then, into the bath, and don't let me have to speak to you about it again.”

Before he knew where he was, Piglet was in the bath (не успел Пятачок оглянуться / опомниться: «прежде чем он знал, где он был», как /он/ оказался в ванне), and Kanga was scrubbing him firmly with a large lathery flannel (а Кенга сильно скребла его большой намыленной мочалкой; lathery — намыленный; пенящийся).

“Ow!” cried Piglet (ай! — закричал Пятачок). “Let me out (выпусти меня)! I'm Piglet (я Пятачок)!”

“Don't open the mouth, dear (не открывай рот, дорогой), or the soap goes in,” said Kanga (не то мыло попадет вовнутрь, — сказала Кенга). “There (ну, вот)! What did I tell you (что я тебе говорила)?”

“You—you—you did it on purpose,” spluttered Piglet (ты — ты — ты сделала это нарочно, — пролопотал / пробулькал Пятачок; to splutter — говорить быстро и бессвязно, лопотать), as soon as he could speak again (как только он смог снова говорить)... and then accidentally had another mouthful of lathery flannel (и тогда случайно получил снова полный рот мыльной мочалки).

lathery ['lRDqrI], soap [squp], accidentally ["xksI'dentqlI]

Before he knew where he was, Piglet was in the bath, and Kanga was scrubbing him firmly with a large lathery flannel.

“Ow!” cried Piglet. “Let me out! I'm Piglet!”

“Don't open the mouth, dear, or the soap goes in,” said Kanga. “There! What did I tell you?”

“You—you—you did it on purpose,” spluttered Piglet, as soon as he could speak again... and then accidentally had another mouthful of lathery flannel.

“That's right, dear, don't say anything (это правильно, дорогой, ничего не говори),” said Kanga, and in another minute Piglet was out of the bath (сказала Кенга, и в следующую минуту Пятачок был вне ванны), and being rubbed dry with a towel (и его насухо вытирали полотенцем).

“Now,” said Kanga (теперь, — сказала Кенга), “there's your medicine, and then bed (вот твое лекарство, а потом в кровать).”

“W-w-what medicine?” said Piglet (к-к-какое лекарство? — спросил Пятачок).

“To make you grow big and strong, dear (чтобы ты вырос большим и сильным, дорогой). You don't want to grow up small and weak like Piglet, do you (ты же не хочешь вырасти маленькими и слабым, как Пятачок, не так ли)? Well, then (ну, итак)!”

towel ['tauql], medicine ['medsIn], grow [grqu]

“That's right, dear, don't say anything,” said Kanga, and in another minute Piglet was out of the bath, and being rubbed dry with a towel.

“Now,” said Kanga, “there's your medicine, and then bed.”

“W-w-what medicine?” said Piglet.

“To make you grow big and strong, dear. You don't want to grow up small and weak like Piglet, do you? Well, then!”

At that moment there was a knock at the door (в этот момент раздался стук в дверь).

“Come in,” said Kanga (войдите, — сказала Кенга), and in came Christopher Robin (и вошел Кристофер Робин).

“Christopher Robin, Christopher Robin!” cried Piglet (Кристофер Робин, Кристофер Робин! — закричал Пятачок). “Tell Kanga who I am (скажи Кенге, кто я)! She keeps saying I'm Roo (она продолжает говорить = твердит, /что/ я Ру). I'm not Roo, am I (я ведь не Ру)?”

Christopher Robin looked at him very carefully, and shook his head (Кристофер Робин посмотрел на него очень внимательно и покачал /своей/ головой).

knock [nOk], door [dL], who [hH]

At that moment there was a knock at the door.

“Come in,” said Kanga, and in came Christopher Robin.

“Christopher Robin, Christopher Robin!” cried Piglet. “Tell Kanga who I am! She keeps saying I'm Roo. I'm not Roo, am I?”

Christopher Robin looked at him very carefully, and shook his head.

“You can't be Roo,” he said (не может быть, чтобы ты был Ру, — сказал он), “because I've just seen Roo playing in Rabbit's house (потому что я только что видел Ру, игравшего в доме Кролика).”

“Well!” said Kanga (вот те раз! — сказала Кенга). “Fancy that (только подумайте)! Fancy my making a mistake like that (представьте себе, что я совершила такую ошибку).”

“There you are!” said Piglet (ну вот / вот видишь! — сказал Пятачок). “I told you so (я тебе так и сказал). I'm Piglet (я Пятачок).”

Christopher Robin shook his head again (Кристофер Робин снова покачал головой).

“Oh, you're not Piglet,” he said (ты не Пятачок, — сказал он). “I know Piglet well (я хорошо знаю Пятачка), and he's quite a different colour (и он совершенно другого цвета).”

seen [sJn], told [tquld], different ['dIfrqnt]

“You can't be Roo,” he said, “because I've just seen Roo playing in Rabbit's house.”

“Well!” said Kanga. “Fancy that! Fancy my making a mistake like that.”

“There you are!” said Piglet. “I told you so. I'm Piglet.”

Christopher Robin shook his head again.

“Oh, you're not Piglet,” he said. “I know Piglet well, and he's quite a different colour.”

Piglet began to say (Пятачок начал говорить) that this was because he had just had a bath (что это потому, что он только что принял ванну), and then he thought that perhaps he wouldn't say that (а потом он подумал, что, возможно, лучше не говорить этого), and as he opened his mouth to say something else (и когда он открыл /свой/ рот, /чтобы/ сказать что-то еще), Kanga slipped the medicine spoon in (Кенга засунула ложку с лекарством вовнутрь = ему в рот), and then patted him on the back and told him (а потом похлопала его по спине и сказала ему) that it was really quite a nice taste when you got used to it (что это действительно очень приятный вкус, когда ты привыкнешь к нему).

“I knew it wasn't Piglet,” said Kanga (я знала, /что/ это не Пятачок, — сказала Кенга). “I wonder who it can be (интересно, кто это может быть).”

“Perhaps it's some relation of Pooh's,” said Christopher Robin (может быть, это какой-нибудь родственник Пуха, — сказал Кристофер Робин). “What about a nephew or an uncle or something (как насчет племянника или дяди или чего-то подобного)?”

taste [teIst], used [jHst], nephew ['nevjH]

Piglet began to say that this was because he had just had a bath, and then he thought that perhaps he wouldn't say that, and as he opened his mouth to say something else, Kanga slipped the medicine spoon in, and then patted him on the back and told him that it was really quite a nice taste when you got used to it.

“I knew it wasn't Piglet,” said Kanga. “I wonder who it can be.”

“Perhaps it's some relation of Pooh's,” said Christopher Robin. “What about a nephew or an uncle or something?”

Kanga agreed that this was probably what it was (Кенга согласилась, что это возможно так), and said that they would have to call it by some name (и сказала, что им придется назвать его каким-нибудь именем).

“I shall call it Pootel,” said Christopher Robin (я назову его Путель, — сказал Кристофер Робин). “Henry Pootel for short (Генри Путель сокращенно).”

And just when it was decided (и как раз когда это было решено), Henry Pootel wriggled out of Kanga's arms and jumped to the ground (Генри Путель вывернулся из рук Кенги и прыгнул на землю). To his great joy Christopher Robin had left the door open (к его великой радости Кристофер Робин оставил дверь открытой). Never had Henry Pootel Piglet run so fast as he ran then (никогда /раньше/ Генри Путель Пятачок /не/ бегал так быстро, как он побежал тогда / в тот раз), and he didn't stop running until he had got quite close to his house (и он не прекращал бежать, пока /он/ не добрался очень близко к своему дому). But when he was a hundred yards away he stopped running (но когда он оказался ярдах в ста /от дома/, он прекратил бег), and rolled the rest of the way home (и катился оставшуюся часть пути домой), so as to get his own nice comfortable colour again (чтобы приобрести снова свой собственный милый уютный цвет).

probably ['prObqblI], open ['qupn], hundred ['hAndrqd]

Kanga agreed that this was probably what it was, and said that they would have to call it by some name.

“I shall call it Pootel,” said Christopher Robin. “Henry Pootel for short.”

And just when it was decided, Henry Pootel wriggled out of Kanga's arms and jumped to the ground. To his great joy Christopher Robin had left the door open. Never had Henry Pootel Piglet run so fast as he ran then, and he didn't stop running until he had got quite close to his house. But when he was a hundred yards away he stopped running, and rolled the rest of the way home, so as to get his own nice comfortable colour again.

So Kanga and Roo stayed in the Forest (так Кенга и Ру остались в лесу). And every Tuesday Roo spent the day with his great friend Rabbit (и каждый вторник Ру проводил день со своим большим другом Кроликом; to spend — тратить, расходовать; проводить /о времени/), and every Tuesday Kanga spent the day with her great friend Pooh (и каждый вторник Кенга проводила день со своим большим другом Пухом), teaching him to jump (обучая его прыжкам), and every Tuesday Piglet spent the day with his great friend Christopher Robin (и каждый вторник Пятачок проводил день со своим большим другом Кристофером Робином). So they were all happy again (и они снова все были счастливы).

great [greIt], teach [tJC], happy ['hxpI]

So Kanga and Roo stayed in the Forest. And every Tuesday Roo spent the day with his great friend Rabbit, and every Tuesday Kanga spent the day with her great friend Pooh, teaching him to jump, and every Tuesday Piglet spent the day with his great friend Christopher Robin. So they were all happy again.


Chapter 8,

IN WHICH CHRISTOPHER ROBIN LEADS AN EXPOTITION TO THE NORTH POLE

Глава 8,

В которой Кристофер Робин ведет Искпедицию к Северному Полюсу

ONE fine day Pooh had stumped up to the top of the Forest to see (в один прекрасный день Пух приковылял в верхнюю часть Леса, /чтобы/ выяснить) if his friend Christopher Robin was interested in Bears at all (интересуется ли его друг Кристофер Робин вообще медведями). At breakfast that morning (a simple meal of marmalade spread lightly over a honeycomb or two) (за завтраком в то утро (простенькая еда из джема, намазанного тонким слоем на медовые соты или две = пару медовых сот) he had suddenly thought of a new song (он вдруг придумал новую песню). It began like this (она начиналась так; to begin):

Sing Ho (/пой/ ого)! for the life of a Bear (что за жизнь у Медведя).”

marmalade ['mRmqleId], spread [spred], honeycomb ['hAnIkqum]

ONE fine day Pooh had stumped up to the top of the Forest to see if his friend Christopher Robin was interested in Bears at all. At breakfast that morning (a simple meal of marmalade spread lightly over a honeycomb or two) he had suddenly thought of a new song. It began like this:

“Sing Ho! for the life of a Bear.”

When he had got as far as this (когда он добрался до этого /места/), he scratched his head, and thought to himself (он почесал /свою/ голову и подумал про себя), “That's a very good start for a song, but what about the second line (это очень хорошее начало для песни, но как насчет второй строки)?” He tried singing “Ho,” two or three times (он попробовал спеть ОГО три раза), but it didn't seem to help (но казалось, это не помогло). “Perhaps it would be better,” he thought (может быть, было бы лучше, — подумал он), “if I sang Hi for the life of a Bear (если бы я спел ЭГЕ что за жизнь у Медведя).” So he sang it... but it wasn't (и он спел это, но это не было = лучше не получилось). “Very well, then,” he said (очень хорошо, тогда, — сказал он), “I shall sing that first line twice (я пропою эту первую строку дважды), and perhaps if I sing it very quickly (и, может быть, если я спою ее очень быстро), I shall find myself singing the third and fourth lines (окажется, что я пропою третью и четвертую строчки) before I have time to think of them (прежде чем /я/ успею придумать их), and that will be a Good Song (и это будет Хорошая Песня). Now then (ну-ка):”

perhaps [pq'hxps], before [bI'fL], two [tH]

When he had got as far as this, he scratched his head, and thought to himself, “That's a very good start for a song, but what about the second line?” He tried singing “Ho,” two or three times, but it didn't seem to help. “Perhaps it would be better,” he thought, “if I sang Hi for the life of a Bear.” So he sang it... but it wasn't. “Very well, then,” he said, “I shall sing that first line twice, and perhaps if I sing it very quickly, I shall find myself singing the third and fourth lines before I have time to think of them, and that will be a Good Song. Now then:”

Sing Ho! for the life of a Bear (ого! что за жизнь у Медведя)!

Sing Ho! for the life of a Bear (ого! что за жизнь у Медведя)!

I don't much mind if it rains or snows (я не против, если пойдет дождь или снег),

'Cos I've got a lot of honey on my nice new nose (потому что у меня много меда на моем милом новом носе)!

I don't much care if it snows or thaws (меня не особо заботит, идет или тает снег),

'Cos I've got a lot of honey on my nice clean paws (потому что у меня много меда на моих милых чистых лапках)!

Sing Ho! for a Bear (ура Медведю)!

Sing Ho! for a Pooh (ура Пуху)!

And I'll have a little something in an hour or two (и я приму чего-нибудь немного = перекушу через час или два)!

new [njH], thaw [TL], hour [auq]

Sing Ho! for the life of a Bear!

Sing Ho! for the life of a Bear!

I don't much mind if it rains or snows,

'Cos I've got a lot of honey on my nice new nose!

I don't much care if it snows or thaws,

'Cos I've got a lot of honey on my nice clean paws!

Sing Ho! for a Bear!

Sing Ho! for a Pooh!

And I'll have a little something in an hour or two!

He was so pleased with this song (он был так доволен своей песней) that he sang it all the way to the top of the Forest (что он распевал ее всю дорогу до верхней части Леса), “and if I go on singing it much longer,” he thought (а если я буду продолжать петь ее гораздо дольше, — подумал он), “it will be time for the little something (наступит время для маленького чего-то = перекусона), and then the last line won't be true (и тогда последняя строка будет неправда).” So he turned it into a hum instead (поэтому он превратил ее вместо этого в хмыкалку / песенку без слов = стал напевать ее без слов; hum — напевание без слов).

Christopher Robin was sitting outside his door (Кристофер Робин сидел снаружи = перед /своей/ дверью), putting on his Big Boots (надевая свои Большие Сапоги). As soon as he saw the Big Boots (как только Пух увидел Большие Сапоги), Pooh knew that an Adventure was going to happen (он узнал = понял, что предстоит /случится/ Приключение), and he brushed the honey off his nose with the back of his paw (и он вытер мед со своего носа тыльной стороной /своей/ лапки), and spruced himself up as well as he could (и прихорошился, как только мог; to spruce up — прихорашиваться, наводить красоту), so as to look Ready for Anything (чтобы выглядеть Готовым к Чему Угодно).

instead [In'sted], adventure [qd'venCq], spruce [sprHs]

He was so pleased with this song that he sang it all the way to the top of the Forest, “and if I go on singing it much longer,” he thought, “it will be time for the little something, and then the last line won't be true.” So he turned it into a hum instead.

Christopher Robin was sitting outside his door, putting on his Big Boots. As soon as he saw the Big Boots, Pooh knew that an Adventure was going to happen, and he brushed the honey off his nose with the back of his paw, and spruced himself up as well as he could, so as to look Ready for Anything.

“Good morning, Christopher Robin (доброе утро, Кристофер Робин),” he called out (крикнул он).

“Hallo, Pooh Bear (привет, Мишка Пух). I can't get this boot on (я не могу натянуть этот сапог).”

“That's bad,” said Pooh (это плохо, — сказал Пух).

“Do you think you could very kindly lean against me (ты думаешь, ты мог бы любезно упереться в меня = будь любезен, упрись в меня; to lean against — опирать/ся/, прислонять/ся/), 'cos I keep pulling so hard that I fall over backwards (потому что я продолжаю натягивать = натягиваю так сильно, что /я/ падаю назад).”

Pooh sat down, dug his feet into the ground (Пух сел, вонзил = упер ноги в землю; to dig in — вонзать; to dig — рыть, копать), and pushed hard against Christopher Robin's back (и сильно пихнул = стал сильно упираться в спину Кристофера Робина), and Christopher Robin pushed hard against his (а Кристофер Робин сильно толкал = упирался в его /спину/), and pulled and pulled at his boot (и тянул и тянул свой сапог) until he had got it on (пока он /не/ натянул его; to have smth. on — иметь что-либо /на себе/ надетым; to get smth. on — надеть, натянуть что-либо).

'cos [kOz], pull [pul], backwards ['bxkwqdz]

“Good morning, Christopher Robin,” he called out.

“Hallo, Pooh Bear. I can't get this boot on.”

“That's bad,” said Pooh.

“Do you think you could very kindly lean against me, 'cos I keep pulling so hard that I fall over backwards.”

Pooh sat down, dug his feet into the ground, and pushed hard against Christopher Robin's back, and Christopher Robin pushed hard against his, and pulled and pulled at his boot until he had got it on.

“And that's that,” said Pooh (и дело с концом, — сказал Пух). “What do we do next (что /делаем/ дальше)?”

“We are all going on an Expedition (мы все идем в Экспедицию),” said Christopher Robin (сказал Кристофер Робин), as he got up and brushed himself (когда он поднялся и отряхнулся = поднимаясь и отряхиваясь). “Thank you, Pooh (спасибо, Пух).”

“Going on an Expotition (идем в Икспедицию)?” said Pooh eagerly (сказал Пух с жадным любопытством; eager — страстно желающий, жаждущий). “I don't think I've ever been on one of those (мне кажется, я никогда /не/ ходил ни в одну из них). Where are we going to on this Expotition (и куда мы пойдем в эту Икспедицию)?”

“Expedition, silly old Bear (Экспедицию, глупый старый Мишка). It's got an 'x' in it (в ней ЭКС).”

“Oh!” said Pooh (ах! — сказал Пух). “I know (я знаю).” But he didn't really (но на самом деле он не знал).

“We're going to discover the North Pole (мы идем / будем открывать Северный Полюс).”

expedition ["ekspI'dISn], next [nekst], discover [dIs'kAvq]

“And that's that,” said Pooh. “What do we do next?”

“We are all going on an Expedition,” said Christopher Robin, as he got up and brushed himself. “Thank you, Pooh.”

“Going on an Expotition?” said Pooh eagerly. “I don't think I've ever been on one of those. Where are we going to on this Expotition?”

“Expedition, silly old Bear. It's got an 'x' in it.”

“Oh!” said Pooh. “I know.” But he didn't really.

“We're going to discover the North Pole.”

“Oh!” said Pooh again (а! — сказал Пух снова). “What is the North Pole (что такое Северный Полюс)?” he asked (спросил он).

“It's just a thing you discover (это просто штука, /которую/ ты открываешь),” said Christopher Robin carelessly (сказал Кристофер Робин небрежно), not being quite sure himself (не будучи вполне уверен сам).

“Oh! I see,” said Pooh (а! понятно, — сказал Пух). “Are bears any good at discovering it (а у медведей хорошо получается открывать его)?”

“Of course they are (конечно /получается/). And Rabbit and Kanga and all of you (и у Кролика, и Кенги, и всех вас). It's an Expedition (это Экспедиция). That's what an Expedition means (именно это и означает Экспедиция). A long line of everybody (длинная вереница всех). You'd better tell the others to get ready (тебе лучше сказать остальным, чтобы приготовились), while I see if my gun's all right (пока я проверю, в порядке ли мое ружье). And we must all bring Provisions (и мы должны все принести = взять Провизию).”

ready ['redI], gun [gAn], provision [prq'vIZn]

“Oh!” said Pooh again. “What is the North Pole?” he asked.

“It's just a thing you discover,” said Christopher Robin carelessly, not being quite sure himself.

“Oh! I see,” said Pooh. “Are bears any good at discovering it?”

“Of course they are. And Rabbit and Kanga and all of you. It's an Expedition. That's what an Expedition means. A long line of everybody. You'd better tell the others to get ready, while I see if my gun's all right. And we must all bring Provisions.”

“Bring what (взять что)?”

“Things to eat (еду: «вещи, чтобы есть»).”

“Oh!” said Pooh happily (а! — сказал Пух счастливо). “I thought you said Provisions (я думал, ты сказал Провизию). I'll go and tell them (я пойду /и/ скажу им).” And he stumped off (и он потопал прочь).

The first person he met was Rabbit (первой особой = первым, /кого/ он встретил, был Кролик; to meet — встречать).

“Hallo, Rabbit,” he said, “is that you (привет, Кролик, — сказал он, — это ты)?”

“Let's pretend it isn't,” said Rabbit (предположим, что нет, — сказал Кролик), “and see what happens (и посмотрим, что произойдет).”

“I've got a message for you (у меня к тебе послание).”

“I'll give it to him (я передам его ему).”

pretend [prI'tend], happen [hxpn], message ['mesIG]

“Bring what?”

“Things to eat.”

“Oh!” said Pooh happily. “I thought you said Provisions. I'll go and tell them.” And he stumped off.

The first person he met was Rabbit.

“Hallo, Rabbit,” he said, “is that you?”

“Let's pretend it isn't,” said Rabbit, “and see what happens.”

“I've got a message for you.”

“I'll give it to him.”

“We're all going on an Expotition with Christopher Robin (мы все идем в Искпедицию с Кристофером Робином)!”

“What is it when we're on it (что это будет, когда мы будем в ней)?”

“A sort of boat, I think,” said Pooh (вид лодки, я думаю, — сказал Пух).

“Oh! that sort (а! этот вид).”

“Yes (да). And we're going to discover a Pole or something (и мы собираемся открыть Полюс или что-то в этом роде). Or was it a Mole (или это был Плюс; mole — крот)? Anyhow we're going to discover it (в всяком случае, мы намерены открыть его).”

“We are, are we?” said Rabbit (мы, да? — сказал Кролик).

“Yes (да). And we've got to bring Pro-things to eat with us (и нам нужно принести Про-еду /чтобы есть/ с собой). In case we want to eat them (на тот случай, если мы захотим их = ее есть). Now I'm going down to Piglet's (теперь я иду = пойду к Пятачку). Tell Kanga, will you (скажи Кенге, пожалуйста)?”

boat [bqut], case [keIs], want [wOnt]

“We're all going on an Expotition with Christopher Robin!”

“What is it when we're on it?”

“A sort of boat, I think,” said Pooh.

“Oh! that sort.”

“Yes. And we're going to discover a Pole or something. Or was it a Mole? Anyhow we're going to discover it.”

“We are, are we?” said Rabbit.

“Yes. And we've got to bring Pro-things to eat with us. In case we want to eat them. Now I'm going down to Piglet's. Tell Kanga, will you?”

He left Rabbit and hurried down to Piglet's house (он оставил Кролика и поспешил к дому Пятачка; to leave — покидать, оставлять).

The Piglet was sitting on the ground at the door of his house (Пятачок сидел на земле у двери своего дома) blowing happily at a dandelion (счастливо дуя на одуванчик), and wondering whether it would be this year, next year, some time or never (и спрашивал, будет ли это в этом году, в следующем году, когда-нибудь или никогда). He had just discovered that it would be never (он только что обнаружил, что этого не будет никогда), and was trying to remember what “it” was (и пытался вспомнить, что было «это»), and hoping it wasn't anything nice (и надеялся, что это не было чем-то хорошим), when Pooh came up (когда подошел Пух).

hurried ['hArId], dandelion ['dxndIlaIqn], remember [rI'membq]

He left Rabbit and hurried down to Piglet's house.

The Piglet was sitting on the ground at the door of his house blowing happily at a dandelion, and wondering whether it would be this year, next year, some time or never. He had just discovered that it would be never, and was trying to remember what “it” was, and hoping it wasn't anything nice, when Pooh came up.

“Oh! Piglet,” said Pooh excitedly (ах! Пятачок, — сказал Пух взволнованно), we're going on an Expotition (мы идем в Искпедицию), all of us, with things to eat (все мы с едой: «с вещами, чтобы есть»). To discover something (чтобы что-то открыть).”

“To discover what (открыть что)?” said Piglet anxiously (спросил обеспокоенно Пятачок).

“Oh! just something (а! просто что-то).”

“Nothing fierce (ничего свирепого)?”

“Christopher Robin didn't say anything about fierce (Кристофер Робин не говорил ничего о свирепом). He just said it had an 'x' (он лишь сказал, что в нем есть ЭКС).”

“It isn't their necks[42] I mind,” said Piglet earnestly (я не возражаю против их ТьЭКСтов, — сказал убедительно Пятачок; neck — шея). “It's their teeth (а вот их зубы). But if Christopher Robin is coming I don't mind anything (но если идет Кристофер Робин, я не возражаю против ничего = вообще).”

excitedly [Ik'saItIdlI], their [DFq], teeth [tJT]

“Oh! Piglet,” said Pooh excitedly, we're going on an Expotition, all of us, with things to eat. To discover something.”

“To discover what?” said Piglet anxiously.

“Oh! just something.”

“Nothing fierce?”

“Christopher Robin didn't say anything about fierce. He just said it had an 'x'.”

“It isn't their necks I mind,” said Piglet earnestly. “It's their teeth. But if Christopher Robin is coming I don't mind anything.”

In a little while they were all ready at the top of the Forest (через маленькое время = вскоре они были все готовы в верхней части Леса), and the Expotition started (и Искпедиция отправилась). First came Christopher Robin and Rabbit (первым шел Кристофер Робин и Кролик), then Piglet and Pooh (затем Пятачок и Пух); then Kanga, with Roo in her pocket, and Owl (потом Кенга с Ру в /ее/ кармане и Филин); then Eeyore; and, at the end (потом Иа, и в конце), in a long line, all Rabbit's friends-and-relations (длинной вереницей все друзья и родственники Кролика).

“I didn't ask them (я не просил их),” explained Rabbit carelessly (объяснил Кролик небрежно). “They just came (они просто пришли). They always do (они всегда делают = приходят). They can march at the end, after Eeyore (они могут шагать в конце, за Иа).”

started ['stRtId], relation [rI'leISn], explain [Iks'pleIn]

In a little while they were all ready at the top of the Forest, and the Expotition started. First came Christopher Robin and Rabbit, then Piglet and Pooh; then Kanga, with Roo in her pocket, and Owl; then Eeyore; and, at the end, in a long line, all Rabbit's friends-and-relations.

“I didn't ask them,” explained Rabbit carelessly. “They just came. They always do. They can march at the end, after Eeyore.”

“What I say,” said Eeyore, “is that it's unsettling (что я скажу, — сказал Иа, — так это то, что это нарушает спокойствие; to settle — поселить/ся/; ставить на место, приводить в порядок; to unsettle — нарушать /рас/порядок /чего-либо/; выбивать /кого-либо/ из колеи; расстраивать; тревожить; волновать, нарушать спокойствие). I didn't want to come on this Expo—what Pooh said (я не хотел идти в эту Искпу — как там сказал Пух). I only came to oblige (я пришел лишь, /чтобы/ сделать одолжение). But here I am (но вот я здесь); and if I am the end of the Expo (и если я конец Искпу) —what we're talking about (о чем мы там говорим) —then let me be the end (то пусть я буду концом). But if, every time I want to sit down for a little rest (но если всякий раз, /как/ я хочу сесть, /чтобы/ немножко передохнуть), I have to brush away half a dozen of Rabbit's smaller friends-and-relations first (мне приходится сначала смахнуть дюжину мелких друзей и родственников Кролика), then this isn't an Expo—whatever it is—at all (то это вовсе не Искпу — или как ее там), it's simply a Confused Noise (это просто Беспорядочная Суматоха; noise — шум, гам, грохот; гвалт, гудение, гул). That's what I say (вот что я скажу).”

“I see what Eeyore means,” said Owl (я понял, что имеет в виду Иа, — сказал Филин). “If you ask me— (если ты спрашиваешь меня)”

oblige [q'blaIG], dozen [dAzn], confused [kqn'fjHzd]

“What I say,” said Eeyore, “is that it's unsettling. I didn't want to come on this Expo—what Pooh said. I only came to oblige. But here I am; and if I am the end of the Expo—what we're talking about—then let me be the end. But if, every time I want to sit down for a little rest, I have to brush away half a dozen of Rabbit's smaller friends-and-relations first, then this isn't an Expo—whatever it is—at all, it's simply a Confused Noise. That's what I say.”

“I see what Eeyore means,” said Owl. “If you ask me—”

“I'm not asking anybody,” said Eeyore (я никого не спрашиваю, — сказал Иа). “I'm just telling everybody (я просто говорю всем). We can look for the North Pole (мы можем искать Северный Полюс), or we can play 'Here we go gathering Nuts and May' with the end part of an ants' nest (либо /мы/ можем сыграть в «Вот мы идем собирать Орехи и Боярышник»[43] с замыкающей частью[44] муравейника). It's all the same to me (мне все равно).”

There was a shout from the top of the line (раздался крик от головы колонны).

“Come on!” called Christopher Robin (давай = вперед! — крикнул Кристофер Робин).

“Come on!” called Owl (вперед! — крикнул Филин).

“We're starting,” said Rabbit (мы отправляемся, — сказал Кролик). “I must go (я должен идти).” And he hurried off to the front of the Expotition with Christopher Robin (и он поспешил к передней части = головной части Искпедиции с Кристофером Робином).

North [nLT], part [pRt], ant [xnt]

“I'm not asking anybody,” said Eeyore. “I'm just telling everybody. We can look for the North Pole, or we can play 'Here we go gathering Nuts and May' with the end part of an ants' nest. It's all the same to me.”

There was a shout from the top of the line.

“Come on!” called Christopher Robin.

“Come on!” called Owl.

“We're starting,” said Rabbit. “I must go.” And he hurried off to the front of the Expotition with Christopher Robin.

“All right,” said Eeyore (ладно, — сказал Иа). “We're going (мы идем). Only Don't Blame Me (Только Не Вините Меня).”

So off they all went to discover the Pole (и они все пошли открывать Полюс). And as they walked (и когда они шли), they chattered to each other of this and that (они болтали друг с другом о том о сем), all except Pooh, who was making up a song (все, кроме Пуха, который сочинял песню).

“This is the first verse,” he said to Piglet (это первая строфа, — сказал он Пятачку), when he was ready with it (когда она была готова: «он был готов с ней»).

“First verse of what (первая строфа чего)?”

“My song (моей песни).”

“What song (какой песни)?”

“This one (вот этой).”

“Which one (которой)?”

“Well, if you listen, Piglet, you'll hear it (ну, если ты послушаешь, Пятачок, /то/ ты ее услышишь).”

“How do you know I'm not listening (откуда ты знаешь, что я не слушаю)?” Pooh couldn't answer that one (Пух не мог ответить на это), so he began to sing (поэтому он начал петь).

each [JC], chatter ['Cxtq], answer ['Rnsq]

“All right,” said Eeyore. “We're going. Only Don't Blame Me.”

So off they all went to discover the Pole. And as they walked, they chattered to each other of this and that, all except Pooh, who was making up a song.

“This is the first verse,” he said to Piglet, when he was ready with it.

“First verse of what?”

“My song.”

“What song?”

“This one.”

“Which one?”

“Well, if you listen, Piglet, you'll hear it.”

“How do you know I'm not listening?” Pooh couldn't answer that one, so he began to sing.

They all went off to discover the Pole (они все отправились, чтобы открыть Полюс),

Owl and Piglet and Rabbit and all (Филин и Пятачок, и Кролик, и все);

It's a Thing you Discover, as I've been tole[45] (это штука, /которую/ /ты/ открываешь, как мне сказали)

By Owl and Piglet and Rabbit and all (Филин и Пятачок, и Кролик, и все).

Eeyore, Christopher Robin and Pooh (Иа, Кристофер Робин и Пух)

And Rabbit's relations all went too— (и родственники Кролика, все тоже пошли)

And where the Pole was none of them knew (а где был Полюс, не знал никто из них)...

Sing Hey! for Owl and Rabbit and all (ура! Филину и Кролику и всем)!

They all went off to discover the Pole,

Owl and Piglet and Rabbit and all;

It's a Thing you Discover, as I've been tole

By Owl and Piglet and Rabbit and all.

Eeyore, Christopher Robin and Pooh

And Rabbit's relations all went too—

And where the Pole was none of them knew...

Sing Hey! for Owl and Rabbit and all!

“Hush!” said Christopher Robin turning round to Pooh (тс! — сказал Кристофер Робин, обернувшись, Пуху; hush — тс, ш-ш, ша, тише), “we're just coming to a Dangerous Place (мы как раз подходим к Опасному Месту; danger — опасность).”

“Hush!” said Pooh turning round quickly to Piglet (тс! — сказал Пух, быстро обернувшись, Пятачку).

“Hush!” said Piglet to Kanga (тс! — сказал Пятачок Кенге).

“Hush!” said Kanga to Owl (тс! — сказала Кенга Филину), while Roo said “Hush!” several times to himself, very quietly (в то время как Ру сказал «тс!» несколько раз себе, очень тихо).

“Hush!” said Owl to Eeyore (тс! — сказал Филин Иа).

hush [hAS], round [raund], several ['sevrql]

“Hush!” said Christopher Robin turning round to Pooh, “we're just coming to a Dangerous Place.”

“Hush!” said Pooh turning round quickly to Piglet.

“Hush!” said Piglet to Kanga.

“Hush!” said Kanga to Owl, while Roo said “Hush!” several times to himself, very quietly.

“Hush!” said Owl to Eeyore.

“Hush!” said Eeyore in a terrible voice to all Rabbit's friends-and-relations (тс! — сказал Иа страшным голосом[46] всем друзьям и родственникам Кролика), and “Hush!” they said hastily to each other all down the line (и «тс!» они сказали поспешно друг другу до самого конца колонны), until it got to the last one of all (пока это /не/ дошло до самого последнего из них). And the last and smallest friend-and-relation was so upset to find that the whole Expotition was saying “Hush!” to him (и самый последний и самый маленький друг и родственник был так расстроен = расстроился, обнаружив, что вся Искпедиция говорит «тс!» / шикает ему), that he buried himself head downwards in a crack in the ground (что он схоронился головой вниз в трещинке в земле), and stayed there for two days until the danger was over (и оставался там два дня, пока опасность не миновала; to be over — закончиться), and then went home in a great hurry (а потом пошел домой в большой = сильной спешке), and lived quietly with his Aunt ever-afterwards (и жил тихо со своей Тетушкой всегда-впоследствии). His name was Alexander Beetle (его звали Александр Таракандр[47]).

terrible ['terqbl], hastily ['heIstIlI], danger ['deInGq]

“Hush!” said Eeyore in a terrible voice to all Rabbit's friends-and-relations, and “Hush!” they said hastily to each other all down the line, until it got to the last one of all. And the last and smallest friend-and-relation was so upset to find that the whole Expotition was saying “Hush!” to him, that he buried himself head downwards in a crack in the ground, and stayed there for two days until the danger was over, and then went home in a great hurry, and lived quietly with his Aunt ever-afterwards. His name was Alexander Beetle.

They had come to a stream (они пришли к ручью) which twisted and tumbled between high rocky banks (который извивался и кувыркался между высокими скалистыми берегами), and Christopher Robin saw at once how dangerous it was (и Кристофер Робин сразу понял: «увидел», как это опасно).

“It's just the place,” he explained, “for an Ambush[48] (это как раз место, — объяснил он, — для Засады = Засад).”

“What sort of bush (какой куст = сад)?” whispered Pooh to Piglet (прошептал Пух Пятачку). “A gorse-bush (утесниковый)?”

“My dear Pooh,” said Owl in his superior way (мой дорогой Пух, — сказал Филин надменно: «в его надменном способе»), “don't you know what an Ambush is (разве ты не знаешь, что такое Засада)?”

“Owl,” said Piglet, looking round at him severely (Филин, — сказал Пятачок, оглянувшись строго на него = обернувшись и строго глядя на него; to look round — оглянуться; severe — суровый), “Pooh's whisper was a perfectly private whisper (шепот Пуха был совершенно частным шепотом), and there was no need— (и не было нужды)”

superior [sjH'pIqrIq], perfectly ['pWfIktlI], private ['praIvIt]

They had come to a stream which twisted and tumbled between high rocky banks, and Christopher Robin saw at once how dangerous it was.

“It's just the place,” he explained, “for an Ambush.”

“What sort of bush?” whispered Pooh to Piglet. “A gorse-bush?”

“My dear Pooh,” said Owl in his superior way, “don't you know what an Ambush is?”

“Owl,” said Piglet, looking round at him severely, “Pooh's whisper was a perfectly private whisper, and there was no need—”

“An Ambush,” said Owl, “is a sort of Surprise (Засада, — сказал Филин, — это своего рода Неожиданность).”

“So is a gorse-bush sometimes,” said Pooh (и утесник тоже иногда, — сказал Пух[49]).

“An Ambush, as I was about to explain to Pooh,” said Piglet, “is a sort of Surprise (Засада, как я собирался объяснить Пуху, — сказал Пятачок, — своего рода Неожиданность).”

“If people jump out at you suddenly (если /люди/ выскакивают на тебя неожиданно), that's an Ambush,” said Owl (это засада, — сказал Филин).

“It's an Ambush, Pooh (Засада, Пух, — это), when people jump at you suddenly,” explained Piglet (когда на тебя неожиданно наскакивают /люди/, — пояснил Пятачок).

surprise [sq'praIz], people [pJpl], suddenly ['sAdqnlI]

“An Ambush,” said Owl, “is a sort of Surprise.”

“So is a gorse-bush sometimes,” said Pooh.

“An Ambush, as I was about to explain to Pooh,” said Piglet, “is a sort of Surprise.”

“If people jump out at you suddenly, that's an Ambush,” said Owl.

“It's an Ambush, Pooh, when people jump at you suddenly,” explained Piglet.

Pooh, who now knew what an Ambush was (Пух, который теперь знал, что такое Засада), said that a gorse-bush had sprung at him suddenly one day (сказал, что однажды один утесник неожиданно наскочил на него; to spring — прыгать, скакать, бросаться) when he fell off a tree (когда он упал с дерева; to fall), and he had taken six days to get all the prickles out of himself (и ему понадобилось шесть дней, /чтобы/ извлечь из себя все колючки).

“We are not talking about gorse-bushes (мы не говорим /сейчас/ об утесниках),” said Owl a little crossly (сказал Филин немного сердито).

“I am,” said Pooh (а я говорю, — сказал Пух).

They were climbing very cautiously up the stream now (теперь они карабкались очень осторожно вверх по ручью), going from rock to rock (/переходя/ от скалы к скале), and after they had gone a little way (и после того, как они немного прошли) they came to a place (они пришли = подошли к месту) where the banks widened out at each side (где берега расширялись по обеим сторонам), so that on each side of the water there was a level strip of grass on which they could sit down and rest (так что на каждой стороне воды = потока была ровная полоска травы, на которую они могли сесть и отдохнуть). As soon as he saw this (как только Кристофер Робин увидел это), Christopher Robin called “Halt (он крикнул: стой)!” and they all sat down and rested (и они все сели и отдохнули = стали отдыхать).

knew [njH], climb [klaIm], cautiously ['kLSqslI]

Pooh, who now knew what an Ambush was, said that a gorse-bush had sprung at him suddenly one day when he fell off a tree, and he had taken six days to get all the prickles out of himself.

“We are not talking about gorse-bushes,” said Owl a little crossly.

“I am,” said Pooh.

They were climbing very cautiously up the stream now, going from rock to rock, and after they had gone a little way they came to a place where the banks widened out at each side, so that on each side of the water there was a level strip of grass on which they could sit down and rest. As soon as he saw this, Christopher Robin called “Halt!” and they all sat down and rested.

“I think,” said Christopher Robin (я думаю, — сказал Кристофер Робин), “that we ought to eat all our Provisions now (что нам следует съесть сейчас всю нашу Провизию), so that we shan't have so much to carry (так чтобы нам не нужно было так много нести).”

“Eat all our what?” said Pooh (съесть всю нашу что? — спросил Пух).

“All that we've brought (все, что мы принесли),” said Piglet, getting to work (сказал Пятачок, принимаясь за работу).

“That's a good idea (это хорошая мысль),” said Pooh, and he got to work too (сказал Пух, и /он/ тоже принялся за работу).

“Have you all got something (у всех есть что-нибудь)?” asked Christopher Robin with his mouth full (спросил Кристофер Робин с полным ртом).

ought [Lt], work [wWk], full [ful]

“I think,” said Christopher Robin, “that we ought to eat all our Provisions now, so that we shan't have so much to carry.”

“Eat all our what?” said Pooh.

“All that we've brought,” said Piglet, getting to work.

“That's a good idea,” said Pooh, and he got to work too.

“Have you all got something?” asked Christopher Robin with his mouth full.

“All except me,” said Eeyore (у всех кроме меня, — сказал Иа). “As Usual (как Обычно).” He looked round at them in his melancholy way (он оглянулся на них в своей меланхоличной манере).

I suppose none of you are sitting on a thistle by any chance (я полагаю, /что/ никто из вас случайно /не/ сидит на чертополохе)?”

“I believe I am,” said Pooh (мне кажется, я /сижу/, — сказал Пух). “Ow (ай)!” He got up, and looked behind him (он встал и посмотрел за себя = назад[50]). “Yes, I was (да). I thought so (я так и думал).”

“Thank you, Pooh (спасибо, Пух). If you've quite finished with it (если ты уже совсем закончил /с этим/).” He moved across to Pooh's place, and began to eat (он переместился к месту /где сидел/ Пух и начал есть).

“It doesn't do them any Good, you know, sitting on them,” he went on (знаешь, сидение на нем не приносит ему никакой Пользы, — продолжил он), as he looked up munching (когда он поднял взгляд, чавкая). “Takes all the Life out of them (забирает из него всю Жизнь). Remember that another time, all of you (помните это в следующий раз, все вы). A little Consideration (небольшая Предупредительность), a little Thought for Others (маленькая Мысль о Других), makes all the difference (в этом вся разница).”

melancholy ['melqnkqlI], none [nAn], chance [CRns]

“All except me,” said Eeyore. “As Usual.” He looked round at them in his melancholy way.

I suppose none of you are sitting on a thistle by any chance?”

“I believe I am,” said Pooh. “Ow!” He got up, and looked behind him. “Yes, I was. I thought so.”

“Thank you, Pooh. If you've quite finished with it.” He moved across to Pooh's place, and began to eat.

“It doesn't do them any Good, you know, sitting on them,” he went on, as he looked up munching. “Takes all the Life out of them. Remember that another time, all of you. A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.”

As soon as he had finished his lunch Christopher Robin whispered to Rabbit (как только Кристофер Робин закончил свой обед, он прошептал /что-то/ Кролику), and Rabbit said “Yes, yes, of course (а Кролик сказал: да, да, конечно),” and they walked a little way up the stream together (и они вместе отошли немного выше по течению).

“I didn't want the others to hear,” said Christopher Robin (я не хочу, чтобы остальные слышали, — сказал Кристофер Робин).

“Quite so,” said Rabbit, looking important (несомненно: «вполне так», — сказал Кролик, выглядя важно = напуская важность).

“It's—I wondered—It's only—Rabbit, I suppose you don't know (дело в том — я хотел спросить — только — Кролик, я полагаю, ты не знаешь), What does the North Pole look like (Как выглядит Северный Полюс)?”

“Well,” said Rabbit, stroking his whiskers (ну, — сказал Кролик, поглаживая /свои/ усы). “Now you're asking me (вот ты спрашиваешь меня).”

important [Im'pLtqnt], whisker ['wIskq], ask [Rsk]

As soon as he had finished his lunch Christopher Robin whispered to Rabbit, and Rabbit said “Yes, yes, of course,” and they walked a little way up the stream together.

“I didn't want the others to hear,” said Christopher Robin.

“Quite so,” said Rabbit, looking important.

“It's—I wondered—It's only—Rabbit, I suppose you don't know, What does the North Pole look like?”

“Well,” said Rabbit, stroking his whiskers. “Now you're asking me.”

“I did know once, only I've sort of forgotten (я когда-то знал, только /я/ типа[51] забыл; to forget — забыть; sort of — вроде, как бы),” said Christopher Robin carelessly (сказал Кристофер Робин небрежно).

“It's a funny thing,” said Rabbit (забавная штука, — сказал Кролик), “but I've sort of forgotten too (но я тоже типа забыл), although I did know once (хотя когда-то я знал).”

“I suppose it's just a pole stuck in the ground (я полагаю, это просто палка, торчащая в земле; pole — столб, шест, жердь; веха, кол; полюс: один из двух концов оси; to stick — втыкать, торчать)?”

“Sure to be a pole,” said Rabbit (наверняка палка, — сказал Кролик), “because of calling it a pole, and if it's a pole (потому что называется палкой = осью[52], а если это палка), well, I should think it would be sticking in the ground, shouldn't you (ну, я предположил бы, что она торчала бы в земле, не так ли), because there'd be nowhere else to stick it (потому что некуда больше было бы воткнуть ее).”

“Yes, that's what I thought (да, именно так я и думал).”

“The only thing,” said Rabbit (единственное, — сказал Кролик), “is, where is it sticking (это — где она торчит)?”

“That's what we're looking for,” said Christopher Robin (вот это мы и ищем, — сказал Кристофер Робин).

although [Ll'Dqu], once [wAns], only [qunlI]

“I did know once, only I've sort of forgotten,” said Christopher Robin carelessly.

“It's a funny thing,” said Rabbit, “but I've sort of forgotten too, although I did know once.”

“I suppose it's just a pole stuck in the ground?”

“Sure to be a pole,” said Rabbit, “because of calling it a pole, and if it's a pole, well, I should think it would be sticking in the ground, shouldn't you, because there'd be nowhere else to stick it.”

“Yes, that's what I thought.”

“The only thing,” said Rabbit, “is, where is it sticking?

“That's what we're looking for,” said Christopher Robin.

They went back to the others (они вернулись к остальным). Piglet was lying on his back, sleeping peacefully (Пятачок лежал на спине, мирно спя = и мирно спал). Roo was washing his face and paws in the stream (Ру мыл свое лицо и лапы = умывался в ручье), while Kanga explained to everybody proudly (в то время как Кенга с гордостью объясняла всем) that this was the first time he had ever washed his face himself (что это в первый раз он умылся сам), and Owl was telling Kanga an Interesting Anecdote (а Филин рассказывал Кенге Интересный Анекдот) full of long words like Encyclopedia and Rhododendron (полный длинных слов, таких как Энциклопедия и Рододендрон) to which Kanga wasn't listening (который Кенга не слушала).

peacefully ['pJsfulI], encyclopedia [en"saIklqu'pJdjq], rhododendron ["rqudq'dendrqn]

They went back to the others. Piglet was lying on his back, sleeping peacefully. Roo was washing his face and paws in the stream, while Kanga explained to everybody proudly that this was the first time he had ever washed his face himself, and Owl was telling Kanga an Interesting Anecdote full of long words like Encyclopedia and Rhododendron to which Kanga wasn't listening.

“I don't hold with all this washing,” grumbled Eeyore (не одобряю я все эти умывания, — проворчал Иа; to hold — верить, одобрять). “This modern Behind-the-ears nonsense (эту современную /мой/-за-ушами чепуху). What do you think, Pooh (/а/ что думаешь ты, Пух)?”

“Well, said Pooh, “I think— (ну, — сказал Пух, — я думаю)”

But we shall never know what Pooh thought (но мы никогда не узнаем, что думал Пух), for there came a sudden squeak from Roo, a splash, and a loud cry of alarm from Kanga (так как раздался неожиданный писк от Ру, всплеск и громкий крик тревоги = тревожный крик от Кенги).

“So much for washing,” said Eeyore (вот вам и умывание: «столь много для/в качестве умывания», — сказал Иа).

“Roo's fallen in!” cried Rabbit (Ру упал в /воду/! — закричал Кролик), and he and Christopher Robin came rushing down to the rescue (и он и Кристофер Робин бросились на помощь).

modern ['mOdqn], nonsense ['nOnsqns], alarm [q'lRm]

“I don't hold with all this washing,” grumbled Eeyore. “This modern Behind-the-ears nonsense. What do you think, Pooh?”

“Well, said Pooh, “I think—”

But we shall never know what Pooh thought, for there came a sudden squeak from Roo, a splash, and a loud cry of alarm from Kanga.

“So much for washing,” said Eeyore.

“Roo's fallen in!” cried Rabbit, and he and Christopher Robin came rushing down to the rescue.

“Look at me swimming (посмотрите, как я плаваю)!” squeaked Roo from the middle of his pool (запищал Ру из середины /своей/ заводи), and was hurried down a waterfall into the next pool (и поспешил вниз по водопаду = каскаду в следующую заводь).

“Are you all right, Roo dear (ты в порядке, Ру, дорогой)?” called Kanga anxiously (крикнула обеспокоенно Кенга).

“Yes!” said Roo (да! — сказал Ру). “Look at me sw— (посмотрите, как я пл-)“ and down he went over the next waterfall into another pool (и он спустился через следующий каскад в другую заводь).

middle [mIdl], pool [pHl], waterfall ['wLtqfLl]

“Look at me swimming!” squeaked Roo from the middle of his pool, and was hurried down a waterfall into the next pool.

“Are you all right, Roo dear?” called Kanga anxiously.

“Yes!” said Roo. “Look at me sw—“ and down he went over the next waterfall into another pool.

Everybody was doing something to help (все делали что-то, /чтобы/ помочь). Piglet, wide awake suddenly, was jumping up and down and making “Oo, I say” noises (Пятачок, внезапно полностью проснувшийся, прыгал и издавал звуки: у, эй); Owl was explaining that in a case of Sudden and Temporary Immersion the Important Thing was to keep the Head Above Water (Филин растолковывал, что в случае Неожиданного и Временного Погружения Важно держать Голову Над Водой); Kanga was jumping along the bank, saying (Кенга прыгала по берегу, спрашивая) “Are you sure you're all right, Roo dear (ты уверен, что у тебя все в порядке, Ру, дорогой)?” to which Roo, from whatever pool he was in at the moment (на что Ру из какой бы то ни было заводи, в /которой/ он оказывался в данный момент), was answering “Look at me swimming (отвечал: посмотрите, как я плаваю)!” Eeyore had turned round and hung his tail over the first pool into which Roo fell (Иа повернулся /задом к воде/ и свесил свой хвост над первой заводью, в которую упал Ру), and with his back to the accident was grumbling quietly to himself, and saying (и /сидя/ спиной к происходящему, ворчал тихо про себя и говорил), “All this washing (вот все это умывание); but catch on to my tail, little Roo (но хватайся за мой хвост, маленький Ру), and you'll be all right (и с тобой все будет хорошо)”; and,Christopher Robin and Rabbit came hurrying past Eeyore (а Кристофер Робин и Кролик спешили мимо Иа), and were calling out to the others in front of them (и кричали другим перед ними).

temporary ['tempqrqrI], immersion [I'mWSn], past [pRst]

Everybody was doing something to help. Piglet, wide awake suddenly, was jumping up and down and making “Oo, I say” noises; Owl was explaining that in a case of Sudden and Temporary Immersion the Important Thing was to keep the Head Above Water; Kanga was jumping along the bank, saying “Are you sure you're all right, Roo dear?” to which Roo, from whatever pool he was in at the moment, was answering “Look at me swimming!” Eeyore had turned round and hung his tail over the first pool into which Roo fell, and with his back to the accident was grumbling quietly to himself, and saying, “All this washing; but catch on to my tail, little Roo, and you'll be all right”; and,Christopher Robin and Rabbit came hurrying past Eeyore, and were calling out to the others in front of them.

“All right, Roo, I'm coming (все в порядке, Ру, я иду),” called Christopher Robin (крикнул Кристофер Робин).

“Get something across the stream lower down (возьмите что-нибудь, чтобы опустить поперек ручья), some of you fellows (кто-нибудь из вас, ребята),” called Rabbit (крикнул Кролик).

But Pooh was getting something (а Пух что-то нес). Two pools below Roo he was standing with a long pole in his paws (на две заводи ниже Ру он стоял с длинным шестом в лапах), and Kanga came up and took one end of it (а Кенга подошла = подбежала и схватилась за один его конец), and between them they held it across the lower part of the pool (и между ними они держали его через нижнюю часть заводи = они опустили его поперек нижней части заводи); and Roo, still bubbling proudly (а Ру, все еще гордо булькающего; bubble — пузырек; to bubble — кипеть; пузыриться; подниматься пузырьками), “Look at me swimming (посмотрите, как я плаваю),” drifted up against it, and climbed out (выплыл, несомый течением, на него: «продрейфовал к нему», и он выкарабкался /из воды/).

lower ['lquq], below [bI'lqu], against [q'genst]

“All right, Roo, I'm coming,” called Christopher Robin.

“Get something across the stream lower down, some of you fellows,” called Rabbit.

But Pooh was getting something. Two pools below Roo he was standing with a long pole in his paws, and Kanga came up and took one end of it, and between them they held it across the lower part of the pool; and Roo, still bubbling proudly, “Look at me swimming,” drifted up against it, and climbed out.

“Did you see me swimming (вы видели, как я плавал)?” squeaked Roo excitedly (возбужденно пищал Ру), while Kanga scolded him and rubbed him down (пока Кенга бранила /его/ и вытирала его). “Pooh, did you see me swimming (Пух, ты видел, как я плавал)? That's called swimming, what I was doing (то, что я делал, называется плавать). Rabbit, did you see what I was doing (Кролик, ты видел, что я делал)? Swimming (плавал). Hallo, Piglet (эй, Пятачок)! I say, Piglet (послушай, Пятачок; I say — послушай, эй)! What do you think I was doing (что, ты думаешь, я делал)! Swimming (плавал)! Christopher Robin, did you see me— (Кристофер Робин, ты видел, как я)”

But Christopher Robin wasn't listening (но Кристофер Робин не слушал). He was looking at Pooh (он смотрел на Пуха).

“Pooh,” he said (Пух, — сказал он), “where did you find that pole (где ты нашел эту ось)?”

Pooh looked at the pole in his hands (Пух посмотрел на шест в своих руках).

“I just found it,” he said (я просто нашел его). “I thought it ought to be useful (я подумал, /что/ он должен пригодиться). I just picked it up (я просто подобрал его).”

“Pooh,” said Christopher Robin solemnly (Пух, — сказал Кристофер Робин торжественно), “the Expedition is over (Экспедиция завершена). You have found the North Pole (ты нашел Северный Полюс[53])!”

“Oh!” said Pooh (ах! — сказал Пух).

scold [skquld], what [wOt], found [faund]

“Did you see me swimming?” squeaked Roo excitedly, while Kanga scolded him and rubbed him down. “Pooh, did you see me swimming? That's called swimming, what I was doing. Rabbit, did you see what I was doing? Swimming. Hallo, Piglet! I say, Piglet! What do you think I was doing! Swimming! Christopher Robin, did you see me—”

But Christopher Robin wasn't listening. He was looking at Pooh.

“Pooh,” he said, “where did you find that pole?”

Pooh looked at the pole in his hands.

“I just found it,” he said. “I thought it ought to be useful. I just picked it up.”

“Pooh,” said Christopher Robin solemnly, “the Expedition is over. You have found the North Pole!”

“Oh!” said Pooh.

Eeyore was sitting with his tail in the water (Иа сидел с /его/ хвостом = опустив хвост в воду) when they all got back to him (когда они все вернулись к нему).

“Tell Roo to be quick, somebody,” he said (кто-нибудь, скажите Ру, пусть поторопится, — сказал он). “My tail's getting cold (мой хвост замерзает). I don't want to mention it (я не хочу упоминать об этом), but I just mention it (но я просто упоминаю об этом). I don't want to complain, but there it is (я не хочу жаловаться, но так уж получается). My tail's cold (моему хвосту холодно).”

“Here I am!” squeaked Roo (вот я! — запищал Ру).

“Oh, there you are (а, вот ты где).”

“Did you see me swimming (ты видел, как я плавал)?”

Eeyore took his tail out of the water (Иа вытащил /свой/ хвост из воды), and swished it from side to side (и помахал им из стороны в сторону).

tail [teIl], cold [kquld], mention ['menSn]

Eeyore was sitting with his tail in the water when they all got back to him.

“Tell Roo to be quick, somebody,” he said. “My tail's getting cold. I don't want to mention it, but I just mention it. I don't want to complain, but there it is. My tail's cold.”

“Here I am!” squeaked Roo.

“Oh, there you are.”

“Did you see me swimming?”

Eeyore took his tail out of the water, and swished it from side to side.

“As I expected,” he said (как я и ожидал, — сказал он). “Lost all feeling (потерял всякую чувствительность). Numbed it (он окоченел: «окоченел его = отморозил его»; numb — онемелый, неподвижный; окоченелый /от холода/). That's what it's done (именно это и случилось). Numbed it (окоченел). Well, as long as nobody minds, I suppose it's all right (ну, поскольку никто /не/ возражает, я полагаю, /что/ все в порядке).”

“Poor old Eeyore (бедный старый Иа)! I'll dry it for you,” said Christopher Robin (я вытру его тебе, — сказал Кристофер Робин), and he took out his handkerchief and rubbed it up (и он вытащил носовой платок и растер его).

“Thank you, Christopher Robin (спасибо, Кристофер Робин). You're the only one who seems to understand about tails (ты единственный, кто, кажется, понимает что-то в хвостах). They don't think (они не думают) —that's what's the matter with some of these others (вот в чем проблема с некоторыми из этих остальных). They've no imagination (у них нет воображения). A tail isn't a tail to them (хвост для них не хвост), it's just a Little Bit Extra at the back (это просто Маленький Дополнительный Кусочек / Еще Немножко спины).”

numb [nAm], poor [puq], imagination [I"mxGI'neISn]

“As I expected,” he said. “Lost all feeling. Numbed it. That's what it's done. Numbed it. Well, as long as nobody minds, I suppose it's all right.”

“Poor old Eeyore! I'll dry it for you,” said Christopher Robin, and he took out his handkerchief and rubbed it up.

“Thank you, Christopher Robin. You're the only one who seems to understand about tails. They don't think—that's what's the matter with some of these others. They've no imagination. A tail isn't a tail to them, it's just a Little Bit Extra at the back.”

“Never mind, Eeyore,” said Christopher Robin (не беда, Иа, — сказал Кристофер Робин), rubbing his hardest (растирая /его/ изо всех сил). “Is that better (так лучше)?”

“It's feeling more like a tail perhaps (он ощущается /теперь/ больше, как хвост, возможно). It Belongs again (он снова Принадлежит /мне/ = я снова ощущаю его Принадлежность ко мне), if you know what I mean (если ты знаешь = понимаешь, что я имею в виду).”

“Hullo, Eeyore,” said Pooh (привет, Иа, — сказал Пух), coming up to them with his pole (подойдя к ним со своей осью).

“Hullo, Pooh (привет, Пух). Thank you for asking (спасибо, /что/ спросил), but I shall be able to use it again in a day or two (но я смогу им пользоваться снова через день или два).”

“Use what?” said Pooh (пользоваться чем? — спросил Пух).

“What we are talking about (тем, о чем мы говорим).”

“I wasn't talking about anything (я ни о чем не говорил),” said Pooh, looking puzzled (сказал Пух с озадаченным видом: «выглядя озадаченно»).

belong [bI'lON], hullo ['hA'lqu], puzzled [pAzld]

“Never mind, Eeyore,” said Christopher Robin, rubbing his hardest. “Is that better?”

“It's feeling more like a tail perhaps. It Belongs again, if you know what I mean.”

“Hullo, Eeyore,” said Pooh, coming up to them with his pole.

“Hullo, Pooh. Thank you for asking, but I shall be able to use it again in a day or two.”

“Use what?” said Pooh.

“What we are talking about.”

“I wasn't talking about anything,” said Pooh, looking puzzled.

“My mistake again (моя ошибка снова = я снова ошибся). I thought you were saying (я думал, ты говоришь) how sorry you were about my tail (как ты сожалеешь о моем хвосте), being all numb, and could you do anything to help (что он совершенно окоченелый, и не мог бы ты чем-нибудь помочь)?”

“No,” said Pooh (нет, — сказал Пух). “That wasn't me,” he said (это был не я, — сказал Пух). He thought for a little and then suggested helpfully (он подумал немного, а потом услужливо /стремясь помочь/ подсказал): “Perhaps it was somebody else (может быть, это был кто-то другой).”

“Well, thank him for me when you see him (ну, поблагодари его от меня, когда ты его увидишь).”

Pooh looked anxiously at Christopher Robin (Пух тревожно поглядел на Кристофера Робина).

being ['bJIN], suggest [sq'Gest], again [q'gen]

“My mistake again. I thought you were saying how sorry you were about my tail, being all numb, and could you do anything to help?”

“No,” said Pooh. “That wasn't me,” he said. He thought for a little and then suggested helpfully: “Perhaps it was somebody else.”

“Well, thank him for me when you see him.”

Pooh looked anxiously at Christopher Robin.

“Pooh's found the North Pole (Пух нашел Северный Полюс; to find),” said Christopher Robin (сказал Кристофер Робин). “Isn't that lovely (разве это не прекрасно)?”

Pooh looked modestly down (Пух скромно посмотрел вниз = потупил взор).

“Is that it?” said Eeyore (да? — спросил Иа).

“Yes,” said Christopher Robin (да, — сказал Кристофер Робин).

“Is that what we were looking for (это то, что мы искали; to look for smth. — искать что-либо)?”

“Yes,” said Pooh (да, — сказал Пух).

“Oh!” said Eeyore (ах! — сказал Иа). “Well, anyhow—it didn't rain,” he said (ну, во всяком случае — не было дождя, — сказал он).

lovely ['lAvlI], modestly ['mOdIstlI], anyhow ['enIhau]

“Pooh's found the North Pole,” said Christopher Robin. “Isn't that lovely?”

Pooh looked modestly down.

“Is that it?” said Eeyore.

“Yes,” said Christopher Robin.

“Is that what we were looking for?”

“Yes,” said Pooh.

“Oh!” said Eeyore. “Well, anyhow—it didn't rain,” he said.

They stuck the pole in the ground (они воткнули шест в землю), and Christopher Robin tied a message on to it (а Кристофер Робин привязал к нему сообщение):

NORTH POLE (Северный Полюс)

DICSOVERED BY POOH (открыт/ый/ Пухом)

POOH FOUND IT (Пух нашел его).

Then they all went home again (потом они все пошли опять домой). And I think, but I am not quite sure (и мне кажется, но я не совсем уверен), that Roo had a hot bath and went straight to bed (что Ру принял горячую ванну и лег сразу в постель). But Pooh went back to his own house (а Пух вернулся в свой собственный дом), and feeling very proud of what he had done (и чувствуя себя очень гордым = и испытывая большую гордость от того, что он совершил), had a little something to revive himself (принял немного кой-чего, /чтобы/ подкрепиться; to revive — оживить).

bath [bRT], done [dAn], revive [rI'vaIv]


They stuck the pole in the ground, and Christopher Robin tied a message on to it:

NORTH POLE

DICSOVERED BY POOH

POOH FOUND IT.

Then they all went home again. And I think, but I am not quite sure, that Roo had a hot bath and went straight to bed. But Pooh went back to his own house, and feeling very proud of what he had done, had a little something to revive himself.


Chapter 9,

IN WHICH PIGLET IS ENTIRELY SURROUNDED BY WATER

Глава 9,

В которой Пятачок полностью окружен водой

IT rained and it rained and it rained (дождь шел и шел, и шел). Piglet told himself that never in all his life (Пятачок сказал себе, что никогда за всю свою жизнь), and he was goodness knows how old (а ему было, кто его знает = страшно подумать, сколько лет; goodness knows — кто его знает) —three, was it, or four (три, или /даже/ четыре года)?—never had he seen so much rain (никогда /он/ /не/ видел столько дождя). Days and days and days (дни и дни, и дни).

“If only,” he thought (если бы только, — думал он), as he looked out of the window (выглядывая из окна), “I had been in Pooh's house, or Christopher Robin's house, or Rabbit's house (я был бы в доме у Пуха или у Кристофера Робина, или Кролика) when it began to rain (когда начался дождь), then I should have had Company all this time (то у меня бы все это время была Компания), instead of being here all alone (вместо того, чтобы быть здесь совершенно одиноким / в полном одиночестве), with nothing to do except wonder when it will stop (/и при этом мне/ нечего делать, кроме как спрашивать себя, когда закончится /дождь/).” And he imagined himself with Pooh (и он представил себя с Пухом), saying, “Did you ever see such rain, Pooh (/и как он/ говорил: ты когда-нибудь видел такой дождь, Пух)?” and Pooh saying, “Isn't it awful, Piglet (а Пух говорил: разве это не ужасно, Пятачок)?” and Piglet saying, “I wonder how it is over Christopher Robin's way (а Пятачок говорил: интересно, как там за дорогой к Кристоферу Робину),” and Pooh saying, “I should think poor old Rabbit is about flooded out by this time (а Пух говорил: я полагаю, что к этому времени бедного старого Кролика почти затопило; to flood out — заливать, затоплять).” It would have been jolly to talk like this (было бы приятно разговаривать вот так), and really, it wasn't much good having anything exciting like floods (и действительно, не было большого толка от таких волнующих событий, как наводнения), if you couldn't share them with somebody (если ты не мог разделить их с кем-то).

company ['kAmpqnI], flood [flAd], share [SFq]

IT rained and it rained and it rained. Piglet told himself that never in all his life, and he was goodness knows how old—three, was it, or four?—never had he seen so much rain. Days and days and days.

“If only,” he thought, as he looked out of the window, “I had been in Pooh's house, or Christopher Robin's house, or Rabbit's house when it began to rain, then I should have had Company all this time, instead of being here all alone, with nothing to do except wonder when it will stop.” And he imagined himself with Pooh, saying, “Did you ever see such rain, Pooh?” and Pooh saying, “Isn't it awful, Piglet?” and Piglet saying, “I wonder how it is over Christopher Robin's way,” and Pooh saying, “I should think poor old Rabbit is about flooded out by this time.” It would have been jolly to talk like this, and really, it wasn't much good having anything exciting like floods, if you couldn't share them with somebody.

For it was rather exciting (потому что это было весьма волнующе). The little dry ditches in which Piglet had nosed about so often had become streams (маленькие сухие канавки, в которые Пятачок так часто совал свой нос, стали ручьями; to nose about — обнюхивать, вынюхивать, совать свой нос), the little streams across which he had splashed were rivers (маленькие ручейки, через которые он шлепал, стали реками), and the river, between whose steep banks they had played so happily (а река, между крутыми берегами которой они так счастливо играли), had sprawled out of its own bed (выползла из своего ложа; to sprawl out — расползаться /во все стороны/) and was taking up so much room everywhere (и занимала так много места везде), that Piglet was beginning to wonder (что Пятачок начинал спрашивать себя) whether it would be coming into his bed soon (скоро ли она заберется в его ложе).

rather ['rRDq], become [bI'kAm], sprawl [sprLl]

For it was rather exciting. The little dry ditches in which Piglet had nosed about so often had become streams, the little streams across which he had splashed were rivers, and the river, between whose steep banks they had played so happily, had sprawled out of its own bed and was taking up so much room everywhere, that Piglet was beginning to wonder whether it would be coming into his bed soon.

“It's a little Anxious,” he said to himself (немного Тревожно, — сказал он себе), “to be a Very Small Animal Entirely Surrounded by Water (быть Очень Маленьким Животным, Полностью Окруженным Водой). Christopher Robin and Pooh could escape by Climbing Trees (Кристофер Робин и Пух могли бы спастись, Забравшись на Деревья), and Kanga could escape by Jumping (а Кенга могла бы спастись, Упрыгав), and Rabbit could escape by Burrowing (а Кролик мог бы спастись, Зарывшись), and Owl could escape by Flying (а Филин мог бы спастись, Улетев), and Eeyore could escape by (а Иа мог бы спастись) —by Making a Loud Noise Until Rescued (Издавая Громкие Звуки = Громкие Крики, Пока /его/ /не/ Спасут), and here am I, surrounded by water and I can't do anything (а вот я, окруженный водой, и я не могу сделать ничего).”

It went on raining (дождь продолжался), and every day the water got a little higher (и каждый день вода поднималась немного выше), until now it was nearly up to Piglet's window (пока она почти /не/ добралась до окошка Пятачка)... and still he hadn't done anything (а он все еще ничего не сделал).

entirely [In'taIqlI], surround [sq'raund], higher ['haIq]

“It's a little Anxious,” he said to himself, “to be a Very Small Animal Entirely Surrounded by Water. Christopher Robin and Pooh could escape by Climbing Trees, and Kanga could escape by Jumping, and Rabbit could escape by Burrowing, and Owl could escape by Flying, and Eeyore could escape by—by Making a Loud Noise Until Rescued, and here am I, surrounded by water and I can't do anything.”

It went on raining, and every day the water got a little higher, until now it was nearly up to Piglet's window... and still he hadn't done anything.

“There's Pooh,” he thought to himself (вот Пух, — думал он про себя). “Pooh hasn't much Brain (у Пуха мало Умишка: «не имеет много мозга»), but he never comes to any harm (но он никогда /не/ пострадает / попадает в переделки; to come to harm — страдать; harm — вред; убыток, урон, ущерб). He does silly things and they turn out right (он делает глупости, а они оказываются правильными). There's Owl (/а/ вот Филин). Owl hasn't exactly got Brain, but he Knows Things (у него не совсем = нельзя сказать, что у него есть Мозги, но он Знает Вещи = Разбирается в Вещах). He would know the Right Thing to Do when Surrounded by Water (он бы знал Что Именно Нужно Делать, когда ты окружен Водой). There's Rabbit (а вот Кролик). He hasn't Learnt in Books (он не Учился по Книгам), but he can always Think of a Clever Plan (но он всегда может Придумать Умный План). There's Kanga (а Кенга). She isn't Clever, Kanga isn't (она не Умная, /Кенга/ нет), but she would be so anxious about Roo (но она так бы беспокоилась о Ру) that she would do a Good Thing to Do without thinking about it (что /она/ сделала бы То, Что Нужно, не задумываясь об этом). And then there's Eeyore (и потом еще Иа). And Eeyore is so miserable anyhow (а Иа такой несчастный так или иначе) that he wouldn't mind about this (что он бы не тревожился = не стал и тревожиться об этом; to mind — обращать внимание, беспокоиться, тревожиться). But I wonder what Christopher Robin would do (но интересно, что бы сделал Кристофер Робин)?”

exactly [Ig'zxktlI], silly ['sIlI], learnt [lWnt]

“There's Pooh,” he thought to himself. “Pooh hasn't much Brain, but he never comes to any harm. He does silly things and they turn out right. There's Owl. Owl hasn't exactly got Brain, but he Knows Things. He would know the Right Thing to Do when Surrounded by Water. There's Rabbit. He hasn't Learnt in Books, but he can always Think of a Clever Plan. There's Kanga. She isn't Clever, Kanga isn't, but she would be so anxious about Roo that she would do a Good Thing to Do without thinking about it. And then there's Eeyore. And Eeyore is so miserable anyhow that he wouldn't mind about this. But I wonder what Christopher Robin would do?”

Then suddenly he remembered a story (тогда вдруг он вспомнил историю) which Christopher Robin had told him about a man on a desert island (которую Кристофер Робин рассказал ему о человеке на необитаемом острове) who had written something in a bottle and thrown it in the sea (который написал что-то в бутылке = написал что-то и положил записку в бутылку и бросил ее в море); and Piglet thought (и Пятачок подумал) that if he wrote something in a bottle and threw it in the water (что если он напишет что-то /и положит это/ в бутылку и бросит ее в воду; to write; to throw), perhaps somebody would come and rescue him (возможно, кто-то придет и спасет его)!

He left the window and began to search his house (он покинул окно = место у окна и начал обыскивать свой дом; to leave), all of it that wasn't under water (все от него = всю его часть, которая не была под водой), and at last he found a pencil (и наконец он нашел карандаш; to find) and a small piece of dry paper (и маленький кусочек сухой бумаги), and a bottle with a cork to it (и бутылку с пробкой от нее). And he wrote on one side of the paper (и он написал на одной стороне бумажки):

story ['stLrI], island ['aIlqnd], threw [TrH]

Then suddenly he remembered a story which Christopher Robin had told him about a man on a desert island who had written something in a bottle and thrown it in the sea; and Piglet thought that if he wrote something in a bottle and threw it in the water, perhaps somebody would come and rescue him!

He left the window and began to search his house, all of it that wasn't under water, and at last he found a pencil and a small piece of dry paper, and a bottle with a cork to it. And he wrote on one side of the paper:

HELP (помогите)!

PIGLIT (ME) Питачок (Я)

and on the other side (а на другой стороне):

IT'S ME PIGLIT, HELP (это я Питачок, Помогите)

HELP (Помогите)!

Then he put the paper in the bottle (потом он положил бумажку в бутылку), and he corked the bottle up as tightly as he could (и /он/ закупорил бутылку крепко, как только мог), and he leant out of his window as far as he could lean without falling in (и он высунулся из окна так далеко, как /он/ мог, чтобы не упасть в /воду/; to lean out — высовываться), and he threw the bottle as far as he could throw (и /он/ бросил бутылку /так/ далеко, как /он/ мог /бросить/)—splash!—and in a little while it bobbed up again on the water (плюх! — и вскоре она снова появилась на поверхности воды; to bob up — выскакивать, появляться на поверхности); and he watched it floating slowly away in the distance (и он наблюдал за тем, как она медленно уплывает вдаль), until his eyes ached with looking (пока его глаза /не/ заболели от смотрения = напряжения), and sometimes he thought it was the bottle (и иногда ему казалось, что это бутылка), and sometimes he thought it was just a ripple on the water (а иногда ему казалось, что это просто рябь на воде) which he was following (за которой он следит), and then suddenly he knew that he would never see it again (а потом вдруг он узнал = понял, что он никогда снова = больше /не/ увидит ее) and that he had done all that he could do to save himself (и что он сделал все, что мог, /чтобы/ спастись).

leant [lent], float [flqut], ache [eIk]

HELP!

PIGLIT (ME)

and on the other side:

IT'S ME PIGLIT, HELP

HELP!

Then he put the paper in the bottle, and he corked the bottle up as tightly as he could, and he leant out of his window as far as he could lean without falling in, and he threw the bottle as far as he could throw—splash!—and in a little while it bobbed up again on the water; and he watched it floating slowly away in the distance, until his eyes ached with looking, and sometimes he thought it was the bottle, and sometimes he thought it was just a ripple on the water which he was following, and then suddenly he knew that he would never see it again and that he had done all that he could do to save himself.

“So now,” he thought (итак теперь, — подумал он), “somebody else will have to do something (кто-то другой должен будет сделать что-то), and I hope they will do it soon (и я надеюсь, он сделает это скоро), because if they don't I shall have to swim (потому что, если он не сделает этого, мне придется плыть), which I can't, so I hope they do it soon (чего я не умею, поэтому я надеюсь, что он сделает это скоро).” And then he gave a very long sigh (а потом он издал очень долгий вздох) and said, “I wish Pooh were here (и сказал: жаль, что Пуха нет здесь: «я желаю, чтобы Пух был здесь»). It's so much more friendly with two (вдвоем гораздо приятнее).”

When the rain began Pooh was asleep (когда дождь начался, Пух спал). It rained, and it rained, and it rained (дождь шел и шел, и шел), and he slept and he slept and he slept (а он спал и спал, и спал). He had had a tiring day (у него был утомительный день; to tire — утомлять/ся/, уставать). You remember how he discovered the North Pole (вы помните, как он открыл Северный Полюс); well, he was so proud of this (ну, он так гордился этим) that he asked Christopher Robin (что /он/ спросил Кристофера Робина) if there were any other Poles such as a Bear of Little Brain might discover (есть ли другие Полюса, такие, которые мог бы открыть Мишка с Маленьким Умишком).

sigh [saI], friendly ['frendlI], tiring ['taIqrIN]

“So now,” he thought, “somebody else will have to do something, and I hope they will do it soon, because if they don't I shall have to swim, which I can't, so I hope they do it soon.” And then he gave a very long sigh and said, “I wish Pooh were here. It's so much more friendly with two.”

When the rain began Pooh was asleep. It rained, and it rained, and it rained, and he slept and he slept and he slept. He had had a tiring day. You remember how he discovered the North Pole; well, he was so proud of this that he asked Christopher Robin if there were any other Poles such as a Bear of Little Brain might discover.

“There's a South Pole,” said Christopher Robin (есть Южный Полюс, — сказал Кристофер Робин), “and I expect there's an East Pole and a West Pole (и я предполагаю, есть Восточный Полюс и Западный Полюс), though people don't like talking about them (хотя люди не любят говорить о них).” Pooh was very excited when he heard this (Пух был очень взволнован, когда /он/ услышал это), and suggested that they should have an Expotition to discover the East Pole (и предложил организовать Искпедицию, /чтобы/ открыть Восточный Полюс), but Christopher Robin had thought of something else to do with Kanga (но Кристофер Робин вспомнил о чем-то еще, /что ему нужно было/ = о каком-то деле, которое нужно было сделать с Кенгой), so Pooh went out to discover the East Pole by himself (поэтому Пух отправился открывать Восточный Полюс сам). Whether he discovered it or not, I forget (открыл он его или нет, я забываю = не помню); but he was so tired when he got home that (но он так устал, когда /он/ добрался домой, что) in the very middle of his supper (в самой середине /своего/ ужина = в самый разгар ужина), after he had been eating for little more than half-an-hour (после того как он ел уже чуть больше получаса), he fell fast asleep in his chair (он крепко заснул в своем кресле), and slept and slept and slept (и спал, и спал, и спал; to sleep).

south [sauT], heard [hWd], supper ['sApq]

“There's a South Pole,” said Christopher Robin, “and I expect there's an East Pole and a West Pole, though people don't like talking about them.” Pooh was very excited when he heard this, and suggested that they should have an Expotition to discover the East Pole, but Christopher Robin had thought of something else to do with Kanga; so Pooh went out to discover the East Pole by himself. Whether he discovered it or not, I forget; but he was so tired when he got home that, in the very middle of his supper, after he had been eating for little more than half-an-hour, he fell fast asleep in his chair, and slept and slept and slept.

Then suddenly he was dreaming (затем ему вдруг приснился сон). He was at the East Pole (он был на Восточном Полюсе), and it was a very cold pole with the coldest sort of snow and ice all over it (и это был очень холодный полюс с самым холодным сортом снега и льда по всему нему = по всему полюсу). He had found a bee-hive to sleep in (он нашел пчелиный улей, /чтобы/ поспать в нем), but there wasn't room for his legs (но /в нем/ не было места для его ног), so he had left them outside (поэтому он оставил их снаружи). And Wild Woozles, such as inhabit the East Pole, came (и пришли Дикие Расплохи, которые обитают на Восточном Полюсе) and nibbled all the fur off his legs to make Nests for their Young (и стали выщипывать весь мех с его ног, /чтобы/ сделать Гнезда для их Детенышей). And the more they nibbled (и чем больше они щипали), the colder his legs got (тем холоднее становилось ногам), until suddenly he woke up with an Ow (пока он внезапно /не/ проснулся с /криком/ Ай!; to wake up)!—and there he was, sitting in his chair with his feet in the water (и оказалось, что он сидит в своем кресле, а его ноги в воде), and water all round him (и вода повсюду вокруг него)!

inhabit [In'hxbIt], fur [fW], young [jAN]

Then suddenly he was dreaming. He was at the East Pole, and it was a very cold pole with the coldest sort of snow and ice all over it. He had found a bee-hive to sleep in, but there wasn't room for his legs, so he had left them outside. And Wild Woozles, such as inhabit the East Pole, came and nibbled all the fur off his legs to make Nests for their Young. And the more they nibbled, the colder his legs got, until suddenly he woke up with an Ow!—and there he was, sitting in his chair with his feet in the water, and water all round him!

He splashed to his door and looked out (он прошлепал к двери и выглянул наружу)...

“This is Serious,” said Pooh (это Серьезно, — сказал Пух). “I must have an Escape (я должен организовать Спасение / произвести Эвакуацию).”

So he took his largest pot of honey and escaped with it to a broad branch of his tree (поэтому он взял свой самый большой горшок с медом и эвакуировался с нем на широкую ветвь своего дерева), well above the water (весьма высоко над водой), and then he climbed down again and escaped with another pot (а потом он спустился снова и эвакуировался с другим горшком)... and when the whole Escape was finished (а когда вся Эвакуация была закончена), there was Pooh sitting on his branch dangling his legs (/там/ Пух сидел на своей ветке, болтая ногами; to dangle), and there, beside him, were ten pots of honey (а /там/ рядом с ним стояло десять горшков с медом)...

serious ['sIqrIqs], escape [Is'keIp], branch [brRnC]

He splashed to his door and looked out...

“This is Serious,” said Pooh. “I must have an Escape.”

So he took his largest pot of honey and escaped with it to a broad branch of his tree, well above the water, and then he climbed down again and escaped with another pot... and when the whole Escape was finished, there was Pooh sitting on his branch dangling his legs, and there, beside him, were ten pots of honey...

Two days later (два дня спустя), there was Pooh, sitting on his branch (на ветке сидел Пух), dangling his legs (болтая ногами), and there, beside him, were four pots of honey (а возле него стояло четыре горшка с медом)...

Three days later (три дня спустя), there was Pooh, sitting on his branch (на ветке сидел Пух), dangling his legs (болтая ногами), and there beside him, was one pot of honey (а возле него стоял один горшок с медом).

Four days later, there was Pooh (четыре дня спустя сидел Пух)...

And it was on the morning of the fourth day that Piglet's bottle came floating past him (а на утро четвертого дня мимо него проплыла бутылка Пятачка), and with one loud cry of “Honey (и с громким криком МЁД)!” Pooh plunged into the water (Пух нырнул в воду), seized the bottle (схватил бутылку), and struggled back to his tree again (и с большим трудом снова вернулся на свое дерево).

plunge [plAnG], seize [sJz], beside [bI'saId]

Two days later, there was Pooh, sitting on his branch, dangling his legs, and there, beside him, were four pots of honey...

Three days later, there was Pooh, sitting on his branch, dangling his legs, and there beside him, was one pot of honey.

Four days later, there was Pooh...

And it was on the morning of the fourth day that Piglet's bottle came floating past him, and with one loud cry of “Honey!” Pooh plunged into the water, seized the bottle, and struggled back to his tree again.

“Bother!” said Pooh, as he opened it (тьфу ты! — сказал Пух, когда он открыл ее). “All that wet for nothing (все это намокание зазря). What's that bit of paper doing (что /здесь/ делает этот кусок бумаги)?”

He took it out and looked at it (он вытащил его и посмотрел на него).

“It's a Missage,” he said to himself (это Сообчение, — сказал он себе; message), “that's what it is (вот что это). And that letter is a 'P' (а это буква П), and so is that, and so is that (и это она, и вот она), and 'P' means 'Pooh' (а П означает Пух), so it's a very important Missage to me (поэтому это очень важное Сообчение для меня), and I can't read it (а я не могу его прочесть). I must find Christopher Robin or Owl or Piglet (я должен найти Кристофера Робина или Филина, или Пятачка), one of those Clever Readers who can read things (одного из тех Умных Читателей, которые могут читать /вещи/), and they will tell me what this missage means (и они скажут мне, что значит это сообчение). Only I can't swim (только я не умею плавать). Bother (эх)!”

paper ['peIpq], read [rJd], those [Dquz]

“Bother!” said Pooh, as he opened it. “All that wet for nothing. What's that bit of paper doing?”

He took it out and looked at it.

“It's a Missage,” he said to himself, “that's what it is. And that letter is a 'P,' and so is that, and so is that, and 'P' means 'Pooh,' so it's a very important Missage to me, and I can't read it. I must find Christopher Robin or Owl or Piglet, one of those Clever Readers who can read things, and they will tell me what this missage means. Only I can't swim. Bother!”

Then he had an idea (затем у него возникла мысль), and I think that for a Bear of Very Little Brain, it was a good idea (и я думаю, что для Мишки с Очень Маленьким Умишком, это была хорошая мысль). He said to himself (он сказал себе):

“If a bottle can float (если может плавать бутылка; to float — плавать; всплывать; держаться на поверхности воды), then a jar can float (то может плавать /и/ банка), and if a jar floats (а если банка поплывет), I can sit on the top of it (я могу сесть на нее сверху), if it's a very big jar (если это очень большая банка).”

So he took his biggest jar, and corked it up (и он взял самую большую банку и закупорил ее; cork — пробка).

idea [aI'dIq], biggest ['bIgIst], cork [kLk]

Then he had an idea, and I think that for a Bear of Very Little Brain, it was a good idea. He said to himself:

“If a bottle can float, then a jar can float, and if a jar floats, I can sit on the top of it, if it's a very big jar.”

So he took his biggest jar, and corked it up.

“All boats have to have a name,” he said (все корабли должны иметь название, — сказал он), “so I shall call mine The Floating Bear (поэтому я назову мой Плавучий Медведь).” And with these words he dropped his boat into the water and jumped in after it (и с этими словами он бросил свой корабль в воду и прыгнул в /воду/ вслед за ним).

For a little while Pooh and The Floating Bear were uncertain (некоторое время Пух и Плавучий Медведь сомневались) as to which of them was meant to be on the top (по поводу того, кто из них должен быть сверху), but after trying one or two different positions (но после опробования одной или двух разных позиций), they settled down with The Floating Bear underneath and Pooh triumphantly astride it (они порешили на том, что Плавучий Медведь будет внизу, а Пух победоносно верхом на нем), paddling vigorously with his feet (гребя энергично /своими/ ногами).

triumphantly [traI'AmfqntlI], astride [q'straId], vigorously ['vIgqrqslI]

“All boats have to have a name,” he said, “so I shall call mine The Floating Bear.” And with these words he dropped his boat into the water and jumped in after it.

For a little while Pooh and The Floating Bear were uncertain as to which of them was meant to be on the top, but after trying one or two different positions, they settled down with The Floating Bear underneath and Pooh triumphantly astride it, paddling vigorously with his feet.

Christopher Robin lived at the very top of the Forest (Кристофер Робин жил в самой верхней части Леса). It rained, and it rained, and it rained (дождь шел и шел, и шел), but the water couldn't come up to his house (но вода не могла подобраться к дому). It was rather jolly to look down into the valleys and see the water all round him (было довольно приятно смотреть /сверху вниз/ на долины и видеть воду повсюду вокруг него), but it rained so hard (но дождь шел так сильно) that he stayed indoors most of the time (что он оставался внутри = дома большую часть времени), and thought about things (и думал о вещах = разном). Every morning he went out with his umbrella (каждое утро он выходил наружу с зонтиком) and put a stick in the place where the water came up to (и втыкал палочку в то место, до которого дошла вода), and every next morning he went out and couldn't see his stick any more (и каждым следующим утром он выходил и не мог увидеть больше = больше не видел своей палочки), so he put another stick in the place where the water came up to (поэтому он втыкал следующую палочку в то место, до которого дошла вода), and then he walked home again (и потом он снова уходил домой), and each morning he had a shorter way to walk than he had had the morning before (и каждое утро он имел более короткий путь, чтобы пройти = он проходил более короткий путь, чем накануне утром). On the morning of the fifth day he saw the water all round him (утром пятого дня он увидел воду повсюду вокруг него), and he knew that for the first time in his life (и он узнал = понял, что впервые в своей жизни) he was on a real island (он оказался на настоящем острове[54]). Which is very exciting (что очень волнующе). It was on this morning that Owl came flying over the water to say “How do you do?” to his friend Christopher Robin (именно в это утро Филин прилетел через воду, чтобы сказать «Как поживаете?» = поприветствовать своего друга Кристофера Робина).

indoors ['In'dLz], most [mqust], umbrella [Am'brelq]

Christopher Robin lived at the very top of the Forest. It rained, and it rained, and it rained, but the water couldn't come up to his house. It was rather jolly to look down into the valleys and see the water all round him, but it rained so hard that he stayed indoors most of the time, and thought about things. Every morning he went out with his umbrella and put a stick in the place where the water came up to, and every next morning he went out and couldn't see his stick any more, so he put another stick in the place where the water came up to, and then he walked home again, and each morning he had a shorter way to walk than he had had the morning before. On the morning of the fifth day he saw the water all round him, and he knew that for the first time in his life he was on a real island. Which is very exciting. It was on this morning that Owl came flying over the water to say “How do you do?” to his friend Christopher Robin.

“I say, Owl,” said Christopher Robin (послушай, Филин, — сказал Кристофер Робин), “isn't this fun (разве это не забавно)? I'm on an island (я на острове)!”

“The atmospheric conditions have been very unfavourable lately,” said Owl (атмосферные условия были очень неблагоприятны в последнее время, — сказал Филин).

“The what (что)?”

“It has been raining,” explained Owl (шел дождь, — пояснил Филин).

“Yes,” said Christopher Robin (да, — сказал Кристофер Робин). “It has (шел /и продолжает идти/).”

“The flood-level has reached an unprecedented height (уровень паводка достиг беспрецедентной высоты).”

“The who (кто)?”

“There's a lot of water about,” explained Owl (много воды кругом, — пояснил Филин).

atmospheric ["xtmqs'ferIk], unfavourable ['An'feIvqrqbl], height [haIt]

“I say, Owl,” said Christopher Robin, “isn't this fun? I'm on an island!”

“The atmospheric conditions have been very unfavourable lately,” said Owl.

“The what?”

“It has been raining,” explained Owl.

“Yes,” said Christopher Robin. “It has.”

“The flood-level has reached an unprecedented height.”

“The who?”

“There's a lot of water about,” explained Owl.

“Yes,” said Christopher Robin, “there is (да, — сказал Кристофер Робин, — есть = много).”

“However, the prospects are rapidly becoming more favourable (однако, перспективы быстро становятся более благоприятными). At any moment— (в любой момент)”

“Have you seen Pooh (ты видел Пуха)?”

“No (нет). At any moment— (в любой момент)”

“I hope he's all right,” said Christopher Robin (я надеюсь, /что/ с ним все хорошо, — сказал Кристофер Робин). “I've been wondering about him (я интересовался = интересно узнать о нем). I expect Piglet's with him (/я/ надеюсь, Пятачок с ним). Do you think they're all right, Owl (ты думаешь, у них все в порядке, Филин)?”

“I expect so (надеюсь, что так). You see, at any moment— (видишь ли, в любой момент)”

prospect ['prOspekt], rapidly ['rxpIdlI], seen [sJn]

“Yes,” said Christopher Robin, “there is.”

“However, the prospects are rapidly becoming more favourable. At any moment—”

“Have you seen Pooh?”

“No. At any moment—”

“I hope he's all right,” said Christopher Robin. “I've been wondering about him. I expect Piglet's with him. Do you think they're all right, Owl?”

“I expect so. You see, at any moment—”

“Do go and see, Owl (все-таки пойди = слетай и выясни, Филин). Because Pooh hasn't got very much brain (потому что у Пуха не очень много ума), and he might do something silly (и он может совершить какую-нибудь глупость), and I do love him so, Owl (а я его так люблю, Филин). Do you see, Owl (ты понимаешь, Филин)?”

“That's all right,” said Owl (хорошо, — сказал Филин). “I'll go (я слетаю). Back directly (/и/ немедленно назад).” And he flew off (и он улетел; to fly off — отлетать, слетать).

In a little while he was back again (вскоре он снова вернулся). Pooh isn't there,” he said (Пуха нет там, — сказал он).

“Not there (нет там = где там)?”

“He's been there (он был там). He's been sitting on a branch of his tree outside his house with nine pots of honey (он сидел на ветке своего дерева снаружи /своего/ дома с девятью горшками меда). But he isn't there now (но сейчас его там нет).”

directly [dI'rektlI], flew [flH], silly ['sIlI]

“Do go and see, Owl. Because Pooh hasn't got very much brain, and he might do something silly, and I do love him so, Owl. Do you see, Owl?”

“That's all right,” said Owl. “I'll go. Back directly.” And he flew off.

In a little while he was back again. Pooh isn't there,” he said.

“Not there?”

“He's been there. He's been sitting on a branch of his tree outside his house with nine pots of honey. But he isn't there now.”

“Oh, Pooh!” cried Christopher Robin (ах, Пух! — воскликнул Кристофер Робин). “Where are you (где ты)?”

“Here I am,” said a growly voice behind him (я здесь, — сказал ворчливый голос позади него).

“Pooh (Пух)!”

They rushed into each other's arms (они бросились в объятия друг друга).

“How did you get here, Pooh (как ты сюда добрался)?” asked Christopher Robin (спросил Кристофер Робин), when he was ready to talk again (когда он был снова готов говорить).

“On my boat,” said Pooh proudly (на моем корабле, — сказал гордо Пух). “I had a Very Important Missage sent me in a bottle (мне прислали в бутылке Очень Важное Сообчение), and owing to having got some water in my eyes (а из-за того, что мне попала в /мои/ глаза вода), I couldn't read it (я не мог прочесть его), so I brought it to you (поэтому я привез его тебе; to bring). On my boat (на моем корабле).”

growly [graulI], rush [rAS], owing ['quIN]

“Oh, Pooh!” cried Christopher Robin. “Where are you?”

“Here I am,” said a growly voice behind him.

“Pooh!”

They rushed into each other's arms.

“How did you get here, Pooh?” asked Christopher Robin, when he was ready to talk again.

“On my boat,” said Pooh proudly. “I had a Very Important Missage sent me in a bottle, and owing to having got some water in my eyes, I couldn't read it, so I brought it to you. On my boat.”

With these proud words (с этими гордыми словами) he gave Christopher Robin the missage (он отдал Кристоферу Робину сообчение).

“But it's from Piglet (но оно от Пятачка)!” cried Christopher Robin (воскликнул Кристофер Робин) when he had read it (когда он прочел его).

“Isn't there anything about Pooh in it (разве в нем нет ничего о Пухе)?” asked Bear, looking over his shoulder (спросил Мишка, заглядывая через его плечо = ему через плечо).

Christopher Robin read the message aloud (Кристофер Робин прочитал сообчение вслух).

“Oh, are those 'P's' piglets (а, эти Пы пятачки)? I thought they were poohs (я думал, это пухи).”

shoulder ['Squldq], aloud [q'laud], piglet ['pIglqt]

With these proud words he gave Christopher Robin the missage.

“But it's from Piglet!” cried Christopher Robin when he had read it.

“Isn't there anything about Pooh in it?” asked Bear, looking over his shoulder.

Christopher Robin read the message aloud.

“Oh, are those 'P's' piglets? I thought they were poohs.”

“We must rescue him at once (мы должны его сейчас же спасти)! I thought he was with you, Pooh (я думал, он с тобой, Пух). Owl, could you rescue him on your back (Филин, ты мог бы спасти его на /своей/ спине)?”

“I don't think so (/я/ /так/ не думаю),” said Owl, after grave thought (сказал Филин после серьезного размышления). “It is doubtful if the necessary dorsal muscles— (сомнительно, чтобы необходимые дорсальные мускулы = необходимое усилие дорсальных мускулов; dorsal — спинной, дорсальный)”

“Then would you fly to him at once and say that Rescue is Coming (тогда не слетаешь ли ты к нему сейчас же, /чтобы/ сказать, что Помощь Идет)? And Pooh and I will think of a Rescue (а мы с Пухом придумаем Спасение = Как Спасти Его) and come as quick as ever we can (и прибудем /так/ быстро, как только /мы/ сможем). Oh, don't talk, Owl, go on quick (ах, не говори, Филин, лети же быстрее)!” And, still thinking of something to say (и все еще думая, что сказать), Owl flew off (Филин улетел).

doubtful ['dautful], necessary ['nesIsqrI], dorsal ['dLsql]

“We must rescue him at once! I thought he was with you, Pooh. Owl, could you rescue him on your back?”

“I don't think so,” said Owl, after grave thought. “It is doubtful if the necessary dorsal muscles—”

“Then would you fly to him at once and say that Rescue is Coming? And Pooh and I will think of a Rescue and come as quick as ever we can. Oh, don't talk, Owl, go on quick!” And, still thinking of something to say, Owl flew off.

“Now then, Pooh,” said Christopher Robin (ну же, Пух, — сказал Кристофер Робин), “where's your boat (где твой корабль)?”

“I ought to say (/я/ должен сказать),” explained Pooh as they walked down to the shore of the island (объяснил Пух, когда они спускались к берегу острова), “that it isn't just an ordinary sort of boat (это не совсем обычный корабль). Sometimes it's a Boat (иногда он Корабль), and sometimes it's more of an Accident (а иногда он скорее Несчастный Случай). It all depends (это зависит от ; it all depends — как сказать!, поживем увидим).”

“Depends on what (зависит от чего)?”

“On whether I'm on top of it or underneath it (от того на нем / наверху ли я или под ним).”

“Oh (а)! Well, where is it (ну, где он)?”

“There!” said Pooh (вот! — сказал Пух), pointing proudly to The Floating Bear (гордо показывая на Плавучего Медведя).

shore [SL], depend [dI'pend], whether ['weDq]

“Now then, Pooh,” said Christopher Robin, “where's your boat?”

“I ought to say,” explained Pooh as they walked down to the shore of the island, “that it isn't just an ordinary sort of boat. Sometimes it's a Boat, and sometimes it's more of an Accident. It all depends.”

“Depends on what?”

“On whether I'm on top of it or underneath it.”

“Oh! Well, where is it?”

“There!” said Pooh, pointing proudly to The Floating Bear.

It wasn't what Christopher Robin expected (это было не то, что ожидал Кристофер Робин), and the more he looked at it (и чем больше он смотрел на него), the more he thought what a Brave and Clever Bear Pooh was (тем больше он думал, что за Храбрый и Умный Медведь был Пух), and the more Christopher Robin thought this (и чем больше Кристофер Робин думал об этом), the more Pooh looked modestly down his nose and tried to pretend he wasn't (тем более скромно смотрел на свой нос = потуплял свой взор Пух и пытался сделать вид, что он не такой).

“But it's too small for two of us (но он слишком мал для нас двоих),” said Christopher Robin sadly (сказал грустно Кристофер Робин).

“Three of us with Piglet (для нас троих с Пятачком).”

“That makes it smaller still (тогда он еще меньше: «это делает его еще меньше»). Oh, Pooh Bear, what shall we do (ах, Мишка Пух, что /же/ нам делать)?”

brave [breIv], us [As], shall [Sxl], [Sql]

It wasn't what Christopher Robin expected, and the more he looked at it, the more he thought what a Brave and Clever Bear Pooh was, and the more Christopher Robin thought this, the more Pooh looked modestly down his nose and tried to pretend he wasn't.

“But it's too small for two of us,” said Christopher Robin sadly.

“Three of us with Piglet.”

“That makes it smaller still. Oh, Pooh Bear, what shall we do?”

And then this Bear, Pooh Bear, Winnie-the-Pooh (и тогда этот Мишка, Медведь Пух, Винни-Пух), F. O. P. (Friend of Piglet's) (ДП (Друг Пятачка) = ДТП (Друг и Товарищ Пятачка)), R. C. (Rabbit's Companion) (ПК (Приятель Кролика)), P. D. (Pole Discoverer) (ПОП (Перво-Открыватель Полюса)), E. C. and T. F. (Eeyore's Comforter and Tail-finder) (УИ и НХ (Утешитель Иа и Находитель Хвоста))—in fact, Pooh himself (в сущности, сам Пух = Пух собственной персоной)—said something so clever (сказал нечто такое умное) that Christopher Robin could only look at him with mouth open and eyes staring (что Кристофер Робин мог только смотреть на него с открытым ртом и выпучив глаза), wondering if this was really the Bear of Very Little Brain (удивляясь, действительно ли это Мишка с Очень Маленьким Умишком) whom he had know and loved so long (которого он так долго знал и любил).

companion [kOm'pxnjqn], comforter [kqm'fLtq], finder ['faIndq]

And then this Bear, Pooh Bear, Winnie-the-Pooh, F. O. P. (Friend of Piglet's), R. C. (Rabbit's Companion), P. D. (Pole Discoverer), E. C. and T. F. (Eeyore's Comforter and Tail-finder)—in fact, Pooh himself—said something so clever that Christopher Robin could only look at him with mouth open and eyes staring, wondering if this was really the Bear of Very Little Brain whom he had know and loved so long.

“We might go in your umbrella,” said Pooh (мы могли бы поехать = поплыть в твоем зонтике, — сказал Пух).

“?”

“We might go in your umbrella,” said Pooh (мы могли бы поехать = поплыть в твоем зонтике, — сказал Пух).

“??”

“We might go in your umbrella,” said Pooh (мы могли бы поехать = поплыть в твоем зонтике, — сказал Пух).

“!!!!!!”

For suddenly Christopher Robin saw that they might (так как вдруг Кристофер Робин понял, что они могли бы). He opened his umbrella and put it point downwards in the water (он раскрыл свой зонтик и положил его кончиком / верхушкой вниз в воду). It floated but wobbled (он поплыл, но закачался).

said [sed], point [pOInt], wobble [wObl]

“We might go in your umbrella,” said Pooh.

“?”

“We might go in your umbrella,” said Pooh?

“??”

“We might go in your umbrella,” said Pooh.

“!!!!!!”

For suddenly Christopher Robin saw that they might. He opened his umbrella and put it point downwards in the water. It floated but wobbled.

Pooh got in (Пух забрался вовнутрь). He was just beginning to say (он как раз начал говорить = собирался сказать) that it was all right now (что все в порядке), when he found that it wasn't (когда /он/ обнаружил, что это не так), so after a short drink (поэтому после короткого купания; drink — глоток, стакан, напиток, доза лекарства), which he didn't really want (в котором он, вообще говоря, не нуждался), he waded back to Christopher Robin (он вернулся вброд к Кристоферу Робину). Then they both got in together (потом они залезли оба вместе), and it wobbled no longer (и он = зонт больше не качался).

“I shall call this boat The Brain of Pooh (я назову этот корабль Ум Пуха),” said Christopher Robin (сказал Кристофер Робин), and The Brain of Pooh set sail forthwith (и Ум Пуха отправился тотчас в плаванье; to set sail — отправиться в плаванье: «поставить парус») in a south-westerly direction, revolving gracefully (грациозно вращаясь, в юго-западном направлении; to revolve).

forthwith ['fLT'wIT], direction [dI'rekSn], gracefully ['greIsfulI]

Pooh got in. He was just beginning to say that it was all right now, when he found that it wasn't, so after a short drink, which he didn't really want, he waded back to Christopher Robin. Then they both got in together, and it wobbled no longer.

“I shall call this boat The Brain of Pooh,” said Christopher Robin, and The Brain of Pooh set sail forthwith in a south-westerly direction, revolving gracefully.

You can imagine Piglet's joy when at last the ship came in sight of him (вы можете представить себе радость Пятачка, когда корабль попал наконец в поле его зрения). In after-years he liked to think (в последующие годы он любил вспоминать) that he had been in Very Great Danger during the Terrible Flood (что он был в Очень Большой Опасности во время Ужасного Наводнения), but the only danger he had really been in (но единственная опасность, /в которую/ он действительно попал) was the last half-hour of his imprisonment (были последние полчаса его заключения; prison — тюрьма, темница; to imprison — заключать в тюрьму), when Owl, who had just flown up (когда Филин, который только что подлетел; to fly up), sat on a branch of his tree to comfort him (сел на ветку его дерева, /чтобы/ утешить его), and told him a very long story about an aunt (и рассказывал ему очень длинную историю о тетушке) who had once laid a seagull's egg by mistake (которая однажды по ошибке отложила яйцо чайки), and the story went on and on (а рассказ продолжался и продолжался), rather like this sentence (в значительной степени, как это предложение), until Piglet who was listening out of his window without much hope (пока Пятачок, который слушал из /своего/ окна без особой надежды), went to sleep quietly and naturally (тихонько и естественно заснул), slipping slowly out of the window towards the water (медленно выскальзывая из окна в направлении воды) until he was only hanging on by his toes (пока он /не/ висел = свесился, держась лишь передней частью копытец; toe — палец ноги; передняя часть копыта), at which moment, luckily (к счастью в который = этот момент; luck — удача), a sudden loud squawk from Owl (неожиданный громкий вопль Филина), which was really part of the story (который был, по сути, частью истории), being what his aunt said (будучи тем, что сказала его тетушка), woke the Piglet up (разбудил Пятачка) and just gave him time (и дал ему как раз время) to jerk himself back into safety and say (/чтобы/ отдернуть/отбросить себя обратно в безопасность и сказать; to jerk — резко толкать, дергать; резко бросить /что-либо/, швырнуть), “How interesting, and did she?” when (как интересно, и она все-таки) —well, you can imagine his joy (ну, /вы/ можете представить его радость) when at last he saw the good ship, Brain of Pooh (Captain, C. Robin; 1st Mate, P. Bear) coming over the sea to rescue him (когда наконец он увидел надежный корабль Ум Пуха (Капитан, К.Робин; 1-й Помощник, П.Медведь), плывущий по морю, чтобы спасти его)...

And as that is really the end of the story (и так как это действительно конец истории), and I am very tired after that last sentence (а я очень устал после этого последнего предложения), I think I shall stop there (я думаю, /я/ остановлюсь там = на этом).

sight [saIt], imprisonment [Im'prIznmqnt], squawk [skwLk]

You can imagine Piglet's joy when at last the ship came in sight of him. In after-years he liked to think that he had been in Very Great Danger during the Terrible Flood, but the only danger he had really been in was the last half-hour of his imprisonment, when Owl, who had just flown up, sat on a branch of his tree to comfort him, and told him a very long story about an aunt who had once laid a seagull's egg by mistake, and the story went on and on, rather like this sentence, until Piglet who was listening out of his window without much hope, went to sleep quietly and naturally, slipping slowly out of the window towards the water until he was only hanging on by his toes, at which moment, luckily, a sudden loud squawk from Owl, which was really part of the story, being what his aunt said, woke the Piglet up and just gave him time to jerk himself back into safety and say, “How interesting, and did she?” when—well, you can imagine his joy when at last he saw the good ship, Brain of Pooh (Captain, C. Robin; 1st Mate, P. Bear) coming over the sea to rescue him...

And as that is really the end of the story, and I am very tired after that last sentence, I think I shall stop there.


Chapter 10,

IN WHICH CHRISTOPHER ROBIN GIVES A POOH PARTY, AND WE SAY GOOD-BYE

Глава 10,

В которой Кристофер Робин устраивает Пуховую вечеринку, а мы говорим До Свидания

ONE day when the sun had come back over the Forest (однажды, когда солнце вернулось через Лес), bringing with it the scent of may (принеся с собой аромат боярышника), and all the streams of the Forest were tinkling happily to find themselves their own pretty shape again (а все ручьи Леса счастливо звенели, чтобы снова обрести /себе/ свою собственную прелестную форму), and the little pools lay dreaming of the life (а маленькие лужи лежали, мечтая о жизни) they had seen and the big things they had done (/которую/ они повидали, и о больших делах, /которые/ они совершили), and in the warmth and quiet of the Forest (и в тепле и тиши Леса) the cuckoo was trying over his voice carefully and listening to see if he liked it (кукушка осторожно опробовала свой голос и прислушивалась, /чтобы/ выяснить / определить, нравится ли он ей), and wood-pigeons were complaining gently to themselves in their lazy comfortable way (а лесные голуби кротко жаловались самим себе в своей ленивой расслабленной манере) that it was the other fellow's fault (что это была вина другого собрата), but it didn't matter very much (но это не имело большого значения); on such a day as this Christopher Robin whistled in a special way he had (в такой день, как этот Кристофер Робин свистнул по-особому, как он умел), and Owl came flying out of the Hundred Acre Wood to see (и Филин прилетел из Сто-Акрового Леса, /чтобы/ узнать) what was wanted (что нужно).

pretty ['prItI], warmth [wLmT], pigeon ['pIGIn]

ONE day when the sun had come back over the Forest, bringing with it the scent of may, and all the streams of the Forest were tinkling happily to find themselves their own pretty shape again, and the little pools lay dreaming of the life they had seen and the big things they had done, and in the warmth and quiet of the Forest the cuckoo was trying over his voice carefully and listening to see if he liked it, and wood-pigeons were complaining gently to themselves in their lazy comfortable way that it was the other fellow's fault, but it didn't matter very much; on such a day as this Christopher Robin whistled in a special way he had, and Owl came flying out of the Hundred Acre Wood to see what was wanted.

“Owl,” said Christopher Robin (Филин, — сказал Кристофер Робин), “I am going to give a party (я собираюсь устроить вечеринку).”

“You are, are you?” said Owl (да, неужели? — сказал Филин).

“And it's to be a special sort of party (и это должна быть особая вечеринка), because it's because of what Pooh did (потому что она в честь того, что сделал Пух) when he did what he did to save Piglet from the flood (когда он сделал то, что он сделал, /чтобы/ спасти Пятачка от наводнения).”

“Oh, that's what it's for, is it?” said Owl (а, вот она ради чего, да? — спросил Филин).

“Yes, so will you tell Pooh as quickly as you can (да, поэтому, пожалуйста, скажи Пуху, как можно быстрее), and all the others (и всем остальным), because it will be to-morrow (потому что она будет завтра)?”

“Oh, it will, will it?” said Owl (а, вот так, да? — спросил Филин), still being as helpful as possible (все еще как можно услужливее).

party ['pRtI], special ['speSql], possible ['pOsqbl]

“Owl,” said Christopher Robin, “I am going to give a party.”

“You are, are you?” said Owl.

“And it's to be a special sort of party, because it's because of what Pooh did when he did what he did to save Piglet from the flood.”

“Oh, that's what it's for, is it?” said Owl.

“Yes, so will you tell Pooh as quickly as you can, and all the others, because it will be to-morrow?”

“Oh, it will, will it?” said Owl, still being as helpful as possible.

“So will you go and tell them, Owl (ну так ты полетишь и скажешь им, Филин)?”

Owl tried to think of something very wise to say (Филин попытался придумать что-нибудь очень мудрое, /чтобы/ сказать), but couldn't (но не смог), so he flew off to tell the others (поэтому он улетел, /чтобы/ рассказать другим). And the first person he told was Pooh (и первым: «первой персоной», /кому/ он рассказал, был Пух).

“Pooh,” he said, “Christopher Robin is giving a party (Пух, — сказал он, — Кристофер Робин устраивает вечеринку).”

“Oh!” said Pooh (ах! — сказал Пух). And then seeing that Owl expected him to say something else (а потом, увидев, что Филин ожидает, что он скажет что-то еще), he said, “Will there be those little cake things with pink sugar icing (он сказал: а будут те маленькие пирожные с глазурью из розового сахара)?”

Owl felt that it was rather beneath him to talk about little cake things with pink sugar icing (Филин почувствовал, что беседовать о маленьких пирожных с глазурью из розового сахара, пожалуй, ниже его /достоинства/), so he told Pooh exactly what Christopher Robin had said (поэтому он сказал = передал Пуху в точности то, что сказал Кристофер Робин), and flew off to Eeyore (и улетел к Иа).

wise [waIz], person [pWsn], beneath [bI'nJT]

“So will you go and tell them, Owl?”

Owl tried to think of something very wise to say, but couldn't, so he flew off to tell the others. And the first person he told was Pooh.

“Pooh,” he said, “Christopher Robin is giving a party.”

“Oh!” said Pooh. And then seeing that Owl expected him to say something else, he said, “Will there be those little cake things with pink sugar icing?”

Owl felt that it was rather beneath him to talk about little cake things with pink sugar icing, so he told Pooh exactly what Christopher Robin had said, and flew off to Eeyore.

“Party for Me?” thought Pooh to himself (вечеринка для Меня? — подумал Пух про себя). “How grand (как грандиозно)!” And he began to wonder (и он стал спрашивать себя) if all the other animals would know (все ли остальные животные будут знать) that it was a special Pooh Party (что это специальная Пуховая Вечеринка), and if Christopher Robin had told them about The Floating Bear and the Brain of Pooh (и рассказал ли Кристофер Робин им о Плавучем Медведе и Уме Пуха), and all the wonderful ships he had invented and sailed on (и всех замечательных кораблях, которые он изобрел, и на которых /он/ плавал[55]), and he began to think how awful it would be (и он начал думать, как ужасно /это/ будет) if everybody had forgotten about it (если все забыли об этом), and nobody quite knew what the party was for (и никто в действительности не знает, ради чего /затевается/ эта вечеринка); and the more he thought like this (и чем больше он так думал), the more the party got muddled in his mind (тем больше портилась у него в мыслях вечеринка), like a dream when nothing goes right (как сон, когда = в котором все идет наперекосяк: «ничто идет правильно»).

grand [grxnd], wonderful ['wAndqful], mind [maInd]

“Party for Me?” thought Pooh to himself. “How grand!” And he began to wonder if all the other animals would know that it was a special Pooh Party, and if Christopher Robin had told them about The Floating Bear and the Brain of Pooh, and all the wonderful ships he had invented and sailed on, and he began to think how awful it would be if everybody had forgotten about it, and nobody quite knew what the party was for; and the more he thought like this, the more the party got muddled in his mind, like a dream when nothing goes right.

And the dream began to sing itself over in his head (и сон начал петься /прокручиваясь/ в его голове) until it became a sort of song (пока он /не/ стал песенкой). It was an

ANXIOUS POOH SONG (это была Тревожная Пухова Песня).

3 Cheers for Pooh (3 Ура за Пуха)

(For Who?) (за Кого?)

For Pooh— (за Пуха)

(Why what did he do?) (почему, что он сделал?)

I thought you knew (я думал, ты знаешь);

He saved his friend from a wetting (он спас /своего/ друга от намокания)!

3 Cheers for Bear (3 Ура за Мишку)!

(For where?) (за кого?)

For Bear— (за Мишку)

He couldn't swim (он не умел плавать),

But he rescued him (но он спас его)!

(He rescued who?) (он спас кого?)

Oh, listen, do (ах, слушай же)!

I am talking of Pooh (я говорю о Пухе)?

(Of who?) (о ком?)

Of Pooh (о Пухе)!

(I'm sorry I keep forgetting) (извини, я опять забыл).

Well, Pooh was a Bear of Enormous Brain— (ну, Пух был Медведем Огромного Ума)

(Just say it again!) (просто скажи это снова = повтори это)

Of enormous brain— (Огромного Ума)

(Of enormous what?) (огромного чего?)

Well, he ate a lot (ну, он много ел),

And I don't know if he could swim or not (и я не знаю, умел ли он плавать или нет),

But he managed to float (но ему удалось поплыть)

On a sort of boat (как бы на корабле)

(On a sort of what?) (на как бы чем?)

Well, a sort of pot— (ну, как бы на горшке)

So now let's give him three hearty cheers (поэтому сейчас давайте дадим = скажем ему три искренних ура)

(So now let's give him three hearty whitches?) (поэтому сейчас давайте скажем ему три искренних чего?)

And hope he'll be with us for years and years (и надеюсь, он будет с нами годы и годы = много лет),

And grow in health and wisdom and riches (и возрастет здоровьем и мудростью и богатством)!

3 Cheers for Pooh (трехкратное Ура за Пуха)!

(For who?) (за кого?)

For Pooh— (за Пуха)

3 Cheers for Bear (3 Ура за Мишку)

(For where?) (за кого?)

For Bear— (за Мишку)

3 Cheers for the wonderful Winnie-the-Pooh (3 Ура за замечательного Винни-Пуха)!

(Just tell me, somebody—WHAT DID HE DO?) (только скажите мне, кто-нибудь — ЧТО СДЕЛАЛ ОН?)

cheer [CIq], wetting [wetIN], enormous [I'nLmqs]

Три Ура за Пуха

(За Кого?)

Скажи мне громче в ухо.

За Пуха.

(А что за причина банкета?)

Я думал, ты знаешь это.

Он друга спас от воды!

Трижды грянем Ура!

(Для чего фейерверк и вспышки?)

Ради Храброго Славного Мишки.

Он плавать не умел, но враз

Он Пятачка от смерти спас!

(Кого он спас?)

Узнаешь, щас!

Но слушай!

Коль у тебя есть уши.

Я расскажу тебе о Пухе!

(О Ком?)

О Пухе!

(Прости, проблема в слухе,

И память хочет подвести).

Ну, начинаю речь вести.

Пух Мишкой был

Огромного Ума.

(Еще услышать раз приятно мне весьма!)

Громадного Ума!

(Еще хоть раз ты повтори.

Ну, ладно, дальше говори.)

Он много ел,

Но я забыл, он плавать ли умел.

Однако удалось ему поплыть

На судне особого рода.

(На чем?)

Ну, на горшке от меда.

Итак, Ура Три раза от души.

(Опять не понял я, кого души?)

Надеемся, что будет с нами он

И возрастет здоровьем и умом!

За Пуха Три Ура!

(Да что такое! Мы за кого кричим, не ведая покоя?)

Да за Медведя!

Я уж говорил.

Ура кричи за Пуха, что есть сил.

(Ну, скажет мне хоть кто-то — ПОЧЕМУ?)

And the dream began to sing itself over in his head until it became a sort of song. It was an

ANXIOUS POOH SONG.

3 Cheers for Pooh

(For Who?)

For Pooh—

(Why what did he do?)

I thought you knew;

He saved his friend from a wetting!

3 Cheers for Bear!

(For where?)

For Bear—

He couldn't swim,

But he rescued him!

(He rescued who?)

Oh, listen, do!

I am talking of Pooh?

(Of who?)

Of Pooh!

(I'm sorry I keep forgetting).

Well. Pooh was a Bear of Enormous Brain—

(Just say it again!)

Of enormous brain—

(Of enormous what?)

Well, he ate a lot,

And I don't know if he could swim or not,

But he managed to float

On a sort of boat

(On a sort of what?)

Well, a sort of pot—

So now let's give him three hearty cheers

(So now let's give him three hearty whitches?)

And hope he'll be with us for years and years,

And grow in health and wisdom and riches!

3 Cheers for Pooh!

(For who?)

For Pooh—

3 Cheers for Bear

(For where?)

For Bear—

3 Cheers for the wonderful Winnie-the-Pooh!

(Just tell me, somebody—WHAT DID HE DO?)

While this was going on inside him (пока это происходило внутри него), Owl was talking to Eeyore (Филин беседовал с Иа).

“Eeyore,” said Owl (Иа, — сказал Филин), “Christopher Robin is giving a party (Кристофер Робин устраивает вечеринку).”

“Very interesting,” said Eeyore (очень интересно, — сказал Иа). “I suppose they will be sending me down the odd bits which got trodden on (я полагаю, /они/ мне пришлют добавочные кусочки, по которым потоптались; to tread — идти, ступать, шагать). Kind and Thoughtful (Любезно и Чутко). Not at all, don't mention it (не за что, не стоит благодарности: «не упоминайте это»).”

“There is an Invitation for you (есть Приглашение для тебя).”

“What's that like (какое)?”

“An Invitation (Приглашение)!”

“Yes, I heard you (да, я слышал тебя; to hear). Who dropped it (кто послал его)?”

inside ['In'saId], invitation ["InvI'teISn], heard [hWd]

While this was going on inside him, Owl was talking to Eeyore.

“Eeyore,” said Owl, “Christopher Robin is giving a party.”

“Very interesting,” said Eeyore. “I suppose they will be sending me down the odd bits which got trodden on. Kind and Thoughtful. Not at all, don't mention it.”

“There is an Invitation for you.”

“What's that like?”

“An Invitation!”

“Yes, I heard you. Who dropped it?”

“This isn't anything to eat (это не еда), it's asking you to the party (это приглашение тебя на вечеринку). To-morrow (завтра).”

Eeyore shook his head slowly (Иа медленно покачал /своей/ головой).

“You mean Piglet (ты имеешь в виду Пятачка). The little fellow with the excited ears (парнишку с напряженными ушами; to excite — возбуждать). That's Piglet (это Пятачок). I'll tell him (я скажу ему).”

“No, no!” said Owl (нет, нет! — сказал Филин), getting quite fussy (становясь очень нервным; fuss — суета, беспокойство из-за пустяков; суматоха, неразбериха). “It's you (это ты)!”

“Are you sure (ты уверен)?”

“Of course I'm sure (конечно, /я/ уверен). Christopher Robin said 'All of them (Кристофер Робин сказал: всем им)! Tell all of them (скажи всем им).' ”

“All of them, except Eeyore (всем им, кроме Иа)?”

“All of them,” said Owl sulkily (всем им, — сказал Филин угрюмо).

“Ah!” said Eeyore (а! — сказал Иа). “A mistake, no doubt (ошибка, несомненно), but still, I shall come (но, тем не менее, я приду). Only don't blame me if it rains (только не вините меня, если пойдет дождь).”

tomorrow [tq'mOrqu], fussy ['fAsI], doubt [daut]

“This isn't anything to eat, it's asking you to the party. To-morrow.”

Eeyore shook his head slowly.

“You mean Piglet. The little fellow with the excited ears. That's Piglet. I'll tell him.”

“No, no!” said Owl, getting quite fussy. “It's you!”

“Are you sure?”

“Of course I'm sure. Christopher Robin said 'All of them! Tell all of them.' ”

“All of them, except Eeyore?”

“All of them,” said Owl sulkily.

“Ah!” said Eeyore. “A mistake, no doubt, but still, I shall come. Only don't blame me if it rains.”

But it didn't rain (но дождь не пошел). Christopher Robin had made a long table out of some long pieces of wood (Кристофер Робин сделал длинный стол из нескольких длинных деревянных предметов), and they all sat round it (и они уселись вокруг него). Christopher Robin sat at one end (Кристофер Робин сидел на одном конце; to sit), and Pooh sat at the other (а Пух сидел на другом), and between them on one side were Owl and Eeyore and Piglet (а между ними на одной стороне были = сидели Филин и Иа и Пятачок), and between them on the other side were Rabbit, and Roo and Kanga (а между ними на другой стороне сидели Кролик и Ру и Кенга). And all Rabbit's friends and relations spread themselves about on the grass (а все друзья и родственники Кролика расселись на траве; to spread — развертывать/ся/; раскидывать/ся/), and waited hopefully in case anybody spoke to them (и ждали с надеждой на тот случай, если кто-нибудь заговорит с ними), or dropped anything, or asked them the time (или уронит что-то, или спросит у них время).

piece [pJs], between [bI'twJn], spread [spred]

But it didn't rain. Christopher Robin had made a long table out of some long pieces of wood, and they all sat round it. Christopher Robin sat at one end, and Pooh sat at the other, and between them on one side were Owl and Eeyore and Piglet, and between them on the other side were Rabbit, and Roo and Kanga. And all Rabbit's friends and relations spread themselves about on the grass, and waited hopefully in case anybody spoke to them, or dropped anything, or asked them the time.

It was the first party to which Roo had ever been (это была первая вечеринка, на которой когда-либо бывал Ру), and he was very excited (и он был очень возбужден). As soon as ever they had sat down he began to talk (как только они сели, он начал разговаривать; to begin).

“Hallo, Pooh!” he squeaked (привет, Пух! — пропищал он).

“Hallo, Roo!” said Pooh (привет, Ру! — сказал Пух).

Roo jumped up and down in his seat for a little while (Ру немного попрыгал на своем месте) and then began again (и потом начал снова).

“Hallo, Piglet!” he squeaked (привет, Пятачок! — пропищал он).

Piglet waved a paw at him (Пятачок помахал ему лапой), being too busy to say anything (будучи слишком занят, /чтобы/ что-то сказать).

“Hallo, Eeyore!” said Roo (привет, Иа! — сказал Ру).

squeak [skwJk], seat [sJt], busy ['bIzI]

It was the first party to which Roo had ever been, and he was very excited. As soon as ever they had sat down he began to talk.

“Hallo, Pooh!” he squeaked.

“Hallo, Roo!” said Pooh.

Roo jumped up and down in his seat for a little while and then began again.

“Hallo, Piglet!” he squeaked.

Piglet waved a paw at him, being too busy to say anything.

“Hallo, Eeyore!” said Roo.

Eeyore nodded gloomily at him (Иа мрачно посмотрел на него). “It will rain soon, you see if it doesn't,” he said (скоро пойдет дождь, видишь ли, если /уже/ не идет, — сказал он).

Roo looked to see if it didn't (Ру посмотрел, чтобы увидеть, не идет ли дождь), and it didn't (и он не шел), so he said “Hallo, Owl (поэтому он сказал: привет, Филин)!”—and Owl said “Hallo, my little fellow,” in a kindly way (а Филин любезно сказал: привет, мой малыш; kind — добрый, любезный, сердечный), and went on telling Christopher Robin about an accident (и продолжил рассказывать Кристоферу Робину о несчастном случае) which had nearly happened to a friend of his (который чуть /не/ случился с одним его другом) whom Christopher Robin didn't know (которого Кристофер Робин не знал), and Kanga said to Roo (а Кенга сказала Ру), “Drink up your milk first, dear, and talk afterwards (выпей сначала свое молоко, дорогой, а потом поговоришь).” So Roo, who was drinking his milk (поэтому Ру, который пил /свое/ молоко), tried to say that he could do both at once (попытался сказать, что он может делать и то и другое сразу)... and had to be patted on the back (и его пришлось похлопать по спинке) and dried for quite a long time afterwards (а потом весьма долго вытирать).

accident ['xksIdqnt], nearly ['nIqlI], both [bquT]

Eeyore nodded gloomily at him. “It will rain soon, you see if it doesn't,” he said.

Roo looked to see if it didn't, and it didn't, so he said “Hallo, Owl!”—and Owl said “Hallo, my little fellow,” in a kindly way, and went on telling Christopher Robin about an accident which had nearly happened to a friend of his whom Christopher Robin didn't know, and Kanga said to Roo, “Drink up your milk first, dear, and talk afterwards.” So Roo, who was drinking his milk, tried to say that he could do both at once... and had to be patted on the back and dried for quite a long time afterwards.

When they had all nearly eaten enough (когда они все съели почти достаточно), Christopher Robin banged on the table with his spoon (Кристофер Робин постучал по столу своей ложкой), and everybody stopped talking and was very silent (и все прекратили говорить и /очень/ замолчали), except Roo who was just finishing a loud attack of hiccups (кроме Ру, у которого как раз заканчивался долгий приступ икоты) and trying to look as if it was one of Rabbit's relations (и /он/ пытался сделать вид, как будто это /икает/ один из родственников Кролика).

“This party,” said Christopher Robin (эта вечеринка, — сказал Кристофер Робин), “is a party because of what someone did (вечеринка в честь того, что сделал кое-кто), and we all know who it was (и мы все знаем, кто это был), and it's his party, because of what he did (и это его вечеринка благодаря тому, что он сделал), and I've got a present for him and here it is (а у меня есть подарок для него, и вот он).” Then he felt about a little and whispered (потом он пошарил немного и прошептал; to feel — ощупывать, осязать, трогать, прикасаться; чувствовать, ощущать), “Where is it (где он)?”

While he was looking (пока он искал), Eeyore coughed in an impressive way and began to speak (Иа впечатляюще откашлялся и начал говорить).

enough [I'nAf], hiccup ['hIkAp], impressive [Im'presIv]

When they had all nearly eaten enough, Christopher Robin banged on the table with his spoon, and everybody stopped talking and was very silent, except Roo who was just finishing a loud attack of hiccups and trying to look as if it was one of Rabbit's relations.

“This party,” said Christopher Robin, “is a party because of what someone did, and we all know who it was, and it's his party, because of what he did, and I've got a present for him and here it is.” Then he felt about a little and whispered, “Where is it?”

While he was looking, Eeyore coughed in an impressive way and began to speak.

“Friends,” he said (друзья, — сказал он), “including oddments, it is a great pleasure (включая остатки, это большое удовольствие; to include — включать /в себя/), or perhaps I had better say it has been a pleasure so far (или, может быть, мне лучше сказать, что это было удовольствием до сих пор), to see you at my party (видеть вас на моей вечеринке). What I did was nothing (то, что я сделал, это ничего = это мелочь / пустяк). Any of you—except Rabbit and Owl and Kanga—would have done the same (любой из вас, за исключением Кролика и Филина и Кенги, — сделал бы то же самое). Oh, and Pooh (а, и Пуха). My remarks do not, of course, apply to Piglet and Roo, because they are too small (мои ремарки, разумеется, не касаются Пятачка и Ру, потому что они слишком маленькие). Any of you would have done the same (любой из вас сделал бы то же самое). But it just happened to be Me (но просто случилось так, что это оказался Я). It was not, I need hardly say (это случилось, едва ли мне нужно говорить), with an idea of getting what Christopher Robin is looking for now (не с намерением получить то, что сейчас ищет Кристофер Робин)”—and he put his front leg to his mouth (и он приложил свою переднюю ногу ко /своему/ рту) and said in a loud whisper (и сказал громким шепотом), “Try under the table (попробуй /поискать/ под столом)”—“that I did what I did (что я сделал то, что /я/ сделал) —but because I feel that we should all do what we can to help (а потому что я чувствую, что нам всем следует делать то, что мы можем = что в наших силах, /чтобы/ помочь). I feel that we should all— (я считаю, что нам всем следует)”

including [In'klHdIN], pleasure ['pleZq], apply [q'plaI]

“Friends,” he said, “including oddments, it is a great pleasure, or perhaps I had better say it has been a pleasure so far, to see you at my party. What I did was nothing. Any of you—except Rabbit and Owl and Kanga—would have done the same. Oh, and Pooh. My remarks do not, of course, apply to Piglet and Roo, because they are too small. Any of you would have done the same. But it just happened to be Me. It was not, I need hardly say, with an idea of getting what Christopher Robin is looking for now”—and he put his front leg to his mouth and said in a loud whisper, “Try under the table”—“that I did what I did—but because I feel that we should all do what we can to help. I feel that we should all—”

“H—hup!” said Roo accidentally (ик! — сказал нечаянно Ру).

“Roo, dear!” said Kanga reproachfully (Ру, дорогой! — сказала укоризненно Кенга).

“Was it me?” asked Roo (разве это был я? — спросил Ру), a little surprised (немного удивленный).

“What's Eeyore talking about (о чем говорит Иа)?” Piglet whispered to Pooh (прошептал Пятачок Пуху).

“I don't know (я не знаю),” said Pooh rather dolefully (сказал Пух довольно уныло).

“I thought this was your party (я думал, это твоя вечеринка).”

“I thought it was once (я думал когда-то, что моя). But I suppose it isn't (но /я/ полагаю, что это не так).”

“I'd sooner it was yours than Eeyore's,” said Piglet (я предпочел бы, чтобы она была твоей, нежели Иа, — сказал Пятачок).

“So would I,” said Pooh (я тоже, — сказал Пух).

reproachfully [rI'prquCfulI], dolefully ['dqulfulI], yours [jLz]

“H—hup!” said Roo accidentally.

“Roo, dear!” said Kanga reproachfully.

“Was it me?” asked Roo, a little surprised.

“What's Eeyore talking about?” Piglet whispered to Pooh.

“I don't know,” said Pooh rather dolefully.

“I thought this was your party.”

“I thought it was once. But I suppose it isn't.”

“I'd sooner it was yours than Eeyore's,” said Piglet.

“So would I,” said Pooh.

“H—hup!” said Roo again (ик! — сказал Ру снова).

“AS—I—WAS—SAYING (КАК Я ГОВОРИЛ),” said Eeyore loudly and sternly (сказал Иа громко и строго), “as I was saying when I was interrupted by various Loud Sounds (как я говорил, когда меня перебили разные Громкие Звуки), I feel that— (я считаю, что)”

“Here it is!” cried Christopher Robin excitedly (вот он! — крикнул взволнованно Кристофер Робин). “Pass it down to silly old Pooh (передайте его дальше глупому старому Пуху). It's for Pooh (это для Пуха).”

“For Pooh?” said Eeyore (для Пуха? — спросил Иа).

“Of course it is (конечно, для него). The best bear in all the world (/для/ лучшего медведя во всем мире / на всем белом свете).”

sternly [stWnlI], interrupt ["Intq'rApt], various ['vFqrIqs]

“H—hup!” said Roo again.

“AS—I—WAS—SAYING,” said Eeyore loudly and sternly, “as I was saying when I was interrupted by various Loud Sounds, I feel that—”

“Here it is!” cried Christopher Robin excitedly. “Pass it down to silly old Pooh. It's for Pooh.”

“For Pooh?” said Eeyore.

“Of course it is. The best bear in all the world.”

“I might have known,” said Eeyore (я мог бы знать = догадаться, — сказал Иа). “After all, one can't complain (в конце концов, нечего жаловаться). I have my friends (у меня есть /мои/ друзья). Somebody spoke to me only yesterday (кто-то говорил со мной только вчера). And was it last week or the week before (и это было на прошлой неделе, или неделей раньше) that Rabbit bumped into me and said 'Bother (когда Кролик налетел на / врезался в меня и сказал: тьфу-ты)!' The Social Round (Социальное Окружение[56]). Always something going on (всегда что-то происходит).”

Nobody was listening (/но/ никто не слушал /его/), for they were all saying (так как все говорили), “Open it, Pooh (открой его, Пух),” “What is it, Pooh (что это, Пух)?” “I know what it is (я знаю, что это),” “No, you don't (нет, не знаешь),” and other helpful remarks of this sort (и другие полезные замечания такого рода). And of course Pooh was opening it as quickly as ever he could (и конечно Пух открыл его так быстро, как он только смог = как можно быстрее), but without cutting the string (но не разрезая шнурок; to cut), because you never know when a bit of string might be Useful (потому что никогда не знаешь, когда может Пригодиться кусочек бечевки). At last it was undone (наконец, он = шнурок был развязан; to undo).

known [nqun], complain [kqm'pleIn], undone ['An'dAn]

“I might have known,” said Eeyore. “After all, one can't complain. I have my friends. Somebody spoke to me only yesterday. And was it last week or the week before that Rabbit bumped into me and said 'Bother!' The Social Round. Always something going on.”

Nobody was listening, for they were all saying, “Open it, Pooh,” “What is it, Pooh?” “I know what it is,” “No, you don't,” and other helpful remarks of this sort. And of course Pooh was opening it as quickly as ever he could, but without cutting the string, because you never know when a bit of string might be Useful. At last it was undone.

When Pooh saw what it was (когда Пух увидел, что это было), he nearly fell down (он чуть не упал: «он почти упал»), he was so pleased (так он был рад). It was a Special Pencil Case (это был Специальный Пенал для Карандашей). There were pencils in it marked “B” for Bear (в нем были карандаши с пометкой «М» в честь Мишки), and pencils marked “HB” for Helping Bear (и карандаши, помеченные «ТМ», в честь Товарища-Мишки[57]), and pencils marked “BB” for Brave Bear (и карандаши, помеченные «ММ» в честь Могучего Мишки / Мишки-Морехода[58]). There was a knife for sharpening the pencils (/там/ был ножик для затачивания карандашей), and India-rubber for rubbing out anything which you had spelt wrong (и ластик для стирания чего угодно, что вы написали неправильно; to rub — тереть), and a ruler for ruling lines for the words to walk on (и линейка для вычерчивания линий, по которым будут выстраиваться слова; to rule — линеить, графить, проводить параллельные линии; to walk — соблюдать, следовать, идти по строго определенному пути), and inches marked on the ruler (и дюймы[59], отмеченные на линейке) in case you wanted to know how many inches anything was (на случай, если вы захотите узнать, сколько дюймов /размер/ чего угодно), and Blue Pencils and Red Pencils and Green Pencils for saying special things in blue and red and green (и Синие Карандаши и Красные Карандаши, и Зеленые Карандаши, чтобы записывать особые вещи = мысли синим и красным и зеленым /цветом/). And all these lovely things were in little pockets of their own in a Special Case (и все эти красивые вещи были = лежали в своих собственных кармашках / ячейках в Специальном Пенале) which shut with a click when you clicked it (который закрывался с щелчком, когда защелкивали его). And they were all for Pooh (и они все = это все было для Пуха).

ruler ['rHlq], mark [mRk], rubber ['rAbq]

When Pooh saw what it was, he nearly fell down, he was so pleased. It was a Special Pencil Case. There were pencils in it marked “B” for Bear, and pencils marked “HB” for Helping Bear, and pencils marked “BB” for Brave Bear. There was a knife for sharpening the pencils, and India-rubber for rubbing out anything which you had spelt wrong, and a ruler for ruling lines for the words to walk on, and inches marked on the ruler in case you wanted to know how many inches anything was, and Blue Pencils and Red Pencils and Green Pencils for saying special things in blue and red and green. And all these lovely things were in little pockets of their own in a Special Case which shut with a click when you clicked it. And they were all for Pooh.

“Oh!” said Pooh (ах! — сказал Пух).

“Oh, Pooh (ах, Пух)!” said everybody else except Eeyore (сказали все остальные, кроме Иа).

“Thank-you,” growled Pooh (спасибо, — пробурчал Пух).

But Eeyore was saying to himself (а Иа говорил себе), “This writing business (эти письменные дела). Pencils and what-not (карандаши и всякая всячина). Over-rated, if you ask me (/все это/ слишком переоценено, если /вы/ спросите меня). Silly stuff (ничтожный хлам). Nothing in it (ничего /стоящего/ в этом).”

Later on, when they had all said “Good-bye” and “Thank-you” to Christopher Robin (позже, когда они все сказали «до свидания» и «спасибо» Кристоферу Робину), Pooh and Piglet walked home thoughtfully together in the golden evening (Пух и Пятачок задумчиво пошли домой вместе золотым вечером), and for a long time they were silent (и долгое время они молчали).

stuff [stAf], golden ['gquldqn], silent ['saIlqnt]

“Oh!” said Pooh.

“Oh, Pooh!” said everybody else except Eeyore.

“Thank-you,” growled Pooh.

But Eeyore was saying to himself, “This writing business. Pencils and what-not. Over-rated, if you ask me. Silly stuff. Nothing in it.”

Later on, when they had all said “Good-bye” and “Thank-you” to Christopher Robin, Pooh and Piglet walked home thoughtfully together in the golden evening, and for a long time they were silent.

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh (когда ты просыпаешься утром, Пух),” said Piglet at last (сказал, наконец, Пятачок), “what's the first thing you say to yourself (что ты первым говоришь себе)?”

“What's for breakfast?” said Pooh (как насчет завтрака? — сказал Пух). “What do you say, Piglet (а ты что говоришь, Пятачок)?”

“I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting to-day?” said Piglet (я говорю, интересно, что волнующего произойдет сегодня? — сказал Пятачок). Pooh nodded thoughtfully (Пух задумчиво кивнул).

“It's the same thing,” he said (это одно и то же / то же самое, — сказал он).

wake [weIk], breakfast ['brekfqst], today [tq'deI]

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what's the first thing you say to yourself?”

“What's for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”

“I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting to-day?” said Piglet. Pooh nodded thoughtfully.

“It's the same thing,” he said.

“And what did happen (и что случилось)?” asked Christopher Robin (спросил Кристофер Робин).

“When (когда)?”

“Next morning (на следующее утро).”

“I don't know (/я/ не знаю).”

“Could you think, and tell me and Pooh some time (/не/ мог бы ты подумать и рассказать мне и Пуху как-нибудь)?”

“If you wanted it very much (если бы ты очень этого хотел).”

“Pooh does,” said Christopher Robin (Пух хочет, — сказал Кристофер Робин).

what [wOt], next [nekst], much [mAC]

“And what did happen?” asked Christopher Robin.

“When?”

“Next morning.”

“I don't know.”

“Could you think, and tell me and Pooh some time?”

“If you wanted it very much.”

“Pooh does,” said Christopher Robin.

He gave a deep sigh (он глубоко вздохнул), picked his bear up by the leg (поднял своего медведя за ногу) and walked off to the door (и пошел к двери), trailing Winnie-the-Pooh behind him (волоча Винни-Пуха за собой). At the door he turned and said (у двери он обернулся и сказал), “Coming to see me have my bath (придешь посмотреть, как я принимаю ванну / купаюсь)?”

“I might,” I said (возможно, — сказал я).

“Was Pooh's pencil case any better than mine (/а/ пенал Пуха был лучше моего)?”

“It was just the same,” I said (он был точно такой же, — сказал я).

He nodded and went out (он кивнул и вышел)... and in a moment I heard Winnie-the-Pooh—bump, bump, bump—going up the stairs behind him (а через секунду я услышал, как Винни-Пух — бум, бум, бум — поднимается по лестнице за ним).

bath [bRT], stairs [stFqz], pencil [pensl]

He gave a deep sigh, picked his bear up by the leg and walked off to the door, trailing Winnie-the-Pooh behind him. At the door he turned and said, “Coming to see me have my bath?”

“I might,” I said.

“Was Pooh's pencil case any better than mine?”

“It was just the same,” I said.

He nodded and went out... and in a moment I heard Winnie-the-Pooh—bump, bump, bump—going up the stairs behind him.


[1] Тэдди — уменьшительное от Эдвард, а по-английски «плюшевый мишка» — это Teddy bear. Поэтому Edward Bear — это уже посолиднее. По-русски это соответствовало бы: Мишка Плюшевый — Михаил Плюшевый.

[2] Конечно, way in и way out пишутся раздельно, а произносятся слитно, поэтому Кристофер Робин считает, что они должны писаться одним словом. В русском варианте так оно и есть.

[3] Правильнее будет «медведицы», так как Winnie — уменьшительное Winifred, но рука не поднимается сказать так, ибо для меня с детства Винни — это мужское имя, благодаря Пуху и Леонову.

[4] Если знал, да забыл — это еще не страшно, гораздо страшнее — если не знал, да забыл.

[5] Вообще-то, Piglet можно перевести ближе и смешнее, как Свиненыш, Свинчик, Свинячок или Поросюнчик, но, уважая Б. Заходера за его прекрасный и первый перевод, я оставляю Пятачка, тем более, что, наверное, все уже давно привыкли к этому свинскому имени.

[6] Короче: Михаил Плюшевый.

[7] Жестоко, но факт.

[8] Выберите сами, что вам больше нравится. Представьте себя на секунду плюшевым мишкой. Или просто вспомните детство.

[9] Помните мое примечание о роде медвежьем?

[10] А вы, дорогие читатели, знаете, что такое the? Это определенный артикль, о котором вы более подробно и ненавязчиво можете прочитать в моей книге: О.В. Дьяконов «Английский — это не страшно», Восток-Запад 2006. Здесь его написание подчеркивает длину гласной, которую растягивает К.-Р.

[11] Здесь и далее более поэтические варианты О. Дьяконова. Я, то есть О.В. Дьяконов, привожу их в качестве примера того, что можно сделать из стихотворений Милна, чтобы они вдобавок не оказались похожими на перевод Б. Заходера.

[12] Три метра не шутка!

[13] Шесть и девять метров — это вообще альпинизм!

[14] Утесник (европейский), колючий кустарник.

[15] Перевод О.В. Дьяконова.

[16] Здесь обыгрывается двойное значение слова tight — узкий, тесный и трудный. Например: to be in a tight place — оказаться в трудном положении. Поэтому можно сказать: «… и оказывается в трудном положении». Однако Б. Заходер с его «безвыходным положением» оказался на высоте.

[17] В принципе можно назвать этот жанр творчества Винни и «шумелкой» — или «мурлыкалкой».

[18] Я думаю, что эту песенку вы сможете понять без перевода. А напеть тем более.

[19] См. предыдущие уточнения. В английском языке слово say употребляется и с утвердительными высказываниями, и с вопросами. Поэтому на русский это слово переводится при вопросе «спросить».

[20] В английском языке есть выражение to catch a weasel asleep — застать / поймать врасплох, буквально: поймать ласку спящей. Отсюда скорее и пошло недопонимание ребенком или его Мишкой слова «врасплох», что я и попробовал обыграть далее.

[21] Очевидно это обломок надписи: “Trespassers will be prosecuted” — т.е. «Посторонним вход воспрещен»; to prosecute — преследовать судебным порядком.

[22] В первом случае after означает «в честь», а во втором — «после». Тем самым получается каламбур, который создает комизм в этой фразе. Как, например, в русском, когда мы умышленно смешиваем предлоги пространства и времени: «Будем копать отсюда и до вечера».

[23] Раз в английском животные используются с местоимением it, которое применяется в отношении неодушевленных предметов, то и вопросительное слово, для этого подходящее, будет what. Но мы-то в русском используем в отношении животных «кто», и охотимся и выслеживаем, стало быть, «кого-то».

[24] Акр — мера площади, = 0,4 га.

[25] Слово «назначь» звучит для Мишки как звук чихания. Соответственно в английском варианте эту функцию играет ‘issue’.

[26] Если в английском языке соглашаются с отрицанием, говорят ‘no’, а если не соглашаются — говорят ‘yes’. В русском языке согласие и при отрицании, и при утвердительном высказывании выражается с помощью «да», а несогласие в обоих случаях — с помощью «нет». Так что эта замена «да» на «нет» — вовсе не нонсенс.

[27] Перевод того же.

[28] Можно вспомнить и «мамочку». Тоже вариант.

[29] Это ни много, ни мало, а три фута. А не забыл ли Почтенный Читатель, что такое футы (не в смысле: фу-ты — ну-ты, ножки гнуты)? Надеюсь, что нет.

[30] Первая строка из песенки для малышни. А куста лучше зарифмовать: «тра-та-та, тра-та-та». Поэтому здесь можно нести отсебятину, хотя бы вот такую: «становись в хоровод — тятька деньги дает». Ну, и, конечно, попробуйте сами внести что-нибудь вечное и доброе, но главное с рифмой.

[31] Bonhomie (фр.) — простодушие, прямодушие, простота; (англ.) — добродушие, дружелюбие, дружелюбность.

[32] Юмор «абсюрда». Так сказать зарифмованная чепуха. Как, например, у Земфиры. Но обратите внимание на игру слов: fly — муха и летать; а bird — я пояснил в куплете.

[33] Здесь тоже каламбурчик. I = eye [aI] — пристально разглядывать, наблюдать. Получается: «не может и наблюдать».

[34] Здесь одинаково звучат why и Y, причем буква «игрек» напоминает курицу: «игрек образует / изображает / похожа на курицу».

[35] Это все из той же песенки-чудесенки для малышни. Тоже можно соотнести с каким-нибудь местным народным творчеством. Вот, например, так: «Мы с Тамарой за грибами ходим парой»; или даже так: «Каравай-Каравай, сколько хочешь наливай».

[36] Соответствует нашему «поздравляю тебя с днем рождения» или «желаю тебе долгих лет жизни», «чтобы ты праздновал этот день еще много-много раз». В конце-концов: «шоб не в последний раз».

[37] Теперь вы уже знаете, что так поздравляют с днем рождения англоговорильцы. Ну, если вы не в восторге от такой формы поздравления, остановимся на обычной для нас: «Поздравляю с днем рождения!».

[38] Есть и другое, почти прямо противоположное значение у этого оборотца: «Все пропало!». Но здесь по контексту мы видим, что Иа все-таки смог выставить ухо вперед и при этом удержать равновесие.

[39] Мало ли что, вдруг у вас есть вставная челюсть, причем не ваша, и вы пользуетесь ею в качестве зацепа или захвата для подъема каких-нибудь предметов, например, лопнувшего шарика.

[40] А может, «Миссия невыполнима»?

[41] Ну, что там еще этот Дьяконов придумал?

[42] An ‘x’ звучит, как a necks (непр.), что, хотя и неправильный вариант, создает комизм. Нам же придется придумать свой комизм. Свой вариант я привел в тексте.

[43] Я бы предложил воспользоваться названием «Каравай-Каравай, кого хочешь, выбирай!», потому что у Кролика столько друзей и родственников, что есть из чего или кого выбирать.

[44] Опять намек на мелкоту в конце колонны. Почти как у Козьмы Пруткова: «Если идешь в конце колонны, не помогут тебе ни духи, ни одеколоны».

[45] Вообще-то некоторые образованные люди говорят, что форма told звучит да и выглядит лучше. Но на детей и взрослых-двоечников это не распространяется.

[46] Приблизительно так: «ША!!!» или «ЦЫЦ!».

[47] Разумеется, можно сделать и по-другому: Алексашка Таракашка, Александрище-Жучище, Александр Жуков или как у Б.Заходера Сашка Букашка.

[48] Ambush — засада, а bush — куст. Отсюда пробуем обыграть этот каламбурчик. У меня вообще возникает мгновенная ассоциация по поводу «засады»: «Я — Буш» — Am Bush. Одним словом: Жора Кустиков.

[49] Вы не забыли, как в начале книги на Пуха неожиданно напал утесник? Так что это тоже была Засада.

[50] Может быть, стоит написать раздельно: на зад. Ведь чертополох — это такое вредное растение, которое может оставить довольно примечательные следы даже сзади. А вот «сзади» напишем слитно.

[51] Кстати, такой же паразит, как и в русском языке. Обратите внимание, что и значение совпадает в прямом и переносном смыслах: sort — сорт, вид, тип.

[52] Попробую обыграть это, добавив определение полюса: «потому что полюс — это один из двух концов оси, а ось — это палка». Конечно, это подразумевает, что Кролик имеет понятие о приблизительном определении полюса, хотя бы не Географического.

[53] А точнее Его Ось.

[54] Здесь Милн, пожалуй, несколько преувеличил, ведь любой британец с самого нежного возраста находится на настоящем острове, хотя и большом.

[55] Ну, за «плавал» меня могут отругать моряки, поэтому для них (в отличие от «сухопутных», к которым имею честь принадлежать и я) воспользуемся словом «ходил», для чего я и делаю это примечание.

[56] Светское времяпровождение.

[57] Конечно буквальный перевод: Помогающий Мишка. Но вы видели где-нибудь сокращение на карандаше ПМ. Далее тоже буквально: Храбрый / смелый / бесстрашный Мишка. А как я обыгрываю, вы увидите.

[58] Догадались почему? Намекаю: «Ум Мишки» и «Плавучий Медведь».

[59] Дюйм — единица длины; = 1/12 фута; = 2,54 см