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Lesson 72

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(72-)

Seventy second lesson

     
 

(72)

Lesson number seventy two (#72)

     
  . Uncle Tells
     
1 . (1) The Little Magic Boy liked very much to travel.
2 ? . What does that mean, to travel, timidly asked little Sue.
     
3 , , (2) . To travel, my little girl [crumb] means to scour the world.
4 , - Only, our Little Boy did not travel like everybody [all],
5 , , , not in a carriage [on horses], not in a car, and not by the railway,
6 . (3) but absolutely otherwise.
7 , , , (4) In their flat, there hung many pictures, such as in our house,
     
8 !..
(5).
only, how much [whither] finer [better] !
The pictures were excellent.
9 , , () On one, for instance, was seen a thick forest,
     
10 , with tall old trees, and among them
11 - (7), a sort of astonishing beast with one horn on its head.
     
12 . and on this beast, a weeping woman.
13 , (8) , On another, a large, large garden with such wonderful walks and benches,
14 (9) . and on the benches imposing [important] beauties, in rich attire[s].
     
15 , On another still, the sea in a strong storm,
16 , , with terrific waves, rocks and a boat
17 (10). breaking on these rocks.
18 -, (11), Again [farther], giant-fishermen, sitting at their dinner
19 . . on the shore, near their boat. And then, again.., and again...
20 , And here is where [here is there] the Little Magic Boy [and] would travel,
21 , , .. by these same pictures, now in one, now in the other...
  ( " ", ). (From : "The adventures of the Little Magic Boy" by Michael Jushkevitch).
 

EXERCISE
1 . I shall call on you on my way back.
2 , . I shall fix you up in one way or another.
3 . Show me what pictures you have.
4 . It is very cold in my flat.
5 , , . Don't cry, little [nice] one, you must not cry.
6 . He began to cry for joy.
7 , . The trees are so dense that nothing (can be) seen through [among] them.
8 . Your friends have gone an au outing in the boat.
9 . They are dining just now.
10 . I shall wait for you on the bank of the river.
 

ADDITIONAL EXERCISE

1 . He settled down superbly.
2 , . He does not know how to manage.
     
3 . Let's go for a ride.
4 . We shall go for a row.
     
5 ( ). One can't be strolling about all the time.
     
6 , ; ;
; .
My friend, my friends ; from my friends ;
with my friends, about my friends.
7 , ; ;
; .
My (lady-) friend, my (lady-) friends ; from my (lady- )friends ;
with my girlfriends, about my (lady-) friends.
     
    Let us pick out :
  ; : Ask him once more; otherwise, he will forget.
  , ! Try like this, it is so much easier!
  He is an excellent fellow.
  We were precisely having our dinner.
  () He has travelled all over Russia.
  ? Will you take a little outing in a boat?
(: to go on an outing).
 

NOTES -

AK-NOTE

1 (masc.) : the way.
: the railway [iron-road way].
! or ! (genitive) : good journey to you!
: on the way, in passing;
: on the way back.
: In this way, manner.
: the travel.
: the traveller.
 
2 : to travel in all directions, scour.
-  often expresses dispersion, separation.
 
3 (fem.) : the horse (hard L!).
: to go on horseback.
- : otherwise.
- : to one way or another.
 
4 : image, picture.
Here , genit. plur., agrees with .
 
5 : excellent.
: your Excellency.
 
6 : thick, dense.
: She has thick hair.
 
7 (zv'er') : wild beast.
: ferocious,
: menagery.
: horn;
: horned.
 
8 (hard L!) : glory.
: Glory to God
: glorious, famous, excellent.
Compare : , : a Slav, Slays;
: Slav.
Let us recall:
: weak.
: the way, road;
: the walk, lane.
: dear.
 
9 or : the bench.
: fine;
: a handsome man;
: a beautiful woman, a beauty ;
: beauty in general.
 
10 : the storm.
: wave.
: rock, reef.
: the boat.
: .
 
11 (fem.), the fish.
: fisherman.
: the giant.
: .
: the bank, or shore.
: on the bank of the river.
: along the bank.
 

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