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Lesson 85

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(85-)

Eighty fifth lesson

     
 

(85)

Lesson number eighty five (#85)

     
  (1) Master gets up
     
1 . (2) Elijah, son of Elijah, has waked up in the morning in his little bed.
2 . , ... (3) He is only 7 years old. He is light, merry...
     
3 . (4)
;
Nurse waits for his awakening.
She begins by pulling (on him) (his) little stockings ;
4 , , (5); he does not help [give himself], (he) is mischievous, dangles his legs (instrum.) ;
5 (6). Nurse catches him and they both burst out laughing.
6 (7) : At length, she has succeeded in putting him on his feet :
7 , ... (8) She washes him, combs his little head and leads him to his mother...
     
8 , (9) The mother covered him with passionate kisses (instrum.)
9 , , (10) then inspected him with eager anxious eyes :
     
10 , ,
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are not his little eyes dim, she asked,
does he not ache anywhere ;
11 , , , she questioned Nurse ; had he slept calmly, had he not waked up in the night,
     
12 , ? (1I) had he not stirred in his sleep, had he not had a temperature?
13 . Then she took him by the hand, led him to the icon.
     
14 , , There, kneeling and clasping him with an arm,
15 . (12) she prompted him the words of the prayer.
16 , ... The little boy would repeat them absent-mindedly, looking out of [in] the window.
17 , , ?
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Mummy, shall we go for a walk to-day?
he would ask suddenly in the middle of the prayer.
18 , , , We shall, my little soul, she would say,
19 (13) not looking away from the icon and hurrying to finish the holy words.
20 , (14) . The young boy would repeat them slackly, but the mother put all her soul into them.
21 , . Then they would go to father, then to tea.
  ( . A. : ). (From I. A. Gontcharov's novel : "Oblomov').
 

EXERCISE
1 , . Let me speak out [to the end], I did not interrupt you.
2 . You talk only nonsense.
3 . You'll never succeed In convincing him.
4 ? Why have you such a preoccupied look?
5 , (or ): , - . I pray you, get up on your feet ;
I hear footsteps ; somebody's coming.
6 (or ) , . Take back this tea ; it is thick and smells nasty.
7 ;
, .
I did not pay attention ;
excuse me, I am very absent-minded to-day.
8 . I had to prompt him every word of his speech.
 

ADDITIONAL EXERCISE

1 ?
, .
You did not wake up this night?
No, I did not wake up [not] once.
2 , . I seized him by the ear and drew him into the daylight.
3 . It is difficult to lose the habit of smoking [tobacco].
4 ! ! (Stop) thief ! Stop him !
5 . Let's go angling.
6 (1). Catch the ball.
7 , ,
.
Don't worry, a temperature means nothing with children,
(it) will go of itself.
     
    On to-day's notice
  She's always plying her tongue.
  They loaf along the streets.
  ! ! What silly things to say! What nonsense!
  He did not succeed in convincing her.
  ? What is [goes] the talk about?
  Let me finish to speak.
 

NOTES -

AK-NOTE

1 , the son of the , the lord, master.
, Sir.
, Madam.
, miss, were said of the masters, in the time of the Czars
Now, it is : .
 
2 , diminutive of , the bed (with the bedding, while is the bed, a piece of furniture).  
3 , : I am hot, cold.
Likewise : , , , , .. : I am glad, sad, ashamed, I find it difficult, etc...
..
(S. N. 1).
 
4 Genitive after , to wait.
( , , ) : to awake (someone).
, : to wake up.
- , : the stocking, the stockings.
 
5 : 1) to stir; 2) to talk, prattle
( : "to stir with the tongue")
or   - to say silly things.
: to dangle, or loaf.
: a chatterbox;
or : a chatterbox a gossip (fem.).
 
6 (, , ) : to burst out laughing;
(, , ) : to laugh.
: funny, ridiculous.
 
7 : I did not succeed in meeting him.
: if you [will] succeed.
: success, luck.
: failure.
: it has been a success.
: he is no lucky one, failure.
 
8 : I wash my hands of it.
: I wash my hands.
: I wash.
: I shall wash.
: to wash linen.
- , : I comb, I shall comb my hair.
: to comb or scratch.
: he is always scratching himself.
: my back itches.
: scratch me.
 
9 : a passionate kiss.
: the Monastery of the Passion.
: Passion (or Holy) Week.
 
10 : care, trouble.
: careless (lighthearted).
...: To care about... or take care of...
( , , ).
: preoccupied.
 
11 : to sweep;
: to fidget.
or : the broom;
: snowstorm, blizzard.
- : partitive genitive of .
 
12 : prayer.
: to pray, say one's prayers
( , , ).
: pray God.
- I pray you : or .
I entreat you : .
 
13 (imp.), (perf.) ...:
contrary of : , ...
Likewise : , ...: to lose the habit of,
and , ... : to get used to.
: saint, a saint.
 
14 : the perfective would be : .  
     
  (1) , or : the ball.
The balloon : .
The earthly globe : .
 
  (1) : speech.
: to deliver a speech.
/: They are speaking about you (plural/polite).
 

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