Lesson 11      Dek-unu Lesono


1.
New words (Nova Wordos)
kruro
leg     krano crane     festeno feast     inviti invite     lovi love 
atento
attention     ofendi offend     sekwi follow      neksta  next
pafi
shoot    pafilo gun     timi to fear     marxo marsh      admiri admire
lugi
tell a lie     sprita  clever     pardoni pardon       kuki to cook 
kwaz
seem     hidi  hide     majesta   majestic     yia majesto Your Majesty
po
each     pruvi prove     diso opposite      krii cry      konsenti  consent
aperi
appear      konvinsi convince      rosti roast      prava  right

2. Text (Teksto)

Unkrura Krano  

Iu italia mistulo aranjin biga festeno. Hi invitin multa konatos. Dum la festeno, iu esin manjonta rostita krano.

La kukisto havin lovino. Kiam hi esin rostata la krano, xi petin hi doni al xi jia kruro. Por la lovo, hi fine donin un kruro al xi.

Venin la tempo de la festeno, hi esin devizita doni unkrura krano. La mistulo rimarkin tio ay atentizin la kukisto pri tio.

"Estimata mistulo," respondin la kukisto, "krano havan nur un kruro!" La mistulo esin ofendita de hi per tiu lugo.

En la neksta tago, la mistulo preni pafilo ay vokin la kukisto sekwi hi, dirante: "Mu irez vidi, cu krano havan un kruro or bi!" Awdinte tio la kukisto ektimin, sed hi devin sekwi la mistulo.

Hu venin al iu marxo kum multa kranos. La kranos kwazin unkrura, hidinte la biu sub la plumaro.

"Yia majesto," dirin la kukisto, "videz: kranos havan po un kruro!"

"Hm, mi pruvon la diso!" dirinte tio la mistulo kriin: "U-u, u-u!" La kranos flugin, ay aperin la biu kruro.

"Nu, cu fine yi esan konvinsita?" la mistulo askin.

"Sed, yia majesto, hiere yi ne kriin u-u, u-u!"

La mistulo admirin la sprita respondo de la kukisto ay pro tio pardonin hi.

ĦĦ

A Crane With One Leg


An Italian gentleman prepared a rich banquet. He invited many acquaintances. 
During the banquet they were to have roast crane to eat.
The cook had a girl friend. When he roasted the crane, she asked the cook
to give her a leg of the crane. For love he finally decided to give one leg to her.
When the banquet began, the cook had to take out the crane with one 
leg. The gentleman noticed this and called the cook's attention to it.
"Respected gentleman", answered the cook, "A crane has only one leg!"
The gentleman was offended with the cook for his lying.
Next day, the gentleman took a gun and called the cook to follow him and 
said: "Lets go to see if a crane has one or two legs." Hearing this, the cook 
began to be afraid but he could do nothing except following him.
They arrived at a marsh, where there were many cranes. The cranes seemed 
one-legged, hiding another one in feathers.
"Your Excellency, look, each crane has one leg." The cook said.
"Oh, I will prove the opposite." Saying this the gentleman began cry out: 
"U-U---UĦħ. The cranes began to fly and showed the second leg.
"Your Majesty, but yesterday you didn't cry out: "U_U___U"
The gentleman admired the clever answer of the cook and pardoned him.

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