La Stilita Papero

The Stolen Paper

  tradukita de Luoxinxing  translated by Oscar Mifsud

     En la disfrua nokto kalma, humulo hidin hiself apud la testeyo de doktoro F. Hi esin stiloro.

Late on a  calm  night, a man hid himself near the laboratory of Dr.F. He was a robber.

   Til nun, doktoro F. elpensin valuega medikacos un pos alia. Oni dirin, ke hi balde elfaron nova medikaco. La humulo planin stili la sekro por vendo.

  Till now, Dr.F. had invented very valuable medicines one after another. They said that soon he would make a new medicine. The man planned to steal the secret to sell.

     Hi hide enrigardin tra la fenestro al la domo. En la domo, doktoro F. esin tute biza por miksi diversa materialos. Hi esin tro biza por atenti, ke iu hide rigardin staranta ekster la fenestro. Balde,  kwanteto da medikaco esin kreita. Blu-verda likwo. La doktoro testin trinki ji iom, ay kontente hedyesin.

Unseen he looked through the window of the house. In the house, Dr.F. was very busy mixing various materials. He was too busy to notice that someone was standing outside the window watching stealthily. Soon a small quantity of medicine was made. A bluish-green liquid . The doctor tried to drink a little, and nodded contentedly:

 " Hmm, sufice guda gusto. Anke la aromo kwaz esan kontenta!

"Hmm, tastes good enough. Even the smell is fragrant!

Ay hi murmurin etendin sia dorso.

 And stretching his back, he murmured:

Finfine la laboro esan finita! Mi elpensin diversa medikacos til nun, sed niel ju superan la nova. Mirakla elpenso! Yes, mi nun farez noto pri la produka proceso, dum mi frexe memoran, kiel fari ji."

Finally the job is finished! I have  invented several medicines up till now, but in no way do they surpass the new one. Miraculous invention! Yes, I must now make a note of the process for its production, while I freshly remember how to make it.

La doktoro skribin tio sur la papero, ay enputin ji kum multa zorgo en la sekurkesto, kiu staran en la korno de la domo. Pos tio hi reirin home.

The doctor wrote this on paper, and put it very carefully in the safe, which stands in the corner of the house. After that he returned home.

La stiloro, kiu atendadin tie la fortunoeklaborin kum atento. Hi forte disfermin la fenestro ay stile enirin la domo. Hi turnin la disko sur la surfasokiel jus la doktoro farin, ay povin facile disfermi la sekurkesto. Hi ensakizin la papero, ay disaperin saltante pedos .

The robber, who waited there for his chance, started work with care. He forced the window open and stealthily entered the house. He turned the knob on the lid just as the doctor did, and easily opened the safe. He pocketed the paper, and hopped off out of  sight..

Bela sukceso! La papero havizon mi multa
monio. La doktoro trinkin la medikaco, plene pruvan
jia senharmeco konter la huma korpo. Escept, oni diran, ke ji esan valuega, sed mi ne konan, por kio ji efektan?

A great success! The paper will get me much money. The doctor drank the medicine, clear proof of its harmlessness to the human body. Except, they say, it is very valuable, but I do not know what its effects are!


Tio juste al hi restin enigmo. Hi nek havin tempo e
splori, cu io okazan en la doktoro pos la trinko, nor darin aski hi telefone. Tamen nia dubo, ke la medikaco esan bonege valua, car til nun elpensos de la doktoro pruvin tio.

This, to him remained A mystery. He neither had time to find out whether anything happened to the doctor after drinking, nor dare ask him on the phone. However, no doubt, the medicine is truly valuable , for till now, the doctor's inventions proved that.

 En la kamero, la stiloro intendin produki la medikaco law la metodo donita sur la papero. Ne konado pri la funktos baron hi vendi ji. Hi kolektin la necesa materialos, acetin distililo ay glaso. En kelka tagos, hi elfarin la medikaco.

In private, the robber intended to make the medicine according to the method given on the paper. Ignorant of its function, he would not be able to sell it . He collected the necessary materials, buys a distiller and glassware. In a few days he made the medicine.

 Tio ci havin aromo
kiel lilio. Trinkinta ji, hi havin frexa sento. Sidinte, hi atendin
kiel efekto de la drogo okazon al hiself.

This had a smell like lily. Drinking it, he has a fresh feeling. Sitting down, he waited for the effect of the drug on himself.

Pos nelonge, hi ekstarin vole nevole ay irin al ekstero. Hi irin rapide til la testeyo de doktoro F.

After a little while, willy-nilly he jumped up and went out. He ran quickly to the doctor's laboratory.

"Doktoro, mi farin miso. Esan mi, kiu forprenin la papero el la kesto antaw kelka tagos. Kaptez ay donez mi al la polico, mi petan!" hi dirin.

"Doctor, I have made a blunder. It is I who took the paper from the safe a few days ago. Take me and hand me over to the police, please!" he said.

 La doktoro ,kiu akceptin la humulo, askinCu  esan yi kiu stilin ji, vere?

The doctor, who accepted  the man, asked: "It is you who stole it, true?"

"Yes, doktoro, vere. Mi produkin la medikaco law la metodo, ay trikin ji. Sed mi tuy eksentin, ke mia akto esan mala, ay venan tie ci. Pardonez mi, doktoro! Tio ci esan stilita papero."

"Yes, doctor, true. I made the medicine according to the method, and drank it.But I immediately felt that my action is wrong and I came here. Forgive me, doctor! This is the stolen paper."

  La humulo begin pardono de la doktoro kum larmos. Sed la doktoro sen ia ofendo, dirin kum lafeto:

The man begged forgiveness  of the doctor with tears. But the doctor, unoffended, said with a smile:

"Mi dankan yi, mi ja farin efika medikaco. Ji havan la funkto waki la dormanta konsienco. Mi elfarin ji, sed tuy pose mi rimarkin, perplekse, ke trovisan niu maloro volunte trinkon ji por testi la funkto. Sed dankan al yia kumlaboro, la kredebleco de la funkteco esan pruvita. Multa donkos!"

"Thank you, I have indeed made an effective medicine. It has the function of awakening a dormant conscience. I invented it, but immediately afterwards, I remarked, perplexed, that I could not  find a volunteer who would drink it to test its effect. But thanks to your collaboration, the credibility of its function is proven. Many thanks!"

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