「English theater/Momotaro/act 5」
Words & Expressions
・ーの相手にはならないほど弱い：be no much for –
・誰あろう他ならぬ誰々：none other than –
・上手をいく、優位にたつ：have the upper hand
・慈悲をこう：beg for mercy
How did Momotaro enter the ogres’ fortress?
The monkey climbed up and over the gate and unlocked it.
What was one of the things of rare value that the head ogre returned?
One is a coat that made whoever (-) disappear.
A huge mallet which when used with spew out gold at each strike.
Listen to act 5
So the monkey climbed up and over the gate and unlocked it and the watch for eyes at the pheasant circling overhead.
And Momotaro and the dog marched into the ogres’ fortress.
Spotting (me) intruders, two guards came forward with weapons in their hands.
But they were no much for the determined dog and monkey.
The dog snarled and growled and snapped one guard.
The monkey scratched and clawed the other.
And the pheasant dove down for the sky and pecked them with his sharp beak.
In the mid of all of the fighting, a huge roar was heard.
“Ahh, who are you?
What do you want with us?
It was none other than the head ogre with the big shiny gold horns and sharp teeth.
Brave Momotaro did not flinch and (inch).
“We have come to put an end to evil ways and retrieve our rightful treasures.
“You, only a human.
You are on your little animal friends have a big mistake.”
“It is you who are mistaken.
“You, little fools.
Prepare to die.”
“Then you leave me no choice.
Dog, monkey, pheasant attack!”
And so the battle began.
All of the ogres fought fiercely but with the help of other millet dumplings, Momotaro and his small army had the upper hand.
The dog bit, the monkey scratched, the pheasant pecked while Momotaro fought relentlessly.
Within a short time, the head ogre surrendered and begged for mercy.
“Please, Momotaro, sir, I promise to return all the treasures and we (surely) forever be your humble servants.”
What the head ogre returned included a few things of rare value.
One was a coat that made whoever – disappear.
Another was a huge mallet which when used with spew out gold at each strike and then there are the countless pieces of jewelry and all the precious things you could think of.
When Momotaro returned to his home, the old man and old woman were very very proud of him.
Soon people came from all over Japan to serve the great hero.
And best of all, Momotaro was reunited with his mother and father and all lived happily ever after.