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«The wonderful musician» in Italian

Lo strano violinista

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✒ Author
📖 Pages4
⏰ Reading time 10 minutes
💡 Originally published1819
🌏 Original language German
📌 Type Fairy tale
📌 Genres Children's literature, Adventure, Parable

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Lo strano violinista: read the book with parallel translation into English

C'era una volta uno strano violinista, che se ne andava solo solo per un bosco, e pensava a questo e a quello; e quando la sua mente non ebbe ove posarsi, disse fra sé: "Mi annoio molto qui nel bosco, voglio cercarmi un buon compagno." Si tolse di dosso il violino e si mise a sonare, sicché il suono si diffuse fra gli alberi. Poco dopo, ecco venire un lupo, trottando per la boscaglia. "Ah, viene un lupo! quello non lo desidero proprio," disse il violinista. Ma il lupo si avvicinò e gli disse: "Oh, caro violinista! come suoni bene! vorrei imparare anch'io." - "È presto fatto," gli rispose il violinista, "devi soltanto fare tutto quello che ti ordino." - "O violinista," disse il lupo, "ti obbedirò come uno scolaro il suo maestro." Il violinista gli ordinò di seguirlo, e, quando ebbero fatto un pezzo di strada insieme, giunsero a una vecchia quercia, che era cava internamente e spaccata nel mezzo. "Guarda," disse il violinista, "se vuoi imparar a sonare il violino, metti le zampe davanti in questa spaccatura." Il lupo obbedí, ma il violinista prese in fretta un sasso e d'un sol colpo gli conficcò le zampe nel legno cosí saldamente, che il lupo dovette starsene là prigioniero. "Aspetta qui finché torno," disse il violinista, e se ne andò per la sua strada.
There was once a wonderful musician, who went quite alone through a forest and thought of all manner of things, and when nothing was left for him to think about, he said to himself, "Time is beginning to pass heavily with me here in the forest, I will fetch hither a good companion for myself." Then he took his fiddle from his back, and played so that it echoed through the trees. It was not long before a wolf came trotting through the thicket towards him. "Ah, here is a wolf coming! I have no desire for him!" said the musician; but the wolf came nearer and said to him, "Ah, dear musician, how beautifully thou dost play. I should like to learn that, too." - "It is soon learnt," the musician replied, "thou hast only to do all that I bid thee." - "Oh, musician," said the wolf, "I will obey thee as a scholar obeys his master." The musician bade him follow, and when they had gone part of the way together, they came to an old oak-tree which was hollow inside, and cleft in the middle. "Look," said the musician, "if thou wilt learn to fiddle, put thy fore paws into this crevice." The wolf obeyed, but the musician quickly picked up a stone and with one blow wedged his two paws so fast that he was forced to stay there like a prisoner. "Stay there until I come back again," said the musician, and went his way.
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