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3月11日出題分
あまりなじみの無い単語・熟語をちょっと解説。


Seven Years in Tibet :
The Village of Happiness-26
They are also addicted to competitive sports. Every year a regular athletic meeting is held in Kyirong. It lasts several days. The principal events are horse racing, archery - distance and height of shot - foot races, and long and high jump. There is also an event for strong men, who have to lift and carry a heavy stone for a certain distance.
I contributed to the enjoyment of the public by competing in some events. I nearly won the foot race, having led, after a massed start, for most of the way, but I had not reckoned with the local methods. In the last and steepest bit of the track one of the competitors grabbed me by the seat of my trousers. I was so surprised that I stopped dead and looked around. That was what the rascal was waiting for. He passed me and reached the winning post first. I was not prepared for that sort of thing and amid general laughter received the rosette awarded as second prize.

addict:ふけらせる
Kyirong:地名
came across:出会った、偶然見つけた
massed:集団の
reckoned with:前もって考慮に入れていた
steep:急な
stopped dead:完全に止まった
rascal:いたずら者、やつ、悪党
amid:囲まれて、只中に
rosette:円花飾り

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