ITALIANO

La trave del gallo

ENGLISH

The beam


C'era una volta un mago che compiva le sue stregonerie in mezzo a una gran folla. E fece venire avanti maestosamente un gallo, che sollevò una pesante trave e la portò come se fosse una piuma. Ma c'era una ragazza che aveva trovato un quadrifoglio, e per questo era diventata così saggia, che davanti a lei non c'era magia che tenesse; infatti vide che la trave non era altro che un filo di paglia. Allora gridò: -Gente, non vedete? E' solamente una pagliuzza, non è una trave quella che porta il gallo!-. Subito l'incanto cessò, la gente vide di che si trattava, e il mago fu cacciato in malo modo. Ma, pieno di rabbia, egli disse fra s‚: -Mi vendicherò-. Dopo qualche tempo la ragazza doveva sposarsi e, tutta ben vestita, se ne andava per i campi con un gran corteo, verso il villaggio dove si trovava la chiesa. D'un tratto si trovarono davanti a un ruscello molto ingrossato, e non vi era ponte n‚ passerella per attraversarlo. La sposa fu svelta: alzò le vesti è fece per guadarlo. Ma come fu in mezzo all'acqua, un uomo vicino a lei, ed era lo stregone, grida beffardo: -Ehi, dove hai gli occhi per credere che sia acqua?-. Allora gli occhi le si aprirono ed ella vide che se ne stava con le vesti rialzate in un campo azzurro di lino fiorito. Lo videro anche tutti gli altri, e la cacciarono via con risa e oltraggi.
There was once an enchanter who was standing in the midst of a great crowd of people performing his wonders. He had a cock brought in, which lifted a heavy beam and carried it as if it were as light as a feather. But a girl was present who had just found a bit of four-leaved clover, and had thus become so wise that no deception could stand out against her, and she saw that the beam was nothing but a straw. So she cried, "You people, do you not see that it is a straw that the cock is carrying, and no beam?" Immediately the enchantment vanished, and the people saw what it was, and drove the magician away in shame and disgrace. He, however, full of inward anger, said, "I will soon revenge myself?"
After some time the girl's wedding-day came, and she was decked out, and went in a great procession over the fields to the place where the church was. All at once she came to a stream which was very much swollen, and there was no bridge and no plank to cross it. Then the bride nimbly took her clothes up, and wanted to wade through it. And just as she was thus standing in the water, a man, and it was the enchanter, cried mockingly close beside her, "Aha! Where are thine eyes that thou takest that for water?" Then her eyes were opened, and she saw that she was standing with her clothes lifted up in the middle of a field that was blue with the flowers of blue flax. Then all the people saw it likewise, and chased her away with ridicule and laughter.




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