Ch.6-3 ぼくはイーヨーにこれをプレゼントしようかな


This was too much for Pooh.

“Stay there!” he called to Eeyore,

as he turned and hurried back home as quick as he could;

for he felt that he must get poor Eeyore a present of some sort at once,

and he could always think of a proper one afterwards.

Outside his house he found Piglet,

jumping up and down trying to reach the knocker.

as quick as he could となっています。この場合の quick は「副詞」です。「できるだけ~」は as ~ as one can という表現を使うので as quick as he could となります。

"Hallo, Piglet," he said.

"Hallo, Pooh," said Piglet.

"What are you trying to do?"

"I was trying to reach the knocker," said Piglet. "I just came round ー"

"Let me do it for you," said Pooh kindly.

So he reached up and knocked at the door.

"I have just seen Eeyore," he began, "and poor Eeyore is in a Very Sad Condition, because it's his birthday, and nobody has taken any notice of it, and he's very Gloomy ー you know what Eeyore isand there he was, and ー What a long time whoever lives here is answering this door."
「イーヨーに今会ってきた。可哀想なイーヨーはとても悲しんでた。なぜなら、彼の誕生日なのに誰も気付いてくれない。彼は憂うつそうだった。ー イーヨーがどんな奴だか知ってるだろーそんなふうだったんだ。ー ここの住人はなかなか返事をしないね。」

注)take notice of : ~に気付
注)gloomy : 憂うつな
注)you know what Eeyore is ー and there he was : what Eeyore is というのは「イーヨーがどんな性格であるのか」の意味。and there he was というのは「その通りだった」の意味。

And he knocked again.

"But Pooh," said Piglet, "it's your own house!"

"Oh!" said Pooh. "So it is," he said. "Well, let's go in."

注)so it is : その通りだ

So in they went. The first thing Pooh did was to go to the cupboard to see if he had quite a small jar of honey left; and he had, so he took it down.

"I'm giving this to Eeyore," he explained, "as a present. What are you going to give?"

"Couldn't I give it too?" said Piglet. "From both of us?"

"No," said Pooh. "That would not be a good plan."

"All right, then, I'll give him a balloon. I've got one left from my party. I'll go and get it now, shall I?"

"That, Piglet, is a very good idea. It is just what Eeyore wants to cheer him upNobody can be uncheered with a balloon."

注)I've got ~ : I have ~ ( have got で have の意味です)
注)shall I? :~しようか?
注)cheer him up :彼を元気づける
注)nobody ... uncheered : 誰でも元気が出る(2重否定で強い肯定になる)