注）swimmed : swim の過去形( swam のこと) 子供などが使う間違った表現
注）sit on my back ：背中に乗る
注）mind you ：いいかい
And at the word “easy,” the branch he was standing on broke suddenly, and he just managed to clutch at the one above him as he felt himself going... and then slowly he got his chin over it...
and then one back paw...
and then the other...
until at last he was sitting on it, breathing very quickly,
and wishing that he had gone in for swimming instead.
Roo climbed off, and sat down next to him.
注）pretended we were going to fall-bump-to-the-bottom ：下まで落ちそうになるフリをして