Mesék angolul: The little mermaid – A kishableány
Az angolul tanulóknak – és nem csak a gyerekeknek – szeretnénk kedveskedni: mostantól minden hónapban klasszikus meséket olvashattok angolul, Egy másik posztban pedig a magyar fordítást is megtaláljátok itt a blogon. Második mesénk: A kishableány.
The little mermaid
Deep beneath the sea lived a little mermaid named Ariel. She had a beautiful voice and loved to sing to her sisters. She also loved exploring her underwater home with her friend Flounder but dreamed of living on land as a human. Ariel was always searching for human treasures. Ariel’s father was King Triton, ruler of the sea, he thought humans were dangerous. When he learned that Ariel had been to the surface, he forbade her to ever go again! Then he asked Sebastian the crab to keep an eye on her. But Ariel was still curious and she continued to go to the surface.
One night, they were watching a ship, where all the sailors had a party. Ariel saw the prince int he middle of the crowd, and she instantly fell in love. Suddenly a terrible storm swept across the sea! Ariel and Flounder watched as the prince fell off the huge ship. “I must save him!” she cried. Ariel pulled Prince Eric to shore and sang to him, then she swam away. Prince Eric only caught a glimpse of Ariel’s face, but he knew he would remember her beautiful voice forever.
Desperate to see Prince Eric again, Ariel went to see the evil sea witch, Ursula. The witch said she would turn Ariel into a human, but only in exchange for her beautiful voice. Ariel agreed to give her voice to Ursula, because she really wanted to see his prince again. With bigger plans in mind, Ursula cast a spell… and turned Ariel into a human! But if Prince Eric didn’t kiss Ariel by sunset on the third day, she would become a mermaid again. Even worse, she would belong to the sea witch forever!
Ariel was swept ashore, and the prince found her laying ont he beach, Charmed by her silent beauty, Prince Eric showed Ariel his whole kingdom. Ariel loved being with the prince in the human world, but the two had not yet kissed.
Worried that Prince Eric was falling in love with Ariel, Ursula transformed herself into the beautiful Vanessa. She was going to make the prince fall in love with her instead. Disguised as Vanessa and using Ariel’s voice, the sea witch cast a spell on Prince Eric. He thought he was in love. He was going to marry Vanessa! Ariel had lost her true love.
Just before sunset on the third day, Scuttle discovered that Vanessa was Ursula in disguise. He hurried to warn Ariel. As Sebastian went to find King Triton, Ariel and Flounder raced to catch Prince Eric’s ship. With the help of her friends, Ariel was able to stop the wedding and get her voice back. Released from Ursula’s spell, Prince Eric realized that Ariel was the one he truly loved. But it was too late. The sun went down before Ariel and the prince could kiss. She was a mermaid once more, and she belonged to Ursula. To save his daughter, King Triton gave Ursula his great powers and became her prisoner. “Now I am the ruler of all the ocean!” shouted Ursula.
As Ursula grew in size and towered above the sea, Prince Eric jumped aboard an old ship. He steered its jagged bow through Ursula’s heart. With a howl, the sea witch disappeared in the waves. With Ursula gone, King Triton regained his powers. Seeing Ariel’s love for Prince Eric, the king granted her wish: She became human! Ariel and Prince Eric married and lived happily in a castle by the sea.
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