|A Voyage to the Land of the Little People (2)||Soeahaxn-Laang-Kog Iukix (2)|
|When I awake, the sun was shining above my head. I was lying on my back. I tried to get up, but I couldn't. Then I found that my arms and legs were tied down to the ground with strings. My hair, too, was pinned down in the same way.||Goar chvie+khylaai, khvoartioh jidthaau ti thauterng. Goar tor+teq. Goar sviuboeq peq+khylaai, khiog boextaxng. Goar khvoarzhud chiuo kab khaf lorng ho soh'ar pak ti toexbin. Goar ee thau'mngg ia afnny paglaai texng ti thokhaf+nih.|
|After a few minutes, I heard some noise around me. Something climbed onto my leg and crept up to my chin. I turned my eyes only a little, it was a very little man. He was about six inchs tall. He had a bow and arrow in his hands. He seemed to be a soldier. Then forty more little people climbed onto me. I thought that they were soldiers, too. I was so surprised that I shouted "Oh!" Then these people were very surprised, too. All of them jumped down from my body, but they soon came back.||Kuy'hunzeng'ar-au, goar thviatioh ciu'uii u cidkoar zab'ym. U-symmih peq-khylix goar ee khaf koq peq-kaux exhaai. Goar ciofng bagciw siokhoar zoarn+koex, ciu khvoartioh soeaharn'ar laang. Y zhaputtof lagzhuxn koaan. Chiuo+nih, theh kefng kab cvix. Khvoax+laai, chinchviu peng'ar. Ciu koq u siezab'ee khylaai goar ee sinsiong, Goar sviu yn iaxsi peng'ar. Goar kviaf-cid+ee, ciu hoaq-cidsviaf "Or!". Afnny hiah'ee laang ia cviaa-kviaf+ioh. Yn lorng tuy goar ee sengkhw thiaux+lohkhix, mxkuo suisii koq tngr+laai.|
All the time, I was trying to break the ropes. At last, I broke one
or two ropes, and I could move my left arm. I put out my hand
and tried to catch some of the little men, but they all ran away before
I could catch them.
Then I heard a loud shout. I found that they were shooting at me. Some of the arrows went up into the air and came down on my face. They caused me great pain. I did not break any more ropes, and they shot no more arrows at me. I lay still and did not move.
Goar lorng teq sviuxboeq zhoahtng hiah'ee soq.
Kietkiok, ciu zhoahtng cid'nngtiaau, ar goar oextaxng soar torchiuo.
Goar zhwn chiuo aeboeq liah hiah'ee soeahaxn-laang, yn khioksi
ti goar ka yn liah+tioh yzeeng to
Hitsii goar thviakvix cidsviaf hoaq ee sviaf, goanlaai si yn tuix goar teq siaxcvix. Cidkoar cvix sia-khylix khongtiofng, ar zhak-loqlaai goar ee bin. Zef ho goar huisioong thviax. Goar boo-kohzaix zhoahtng soh'ar, yn ciu thengcie siaxcvix. Goar tiaxmtiam tor+teq, mxkvar tang.
| Then I heard a
sound near my ear. I turned my head a little and saw that they
were making a platform beside my head.
It was large enough for four of the little people to stand upon. It was a foot and a half high. After the platform was built, several men fetched ladders and climbed up the ladders onto the platform.
|Goar ti hvixpvy thviakvix cidee sviaf, goar ciofng thaau siofkhoar zoarn, ciu khvoartioh yn ti goar ee thaupvy teq khie cidee taai. Hef uxkaux thafng ho sie'ee laang khia+khylix. Hef u chioq-pvoax koaan. Taai khyhor, kuy'e'ar laang giaa lauthuy laai oar+teq, ar peq lauthuy khylix tai'ar-terng.|