Уже некоторое время меня одолевает иррациональная и навязчивая идея написать сказку на английском языке. Я так и не смог от нее отделаться, потому результат (точнее первая часть результата) представлен вашему вниманию ниже. Так же вам предоставлена возможность отговорить меня от продолжения или же убедить в обратном. В лучших традициях подобных ситуаций, я говорю, что это очень волнительный момент, и уже серьезно, предлагаю вам устроится по-удобнее. Приятного чтения.
Tales of curious Cardboard Men
Once, somewhere over the sad and beautiful world, a few curious Cardboard Men found themselves faced with the need of broadening their own horizons. It happened because they suddenly realized that the horizon can not be narrow, by the definition of this concept. So they gathered around the fire, beside which they used to gather in the evenings, and firmly decided to visit each (even poorly illuminated) corner of this world. Although, they vaguely imagine how tremendous this world is. Point is that neither of them has been outside their small and snug land and, herewith, they haven’t been on it for other reasons, except for their own timidity. How lucky we are that curiosity is the most powerful of all their properties.
So they packed their bags, and when I say "packed bags", I mean that they took nothing other than a loaf of bread and two binoculars. They divided the bread evenly, done the same thing with binoculars and hit the road.
When they reached the crossroads, over which the winding and dried tree towered, they divided without saying a word to each other. Because noone says goodbye, looking forward.
Before a journey, during the council (of course if nice and quiet greetings could be called a council), they decided that each volunteer traveler should tell all that he saw without missing a slightest detail. And than it’s going to be written. Because of that each traveler has been trying to look simultaneously in the distance and under the feet by each eye. It didn’t work, by the way, but we can see they are not just incredibly curious but diligent beyond belief.
And now we have to leave our little cellulose friends with their impressions, experiences, and important discoveries that they will make or have already done on their way. Besides, they will come back soon with all that stories we want to hear.