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La peur → The fear

By Guy de Maupassant

C’était l’hiver, dans une forêt du Nord-Est de la France.
It was during the winter, in a forest in northeastern France.

Il faisait nuit plus tôt que d’habitude car ce jour-là le ciel était très sombre.
It was dark earlier than usual because that day the sky was very dark.

J’avais pour guide un paysan qui marchait à mon côté, par un tout petit chemin, sous les arbres qui criaient sous l’effet du vent.
I was guided by a peasant who was walking by my side, on a very small path, under the trees which were screaming under the effect of the wind.

Entre les branches je voyais courir des nuages qui semblaient fuir devant une épouvante.
Between the branches I saw clouds run which seemed to flee before a terror.

Nous devions diner et coucher chez un garde forestier dont la maison n’était plus loin.
We had to dine and sleep with a ranger whose house was not far away.

J’allais là pour chasser.
I was going there to hunt.

Mon guide, parfois, levait les yeux et disait : « triste temps ». Puis il me parlait des gens chez qui nous arrivions.
My guide sometimes looked up and said « sad time ». Then he talked to me about the people we came to.

Le père a tué un braconnier il y a deux ans. Et depuis ce temps il semble triste et sombre.
The father killed a poacher two years ago. And since that time it seems sad and dark.

Ses deux fils mariés vivaient avec lui.
His two married sons lived with him.

La nuit était profonde je ne voyais rien devant moi, ni autour de moi.
The night was deep, I couldn’t see anything in front of me, nor around me.

J’ai enfin aperçu une lumière et bientôt mon compagnon frappé à la porte.
I finally saw a light and soon my companion knocked on the door.

Des cris aigus de femmes nous ont répondus.
High-pitched cries of women answered us.

Puis, une voie d’homme à demander : « Qui va là ? ». Mon guide s’est nommé, puis nous sommes entrés.
Then a man way to ask, « Who’s going there? » My guide told his name, then we entered.

Devant moi se dressait un inoubliable tableau, un vieil homme aux cheveux blancs, à l’oeil fou, le fusil dans la main, nous attendait debout au milieu de la cuisine.
In front of me stood an unforgettable picture, an old man with white hair, with a mad eye, gun in hand, waiting for us standing in the middle of the kitchen.

Et deux grands garçons armés de haches gardaient la porte.
And two tall boys armed with axes guarded the door.

Je pouvais distinguer dans un coin sombre, deux femmes à genou, le visage caché contre le mur. On m’a alors expliqué la situation.
I could make out in a dark corner, two women on their knees, their faces hidden against the wall. Then the situation was explained to me.

Le vieux a remis son arme contre le mur et a ordonné de préparer ma chambre.
The old man put his gun against the wall and ordered to prepare my room.

Puis, comme les femmes ne bougeait pas, il m’a dit brusquement : « Voyez vous monsieur, j’ai tué un homme, il y a deux ans cette nuit, l’autre année il est revenu m’appeler, je l’attends encore ce soir, aussi nous ne sommes pas tranquille ». Je l’ai rassuré comme j’ai pu.
Then, as the women did not move, he said to me abruptly: « You see sir, I killed a man, there are two years ago last night, the other year he came back to call me, I wait for him again tonight, so we are not quiet ». I reassured him the best I could.

Heureux d’être venu justement ce soir là et d’assister au spectacle de cette terreur superstitieuse.
Happy to have come precisely that evening and to attend the spectacle of this superstitious terror.

J’ai raconté des histoires et je suis parvenu à calmer à peu près tout le monde.
I told stories and I managed to calm down just about everyone.

Près du feu, un vieux chien presque aveugle et moustachu, un de ces chiens qui ressemblent à des gens qu’on connaît, dormait le nez dans ses pattes.
Near the fire, an old, almost blind, mustachioed dog, one of those dogs that look like people we know, was sleeping with its nose in its paws.

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I suggest you to write the rest of the story in the comments, I will tell you if it is right or not.

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Nous pouvons voir une plage dans un endroit paradisiaque.
We can see a beach in a heavenly place.

Depuis le 1er plan on voit la plage, elle est très blanche, ensuite de l’eau transparente, ensuite la mer bleue claire, et au dernier plan le ciel bleu clair.
From the first plan we see the beach, it is very white, then transparent water, then the clear blue sea, and in the background the clear blue sky.

Nous pouvons aussi voir les nuages blancs. Et les feuilles de palmier à gauche et à droite de l’image.
We can also see the white clouds. And the palm leaves to the left and right of the image.

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