TYLTYL:Quick! Quick!... Push with all your might!... They have seen me!... They are all coming!... They are breaking down the door!
NIGHT:Come, all together!... Push hard!... Bread, what are you doing?... Push, all of you!... How strong they are!... Ah, that's it!... They are giving way!... It was high time!... Did you see them?
TYLTYL:Yes, yes!... They are huge and awful!... I don't think that they have the Blue Bird.
NIGHT:You may be sure they haven't.... If they had, they would eat him at once.... Well, have you had enough of it?... You see there is nothing to be done.
TYLTYL:I must see everything.... Light said so.
NIGHT:Light said so!... It's an easy thing to say when one's afraid and stays at home.
TYLTYL:Let us go to the next.... What is in here?
NIGHT:This is where I lock up the Shades and the Terrors.
TYLTYL:Can I open the door?
NIGHT:Certainly.... They are pretty quiet; they are like the Sicknesses.
TYLTYL:Are they not there?
NIGHT:Well, Shades, what are you doing?... Come out for a momentand stretch your legs; it will do you good.... And theTerrors also.... There is nothing to be afraid of.
Ужасы выходят и тут же прячутся.
They have become extremely timid, except the Terrors.
TYLTYL:(looking into the depths of the cave) Oh, how terrifying they are!
NIGHT:They are chained up.... They are the only ones that are not afraid of Man.... But shut the door, lest they should grow angry.
TYLTYL:I say!... This is a darker one.... What is here?
NIGHT:There are several Mysteries behind this one.... If you are absolutely bent upon it, you may open it too.... But don't go in.... Be very cautious and let us get ready to push back the door, as we did with the Wars.
TYLTYL:Oh!... How cold!... My eyes are smarting!... Shut it quickly!... Push, oh, push! They are pushing against us! Oh, I saw –– !
TYLTYL:(upset) I don't know, it was awful!... They were all seated likemonsters without eyes.... Who was the giant who tried toseize me?
NIGHT:It was probably Silence; he has charge of this door.... It appears to have been alarming?... You are quite pale still and trembling all over.
TYLTYL:Yes, I would never have believed.... I had never seen.... And my hands are frozen.
NIGHT:It will be worse presently if you go on.
TYLTYL:(going to the next door) And this one?... Is this terrible also?
NIGHT:No; there is a little of everything here.... It is where I keep the unemployed Stars, my personal Perfumes, a few Glimmers that belong to me, such as Will-o'-the-Wisps, Glowworms and Fireflies, also the Dew, the Song of the Nightingales and so on.
TYLTYL:Just so, the Stars, the Song of the Nightingales.... This must be the door.
NIGHT:Open it, if you like; there is nothing very bad inside.