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El gigante ego√≠sta (Oscar Wilde) Página 1
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El gigante egoísta / The Selfish Giant

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Todas las tardes al volver del colegio ten√≠an los ni√Īos la costumbre de ir a jugar al jard√≠n del gigante. Every afternoon, as they were coming from school, the children used to go and play in the Giant's garden.
Era un gran jard√≠n solitario, con un suave y verde c√©sped. Brillaban aqu√≠ y all√≠ lindas flores sobre el suelo, y hab√≠a doce melocotoneros que en primavera se cubr√≠an con una delicada floraci√≥n blanquirrosada y que, en oto√Īo, daban hermosos frutos. It was a large lovely garden, with soft green grass. Here and there over the grass stood beautiful flowers like stars, and there were twelve peach-trees that in the spring-time broke out into delicate blossoms of pink and pearl, and in the autumn bore rich fruit.
Los p√°jaros, posados sobre las ramas, cantaban tan deliciosamente, que los ni√Īos interrump√≠an habitualmente sus juegos para escucharlos."¬°Qu√© dichosos somos aqu√≠!" se dec√≠an unos a otros. The birds sat on the trees and sang so sweetly that the children used to stop their games in order to listen to them. "How happy we are here!" they cried to each other.
Un d√≠a volvi√≥ el gigante. Hab√≠a ido a visitar a su amigo el ogro de Cornualles, residiendo siete a√Īos en su casa. One day the Giant came back. He had been to visit his friend the Cornish ogre, and had stayed with him for seven years.
Al cabo de los siete a√Īos dijo todo lo que ten√≠a que decir, pues su conversaci√≥n era limitada, y decidi√≥ regresar a su castillo. Al llegar, vio a los ni√Īos que jugaban en su jard√≠n. After the seven years were over he had said all that he had to say, for his conversation was limited, and he determined to return to his own castle. When he arrived he saw the children playing in the garden.
"¬ŅQu√© hac√©is ah√≠?" les grit√≥ con voz agria. Y los ni√Īos huyeron . "What are you doing here?" he cried in a very gruff voice, and the children ran away.
"Mi jardín es para mí solo" prosiguió el gigante, "todos deben entenderlo así, y no permitiré que nadie que no sea yo se solace en él". Entonces lo cercó con un alto muro y puso el siguiente cartelón: "My own garden is my own garden," said the Giant; "any one can understand that, and I will allow nobody to play in it but myself." So he built a high wall all round it, and put up a notice-board.
QUEDA PROHIBIDA LA ENTRADA BAJO LAS PENAS LEGALES CORRESPONDIENTES TRESPASSERS WILL BE PROSECUTED
Era un gigante egoísta. He was a very selfish Giant.