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THE SEARCH FOR LORNA
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DAISY, OPAL
AND ARRANGER STORIES
  
Short stories in English translated into many languages in a convenient parallel text format to help you learn them more quickly and easily.

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AFRIKAANS
The Search for Lorna 
Daisy Macbeth
The Surprise
The Nightwatch
A Nice Little Trip

The Bookworm

A Matter of Justice

ALBANIAN
The Search for Lorna 
The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth

A Nice Little Trip
The Night Watch
The Oak

ARABIC
The Search for Lorna 
The Surprise
1
The Surprise 2
Daisy Macbeth

Nightwatch
A Nice Little Trip

BENGALI
The Surprise

BOSNIAN
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise

BRAZILIAN
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise
The Bookworm
The Wedding

BULGARIAN
The Search for Lorna

The Surprise

CHINESE
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise
The Bookworm

CREOLE
The Search for Lorna 
The Surprise

Daisy Macbeth

CZECH
The Search for Lorna 
The Surprise

Daisy Macbeth
The Night Watch
A Nice Little Trip
The Bookworm
The Oak
Imogen
The Green Lodge
A Matter of Justice

DANISH
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth
Night Watch
A Nice Little Trip
The Bookworm

The Oak

DUTCH
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth
Nightwatch

ESPERANTO
The Search for Lorna

FINNISH
The Search for Lorna 
The Surprise

Night Watch

FRENCH
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise
The Night Watch
A Nice Little Trip
The Bookworm
The Oak
Imogen

GERMAN
The Search for Lorna
Daisy Macbeth
The Surprise
Night Watch
A Nice Little Trip
The Bookworm

ARRANGER STORIES
The Auction

GREEK
The Search for Lorna
Daisy Macbeth
The Surprise
Night Watch mp3
A Nice Little Trip mp3
The Bookworm mp3
ARRANGER STORIES
The Auction

HEBREW
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise

Daisy Macbeth

Night Watch

A Nice Little Trip

HINDI
The Search For Lorna
The Surprise

HUNGARIAN
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth

Night Watch
A Nice Little Trip
The Bookworm

INDONESIAN
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth

ITALIAN
The Search For Lorna
The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth
Night Watch
A Nice Little Trip
The Bookworm
The Oak
Imogen
The Mystery of
Green Lodge

A Matter of Justice

JAPANESE
The Search For Lorna
The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth

KOREAN
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth
Night Watch
A Nice Little Trip
The Bookworm

The Oak
Imogen

NORWEGIAN
The Search for Lorna


POLISH
The search for Lorna
The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth
Night Watch

The Oak 1
The Oak 2
The Bookworm
A Nice Little Trip
The Mystery of
Green Lodge

The Wedding
A Matter of Justice
ARRANGER STORIES
The River Mist
The Auction

PORTUGUESE
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise

ROMANIAN
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise

RUSSIAN
The Search for Lorna 1

The Search for Lorna 2
The Surprise
The Night Watch 1

The Night Watch 2
The Oak

SERBIAN
Night Watch
The Oak

SPANISH
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth

Night Watch
A Nice Little Trip
The Bookworm

The Oak
Imogen
The Mystery of
Green Lodge

The Wedding 1
The Wedding 2
A Matter of Justice 1
A Matter of Justice 2
The Serial Killer
ARRANGER STORIES
The Auction
The River Mist
OPAL STORIES
Upside Down

SWEDISH
The Search for Lorna 1

The Search for Lorna 2
The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth
Night Watch

The Bookworm

THAI
Night Watch
A Nice Little Trip
The Bookworm

Daisy Macbeth

TURKISH
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth
Night Watch
A Nice Little Trip
The Bookworm

UKRAINIAN
The Search for Lorna
Daisy Macbeth

URDU
The Search for Lorna

VENETO 

The Search for Lorna

YORUBA
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise
Night Watch

ZULU
The Search for Lorna

 

Η αναζήτηση της Λόρνα

The search for Lorna

από την Κρύσταλ Τζόουνς 1999

by Crystal Jones 1999

Η Ντέιζη Χάμιλτον ήταν ιδιωτικός ντετέκτιβ.

Daisy Hamilton was a private detective.

Ήταν τριάντα χρονών και εργαζόταν ως ντετέκτιβ τα δύο τελευταία χρόνια.

She was thirty years old and had been a detective for the past two years.

Κάθε πρωί πήγαινε στο γραφείο της για να περιμένει τα τηλεφωνήματά της ή να δέχεται σε πελάτες που χρειαζόντουσαν τις υπηρεσίες της.

Every morning she went to her office to wait for phone calls or open the door to clients needing her services.

Η Ντέιζη δεν ήταν πολύ γνωστή ακόμα αλλά περιστασιακά της τηλεφωνούσαν διάφοροι άνθρωποι λόγω της διαφήμισης που είχε βάλει στην τοπική εφημερίδα.

Daisy wasn't very well known yet but occasionally people telephoned her from the advertisement she had put in the local newspaper.

Ένα πρωί γύρω στις έντεκα κάποιος χτύπησε την πόρτα του γραφείου της.

One morning at about eleven o'clock someone knocked on her office door.

Ήταν μια χοντρή κυρία που φορούσε γούνα γύρω από το λαιμό της.

It was a fat lady who wore a fur around her neck.

"Γεια σας, μπορώ να σας βοηθήσω;" ρώτησε την κυρία η Ντέιζη. "Παρακαλώ περάστε μέσα και καθίστε."

"Hello, can I help you?" Daisy asked the lady. "Please come and sit down."

"Ω μάλιστα! Χρειάζομαι τη βοήθειά σας απεγνωσμένα.

"Oh yes indeed! I need your help desperately.

Η Λόρνα, η μικρή μου εξαφανίστηκε. Δεν ξέρω τι να κάνω."

Lorna, my little one has disappeared. I don't know what to do."

Η Ντέιζη πρόσφερε στη χοντρή κυρία ένα φλιτζάνι στιγμιαίου καφέ και περίμενε λεπτομέρειες.

Daisy offered the fat lady a cup of instant coffee and awaited the details.

Η χοντρή κυρία κάθισε αργά και βαριά και τοποθέτησε τη μεγάλη κόκκινη δερμάτινη τσάντα της στο γραφείο της Ντέιζη.

The fat lady sat down heavily and put her large red leather handbag on Daisy's desk.

"Παρακαλώ πείτε μου τα πάντα Κυρία ;"

"Please tell me everything - Mrs. ...?"

"Κυρία Εντουίνα Χάμφρις είναι το όνομά μου. Φοβάμαι πως θα μου ζητήσουν λεφτά φοβάμαι πως απήγαγαν τη Λόρνα!"

"Mrs. Edwina Humphries is my name. I am afraid they will ask me for money - I'm afraid Lorna has been kidnapped!"

"Αυτό είναι τρομερό, Κυρία Χάμφρις. Νομίζει και ο κύριος Χάμφρις, επίσης, ότι απήγαγαν τη Λόρνα;"

"That's terrible, Mrs. Humphries. Does Mr. Humphries, too, think Lorna has been kidnapped?"

"Ο σύζυγός μου δεν ενδιαφέρεται αν έχουν απαγάγει τη Λόρνα ή όχι!"

"My husband is not interested if Lorna has been kidnapped or not!"

"Αλήθεια, κυρία Χάμφρις; Ο σύζυγός σας είναι ο αληθινός πατέρας της Λόρνα;"

"Really, Mrs. Humphries? But is your husband Lorna's real father?"

"Δεν ξέρω τι εννοείς. Αγοράσαμε τη Λόρνα μαζί," απάντησε η κυρία Χάμφρις.

"I don't know what you mean. We bought Lorna together," replied Mrs. Humphries.

"Αγοράσατε............κυρία Χάμφρις, αυτό είναι παράνομο, ξέρετε."

"You bought ............Mrs. Humphries, that's illegal, you know."

"Όχι δεν είναι, όχι στην Ινδία!"

"No it isn't, not in India!"

"Αγοράσατε τη Λόρνα στην Ινδία;"

"You bought Lorna in India?"

Μάλιστα! Και πάντα μου κρατάει καλή παρέα, ξέρετε."

Yes indeed! And she always keeps me great company, you know."

Η κυρία Χάμφρις άνοιξε την τεράστια δερμάτινη τσάντα της να βγάλει ένα χαρτομάντιλο.

"Mrs. Humphries opened her huge leather bag to pull out a handkerchief.

Με τρόμο η Ντέιζη είδα ένα πλάσμα που κουνιόταν να βγαίνει από την τσάντα.

With horror Daisy saw a wiggling creature come out of that bag.

"Κυρία Χάμφρις πάρτε το μακριά αμέσως!" φώναξε η Ντέιζη.

"Mrs. Humphries - move that away immediately!" screamed Daisy.

"Τι; Ω Λόρνα Σε βρήκα επιτέλους!" είπε η κυρία Χάμφρις. "Κρύφτηκες στην τσάντα μου άτακτο κορίτσι!"

"What? Oh Lorna - I've found you at last!" said Mrs. Humphries."You hid in my bag - you naughty girl!"

"Κυρία Χάμφρις. Αυτή είναι η Λόρνα;"

"Mrs. Humphries. This is Lorna?"

Ναι, το  φίδι βάλτου Βεγγάλης μας. Ω ευχαριστώ γλυκιά μου. Όχι, δεν νομίζω ότι χρειάζομαι άλλο τις υπηρεσίες σου!"

Yes, our Bengali swamp snake. Oh thank you my dear. No, I don't think I need your services any longer!"

Καθώς η Ντέιζη έκλεισε τη πόρτα πίσω από την κυρία Χάμφρις, έκανε μια νοερή υπενθύμιση να γράψει στη διαφήμιση: όχι ζώα, όχι φίδια.

As Daisy shut the door after Mrs. Humphries, she made a mental note to write in the advertisement: no animals, no snakes.

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DAISY STORIES TEMPLATES
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth
Night Watch
A Nice Little Trip
The Bookworm
The Oak
Imogen
The Mystery of
    Green Lodge

A Matter of Justice
The Wedding
Craig
The Mumbling Man
The Old Manor House
    Ghost

Amy
The Serial Killer
The Mysterious Hand
The Lost Cat
Too Many Cakes Spoil
    the Dough

The Lost Collection Box
Heatwave
The Spin Doctor

ARRANGER STORIES TEMPLATES
The Auction
The River Mist
Halloween

OPAL STORIES TEMPLATES
Upside Down
Parallel Homes
Different Existences
East is West and West
    is East