Ќазвание: The Fantabulous Cumulo-Nimbuli Pump
ѕродолжительность: 8 мин.
јвтор: Chuck Brown
ќзвучивает: Chuck Brown
∆анр: дл€ детей
ќписание: My first (and onlyЕ) story, written in a Dr. Seuss style. ItТs about a special vacuum that sucks up clouds! ћо€ перва€ (и единственна€...) истори€, написанна€ в стиле доктора —ьюза. –ечь идет о специальном вакууме, который засасывает облака!
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It happened to me for three days in a row The first day brought rain, then came fog, then the snow But each day, the weather just ruined my plans For hot dogs and baseball and fun in the stands So I called on my scientist friend, Dr. Sam I said, УAre ya busy?ФЕhe said, УNow I am.Ф УI know that youТve come here with some hair-brained scheme. So tell me which problemТs inspired this dream.Ф I said, УDoc, now listenЕyou must understand. Wet weather is messinТ up all of my plans! There must be an answer to clouds in the sky, That pour on my head and drip in my eye. УThe doc scribbled somethinТ on his drawing board Pulled parts from his Chevy, took parts from his Ford Some wire, a hose, an old motor (and tape) And he moved things around Тtil it finally took shape УThere!Ф said the doc, with his hands on his hips. But IЕscratchinТ my head and lickinТ my lipsЕ I said, УI donТt get it. WhatТs this gonna do?Ф He said, УHelp me move it. YouТll see in a few. УMoved it out to the yardЕit looked rather odd. And then he unfolded the telescope rod. СTwas about 10 short inchesЕthen more like 10 feetЕ And soon it was longer than Mulberry Street! He lifted it up, Тtil it reached to the sky Then turned to the westЕand what caught my eye? But a tiny white cloud just afloat in the breeze It was gliding as gently as ever you pleaseЕ Well, the doc held it still Тtil the moment he knew That the edge of the cloud, in the sky of blue Was touching the end of the telescope rod Then he turned his head slowly and gave me a nod Well, I donТt know too much about science and such But I knew what to do when he gave me that cue So I bent down and leaned over, touching the switch I paused for a second and my finger twitched Then I flipped that old switch toward that little word УONФ And, my work being done, took a seat on the lawn Then I heard a low rumbleЕit became a loud roar Like my cousin Jimmy at night, when he snores Then another noise slowly began to come forth Like a giant sucking sound from the south to the north So I looked to the sky and I squinted my eye СCause I couldnТt believe that I saw what IТd seen That little white cloud (this is really quite oddЕ) Was vanishing into the telescope rod Little by little, the cloud disappeared And, in a few seconds, the blue sky was clear I looked at the docЕhe looked back at me I opened my mouth, but I just said, УWell, gee!Ф Now, Doc was a true man of science, you see Sought knowledge, not fortuneЕso he said to me УWeТve found a solution, my eager young friend. ItТs yours now. Enjoy it! IТll give it, not lend.Ф So I started thinkinТ and started to plan A contraption like this could make me a rich man I figured I had to come up with a name That folks might remember when skies threatened rain I wondered and pondered I simmered and stewed My thoughts changing faster than chews of my food I thought of it this wayЕI laughed at it that I mulled each one overЕgave each its at-bat Like УSuction Unlimited Cloud-Moving Pros: Just call us whenever you fear rain or snowФ Or УVacu-Puff Cloud CleaningФЕthereТs quite a nameЕ But I couldnТt imagine it bringing me fame They all were so boringЕthey put me to sleep But, there, I discovered the one I would keep: УThe Fantabulous Cumulo-Nimbuli PumpФ I woke with a grin and a small joyous jump УIf you fear bad weather, give us a callЕ with us, every cloud has no lining at all!Ф Within a few hours, a call rang my phone A local girlТs soccer teamТs coach sighed and moaned They had a big pic-a-nic planned the next day But it looked like a thunderstorm stood in the way It was scheduled for noon, so I said with a thrill: УLetТs meet at the park at, say, ten minutes ТtilЕФ We met there, and sure enough, as theyТd been warned The dark clouds had gathered, the girls were forelorn I said, УNever fearЕand never say Сyuck!Т Just write me a check for a cool fifty bucks They handed it over, I turned from the crowd I flipped on my gizmo and sucked up those clouds The girls and their coach gave me high-fives and smiles Their picnic was savedЕno small storm cramped their styles I drove away smiling and thought in my heart: УNot bad for a guy no one thought was too smart!Ф For the next several weeks, I was one busy guy Rescuing plans as I vacuumed the sky I made lots of moneyЕit made lots of friends This power I had to control weather trends And then, in the winter, some odd things began A businessman called and he said, УHereТs my plan. I donТt want to see any snow here all year. СCause I know this could help me sell more camping gear.Ф This seemed quite a reasonable course to pursue To keep the sky clear, a bright sparking blue But then came some carolersЕstore Santas, too Who said: УItТs not Christmas when no snowТs in viewЕ!Ф Then farmers came calling and offering me dough To let the clouds rain, and let their crops grow Umbrellas and wiper blades, raincoats and boots The folks selling those things then offered me loot Well, they all said theyТd pay meЕto do workЕor not But I had to decide which ones IТd give a shot ThatТs not such a bad proposition, you see If I could collect for just letting things be Well, soonЕI was rich, without lifting a hand Just watching the rain and the snow wet the land All the rain rusted my weird wind machine Way too much hassle to keep dry and clean Finally, I junked itЕit went to the dump My Fantabulous Cumulo-Nimbuli Pump And so ends my storyЕIТm happy, not sad I bought a pro baseball teamЕthings arenТt so badЕ ItТs such a long storyЕto tell it, such strain I think IТll relaxЕwith a strollЕin the rainЕ