8.- The Concertina 10.- The Confrontation

The Isle of Voices Robert Louis Stevenson

9.- The Lehua's Advice / El consejo de Lehua

He spoke to his wife, Lehua, and complained about her father's attitude. Habló con su esposa, Lehua, y se quejó de la actitud de su padre.

"Leave my father alone," she said. "He is a dangerous man if he becomes angry." -Deja a mi padre en paz -dijo ella-. Es un hombre peligroso cuando se enfada.

"I don't care about him!" Keola cried. "I can make him do what I want." -¡Me trae sin cuidado! -gritó Keola-. Puedo obligarle a hacer lo que yo quiera.

He told Lehua the story. But she shook her head. Le contó a Lehua la historia. Pero ella negó con la cabeza.

"You cann do what you like", she said, "but if you anger my father, you will never be seen again. Think of Hua, who was a noble of the House of Representatives. He went to Honolulu every year. Not a bone or hair of him was found. Don't you remember Kamau who got thinner and thinner?. His wife could lift him with one hand. Keola, you are a baby in my father's hands. He will take you with his thumb and finger and eat you like a shrimp." -Puedes hacer lo que quieras -dijo-, pero si haces que mi padre se enfade, nunca te volveremos a ver. Piensa en Hua, que era un noble de la Cámara de Diputados. Iba a Honolulu todos los años. Nunca se encontró ni siquiera un hueso o un pelo suyo. ¿No te acuerdas de Kamau, que se volvió cada vez más delgado? Su esposa podía levantarlo con una mano. Keola, eres un recién nacido en manos de mi padre. Te cogerá entre el pulgar y el índice y te comerá como a un camarón.

Now Keola was afraid of Kalamake, but he was also arrogant and his wife's words made him angry. Entonces Keola tuvo miedo de Kalamake, pero también era arrogante y las palabras de su esposa lo pusieron furioso.

"Very well," he said, "if that is what you think of me, I will show that you are wrong." -Muy bien -dijo-, si eso es lo que piensas de mí, te demostraré que estás equivocada.

He went into the parlour where his father-in-law was sitting. Se dirigió al salón donde se encontraba sentado su suegro.

10.- The Confrontation