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Hans Christian Andersen

The Snow Queen

Hans Christian Andersen

Snježna kraljica. Bajka u sedam priča

“Oh, I have forgotten my boots and my mittens,” cried little Gerda, as soon as she felt the cutting cold, but the reindeer dared not stop, so he ran on till he reached the bush with the red berries; here he set Gerda down, and he kissed her, and the great bright tears trickled over the animal’s cheeks; then he left her and ran back as fast as he could.

— Jao, nemam čizama ni rukavica! — povika mala Gerda kad oćutje ljutu studen. Sob se ne usudi stati, već poteče dok ne stiže do velikoga grma s crvenim bobicama. Tu spusti djevojčicu, poljubi je u usta, a krupne mu suze potekoše niz lice. Zatim iz sve snage pojuri natrag.

There stood poor Gerda, without shoes, without gloves, in the midst of cold, dreary, ice-bound Finland.

Uboga Gerda ostade sama, bez cipela, bez rukavica, sama sred Finmarka — te strašne ledene krajine.

She ran forwards as quickly as she could, when a whole regiment of snow-flakes came round her; they did not, however, fall from the sky, which was quite clear and glittering with the northern lights.

Potrča naprijed što je bolje mogla. Odjednom naiñe čitav roj snježnih pahuljica: nisu padale ozgo — nebo je bilo posve vedro i sjalo sjevernom svjetlošću.

The snow-flakes ran along the ground, and the nearer they came to her, the larger they appeared.

Pahuljice se po tlu povijale, a što dolažahu bliže, bivahu sve veće.

Gerda remembered how large and beautiful they looked through the burning-glass. But these were really larger, and much more terrible, for they were alive, and were the guards of the Snow Queen, and had the strangest shapes.

Gerda se prisjeća kako bijahu krasne i velike pahuljice što ih je nekoć na povećalo gledala; ali su ove sadanje sasvim drukčije — velike i strašne, živa stvorenja: to je predstraža Snježne kraljice.

Some were like great porcupines, others like twisted serpents with their heads stretching out, and some few were like little fat bears with their hair bristled; but all were dazzlingly white, and all were living snow-flakes.

Bijaše ih najčudnovatijeg obličja: jedne kao ružni veliki ježevi, druge kao zmijska klupka iz kojih glave vire; neke opet nalik na male, debele medvjede što im se dlaka naježila; sve blistahu bijelim sjajem — bijahu to žive snježne pahuljice.

Then little Gerda repeated the Lord’s Prayer, and the cold was so great that she could see her own breath come out of her mouth like steam as she uttered the words.

Gerda se pomoli Bogu. Studen bijaše tolika da je mogla vidjeti vlastiti dah što joj poput dima izlažaše na usta.

The steam appeared to increase, as she continued her prayer, till it took the shape of little angels who grew larger the moment they touched the earth. They all wore helmets on their heads, and carried spears and shields.

Dah se sve više zgušnjavao i pretvarao u male bijele anñelke, koji su sve više rasli čim bi se tla dotakli; svaki imaše šljem na glavi, a štit i koplje u rukama.

Their number continued to increase more and more; and by the time Gerda had finished her prayers, a whole legion stood round her.

Bivalo ih sve više i više, a kad Gerda dovrši molitvu, bješe ih oko nje čitava vojska.

They thrust their spears into the terrible snow-flakes, so that they shivered into a hundred pieces, and little Gerda could go forward with courage and safety.

Udarahu svojim kopljima na jezive snježne pahulje kidajući ih na komadiće, a mala Gerda sasvim sigurno i mirno poñe naprijed.

The angels stroked her hands and feet, so that she felt the cold less, and she hastened on to the Snow Queen’s castle.

Anñeli je milovahu po nogama i rukama, te je manje ćutjela studen, ma kako da je stezala, pa je brzo hitala dvorima Snježne kraljice.

But now we must see what Kay is doing. In truth he thought not of little Gerda, and never supposed she could be standing in the front of the palace.

A sada nam najprije valja vidjeti što je s Kayem. On, naravno, nije ni mislio na malu Gerdu, ni slutio nije da je ona već pred dvorima.

Seventh Story: Of the Palace of the Snow Queen and What Happened There At Last

Sedma priča. Na dvorima Snježne kraljice

The walls of the palace were formed of drifted snow, and the windows and doors of the cutting winds.

Zidovi na dvorima bijahu od snježnih smetova, a prozori i vrata od britkih vjetrova.

There were more than a hundred rooms in it, all as if they had been formed with snow blown together. The largest of them extended for several miles; they were all lighted up by the vivid light of the aurora, and they were so large and empty, so icy cold and glittering!

Bijaše više od stotinu dvorana — sve onakvih kako ih je snježna vijavica sazdala — a najveća se izmeñu njih protezala više milja u dužinu. Jaka ih je sjeverna svjetlost sve rasvjetljivala; sve su bile prostrane, puste i prazne, ledene i blistave.

There were no amusements here, not even a little bear’s ball, when the storm might have been the music, and the bears could have danced on their hind legs, and shown their good manners. There were no pleasant games of snap-dragon, or touch, or even a gossip over the tea-table, for the young-lady foxes. Empty, vast, and cold were the halls of the Snow Queen.

Nikad nije ondje radost zavirila, nikad da bi se barem medvjedi malo plesom zabavili, uz glazbu britkog sjevera što bi mogao svirati, a bijeli medvjedi plesati na stražnjim nogama i pokazivati svoju otmjenost; nikad se ondje nije skupilo društvance na igru, da se čvoka po njuškama i udara po šapama; nikad se nisu na ogovaranje uz kavu sastale gospoñice bijele lije: puste, goleme i studene bijahu dvorane Snježne kraljice.

The flickering flame of the northern lights could be plainly seen, whether they rose high or low in the heavens, from every part of the castle.

A sjeverna svjetla plamsahu u takvoj pravilnosti da se moglo vidjeti i kad stajahu najviše i kad bijahu najniže.

In the midst of its empty, endless hall of snow was a frozen lake, broken on its surface into a thousand forms; each piece resembled another, from being in itself perfect as a work of art, and in the centre of this lake sat the Snow Queen, when she was at home. She called the lake “The Mirror of Reason,” and said that it was the best, and indeed the only one in the world.

Posred puste, neizmjerne snježne dvorane bijaše zamrznuto jezero; ledena mu kora ispucala u tisuće komada, a svi se ti komadi podudarahu oblikom i veličinom da činjahu pravo remek-djelo umještva. Nasred jezera sjedila Snježna kraljica, kad bijaše kod kuće, i tada bi govorila da sjedi u ogledalu razuma, a to da je jedino i najbolje na svijetu.

Little Kay was quite blue with cold, indeed almost black, but he did not feel it; for the Snow Queen had kissed away the icy shiverings, and his heart was already a lump of ice.

Mali Kay sav modar od studeni, čak gotovo crn, ali on nije ni zamjećivao, jer mu je Snježna kraljica cjelovima oduzela osjećaj hladnoće, a srce mu ionako ne bijaše drugo doli komad leda.

He dragged some sharp, flat pieces of ice to and fro, and placed them together in all kinds of positions, as if he wished to make something out of them; just as we try to form various figures with little tablets of wood which we call “a Chinese puzzle.”

Zabavljao se dovlačeći oštre plohe leda, što ih svakojako slagaše hoteći nešto sastaviti — upravo onako kao što i mi slažemo drvene pločice i sastavljamo ih u različite slike.

Kay’s fingers were very artistic; it was the icy game of reason at which he played, and in his eyes the figures were very remarkable, and of the highest importance; this opinion was owing to the piece of glass still sticking in his eye. He composed many complete figures, forming different words, but there was one word he never could manage to form, although he wished it very much. It was the word “Eternity.” The Snow Queen had said to him,

I Kay slagaše različite slike, i to nadasve umjetnički sastavljene: bijaše to ledena igra razuma. U njegovim očima bijahu te slike izvanredne i osobito važne — a tako mu se činilo zbog onog trunka staklovine što ga imaše u oku. Slagaše i čitave slike od pisanih riječi, ali nikad ne znañaše složiti riječ koju je najviše želio, a to je riječ: vječnost. Snježna mu je kraljica kazala:

“When you can find out this, you shall be your own master, and I will give you the whole world and a new pair of skates.”

»Uspiješ li to složiti, bit ćeš svoj gospodar, a ja ću ti pokloniti cio svijet i još klizaljke povrh toga.«

But he could not accomplish it.

Ali nije uspio.

“Now I must hasten away to warmer countries,” said the Snow Queen. “I will go and look into the black craters of the tops of the burning mountains, Etna and Vesuvius, as they are called,—I shall make them look white, which will be good for them, and for the lemons and the grapes.”

— A sada mi je poći u tople krajeve — reče Snježna kraljica. — Idem onamo zaviriti u one crne lonce.
(To mišljaše na Etnu i Vezuv — kako ih mi zovemo — na brda što oganj rigaju.) Malko ću ih obijeliti; valja tako, a dobro je za limune i vinovu lozu.

And away flew the Snow Queen, leaving little Kay quite alone in the great hall which was so many miles in length; so he sat and looked at his pieces of ice, and was thinking so deeply, and sat so still, that any one might have supposed he was frozen.

I Snježna kraljica odletje, a Kay ostade sam samcat u golemoj i pustoj ledenoj dvorani što se protezala milje i milje. Promatrao je komade leda te mislio i mislio, tako da je u njemu sve pucalo. Sjedio je mirno i ukočeno, te bi čovjek rekao da se smrznuo.

Just at this moment it happened that little Gerda came through the great door of the castle. Cutting winds were raging around her, but she offered up a prayer and the winds sank down as if they were going to sleep; and she went on till she came to the large empty hall, and caught sight of Kay; she knew him directly; she flew to him and threw her arms round his neck, and held him fast, while she exclaimed,

Upravo u taj čas u dvore stupi mala Gerda; uñe na velika vrata gdje britki vjetrovi brujahu. Ona izmoli večernju molitvu, a na to se vjetrovi stišaše, kao da poñoše na počinak. Djevojčica uñe u veliku i pustu ledenu dvoranu — ugleda Kaya, poznade ga, poletje i obisnu mu oko vrata, čvrsto ga zagrli i reče:

“Kay, dear little Kay, I have found you at last.”

— Kayu, dragi, mali Kayu! Napokon te nañoh!

But he sat quite still, stiff and cold.

Ali je Kay i dalje mirno sjedio, ukočen i hladan.

Then little Gerda wept hot tears, which fell on his breast, and penetrated into his heart, and thawed the lump of ice, and washed away the little piece of glass which had stuck there. Then he looked at her, and she sang—

Gerda briznu u plač; vrele suze što joj niz lice potekoše stadoše kapati Kayu na grudi, te mu u srce prodriješe, rastopiše onaj komad leda i rastočiše česticu staklovine što mu bijaše u srce zašla. Dječak pogleda djevojčicu, a ona zapjeva:

“Roses bloom and cease to be,
But we shall the Christ-child see.”

Ruže cvatu, a kad proñu,
Božića nam dani doñu.

Then Kay burst into tears, and he wept so that the splinter of glass swam out of his eye. Then he recognized Gerda, and said, joyfully,

Nato i Kay zaplaka; plakaše, a suzama što ih je ronio isplaka i onaj trunak staklovine što mu bijaše u oku; tada prepozna Gerdu i kliknu:

“Gerda, dear little Gerda, where have you been all this time, and where have I been?”

— Gerdo, draga mala Gerdo! Gdje si tako dugo bila? A gdje sam to ja bio?

And he looked all around him, and said, “How cold it is, and how large and empty it all looks,” and he clung to Gerda, and she laughed and wept for joy.

I pogleda oko sebe.
— O, što je hladno! Kakav je ovo beskraj i kakva pustoš! — uzviknu i privinu se uz Gerdu, koja se smiješila, dok su joj suze radosnice tekle niz lice.

It was so pleasing to see them that the pieces of ice even danced about; and when they were tired and went to lie down, they formed themselves into the letters of the word which the Snow Queen had said he must find out before he could be his own master, and have the whole world and a pair of new skates.

Bješe to radostan, tako blažen prizor da su i sami komadi leda od radosti zaigrali, a kad se umoriše, sastaviše se i složiše riječ za koju mu ono Snježna kraljica obeća, uspije li je sastaviti, da će postati svoj gospodar i da će na dar dobiti cio svijet, a još i klizaljke povrh toga.

Then Gerda kissed his cheeks, and they became blooming; and she kissed his eyes, and they shone like her own; she kissed his hands and his feet, and then he became quite healthy and cheerful.

Gerda ga poljubi u obraze, a obrazi mu procvaše; cjeliva mu oči, a one zasjaše poput njezinih; posu mu cjelovima ruke i noge, te on ozdravi i postade čio.

The Snow Queen might come home now when she pleased, for there stood his certainty of freedom, in the word she wanted, written in shining letters of ice.

Neka se slobodno vrati Snježna kraljica: povelja o njegovu osloboñenju bijaše ispisana blistavim komadima leda.

Then they took each other by the hand, and went forth from the great palace of ice. They spoke of the grandmother, and of the roses on the roof, and as they went on the winds were at rest, and the sun burst forth.

I oni se uzeše za ruke i odoše s velikih, pustih dvora; razgovarahu o baki i o ružama na krovu; kuda prolažahu, stišavali se vjetrovi, a sunce sjalo.

When they arrived at the bush with red berries, there stood the reindeer waiting for them, and he had brought another young reindeer with him, whose udders were full, and the children drank her warm milk and kissed her on the mouth.

Kad stigoše do grma s crvenim bobicama, ugledaše soba, koji ih je ondje već čekao: sob bijaše doveo i košutu, a ona djevojčicu i dječaka napoji toplim mlijekom i poljubi ih u usta.

Then they carried Kay and Gerda first to the Finland woman, where they warmed themselves thoroughly in the hot room, and she gave them directions about their journey home. Next they went to the Lapland woman, who had made some new clothes for them, and put their sleighs in order.

Sobovi odnesoše Kaya i Gerdu najprije Čuhonki, u koje se ogrijaše u vrućoj sobi i propitaše za povratak kući, a zatim Laponki, koja im saši novo ruho i pripremi svoje saonice.

Both the reindeer ran by their side, and followed them as far as the boundaries of the country, where the first green leaves were budding. And here they took leave of the two reindeer and the Lapland woman, and all said—Farewell.

Sob i košuta otpratiše ih sve do granice one zemlje; ondje gdje se pojavilo prvo zelenilo dječak se i djevojčica oprostiše sa sobovima i s Laponkom.
— Zbogom, zbogom! — povikaše na rastanku.

Then the birds began to twitter, and the forest too was full of green young leaves; and out of it came a beautiful horse, which Gerda remembered, for it was one which had drawn the golden coach. A young girl was riding upon it, with a shining red cap on her head, and pistols in her belt.

Zacvrkutale prve ptičice na granama što se bijahu okitile zelenim pupoljcima kadli se iz šume pojavi djevojčica jezdeći na prekrasnu konju što ga Gerda dobro poznavaše: ta bijaše nekoć upregnut u zlatne kočije. Jahačici na glavi svijetlocrvena kapa, a samokres za pojasom:

It was the little robber-maiden, who had got tired of staying at home; she was going first to the north, and if that did not suit her, she meant to try some other part of the world.

bila je to mala razbojnica, kojoj je dodijalo da bude kod kuće, pa se sad otisnula najprije put sjevera, a onda će, padne li joj na um, okrenuti na drugu stranu.

She knew Gerda directly, and Gerda remembered her: it was a joyful meeting.

Ona odmah prepozna Gerdu, i Gerda nju — da puste li radosti!

“You are a fine fellow to go gadding about in this way,” said she to little Kay, “I should like to know whether you deserve that any one should go to the end of the world to find you.”

— Lutaš li mi, lutaš, momčiću! — reći će razbojnica malom Kayu. — Rad bih znati jesi li zaslužio da se za tobom ide na kraj svijeta!

But Gerda patted her cheeks, and asked after the prince and princess.

A Gerda je potapša po obrazu i upita za kneževića i kneginjicu.

“They are gone to foreign countries,” said the robber-girl.

— Otišli su u tuñinu! — uzvrati razbojnička djevojčica.

“And the crow?” asked Gerda.

— A vran? — priupita Gerda.

“Oh, the crow is dead,” she replied; “his tame sweetheart is now a widow, and wears a bit of black worsted round her leg. She mourns very pitifully, but it is all stuff. But now tell me how you managed to get him back.”

— Vran je uginuo — odvrati ona. — Pitoma je njegova družica obudovjela te sad nosi crnu vunenu nit oko noge; tužna je i žalosna… ali sve su to brbljarije! Nego, ded mi reci kako si ti i kako si njega našla.

Then Gerda and Kay told her all about it.

Nato joj Gerda i Kay sve pripovjediše.

“Snip, snap, snare! it’s all right at last,” said the robber-girl.
Then she took both their hands, and promised that if ever she should pass through the town, she would call and pay them a visit.

— Eto, sad je i tome kraj! — kaza mala razbojnica, pruži im oboma ruku i obeća da će im doći u pohode ako je ikad sreća u njihovo mjesto nanese.

And then she rode away into the wide world. But Gerda and Kay went hand-in-hand towards home; and as they advanced, spring appeared more lovely with its green verdure and its beautiful flowers. Very soon they recognized the large town where they lived, and the tall steeples of the churches, in which the sweet bells were ringing a merry peal as they entered it, and found their way to their grandmother’s door.

To reče i odjezdi u široki svijet. Kay i Gerda uzeše se za ruke i poñoše svojim putem. Što su dalje išli, sve je više proljeće osvajalo noseći zelenilo i cvijeće. Zvona se glasahu sa zvonika, i oni prepoznaše visoke tornjeve i veliki grad u kojem življahu.

They went upstairs into the little room, where all looked just as it used to do. The old clock was going “tick, tick,” and the hands pointed to the time of day, but as they passed through the door into the room they perceived that they were both grown up, and become a man and woman.

Uñoše u grad i odoše ravno baki na vrata, pa uza stube u sobu, gdje sve bijaše na istome mjestu — sve kao prije: ura udarala svoje »tika-taka, tika-taka«, a kazaljke se okretale. Ali ulazeći na vrata zamijetiše kako su postali odrasli ljudi.

The roses out on the roof were in full bloom, and peeped in at the window; and there stood the little chairs, on which they had sat when children; and Kay and Gerda seated themselves each on their own chair, and held each other by the hand, while the cold empty grandeur of the Snow Queen’s palace vanished from their memories like a painful dream.

Ruže na žlijebu provirivahu s krova na otvorene prozore, a i dječje klupice još ondje bijahu. Kay i Gerda sjedoše svako na svoju klupicu i uzeše se za ruke. Kao ružan san zaboraviše ledenu pustoš i krasotu na dvorima Snježne kraljice.

The grandmother sat in God’s bright sunshine, and she read aloud from the Bible, “Except ye become as little children, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of God.”

Baka sjeñaše na jasnome Božjem suncu i naglas čitaše iz Biblije: »Ne budete li kao djeca, nećete ući u kraljevstvo nebesko.«

And Kay and Gerda looked into each other’s eyes, and all at once understood the words of the old song,

A Kay i Gerda pogledaše jedno drugome u oči i odjednom shvatiše staru pjesmu:

“Roses bloom and cease to be,
But we shall the Christ-child see.”

Ruže cvatu, a kad proñu,
Božića nam dani doñu.

And they both sat there, grown up, yet children at heart; and it was summer,—warm, beautiful summer.

I tako sjeñahu njih dvoje, odrasli a ipak djeca — djeca srcem — i bijaše ljeto, toplo, blago ljeto.