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Ky Teylu Baskerville

Hound of the Baskervilles

By Arthur Conan Doyle, translated into Cornish by Nicholas Williams

First edition, 2012. Illustrations by Sidney Paget. Cathair na Mart: Evertype. ISBN 978-1-78201-013-5 (paperback), price: €13.95, £11.95, $16.95.

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“Sir Charles lay on his face, his arms out, his fingers dug into the ground, and his features convulsed with some strong emotion to such an extent that I could hardly have sworn to his identity. There was certainly no physical injury of any kind. But one false statement was made by Barrymore at the inquest. He said that there were no traces upon the ground round the body. He did not observe any. But I did—some little distance off, but fresh and clear.”   “Yth esa Syr Charles ow crowedha wàr y fâss, y dhywvregh istynys in mes, y vesias herdhys aberth i’n dor. Y dremyn o mar uthyk cabmys na yllyn bos certan an corf dhe vos y gorf ev. Nyns esa goly pò myshyf vëth gwrës dhe’n corf. Saw Barrymore a ros fâls-derivas dhe’n cùrunor in udn mater yn udnyk. Ev a leverys nag esa ol a dra vëth wàr an dor adro dhe’n corf. Ny welas ev ol vëth. Saw me a welas olow—neb pellder dhyworto, saw fresk ha hewel.”
“Footprints?”   “Olow treys?”
“Footprints.”   “Olow treys.”
“A man’s or a woman’s?”   “Treys den pò treys benyn?”
Dr Mortimer looked strangely at us for an instant, and his voice sank almost to a whisper as he answered.   An Doctour Mortymer a veras orthyn tecken, coynt y dremyn, y lev a skydnyas dhe whystrans ogasty hag ev a worthebys:
“Mr Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound!”   “A Vêster Holmes, an olow êns y a dreys ky uthyk brâs!”
Holmes
Sir Charles Baskerville, a Devon landowner, has died suddenly, apparently from the fright given him by an enormous fearsome dog. Some of the local people believe an old legend according to which the dog is not an earthly animal, but rather a supernatural hell-hound which inhabits the area’s lonely dangerous moor and has haunted the Baskervilles for generations. It’s up to Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson to show what the true nature of the hound is while seeing to it that no harm comes to Sir Henry Baskerville, Sir Charles’ nephew and heir who has come to live in Baskerville Hall and claim his inheritance. Many commentators consider that The Hound of the Baskervilles is the best of the Sherlock Holmes stories and it is certainly one of the best-known detective stories ever written.


  Syr Charles Baskerville, perhen tiryow in Pow Densher, yw ledhys yn sodyn der own a gemeras ev, dell hevel, a gy uthyk ha brâs dres ehen. Yma radn a bobel an pow ader dro ow cresy henwhedhel ow tùchya an keth ky-na. Warlergh an whedhel coth nyns yw an ky best vëth a’n bës-ma saw ky iffarnak gornatùral, usy tregys wàr hal peryllys ha dygoweth an còstys-na hag usy ow trobla teylu Baskerville dres lies bledhen. Syr Henry Baskerville, noy hag er Syr Charles, yw devedhys dhe Hel Baskerville rag kemeres posessyon a’y erytans. Sherlock Holmes ha’n Doctour Watson a’s teves an devar a dhysqwedhes pëth yw an ky in gwiryoneth hag in kettermyn gwetha Syr Charles dhyworth drog. Yma lies crytycor ow consydra Ky Teylu Baskerville dhe vos an whedhel gwella a whedhlow Sherlock Holmes. Hèm yw an kensa prës dell hevel may feu onen vëth a’n whedhlow-na dyllys in Kernowek.
 
HTML Michael Everson, Evertype, Cnoc Sceichín, Leac an Anfa, Cathair na Mart, Co. Mhaigh Eo, Éire, 2012-11-01

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