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Finn Family Moomintroll (The Moomins, #3) Finn Family Moomintroll by Tove Jansson
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“Someone who eats pancakes and jam can't be so awfully dangerous. You can talk to him.”
Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll
“It looks rather ordinary," said the Snork. "Unless you consider that a top hat is always somewhat extraordinary, of course.”
Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll
“The voice of the waves was now mixed with strange sounds; laughter, running feet and the clanging of great bells far out to sea. Snufkin lay still and listened. dreaming and remembering his trip round world. Soon I must set out again, he thought. But not yet.”
Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll
“The Hemulen, moaning piteously, thrust his nose into the sand. "This has gone too far!" he said. "Why can't a poor innocent botanist live his life in peace and quiet?"
"Life is not peaceful," said Snufkin, contentedly.”
Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll
“I'm afraid we shall waste an awful lot of time."
"Don't worry," answered Snufkin, "we shall have wonderful dreams, and when we wake up it'll be spring.”
Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll
“Once a year the Hattifatteners collect there before setting out again on their endless foraging expedition round the world. They come from all points of the compass, silent and serious with their small, white empty faces, and why they hold this yearly meeting it is difficult to say, as they can neither hear nor speak, and have no object in life but the distant goal of their journey's end. Perhaps they like to have a place where they feel at home and can rest a little and meet friends.”
Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll
“Mutta voi, miten ihanaa on hiljaisena hetkenä juuri ennen auringon nousua mennä kotiin nukkumaan kun syömiset on syöty, juomiset juotu, puhumiset puhuttu ja tanssittu jalat väsyksiin.”
Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll
“Moomintroll's mother and father always welcomed all their friends in the same quiet way, just adding another bed and putting another leaf in the dining-room table. And so Moominhouse was rather full -- a place where everyone did what they liked and seldom worried about tomorrow. Very often unexpected and disturbing things used to happen, but nobody ever had time to be bored, and that is always a good thing.”
Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll
“It's finished. There isn't a stamp, or an error that I haven't collected. Not one. What shall I do now?"
"I think I'm beginning to understand," said Moomintroll slowly. "You aren't a collector anymore, you're only an owner, and that isn't nearly so much fun.”
Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll
“And that night he couldn't sleep, but lay looking out at the light June night which was full of lonely whisperings and rustlings and the pattering of feet. The air was sweet with the smell of flowers.”
Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll
“Tro på mig bara. Jag är förskräckligt klok!”
Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll
“At the end of the world there lies a mountain so high it makes you dizzy even to think about it. It is as black as soot, as smooth as silk, terribly steep, and where there should be a bottom, there are only clouds. But high up on the peak stands the Hobgoblin's House, and it looks like this." And Snufkin drew a house in the sand.
"Hasn't it got any windows?" asked Sniff.
"No," said Snufkin, "and it hasn't got a door either, because the Hobgoblin always goes home by air riding on a black panther. He goes out every night and collects rubies in his hat."
"What did you say?" asked Sniff, with his eyes popping out of his head. "Rubies! Where does he get them from?"
"The Hobgoblin can change himself into anything he likes," Snufkin answered, "and then he can crawl under the ground and even down onto the sea bed where buried treasure lies.”
Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll
“As they pushed through the door a remarkable sight met their eyes: the Muskrat was sitting in the fork of a tree eating a pear.
"Where's mother?" asked Moomintroll.
"She's trying to get your father out of his room," replied the Muskrat, bitterly. "This is what comes of collecting plants. I've never quite trusted that Hemulen. Well, I hope the Muskrat heaven is a peaceful place, because I shan't be here much longer.”
Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll
“Oh!" said Moominmamma with a start, "I believe those were mice disappearing into the cellar. Sniff, run down with a little milk for them." Then she caught sight of the suitcase which stood by the steps. "Luggage too," thought Moominmamma. "Dear me -- then they've come to stay." And she went off to look for Moominpappa to ask him to put up two more beds -- very, very small ones.”
Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll
“Here is the most valuable thing in the whole of Moomin Valley, Groke! Do you know what has grown out of this hat? Raspberry juice and fruit trees, and the most beautiful little self-propelling clouds: the only Hobgoblin's Hat in the world!”
Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll
“Toivokaamme hänelle hyvää teltanpaikkaa ja kevyttä sydäntä!”
Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll
“Antakaa minulle jotain vahvistavaa, Taikuri sanoi. - Tämä alkaa käydä hermoilleni.
Muumimamma juoksutti hänelle heti pannukakkua ja hilloa ja antoi hänelle suuren lautasen.”
Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll
“Now you can all have a wish -- the Moomin family first!"
Moominmamma hesitated a bit. "Should it be something you can see?" she asked, "or an idea? If you know what I mean, Mr. Hobgoblin?"
"Oh, yes!" said the Hobgoblin. "Things are easier of course, but it will work with an idea too."
"Then I want to wish that Moomintroll will stop missing Snufkin," said Moominmamma.
"Oh, dear!" said Moomintroll going pink, "I didn't know it was so obvious!"
But the Hobgoblin waved his cloak once, and immediately the sadness flew out of Moomintroll's heart. His longing just became an expectancy, and that felt much better.”
Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll
“I have every respect for your deductions, but you are wrong, completely and absolutely, and without any doubt. – The Muskrat”
Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll
“It was the end of August — the time when owls hoot at night and flurries of bats swoop noiselessly over the garden. Moomin Wood was full of glow-worms, and the sea was disturbed. There was expectation and a certain sadness in the air, and the harvest moon came up huge and yellow. Moomintroll had always liked those last weeks of summer most, but he didn’t really know why.”
Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll
“The sea had changed. It was dark green now with white-horses, and the rocks shone yellow like phosphorus. Rumbling solemnly the thunder-storm came up from the south. It spread its black sail over the sea; it spread over half the sky and the lightning flashed with an ominous glint.
"It's coming right over the island," thought Snufkin with a thrill of joy and excitement. He imagined he was sailing high up over the clouds, and perhaps shooting out to sea on a hissing flash of lightning.”
Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll
“Well, things can't get much worse -- that's one consolation," the Muskrat groaned. He had hidden himself in a forest of bracken in the bathroom, and had wrapped his head in a handkerchief so that nothing should grow into his ears.”
Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll
“But Moominmamma was quite unperturbed.
"Well, well!" she said, "it seems to me that our guests are having a very good time."
"I hope so," replied Moominpappa. "Pass me a banana, please dear.”
Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll
“Sniff looked at them and noticed that they were much smaller than he was, so he felt kinder and said, condescendingly. "Hullo. Nice to see you.”
Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll
“Muumipappa oli ruvennut kuvaamaan lapsuuttaan. Kirjoittaessaan hän oli aina niin liikuttunut että melkein itki. Hän oli ollut erikoinen ja lahjakas lapsi, jota kukaan ei ymmärtänyt. Vanhempana hän sai osakseen yhtä vähän ymmärtämystä, ja hänen elämänsä oli kaikin puolin kauheaa. Muumipappa luki kaiken kirjoittamansa ja ajatteli, miten kaikki katuisivat lukiessaan hänen muistelmiaan. Silloin hän ilostui jälleen ja sanoi itsekseen: -Se on heille oikein!”
Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll
“Then -- they saw the Groke. Everybody saw her. She sat motionless on the sandy path at the bottom of the steps and stared at them with round, expressionless eyes.
She was not particularly big and didn't look dangerous either, but your let that she was terribly evil and would wait for ever. And that was awful.
Nobody plucked up enough courage to attack. She sat there for a while, and then slid away into the darkness. But where she had been sitting the ground was frozen!”
Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll
“Clever of you, Hemul. But, on the other hand, think how lonely the Groke is because nobody likes her, and she hates everybody. The Contents is perhaps the only thing she has. Would you now take that away from her too -- lonely and rejected in the night?" Sniff became more and more affected and his voice trembled. "Cheated out of her only possession by Thingumy and Bob." He blew his nose and couldn't go on.”
Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll
“¡Dios mío!, exclamó Mamá Mumin con un sobresalto. Estoy segura de que acabo de ver un par de ratas entrar en la cava. ¡Snif, llévales un platito de leche!”
Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll
“The Groke looked at the hat. Then she looked at Thingumy and Bob. Then she looked at the hat again. You could see that she was thinking with all her might. Then suddenly she snatched the hat and, without a word, slithered like ann icy grey shadow into the forest. It was the last time she was seen in the Valley of the Moomins, and the last they saw of the Hobgoblin's Hat, too.
At once the colors became warmer again and the garden was filled with the sounds and scents of summer.”
Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll
“Муми-мама пошла спать в свою комнату, потому что больше всего на свете она любила спать, когда дождь барабанит по крыше.”
Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll

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