Ka moolelo o Jeremy

148 moʻolelo e ka guemy Ua hānau ʻia ʻo Jeremy me kahi kino hoʻohaumaha, he lohi, a me ka maʻi hoʻomanawanui, a me ka maʻi i hiki ʻole ke hoʻomake me ka make o kona ola ʻōpio. Akā naʻe, ua ho'āʻo kona mau mākua e hāʻawi iā ia i kahi ola maʻamau e like me ka hiki a no laila ua hoʻouna lākou iā ia i ke kula pilikino.

I ka makahiki 12, ua loaʻa iā Jeremy i ka papa lua. ʻO kāna kumu, ʻo Doris Miller i nele pinepine iā ia. Lele nui ʻo ia a hoʻi aʻe i loko o kona noho, e ʻalo ana me ka haunaele. Ua ʻōlelo hou ʻo ia i kekahi manawa, me he mea lā e kūwaho ana kahi mālamalama i ka pouli o kāna lolo. ʻO ka hapa nui o ka manawa, hoʻonāukiuki ʻo Jeremy i kāna kumu kumu. I kekahi lā, ua kāhea ʻo ia i kona mau mākua a noi iā lākou e hele i ke kula no ka hālāwai kūkā ʻana.

I ka noho mālie ʻana o ka Forresters i ka papa kula hilahila, ʻōlelo aku ʻo Doris iā lākou: ʻAʻole ia he mea kūpono me ia me nā keiki ʻē aʻe ʻole ʻaʻohe pilikia o ke aʻo. »

ʻ criedlelo aku ʻo Ms. Forrester iā ia iho i ka ʻōlelo ʻana o kāna kāne, "Ms. Miller," ʻōlelo ʻo ia, "he mea weliweli loa ia no Jeremy inā mākou e lawe iā ia mai ke kula. Ua ʻike nō māua he hauʻoli nui loa ia i kēia manawa. »

Noho ʻo Doris ma hope o ka haʻalele ʻana o nā mākua, e hāhai ana i ka puka ma ka pukaaniani ma ka hau. ʻAʻole kūpono ia e hoʻokau iā Jeremy i kāna papa. Ua aʻo ʻo ia e aʻo ʻana i nā keiki 18 a he maʻi ʻo Jeremy. Poha koke lākou i ka hewa. "E ke Akua," hōōhoʻo ʻia ʻo ia, "ke uwe nei au maanei, ʻoiai ʻaʻole pilikia kaʻu mau pilikia i kēia ʻohana ʻilihune. E ʻoluʻolu e kōkua mai iaʻu e hoʻomanawanui hou iā Jeremy! »

Hele mai ke kō a me ke kamaʻilio hauʻoli nā keiki e pili ana i ka Pōlo e hiki mai ana. Ua haʻi ʻo Doris i ka moʻolelo o Iesū a laila, e hoʻolaha i ka manaʻo e ulu aʻe nei ke ola hou, hāʻawi ʻo ia i kēlā me kēia keiki i ʻākala nui. ʻĀ, "wahi āna iā lākou," makemake au e lawe ʻoe i kēia home a e hoʻihoʻi mai i ka lā ʻapōpō me kahi mea e hōʻike hou ana i ke ola hou. Maopopo?

"ʻAe, Mrs. Miller!" ʻAe ʻoliʻoli nā keiki - nā kānaka āpau koe wale ʻo Jeremy. Ua hoʻolohe wale ʻo ia, kūloʻo kona mau maka i kona maka. Ua noʻonoʻo paha ʻo ia inā maopopo ʻo ia i ka hana. Malia paha hiki iā ia ke kāhea i kona mau mākua a wehewehe i ka papahana iā lākou.

I ke kakahiaka aʻe, hele mai nā keiki he 19 i ke kula, he ʻakaʻaka a haʻi aku i nā moʻolelo, ʻoiai e waiho ana i kā lākou hua ʻai i ka pā kīʻaha nui ma ka papaʻaina ʻo Māleka. Ma hope o ka pau ʻana o kā lākou haʻawina kula, ʻo ia ka manawa e wehe ai i nā hua.

Loaʻa ʻo Doris i ka pua ma ka hua mua. "ʻĀ ʻae, he pua kahi hōʻailona ʻo ka ola hou," wahi āna. "Ke kūleʻa nei nā mea kanu mai ka lepo, ua ʻike mākou aia kēia pūnāwai." ʻO kahi kaikamahine liʻiliʻi i ka lālani mua e hāpai ana i kona mau lima. "ʻO kēia kaʻu hua, Mrs. Miller," i ʻōlelo mai ai ʻo ia.

ʻO ka hua e kū mai ana i kahi pōpō palu i ʻike maoli ʻia. Hoʻokū ʻo Doris i lalo: "Ua ʻike mākou a loli nā ʻōpua pua a ulu i loko o ka pōkā momona. ʻAe, he ola hou kēia ». Ua ʻōlelo ʻoliʻoli ʻo Little Judy a ʻōlelo ʻo ia, "E Miss Miller, ʻo ia kaʻu hua."

A laila loaʻa hou ʻo Doris i kahi pōhaku me nā moss ma luna ona. Ua wehewehe ʻo ia no ka moss ua hōʻike i ke ola. ʻ answeredlelo maila ʻo Billy mai ka lā hope. "Ua kōkua koʻu makuakāne iaʻu," nui ʻo ia. A laila wehe ʻo Doris i ka ʻehā o ka huaʻehā. Nui ʻole! Pono iā Jeremy, manaʻo ia. ʻAʻole pono ʻo ia i hoʻomaopopo i nā ʻōlelo ʻōlelo. Inā ʻaʻole ua poina ia e kāhea i kona mau mākua. ʻAʻole makemake e hoʻohilahila iā ia, waiho ikiʻo ia i ka hua a hiki i kekahi.

Puka koke akula ʻo Jeremy. "E Mone Miller, ʻaʻole ʻoe makemake e kamaʻilio e pili ana i kaʻu hua?"

ʻ answeredlelo aku ʻo Doris me ka ʻoliʻoli: "Akā ʻo Jeremy - ua hapa kāu hua!" Nana aku ia i kona mau maka a i mai mālie: "Akā, poʻa ʻole ka hale kupapaʻu o Iesū!"

Ua kū ka manawa. A loaʻa hou iā ia iho, nīnau akula ʻo Doris iā ia: "ʻIke ʻoe i ke kumu o ka hale kupapaʻu?"

«Ae, ae! Ua pepehi ʻia ʻo Iesū a kau akula ma laila. A laila, hoʻāla ʻo kona makuakāne iā ia! » Hū ʻia ka bū. ʻOiai ka holo ʻana o nā keiki i waho o ka pā kula, kāhea ʻo Doris. Ua make ʻo Jeremy i ʻekolu mau mahina ma hope mai. Ua pīhoihoi nā mea nāna i hāʻawi iā ia i ka hanohano hope loa i ka hale kupapaʻu i ka ʻike ʻana i nā hua he 19 ma kona kōpana, piha ʻole lākou a pau.

Ua maʻalahi ka lono maikaʻi - ua kū aʻe ʻo Iesū! E hoʻopiha kona aloha iā ʻoe me ka hauʻoli i kēia manawa hoʻolauleʻa pae ʻuhane.

na Joseph Tkach


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