Performance

[Story-pattern]
Na vOtoku, Topalović Husu, 361 In Otok, Topalo's son Huso,
vi jovako njemu progovara: 362 And in this way he declared to him:
vO moj brate, Topalović Huso, 363 “O my brother, Topalović Huso,
Kupi meni vage na vOtoci, 364 Gather the agas in Otok for me,
Kupi vaga što ji' više jima, 365 Gather as many of the agas as there are, C
Vodi meni na široku Liku; 366 Lead them to me in the wide Lika;
vOću sina da voženim moga 367 I will be marrying off my son
vOd Kanidže grada bijeloga.” 368 From the white town of Kanidža.”
Kad sve beže knjige rasturijo, 369 When the bey had sent all the letters off,
Rasturijo na četiri strane, 370 Sent them off to the four compass-points,
vOnda stade ‘vako govoriti: 371 Then he began to speak in this way: C
“Moj Djuliću, moj rodjeni sine, 372 “O my Djulić, my own born son, C
vAjde trči, sine, na vodžaka, 373 Hurry and run, my son, to the hearth, C
Pa ti jami glavnju viz odžaka, 374 Then fetch a brand from the hearth,
Pa ti nosi na našu kapiju, 375 Then carry it to our gate,
Pa zapali dva topa velika. 376 Then light the two great cannon.
Naide jeka niz Undjurovinu, 377 The echo will go down through Undjurovina,
Naide jeka vod grada do grada, 378 The echo will go from town to town,
Nek se kupe naši Krajišnici.” 379 Let our border people gather themselves.”
nU Djulića pogovora nema -- 380 From Djulić there came no objection -- C
Dje, von jami glavnju viz odžaka, 381 Well, he fetched a brand from the hearth, C
vA zapali dva topa velika. 382 And lit the two great cannon. C
vOde jeka niz Undjurovinu, 383 The echo went down through Undjurovina,
Niz šes' stotin' turski' palanaka; 384 Down through six hundred Turkish market-towns; C
Na gradovim' pucaju topovi, 385 In the towns cannon fired,
Po kulama matice lumbarde, 386 Heavy cannon from one tower to another, C
Karavulam' šibe predvodnice; 387 From the outposts sentries looked out; C
Popucuju na četiri strane 388 The cannon were firing to the four compass-points C
vOd dnev' do dnev' pa za deset dana. 389 From one day to the next for ten days.
Stade begu sila dolaziti. 390 Then the bey's army began to arrive-- C
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