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[Story-pattern]
Na doratu grive ni perčina.” 961 On his horse neither mane nor braided tail.”
Sta to začu lički Mustajbeže, 962 Well, Mustajbey of the Lika heard this, C
jI sa njime silan Osmanbeže, 963 And with him powerful Osmanbey,
vOdma' dalje konje proćerali. 964 Immediately they drove their horses onward.
Kad su moni na Jabuku bili, 965 When they got as far as Jabuka, C
*u* Oklen s' ono vidi do Kotara -- 966 It was possible to see faraway to Kotar -- C
Kada bježi Baturiću bane, 967 When Baturić ban was fleeing,
mA vone goni bedeviju vranu, 968 And he was driving his black mare, C
mA von nosi plemenitu Zlatu; 969 And he was bearing the noble Zlata; C
vA za njime Djerdelez Alija, 970 And behind him was Djerdelez Alija,
vA za njime kletim poljem trče. 971 And behind him Alija sped over the accursed plain.
Tad zavika silan Osmanbeže: 972 Then powerful Osmanbey began to shout:
vO Turčine, Djerdelez Alija, 973 “O Turk, Djerdelez Alija,
Nemoj pušćat' plemenite Zlate!” 974 Don't let the noble Zlata go!”
Stad' udarat' konja pretiloga; 975 Alija started to whip his stout horse; C
Kud ga kuca, sve mu koža puca 976 Wherever he struck it, the hide split
A vondolen' krvca zalijeva. 977 And blood poured out from the welts. C
Kad poleće dorče vod megdana, 978 When the bay battle-horse flew on, C
Pa von stiže Baturića bana; 979 And Alija overtook Baturić ban;
Dje ga stiže, pa pred njega prodje, 980 Well, he overtook him, then got out in front,
vA von ide pa prsi vu prsi. 981 And forced him into hand-to-hand combat. C
Jami bane dvije puške male 982 The ban brought out his two small pistols C
Da vubije Djerdelez Aliju, 983 To shoot Djerdelez Alija,
vU Alije gole prši klete. 984 Aiming at naked Alija's accursed chest. C
Pa vovako junak progovara: 985 Then in this way hero addressed him:
vUdri, bane, ne žali volova; 986 “Attack, ban, don't spare your lead;
jEvo prsi što će dočekati, 987 Now here's a chest that will await,
jI jo dje se volovo saviti.” 988 And your lead will bend back at you.” C
Kad mu dvije puške zagrmlješe, 989 When the two pistols began to thunder at him, C
vEj! Aliju vu prsi vudriše; 990 Ej! they struck Alija in the chest; C
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