|The Legend of Zelda|
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This famous video game now has a movie version. The plot centres on a boy named Link, the protagonist, who aims to rescue Princess Zelda from the primary antagonist, Ganon, by collecting the eight fragments of the Triforce, a powerful artefact. You can also watch a video from the cartoon version: Episode 1.
I’ve got something special lined up for today. I’m taking the harvest to Castle Town Market, and you’re coming with me. Now, mind your manners and do what I say. Speak to no one. And, for goodness’ sake, don’t touch anything.
- I’ve been waiting for you, Link. You’ve been kept safe, guarded by a secret race. But this very day, the kingdom of HyRule will fall. Nothing can stop the Evil which has crept inside these walls. I am too late. This is the Temple of Time. When these doors open again it will be seven years into the past. Find me again.
- I welcome the hero of Time.
- Hero of Time, face me!
Note: the man speaking first has a Scottish accent, quite different from standard pronunciation.
LINED UP= prepared, in store
HARVEST= the produce from a field (wheat, maize, or whatever they grew there)
MIND= be careful with
YOUR MANNERS= the way you behave and speak
FOR GOODNESS’ SAKE= an euphemistic way of saying "for God’s sake". It is used to add force (emphasize) to a question or request.
LINK= the name of the hero
EVIL= wicked, bad, malign
TO DWELL= to live
WALLS= the stone walls surrounding a castle or a city.
7 YEARS INTO THE PAST= 7 years ago, 7 years back in time
COURAGE= (pronounced "kurij") the quality shown by someone who is brave and is not afraid of danger
WISDOM= the quality shown by someone who is wise (who knows a lot about life)
FACE ME= confront me, fight me