Enjoy Simple English 2019/5/9-2
Thursday Rakugo日本の伝統的笑い!落語
The Thief’s Actだくだく-2

This not a very good thief, but he really liked being one. He liked the clothes. Sometimes he looked at himself in the mirror and said, “Women like thieves.” One night, he was walking around Asakusa. He was looking for a house to steal things from. He saw a big house. The door was open a little.
Aha! I’m going to steal from that big house! Then, I can be rich and take my girlfriends out to dinner.
The thief goes inside the house and is happy to see that there are many expensive things inside.
Wow! This cabinet looks really nice. Let me see what’s inside
The thief tries to open the cabinet door, but he notices something is strange.
Hey! This cabinet is a picture. And that clock is a picture, too. Everything in this house is a picture. Humph! There is nothing here that I can steal!
The thief is very angry, but then, he thinks about the owner of the house.
Hmm. Maybe the owner of this house is a painter who doesn’t have a lot of money. That’s why he can’t buy anything. He wants people to think he is rich, so he painted all his nice furniture! Ha ha. He is a foolish man! I can’t steal anything from this house, but I have come all the way to Asakaus, I don’t want to leave yet.
I have come all the way to Asakusa. I don’t want to leave yet. Hmm. I like acting, so I will act like a thief. Narration Then, the thief goes in front of the picture of the cabinet and starts to act like he is stealing things. He pretends to open the cabinet door. Thief Ah, a beautiful kimono! An expensive watch! Oh, a little box. Let me see what’s inside. Oh, a diamond ring! It is so bright it is hurting my eyes! Ha ha Narration The thief keeps acting. He does not know that the owner of the house is actually sleeping nearby. The thief is having a lot of fun, and his voice becomes louder and louder. The owner of the house wakes up and sees what is happening. (Talking in his head) A thief! I have to catch him. I’m going to walk up to him without making a sound. Then, I’m going to hit him with my stick! Owner The only real thing in this house is a stick. Everything else is Narration a picture. Now the thief is getting ready to leave the house. The owner slowly walks up with his big stick and hits the thief. Owner Ha! Thief Ouch! Who are you? Owner I’m the owner of this house! Thief You hit me with a stick! Hey, it’s not a picture Owner No, it’s real. I keep this stick for thieves like you!

I have come all the way to Asakusa. I don’t want to leave yet. Hmm. I like acting, so I will act like a thief.
Then, the thief goes in front of the picture of the cabinet and starts to act like he is stealing things. He pretends to open the cabinet door.
Ah, a beautiful kimono. An expensive watch. Oh, a little box. Let me see what’s inside. Oh, a diamond ring! It is so bright it is hurting my eyes! Ha ha.
The thief keeps acting. He does not know that the owner of the house is actually sleeping nearby. The thief is having a lot of fun, and his voice becomes louder and louder. The owner of the house wakes up and sees what is happening.
A thief! I have to catch him. I’m going to Owner walk up to him without making a sound. Then, I’m going to hit him with my stick.
The only real thing in this house is a stick. Everything else is a picture. Now the thief is getting ready to leave the house. The owner slowly walks up with his big stick and hits the thief.
Ha.
Ouch! Who are you?
I’m the owner of this house.
You hit me with a stick. Hey, it’s not a picture.
No, it’s real. I keep this stick for thieves like you.




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