​英語で小噺

English Rakugo Short Stories

by 鹿鳴家 英楽(Kanariya Eiraku)

35. 手遅れ医者

'Too Late' Doctor

35. 手遅れ医者

'Too Late' Doctor

​SCRIPT

Once there was a doctor who always said “it’s too late” to the patient.

When the patient died, the family gave it up because the doctor said “it’s too late”.
When the patient recovered, the family thanked the doctor a lot because he cured the patient even though it was too late.
But it doesn’t always work.

M: Doctor, my brother was working on the second floor.
   He has slipped and fallen down the stairs.
D: Oh, I see. That’s too bad. Let me see.
M: How is he?
D: It’s too late.
M: What?
  I brought him right after he fell.
  If you say it’s too late, when should I have brought him?
D: Before he fell.