​英語で小噺

English Rakugo Short Stories

by 鹿鳴家 英楽(Kanariya Eiraku)

40. 亀の一生

A Turtle's Life

40. 亀の一生

A Turtle's Life

​SCRIPT

A man went to a pet shop and bought a turtle.

The shop owner said,
O:  You know, the crane is said to live for a thousand years,
   and the turtle for ten thousand years.

But the next day, the turtle died.
So he went to the shop to make complaints.
M:   You said yesterday that the crane lives for a thousand years,
      and the turtle for ten thousand years.
      But it died just this morning.
O:   Oh, I see.
      It must have just turned ten thousand years old this morning.