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English Rakugo Short Stories
by 鹿鳴家 英楽(Kanariya Eiraku)

10. ケチな男

Stingy Guy

10. ケチな男

Stingy Guy


A stingy guy was standing in front of an eel restaurant.

He was eating rice while smelling the broiling eels.

The shopkeeper didn’t like his stinginess and gave him a bill.


S: That’s 800 yen, sir.

C: I didn’t eat your eel.

S: No, but the smell gave you the feeling of eating an eel. You should pay for it.

C:   I see. If such is the case, listen to the sound of the coins and think you have taken 

  the money. ‘Clink, clink.’

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