「夏どろ/Who’s the thief?」
夏どろ/Who’s the thief?
One hot summer night, a thief is walking around.
He sees a house with the door open a little and goes inside.
“Is anybody home?
There is no light on so no one is here.
I’m a lucky man.”
The thief walks through the kitchen and into the living room, but…
No tatami mats?
What’s wrong with this house?”
“There is someone here.
Hey, I’m a thief.”
I thought the house owner came to collect the led money.”
“Well, I’m a thief.
Give me your money.”
“I have no money.”
“Can’t you see my big knife?
If you don’t give me your money, I’ll hurt you.”
“This room is too dark.
I can’t see your knife.
I can’t see anything.
Anyway, you can’t hurt me with that knife.
I don’t want to live anymore.”
“Ha, you want to die?”
“Yeah, I have no money and I can’t work right now.
If I can work, I can live.”
“Why can’t you work?”
“Because I sold my work tools.
I’m a carpenter.
I had to sell everything in this house to buy food.
I even sold the tatami mats.
Now, I have nothing.”
“Aw, how much does a new set of tools cost?
“Aw, at least, 10,000 yen.”
“Here, I’ll give you 10,000 yen.
You can buy a new set of tools.”
“Oh, thank you, Mr. thief!”
“I’m not Mr. thief.”
“Oh, but wait.
I need a new set of work clothes, too.
I can’t work in my underwear.
And If I can’t work I can’t live.
I’ll give you back your money and you can use your knife now.
I should die.”
“Wait, how much does a new set of clothes cost?”
“About 10,000 yen.”
“All right, here is 10,000 yen.”
I will go shopping tomorrow.”
“But wait, even if I start working, my boss won’t give me money right away.
I won’t be able to buy food.
If I can’t eat, I can’t work.
If I can work, I can live.
Ah, I think I should just die.”
How much do you need for food?”
Here is 10,000 yen.
Eat good food.”
“Wow, thank you.
You are a kind thief and you are rich.”
“I’m not rich now.
I gave you all my money.
I’m a thief so you should give me money.
I’m going home.”
“Wait, wait, Mr. thief.
I want to ask you one more thing.”
“Don’t call me a thief.
You are the thief.
OK, what is it?”
“Could you visit me every month?”