Rakugo in English
English Rakugo Short Stories
by Kanariya Eiraku
T: Your son cheated on the examination.
F: Oh, what did he do?
T: Look at his test and his friend's test.
And compare his answers with his friend's.
Question number one.
Who is the first president of the United States?
And your son's answer is George Washington.
And your friend, wrote a same answer.
F: But how can you prove that my son saw his friend's test?
T: Look at the question number two.
Who is the 16th president of the United States?
And your son's wrote Abraham Lincoln, which is the same as his friend's.
F: But it may be his friend who saw my son's answer.
T: Look at the third question.
Who is the 40th president of the United States? And his friend's answer is: I don't know. And your son's answer is: I don't know, either!