Rakugo in English

English Rakugo Short Stories

by Kanariya Eiraku

64. 救助されるべきか…

To be Rescued or not to be

64. 救助されるべきか…

To be Rescued or not to be

SCRIPT

A sailor spent 5 years alone on a small island after his ship was wrecked. At last, he saw a ship sail near his island. He made a fire to signal the ship.

Man:    I’m here. Please come and help me.

The ship stopped and sent a small boat to the island. There was a pile of the latest newspapers on the boat. The rescuer showed him those newspapers.

Rescue:  As you see, people are suffering from hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunami, hunger, terrorism,                wars and murders. Do you still want to be rescued?