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English E-reader (Graded readers), The Hat

The Hat

Bernardo lives in Rome. He likes hats. One day he is at a street market near the Colosseum. Suddenly, he stops.

"I like that hat!" he says.

Bernardo buys the hat.

"I can put it in a bag for you," the woman says.

"No, it's OK," Bernardo says. "I can wear it. Put my old hat in the bag, please."

Bernardo arrives home.

"Hello, Natalie," he says to his wife. "Do you like my new hat?"

Natalie looks at him. She thinks, "No!" But she says, "Why do you want another hat, Bernardo? You have twenty!"

"I like hats," Bernardo says. "And I like this hat."

Natalie sees some people in the street. "They're laughing at Bernardo's hat," she thinks. "What can I do with it?"

Two days later, Natalie takes the hat to a store. The store buys and sells clothes. The man in the store buys Bernardo's hat.

That afternoon, Bernardo looks for his hat.

"I can't find my hat, Natalie," he says.

He looks in every room of the house.

"I can buy you a new hat, Bernardo," Natalie says. She smiles. "Let's go to the store!"

Three days later, Anna buys the hat.

Anna is a student from the United States. She is in Rome on vacation.

"I love this hat!" she thinks. She smiles. "I can get some flowers for it."

A week later, Anna gets an airplane home.

She lives in California, near the ocean.

That weekend, she goes down to the harbor. She goes to a cafe for a drink.

Mitch is sitting in the cafe, too. He sees Anna's hat.

"Who's under that hat?" Mitch thinks.

Anna looks up and sees him.

"Hi," Mitch says. "I love your hat."

"Thank you," Anna says. She smiles.

"I'm Mitch," Mitch says.

"I'm Anna," Anna says. She thinks, "I like him. Maybe this is a lucky hat!"

Mitch moves to Anna's table. They talk about books and movies.

Anna tells Mitch about Rome.

"It's a good place for hats!" she says.

Mitch laughs. "A beautiful hat for a beautiful girl," he says.

"Thank you," she says.

"Come to the movies with me tomorrow, Anna," Mitch says.

"OK," Anna says. "Why not?"

Suddenly, the wind takes Anna's hat away.

"My hat!" Anna says.

The wind blows the hat out across the water.

"It's OK," Mitch says. "Can I buy you a new hat? Do you know a store near here?"

"Yes, I do," Anna says. "Thank you."

She smiles at Mitch.

It is early morning on a beach near the cafe.

Cal sleeps on the beach with Sunny, his dog. Cal has no money and no home. Every day, he plays his guitar on the street.

"Look, Sunny," he says. "A hat. Go and get it!"

Cal plays his guitar on the street that morning.

Many people stop and listen. They put money in the hat.

"Look at this money, Sunny!" Cal says. "This is a lucky hat! We can eat at the cafe today. And tomorrow!"

That night, a man comes to the beach. His name is Rod. He sees Cal and Sunny.

He sees the hat, too, and smiles.

"That's a good hat," he thinks.

He walks quietly across the beach. He takes the hat, then he walks away quickly.

In the morning, Cal says to Sunny, "Where's my lucky hat?"

Later that night, Rod goes into town.

He goes to a store. He has a gun.

"What do you want?" the woman in the store asks.

"Give me the money!" Rod says. "Quickly!"

"OK, OK," the woman says.

Rod takes the money and runs from the store.

The woman calls the police. "He's tall and thin," she says. "And he's wearing a green and yellow hat."

Later, two policemen see Rod on the street.

"He's wearing a green and yellow hat!" one policeman says.

"And he's tall and thin!" his friend says. "It's him!"

Suddenly, Rod sees them. He runs.

"It's this hat," he thinks. "It isn't a lucky hat!"

He throws away the hat.

The hat falls into a taxi. A young woman, Gina, is in the taxi. She laughs. "That's lucky!" she thinks. "I can wear this hat." The taxi arrives at Los Angeles airport.

"Are you going on vacation?" the taxi driver asks Gina.

"No, I'm going home to Italy," Gina answers.

A day later, Gina is in Rome.

"It's a beautiful city," she thinks. "And it's my city."

A man stops and looks at her hat. Gina sees him.

"Do you like hats?" Gina asks him.

"I love hats!" Bernardo says.

- THE END -


The Hat

Bernardo lives in Rome. He likes hats. One day he is at a street market near the Colosseum. Suddenly, he stops.

"I like that hat!" he says.

Bernardo buys the hat.

"I can put it in a bag for you," the woman says.

"No, it's OK," Bernardo says. 「いいえ、大丈夫です」とベルナルドは言います。 "I can wear it. 「私はそれを着ることができます。 Put my old hat in the bag, please." 古い帽子を鞄に入れてください。」

Bernardo arrives home. ベルナルドが家に到着します。

"Hello, Natalie," he says to his wife. 「こんにちは、ナタリー」と彼は妻に言います。 "Do you like my new hat?" 「私の新しい帽子は好きですか?」

Natalie looks at him. ナタリーは彼を見ます。 She thinks, "No!" 彼女は「いいえ!」と思います。 But she says, "Why do you want another hat, Bernardo? しかし、彼女は言います。「なぜあなたは別の帽子が欲しいのですか、ベルナルド? You have twenty!" あなたは20人います!」

"I like hats," Bernardo says. "And I like this hat."

Natalie sees some people in the street. "They're laughing at Bernardo's hat," she thinks. "What can I do with it?" 「私はそれで何ができますか?」

Two days later, Natalie takes the hat to a store. 2日後、ナタリーは帽子を店に持っていきます。 The store buys and sells clothes. その店は洋服を売買している。 The man in the store buys Bernardo's hat. 店の男はベルナルドの帽子を買います。

That afternoon, Bernardo looks for his hat. その日の午後、ベルナルドは彼の帽子を探します。

"I can't find my hat, Natalie," he says. 「私の帽子が見つかりません、ナタリー」と彼は言います。

He looks in every room of the house. 彼は家のすべての部屋を見る。

"I can buy you a new hat, Bernardo," Natalie says. 「私はあなたに新しい帽子を買うことができます、ベルナルド」とナタリーは言います。 She smiles. 彼女は微笑む。 "Let's go to the store!" "店に行こう!"

Three days later, Anna buys the hat. 3日後、アンナは帽子を買います。

Anna is a student from the United States. She is in Rome on vacation.

"I love this hat!" she thinks. She smiles. "I can get some flowers for it." “我可以为它买些花。”

A week later, Anna gets an airplane home.

She lives in California, near the ocean.

That weekend, she goes down to the harbor. She goes to a cafe for a drink. 彼女はカフェに飲みに行きます。

Mitch is sitting in the cafe, too. He sees Anna's hat. 彼はアンナの帽子を見る。

"Who's under that hat?" 「誰がその帽子の下にいるの?」 Mitch thinks. ミッチは考えています。

Anna looks up and sees him. アンナは見上げて彼を見ます。

"Hi," Mitch says. 「こんにちは」とミッチは言います。 "I love your hat."

"Thank you," Anna says. She smiles.

"I'm Mitch," Mitch says.

"I'm Anna," Anna says. She thinks, "I like him. Maybe this is a lucky hat!"

Mitch moves to Anna's table. They talk about books and movies.

Anna tells Mitch about Rome.

"It's a good place for hats!" she says.

Mitch laughs. ミッチは笑う。 "A beautiful hat for a beautiful girl," he says.

"Thank you," she says.

"Come to the movies with me tomorrow, Anna," Mitch says. 「明日、私と一緒に映画に来てください、アンナ」とミッチは言います。 “明天跟我一起去看电影,安娜,”米奇说。

"OK," Anna says. "Why not?"

Suddenly, the wind takes Anna's hat away. 突然、風がアンナの帽子を奪う。

"My hat!" Anna says.

The wind blows the hat out across the water. 風が帽子を水面に吹き飛ばします。

"It's OK," Mitch says. "Can I buy you a new hat? Do you know a store near here?" この近くのお店をご存知ですか?」

"Yes, I do," Anna says. "Thank you."

She smiles at Mitch.

It is early morning on a beach near the cafe.

Cal sleeps on the beach with Sunny, his dog. Cal has no money and no home. Every day, he plays his guitar on the street.

"Look, Sunny," he says. "A hat. Go and get it!"

Cal plays his guitar on the street that morning.

Many people stop and listen. They put money in the hat.

"Look at this money, Sunny!" Cal says. "This is a lucky hat! We can eat at the cafe today. And tomorrow!"

That night, a man comes to the beach. His name is Rod. He sees Cal and Sunny.

He sees the hat, too, and smiles.

"That's a good hat," he thinks.

He walks quietly across the beach. 彼は静かに浜辺を歩いている。 He takes the hat, then he walks away quickly. 彼は帽子をかぶって、すぐに立ち去ります。

In the morning, Cal says to Sunny, "Where's my lucky hat?"

Later that night, Rod goes into town. その夜遅く、ロッドは町に入る。

He goes to a store. He has a gun.

"What do you want?" the woman in the store asks.

"Give me the money!" Rod says. "Quickly!"

"OK, OK," the woman says.

Rod takes the money and runs from the store. ロッドはお金を受け取り、店から逃げます。

The woman calls the police. 女性は警察を呼びます。 "He's tall and thin," she says. 「彼は背が高くて細い」と彼女は言う。 "And he's wearing a green and yellow hat." 「そして彼は緑と黄色の帽子をかぶっています。」

Later, two policemen see Rod on the street. その後、2人の警官が通りでロッドを見る。

"He's wearing a green and yellow hat!" 「彼は緑と黄色の帽子をかぶっています!」 one policeman says.

"And he's tall and thin!" his friend says. "It's him!"

Suddenly, Rod sees them. He runs.

"It's this hat," he thinks. "It isn't a lucky hat!"

He throws away the hat. 彼は帽子を捨てます。

The hat falls into a taxi. 帽子はタクシーに落ちます。 A young woman, Gina, is in the taxi. She laughs. "That's lucky!" she thinks. "I can wear this hat." The taxi arrives at Los Angeles airport.

"Are you going on vacation?" 「あなたは休暇に行きますか?」 the taxi driver asks Gina.

"No, I'm going home to Italy," Gina answers.

A day later, Gina is in Rome.

"It's a beautiful city," she thinks. "And it's my city."

A man stops and looks at her hat. Gina sees him.

"Do you like hats?" Gina asks him.

"I love hats!" Bernardo says.

- THE END -