A sad story
Three young men stayed at the hotel on the forty second floor. The next day they returned late. The lifts didn’t work. The clerk of the hotel offered them to spend a night just in the hall. The young men still decided to go up to their room and to tell stories to each other by on the way.
With the first story they got the fourteenth floor. With the second story they came to the twenty fourth one. They were very tired by that time and decided to have a rest. «And now, Tom, — said Peter, — tell us a story with a sad end».
«I’ll tell you a story», said Tom. «It is not long, but it is sad enough. We have left the key to our room downstairs».
Трое молодых людей остановились в отеле на 43 этаже. На следующий день они вернулись поздно. Лифты не работали. Служащий отеля предложил им ночевать прямо в холле. Молодые люди всё же решили подниматься в свою комнату, а по дороге рассказывать друг другу истории.
C первой историей они достигли пятнадцатого этажа. Со второй — пришли на 25. Они очень устали к этому времени и решили отдохнуть.
— А теперь, Том, — сказал Питер, — расскажи нам печальную историю.
— Я расскажу вам историю. Она короткая, но достаточно печальная. Мы оставили ключ от нашего номера внизу.
A Sad Story
Three young men arrived to New York for a holiday. They came to a very large hotel and got a room there. Their room was on the forty second floor. In the evening the young men went to the cinema. When the film was over, they went to a restaurant and had supper there. They returned to the hotel very late. «I am very sorry», said the clerk of the hotel, “but our lifts don’t work”. There is something wrong with them. If you don’t want to walk up in your room, you can sleep in the hall». «No, no», said one of the three men, «no, thank you. We will walk to our room». Then the young men decided to tell stories on their way up in order to while away the time.
So they began to walk up to their room. With the first story they came to the first story fourteenth floor. With the next story they came to the twenty fourth floor. They were very tired by that time and decided to have a rest. «Well», said Peter, «now it is your turn, Tom. Tell us a story with a sad end».
«I»ll tell you a story», said Tom. «It is not long, but it is sad enough. Listen. We have left the key to our room in the hall downstairs».