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SOMETHING ABOUT GIVING UP SMOKING

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SOMETHING ABOUT GIVING UP SMOKING

  • Y.Tamao / translated by Lisa
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Breaking the habit of smoking is more difficult than it seems.
He reached for a cigarette, without notice, by habit.
"I wish anyone suggested me a good way of stop smoking..."
He said by himself. Then his 5-year-old daughter said, "Then, daddy, please stop smoking for me."
"What do you mean?"
"If you smoke, I never do what I want to do. You feel sorry for me about it, do not smoke. O.K, daddy?"
"O.K, baby"
He made a promise without thinking seriously.



"Why, it's your favorite, sweet heart? How come you don't eat it?"
At the dinner table, mother asked her daughter who wouldn't have her the most favorite dish.
"Well, Daddy smoked some time ago. So, I won't eat the hamburger stake, though I really love it."
He was surprised and coughed. "God, you kept watching me? No, no, eat it, honey."
"But...you know, I promised."
She was pretty enough to keep the promise for him. He loved her much more than a cigar.
"Alright, I'll keep the promise. Never smoke from now on. So, go on."
"Then, make a promise again. Let me hold your pinky"
She gave him her pinky, with a lovely smile.
"Promise!"
Holding the pinky with her, he thought he was the happiest in the world."



"Dad! Dad, are you O.K?"
His daughter ran into the sickroom. But he couldn't give a word to her.
"Dad! Dad...! Oh, mother, what on earth happened...!?"
"Oh, he bought bunch of cigar the other day and smoked, smoked... he was out of his mind, I thought...I've tried to stop him, but never stop... oh, of all the day to happen this..."
"Wait, he speaks something!"
"The...promise...kee...p..."
The daughter said with tears, "You want to apologize for breaking the promise? No, dad, It's O.K, please, come on!"
"It's...not...what I want to say... You, you...keep...the promise..."
"I'm afraid there's no more sign of life..." The doctor touched his wrist and said.
"Dad, dad...!!!"
The daughter dissolve into tears. She was really beautiful in the bright white wedding dress...




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