that, I went out to find a travel agency
because I wanted to go on holiday during
Teodorov from Bulgaria
was a late Friday morning. I was sleeping after a
long night full of emotion, but a noisy quarrel
woke me up. I had a terrible headache. I stood up
slowly and looked out of the window.
were two men in the street shouting at each other.
One of them was short, in a leather jacket and with
black hair. He was holding a lot of money in his
hand and was shouting at the other one, who was a
bit taller and wore a blue suit and red
short one was very angry and was moving his hand
rapidly. This lasted for a few minutes and then he
threw the money in the face of the other and left.
The man in the patent-leather shoes bent slowly and
began to collect the money from the wet road. When
he finished, he stood up and went in the opposite
direction. I wondered what they had been quarreling
I sat and ate my breakfast. After that, I went out
to find a travel agency because I wanted to go on
holiday during the weekend. I took my briefcase and
left home at 11 AM. On my way to the town center, I
saw a sign. It read:
agency B & P: All for you; holiday and
trip." I decided to check it and entered the
I opened the door, I was surprised. The men inside
were the same men who I saw in the morningthe
same faces the same clothes, and the same red
patent-leather shoes. They were sitting behind the
desk reading the daily newspaper.
of them put the newspaper on the desk and smiled
widely. He said:
morning. Can we help you?"
horselike teeth shone in front of me; two of them
Good morning", I said. "I saw your
advertisement on the door. I want to spend the
weekend at some nice and quiet place."
We will find something interesting. By the way, my
name is Bzhisheck and this is my brother
began to laugh loudly and left my briefcase on the
desk next to the other man. I asked him, tears
running down my cheeks,
me, but ... What were your names?"
and Pshepshisheck. What is so funny?"
nothing," I said.
short one in the leather jacket was Bzhisheck. His
brother Pshepshisheck was the one in the
patent-leather shoes. They began to offer me some
places to spend my weekend. I decided to visit an
old hotel on the hill of the mountain.
few seconds later, the phone rang. Bzhisheck got it
and his face changed. Now he looked scared. He
snatched the briefcase and ran out. His brother
checked something and said,
me, but I must close the office."
yes," I said and took my briefcase.
seemed heavier than before but I didn't say
anything. I walked to the nearest bus stop.
I decided to check to see if everything was all
right with my briefcase. When I opened it, it blew
my mind I felt something strange passing through my
body. It was happiness. I was unbelievably
surprised. The briefcase was full of money.
it is now better to go to Hawaii instead of going
to the mountains," I thought.
who would be badly surprised?
Published by Sandy and Thomas Peters