Covenant Players an der WKS

 

Am 05. Oktober brachten die Covenant Players Schüler aus dem sechsten und siebten Jahrgang der WKS mit ihren kurzweiligen englischen Sketchen zum Lachen, aber auch zum Mitmachen und Diskutieren. Wesentliche Frage war: "Who are you?".

Folgende Geschichte haben die Covenant Players mit den Sechstklässlern gespielt:


THE STORY OF FAIR KING HENRY
King Henry is a great king. The people in his kingdom like him very much because he is fair. He is also very rich. His two guards guard everything.
Sometimes people ask him for money. He gives them the money, but he wants it back later. So he gives them an IOU (I owe you) and writes their names into his big book.
One day King Henry calls his guards.
"Guards," he says. "Go and bring me John. He owes me 500 pounds. I want my money back."
The guards say, "Yo!" and go to John's house. They say:
"John, you must come with us to King Henry. He wants his money back."
John is not happy, but he has no choice. The guards take him to the king's court.
King Henry says, "John, you owe me 500 pounds. I want my money back. Now it's time to pay. Have you got 500 pounds?" Then he opens his hand and waits.
John is sad. "King Henry," he says. "I'm very sorry, but I haven't got 500 pounds. These are hard times for me. Don't send me to prison, please."
King Henry hears that and thinks for a moment. Then he says, "OK. I don't need your money. Go home in peace."
John cries, "You are a fair king! Thank you very much, King Henry." And he goes home and is very happy.
After a while King Henry opens his big book again and calls the guards.
"Guards," he says, "Benjamin owes me 5000 pounds. Go to his house and bring me Benjamin. I want my money back."
The guards say, "Yo!" and go to Benjamin's house.
"Benjamin, you must come with us to King Henry. He wants his money back."
Benjamin is not happy, but he has no choice. The guards take him to the king's court.
King Henry says, "Benjamin, you owe me 5000 dollars. I want my money back. Now it's time to pay. Have you got 5000 dollars?" Then he opens his hand and waits.
Benjamin is very unhappy. "King Henry," he says. "I'm so sorry, but I haven't got 5000 pounds. But don't send me to prison. I've got a wife and two little children. They need me. Please!"
King Henry hears that and thinks for a moment. Then he says, "OK. I don't need your money. Go home and look after your family."
Benjamin cries, "Oh King Henry, you are a fair king! Thank you very much!" And he is singing on his way home.
Some days later King Henry opens his big book again and calls the guards.
"Guards," he says, "Ralph owes me 5 million pounds. Go to his house and bring me Ralph. I want my money back."
The guards say, "Yo!" and go to Ralph's house.
"Ralph, you must come with us to King Henry. He wants his money back."
Ralph is not happy, but he has no choice. The guards take him to the king's court.
King Henry says, "Ralph, you owe me 5 million pounds. I want my money back. Now it's time to pay. Have you got 5 million pounds?" Then he opens his hand and waits.
Ralph is very unhappy. "King Henry," he says. "I'm so sorry, but I don't have 5 million pounds. But don't send me to prison, please. I've got twenty children. Who can feed them when I am in prison?"
King Henry hears that and thinks for some time. Then he says, "Well, OK. I don't need your money. Go home in peace."
Ralph cries, "You are a fair king! Thank you very much, King Henry." And he goes home and is very happy.
Ralph doesn't have 5 million pounds, but he has got a little money. So he has a party with his friends. They eat big pieces of pizza and they drink lots of cola. Then they dance to the music.
Ralph knows a girl. Her name is Jennifer. She owes him 50 dollars. Ralph says to her, "Jennifer, you owe me 50 pounds. Now it's time to pay. I want my money back."
Jennifer cries, " Ralph, I can't give you your money. I don't have 50 pounds. Don't send me to prison, please!" Ralph shouts, "I want my money back!" He calls the police. "Police, come here."
Two policemen arrive at Ralph's party. Ralph says, "Jennifer owes me money and she can't pay. Take her to prison." And the two policemen take the unhappy Jennifer to prison.
When King Henry hears about it, he gets very angry. "Guards," he shouts. "Go and bring me Ralph."
The guards say, "Yo!" and go to Ralph's house.
"Ralph, you must come with us to King Henry. He is very angry."
Ralph wants to stay at his party, but the guards take him to King Henry.
King Henry stares at Ralph. Then he says, "Ralph, I asked you to give me back my 5 million pounds. You didn't have the money. I said OK, you can go in peace. I didn't send you to prison. Is that true?"
Ralph answers in a soft voice, "Yes, it is, King Henry."
King Henry goes on, "But what did you do? Jennifer owed you fifty pounds and you called the police and sent her to prison. Is that fair?"
Ralph answers in a very soft voice, "No, it isn't, King Henry." The king calls the guards. "Guards, take Ralph to prison and bring me Jennifer."
The guards say, "Yo!" and do as the king said.
When Jennifer is standing in front of the king, she is frightened. But King Henry smiles at her and says, "Jennifer, you don't owe Ralph any money. Go home in peace."
Jennifer was overjoyed. "King Henry, you are a fair king!"
She was very happy when she went home, but Ralph who stayed in prison for a long time wasn't happy at all.