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 It was almost five o'clock in the evening. There were not very many people left in the museum. Michael, the security guard, was checking to see that nothing was wrong with any of the paintings displayed in the museum. Suddenly, he saw something on the floor. Michael showed the painting to the director of the museum. The director got interested in the painting and asked Michael several questions.  "You found this in the Abstract Art section on the third floor?"  "Yeah, on the floor," answered Michael.  "Was there anyone who might have painted this on the third floor?" asked the director.  "No, sir. People were gone and this painting was lying on the floor."  "Well then, we must call several museums to check and see if it's a stolen painting," said the director.  The director and Michael did not receive any claim from anybody, so the director decided to hang it in the abstract art division on the third floor. Many experts from different countries came to review the painting. Each one said it was beautiful and had very deep meaning that turned the thoughts of the viewers inward. Both the director and Michael were proud to have such a painting in their museum.  Several weeks later, a woman came to the museum with her four-year-old son. While they were looking at the new painting, the little boy, all of a sudden, began to cry very loudly, pointing to the painting. Michael walked over to the mother and child, and asked, "Is anything wrong, son?"  The mother replied instead, "He is crying because that's his painting displayed on the wall, and he wants it back. I was here with my son a few weeks ago, and he might have left his paining right here on the floor. If you look carefully, I'm sure you can see his fingerprints on the back."  Michael was so embarrassed that he was just looking at the boy and his mother is an awkward silence.


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夕方のほぼ5時でした。美術館にはあまり多くの人々が、残っていませんでした。警備員のマイケルは、美術館に展示された絵に何も問題がないことを点検していました。突然、彼は床に何かあるのが目にとまりました。マイケルは、その絵を美術館のディレクターに、示しました。ディレクターは絵に興味を持って、マイケルにいくつか質問をしました。 「君は、これを三階の抽象絵画セクションで見つけたのだね?」 「はい、床にありました」と、マイケルは答えました。 「三階に、これを描いたかもしれない誰かが、いたのかね?」と、ディレクターは尋ねました。 「いいえ。 人々はもういなくて、この絵が床にあったんです。」 「それでは、我々は、それが盗まれた絵であるかどうか確認するために、いくつかの美術館に電話をしなければならないね」と、ディレクターは言いました。 ディレクターとマイケルは、誰からもうちの絵であると言う返事を受け取らなかったので、ディレクターは、3階の抽象絵画部門にそれを展示することに決めました。様々な国から多くの専門家が、絵を調べに来ました。それぞれの専門家が、それが美しくて、見る人の思考を内面に向ける非常に深い意味があると言いました。ディレクターとマイケルは、共に、彼らの美術館にそのような絵があることを誇りに思いました。 数週後、一人の女性が、彼女の4才の息子を連れて美術館に来ました。彼らがその新しい絵を見ていた時に、その男の子が、突然、その絵を指さしながら、とても大きな声で泣き始めました。マイケルは、その母親と子供のところまで歩いて行って、尋ねました。「坊や、どうかしたの?」 母親が、代わりに答えました。「あの壁に展示されている絵が、自分の絵なので、この子は泣いているんです、そして、それを返してもらいたがっています。私は2、3週間前に、息子とここに来ました、そして、息子は、床の丁度このへんに、自分の描いた絵を置き忘れて行ったかもしれません。慎重に調べていただければ、きっと裏に息子の指紋が見つかると思います。」 マイケルは、とても当惑して、ただ、その男の子と母親を、気まずく黙って見つめていました。 【is an awkward silence→in an awkward silence?】





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