Invisible dad

Amelie Fried

One Sunday morning, a strange man appears at the breakfast table. "Who's that?", Paul asks his Mum, indignantly. This Ludwig can't possibly be Mum's new boyfried! Mum's got me, isn't that enough? Paul doesn't want another Dad. Why should he? Of course, his real Dad's been invisible for five years but that's only natural if you're under a curse. Paul talks to him every night, anyway. About how to get rid of Ludwig, for example. Unfortunately, Paul doesn't get very far. When he slides down the banisters, for instance, something strictly forbidden, Ludwig just laughs and does the same himself.

Under protest, Paul accompanies Mum and Ludwig to the town fair. Well, he is a little bit excited because he has seen the poster with the saxophonist who reminds him of Dad. Maybe he will be playing at the festival! And it's true, he suddenly hears Dad's song and sees him on the stage. But what's going on here? Dad greets Ludwig warmly, and it turns out that they are old friends. Ludwig used to play the drums. There's not much left for Paul to complain about, especially after they play together on his birthday. At last he realizes that he has two fathers now, and two really are better than none, aren't they?

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Korea (Kyo Hak Sa Publishing Co.)

Invisible dad

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