1.It is New year's Day in Japan. The Hada family is eating a special New Year's soup.
2.The soup has chicken, vegetables, and mochi in it. Mochi are rice cakes.
3.Grandfather Hada likes mochi. He takes a big bite of mochi.
4.Then he begins to cough. Grandfather Hada coughs and coughs. He can't stop coughing. The mochi is stuck in his throat. Grandfather Hada's face is purple. He can't breathe.
5. Someome runs to the phone and calls an ambulance. When will the ambulance arrive? Maybe in five or ten minutes. That will be too late.
6.Grandfather Hada's daughter gets the vacuume cleaner. She turns the vacuum cleaner on and turns the power to "high".
7.She puts the vacuum clener hose into Grandfather Hada's throat. Whoosh! The mochi comes out of his throat and goes into the vacuum cleaner. Now Grandfather Hada can breathe.
8.Nine minutes later, the ambulance arrives, and paramedics check Grandfather Hada. He is fine.
9.Next year, on New Year's Day, the Hada family will eat a special soup. The soup will have chicken and vegetables in it. But it will have no mochi!
『Is this a real story?(これは本当の話なの？)』