Grandfather: A long time ago a girl was living somewhere around here.
She was very poor and unhappy because her parents had no
one wanted to help them.
However, the girl had one very good friend.
Song showing the relationship between the girl and Zenobia (Z. teaches
the girl to sew.
One day, the girl walked along the street and saw a crowd
in front of her friend Zenobia's house.
a) Police officer and girl, a crowd of people
Some man: Is it true what people say? Zenobia died?
Some woman: I can't believe it. She was such a nice person.
Another woman: What was the reason for her death?
did you say? Zenobia is dead? I can't
it, she was one of my best friends.
She seemed well when I talked with her yesterday...
They must mean another Zenobia, that can't be true!
Police Officer: I hear you knew Mrs. Zenobia, is that right?
she really your best friend?
was the only friend I had.
Police Officer: So you can have this hat if you want, it seems
that she was working on it when she died...I'm
sorry. It's very sad.
neighbour called us after she hadn't opened the door
and we found her dead. Dead but still smiling.
b) Girl puts the hat on
Girl: Oh, what a nice hat,
it's good to have such a good memory
Zenobia...Shall I put it on?
(She puts it on and feels very surprised.)
Oh, beautiful colors everywhere! I have never felt
something like this, it's like being in paradise and it's
making me so happy...I can't remember any bad things.
c) The girl meets a beggar and gives him the hat.
Girl: Hey! You don't really look happy. Do you want to tell
problem is? Maybe it's good to talk about it...
Beggar: Oh do you really want to know the reason I'm so sad?
have any friends or a wife and because of this,
I feel so
lonely. I think life isn't nice any more...
Girl: Listen to me, I'll give you a gift. I was in a situation
I'm so happy now because of my magic hat.
can have it because I don't need it anymore and I
it's better for you now.
I had many
beautiful moments with it, I hope you will feel the
Use it wisely
and share it! Have a good time then!
Beggar: Thank you.
d) 2 women who obtain the hat in a devious way, the beggar
Woman 1: Have you ever heard about this magical hat?
Woman 2: Yes, I think I've heard something about it.
Woman 1: It's just a hat, but when you put it on, it can change your life
and make ill people
Woman 2: Oh no, I can't beleive this story!
Woman 1: Psst! Do you see that man? That's the man with the hat.
Woman 2: Oh, listen, I have an idea...murmelmurmel
to beggar: Hello, sir. I heard you can help people? I'm so alone and tired
of life. I have no money
and nobody likes me!
I don't want to
go on with my life!
Beggar: Oh, I'm so sorry! I know what it's like to be alone, but can
you really see no way
to change your situation?
Woman 2: No.
Beggar: Maybe...You should go to another village to find new friends
and start a better life.
Woman 2: Oh no, I think my life wouldn't be better in another village.
But - your hat...Maybe
it can help me?
Beggar: Well, I think I'll give it to you, because I'm happy now and
don't need it
anymore. But be careful. It's a treasure!
TEXT Grandfather (narrator):
The 2 women
go to see elderly, ill people and tell them that
they can have
the hat for a few weeks so they will be
healthy. But then
they will have to give it back to them. But
for one week,
they have to pay 1000 francs.
The ill people
would do anything to be healthy, so they pay.
e) The two women are sitting on a bench counting their money. They realize that it became worthless
shit. In their anger they don't see the thief.
He steals the hat, makes his way to the front of the mirror, where he puts it on and sees his evil reflection. Immedeately,
he throws the hat away.
f) Grandfather (narrator) (e.g. in his rocking chair), comments on the situation.
Grandfather: But the hat hadn't lost its powers. It just didn't work well
with a bad owner.
I was still a child when my destiny wanted me to come along
that street and find that hat.
I already saw its beautiful colours when I came around the
I was very sad, lonely and melancholic because my
mother had died and I couldn't believe that I would ever be
But I felt the energy of the hat and I took it. But when I put it
the same miracle as before happened and I forgot all my
sadness, got more and more hope and when I was at home,
I had so much energy that I needed to make a painting of the
hat and after that, I decided to pass it on because I didn't
need it anymore.
Since then, I have always wanted to become a painter, but
the painting of the hat is the best I have ever made, isn't it?
pantomime Young grandfather finds the hat and paints it.
dancers Young grandfather
passes the hat on. It ends up
behind the mirror and disappears.