Sir, can I ask some questions for a TV show that I'm filming?
GO AWAY I DON'T WANT IT!!!
I am free!!!
I wish my wish... my last.
"Sergei Goralick doesn't much like strangers banging on his door. Especially when those strangers are asking him questions" (Keret 2).
"Sergei doesn’t like this, doesn’t like that the boy is almost atit, already reaching for the jar. In this instant Sergei understands the boy didn’t come for television, what he came for, specifically, is to snatch Sergei’s fish, to steal it away. Before the mind of Sergei Goralick really understands what it is his body has done, he seems to have taken the burner off the stove and hit the boy in the head" (Keret 3).
"To wish my wish," Sergei says. "My last." The fish swishes his fishtail back and forth in the water, the way he does, Sergei knows, when he's truly excited. The goldfish can already taste freedom. Sergei can see it on him" (Keret 4).