Once upon a time, an old toymaker, called Geppetto, lived in a small town. His friends were his cat, Figaro, his fish, Cleo, and his toys. He loved one toy more than the others. It was a puppet. He called it Pinocchio and loved it like a son.
One night, before he went to bed, he saw a wishing star and he was very excited:
G (Geppetto): Oh, Figaro! Look, look! The wishing star!
And he made a wish:
G: I wish that my little Pinocchio might be a real boy.
And then he went to bed and fell asleep, thinking of his wish.
Jiminy Cricket was also in the house. He had walked into the house secretly. He wanted to sleep, too. But he couldn’t sleep because the sounds of the clocks and snoring of Geppetto disturbed him. Suddenly he saw a light coming into the house. He was afraid and hid in a cup. Now he was watching what was going on:
A fairy appeared inside the house. It was the Blue Fairy. She turned to Geppetto and said, “Good Geppetto, you have given so much happiness to others. You deserve to have your wish come true.”
Then she turned to Pinocchio and touched it with her magic wand:
F (Fairy): Little puppet, wake, the gift of life is yours.
Then Pinocchio was alive. He saw his hands moving and he was very surprised:
P (Pinocchio): I can move.
Then he noticed that he was talking and he was surprised again.
P: I can talk.
And he stood up and he was surprised once more because he saw that he could walk.
P: I can walk!
F: Yes Pinocchio. I have given you life.
F: Because tonight, Geppetto wished for a real boy.
P: A real boy! Am I a real boy?
F: NO! But you can be a real boy. It is up to you. Prove yourself. Be brave, truthful and unselfish, and someday you will be a real boy.
P: A real boy!
F: You must learn to choose between right and wrong.
P: Right and wrong? But how will I know?
F: Your conscience will tell you.
P: What is conscience?
J (Jiminy): Conscience is that small voice inside you. It tells you what is right and what is wrong. When you do wrong, it warns you. But people don’t listen to it.