Spacy is very busy. He is fiddling with several coins and playing cards. “What are you doing?“ Sparky asks. “I‘m preparing some magic tricks. I‘m doing some conjuring tricks at the carnival party next week!“ Spacy explains.
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“Sounds interesting!“ Sparky nods. “Come on! I‘ll show you a card trick!“ Spacy invites him. “I‘m curious about it!“ Sparky answers. “Choose a card. Don‘t show it to me!“ Spacy instructs him. Sparky chooses a card. “It‘s the jack of hearts!“ Spacy says. “You‘re right!“ Sparky is astonished.

“I‘m a fantastic magician!“ says Spacy with a big smile. Then he wants to shuffle the cards again. But the shuffle fails. And the whole deck of cards falls to the ground. All the cards are jacks of hearts! “You‘re really a fantastic magician with special tricks!“ Sparky says laughing. “How stupid!“ Spacy murmurs ashamedly.


magic Zauberei
to do conjuring tricks Zaubertricks vorführen
coin Münze
playing card Spielkarte
deck of cards Stapel von Spielkarten
to nod nicken
to invite einladen
to instruct anordnen
jack of hearts Herzbube
to fiddle cards mit Karten hantieren
shuffle mischen
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Snow Sculpture

Sparky is sitting in the armchair. He is reading a book. In the fireplace a fire is burning. Outside it is snowing and snowing and snowing. Spacy looks out of the window.
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Merry Christmas!

It‘s Advent season. Spacy is reading the newspaper. “They are preparing a live nativity scene!“ he says to Sparky.
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Home Sheriffs

The fruits and vegetables in Sparky aund Spacy‘s garden are growing fine. “We will have a very good harvest!“ Sparky rejoices. But the next morning the two friends are quite angry.
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Restless Night

Spacy has a new pet: a hamster. “Look, how cute it is!“ he says to Sparky.