Title: The Little Match-Doraemon
Nobita: I really hate this season.
Nobita: This year we’ll have a Christmas party at Shizu-chan’s house.
Nobita: I have to come up with some sort of party piece.
Nobita: Any ideas…
Doraemon: I’ve thought about it.
Doraemon: First read this book.
Nobita: How will that help me?
Book: The Little Match-Girl was chilled to the bone and stroke a match.3 (126)
Book: Within the light she could see a hot stove… // a delicious-looking meal, // a Christmas tree, // and her beloved grandmother.
Nobita: I feel sad every time I read it. // Anyway, what now?
Nobita: What, it’s a true story!?
Doraemon: Some people of the future who used a time machine to visit the past accidently dropped some “Dream matches”. That girl found them.
Doraemon: This. // These matches show what’s on your mind.4 (127)
Doraemon: If you guess everyone’s thoughts right one after another…
Nobita: That’ll be fun!
Nobita: Let’s try it.
Doraemon: What’s that?
Nobita: Everything I want for Christmas.
Nobita: Let’s see what my papa will give me.
Papa: That’ll stay a secret until Christmas morning.
Nobita: I want to know it now.
Nobita: An alarm clock?
Papa: Then you won’t oversleep anymore.
Mama: Don’t play with fire!5 (128)
Doraemon: We’re off.
Nobita: We’ll be home late.
Papa: It’s boring // to spend Christmas evening idly, don’t you think?
Papa: Let’s go to the cinema to watch a movie.
Mama: That sounds great!
Doraemon: If you keep dawdling, we’ll be late.
Doraemon: Oh, everyone’s already going home.
Nobita: Wait. // Don’t tell me what happened, I’ll guess!
Nobita: I see, Shizu-chan is ill…….
Suneo: The party was canceled.6 (129)
Nobita: She’s ill, so it can’t be helped.
Doraemon: Let’s go home quickly and warm up.
Nobita: The door is locked.
Nobita: I don’t think they’ll be home soon. // I wonder where they went.
Doraemon: Atchoo! I’m sensitive.. Atchoo! to cold.
Nobita: I’m hungry!
Doraemon: Right, let’s use those matches.
Nobita: Let’s think about warm things.
Doraemon: I really understand now how the Little Match-Girl felt.