|Daisy hibita ba vgadim
she be xalon ha raava shel Bronzetti, ve nehenta me ha glida bi shlosha
te'amim, she hayta xaviva aleha.
looking at the clothes in the shop window of Bronzettis enjoying her favourite
three-flavour ice cream.
|Hi af-pa'am lo nixnesa la xanut,
ki hi lo yaxla leharshot le atsma et ha mexirim shelahem.
||She never went
into the shop because she couldnt afford their prices.
|"Ani xayevet lehodot
she ha dgamim ha Italkiyim hem yafim be-yoter, aval tsarix lihiyot dei razim kdei
lehikanes eleyhem", milmela Daisy le atsma.
admit that Italian styles are very nice, but you have to be pretty slim to get into
them." Daisy muttered to herself.
|Ze lo she Daisy hayta shmena, hi
hayta rak memutsa'at, ax be-hexlet lo daka ke niyar, kmo rov ha dugmaniyot.
that Daisy was fat, she was just average, but certainly not paper-thin, like most models.
|Ve shuv hi milmela le atsma,
"Ha set haze bi shnei xalakim hu be gavan yafe".
||And again to
herself, "Mm, that two-piece is a lovely shade."
|"Kay, ani lo tsipiti
lir'ot otax kan kvar ka et - a, slixa, at einex Kay, naxon?"
didnt expect to see you here yet - oh, sorry youre not Kay, are you?"
|Daisy histoveva lir'ot mi medaber
around to see who was speaking to her.
|Ze haya adam mezukan, ba'al mar'e
merushal, be-erex be-gil xamishim.
||It was a rather
shabby-looking, bearded man of about fifty.
|Hu haya be verur mi motsa
Afrikani, ve haya lo mivta xazak mi drom Artsot Habrit.
||He was clearly
of African origin and had a strong Southern States accent.
|Be nigud li vgadav, hu
hirkiv mishkafayim mi degem Italki yadu'a, asher Daisy yad'a she hem
||In spite of his
clothes he was wearing glasses of a famous Italian make, which Daisy knew cost a lot
|"Lo, be-hexlet lo".
|Daisy lo hayta regila le xax
she mishehu matxil ledaber ita be-emtsa ha rexov ha rashi, ve hitkonena lalexet
mi sham le xivun ha glideriya ha xaviva aleha.
wasnt used to being chatted up in the middle of the High Street and made to walk off
in the direction of her favourite ice-cream parlour.
|"Ana silxi li gveret...
pashut ani bamay sratim, ve...
excuse me, Miss...er, you see Im a film director and..."
|"Lo toda, ani lo me'unyenet.
you, Im not interested. Goodbye."
|"Lo, einex mevina. Ani
dont understand. I really am.
|Ani Lorens Baker", amar ha
ish le Daisy, ke ilu ha izkur shel shmo yasbir et hitnahaguto.
Lawrence Baker," the man told Daisy as though the mention of his name would explain
|"Ve ani xokeret
pratit - hexzira Daisy.
Im a private investigator!" retorted Daisy.
|"Ah, ze lo xashuv, at
tat'imi be ota mida."
doesnt matter, youll do just the same."
|Daisy hayta dei tova be
lehipater mi anashim metumtamim, ax ha pa'am hi hayta ktsat sakranit lada'at
ma omed me axorey sug kaze shel hit'akshut.
rather good at getting rid of stupid people but this time she was a bit curious to know
what was behind this sort of insistence.
|"Ana, kir'i li
Lorens", hosif ha ish.
me Lawrence" the man added.
|"Tir'i, be mikre she af pa'am
lo shamat alay, ani biyamti tsevet shaxkanim she haya kulo mi Harlem,
ba maxaze "Ha sufa".
case youve never heard of me I directed an all Harlem cast of The Tempest."
|Daisy ahava et Shakespeare al ha
masax, ve axen ra'ata et ha seret.
Shakespeare on the screen and had indeed seen the film.
|"Uvxen, ha seret
shelxa me'od matsa xen be einai, aval ani lo Kay ve... ah, ata dibarta al
Kay Bartok, ha saxkanit ha Kanadit she sixaka be "Makbet"?
liked your film immensely but Im not Kay and......oh, you werent talking about
Kay Bartok, the Canadian actress in Macbeth? "
|Gam et ze asita,
that too, didnt you?
|"Ken", xiyex Lorens
Baker, Daisy asta lo et ha yom.
Lawrence Baker smiled. Daisy had made his day.
sratim sheli einam marvixim harbe kesef, aval ani nehene lishmo'a isha
Angliya ha omeret she hi nehenta le-faxot me exad me hem.
afraid my films dont make a lot of money, but it gives me pleasure to hear an
Englishwoman saying she enjoyed at least one of them.
|Aval bo'i naxazor la
||But back to
|Ani ta'iti ve xashavti
she at Kay, ve yesh li ra'ayon nehedar, ulay hayit rotsa lihiyot ha kfila shela ad sof ha
||I mistook you
for Kay. And Ive had a wonderful idea. How would you like to be her double for the
rest of the week!"
|Daisy hayta hamuma.
|Mar Lorens himshix: "Ha
panim shelax einam bi-diyuk kmo shela, aval yesh laxen mivne zehe, ve oto sei'ar arox be
tseva xum bahir.
continued: "Your face isnt exactly like hers but you have an identical build
and just the same long light-brown hair.
|At yoda'at, Kay ktsat
ayefa ve hi me'od zkuka li mnuxa.
||You know, Kay,
is a bit run down and she badly needs a rest.
|Ha inyan hu, she yesh la harbe
hitxayvuyot be-meshex ha yamim ha krovim ki anaxnu nimtsa'im kan kedey
lekadem et ha seret ha axaron shelanu, "Xazara la jungel im modem".
||The thing is
that she has a lot of engagements in the next few days as we are here to promote our
latest film, "Back to the jungle with a modem".
|"Tov, ani be-emet lo
shaxkanit be miktso'i, aval le-faxot ani mesaxeket lif'amim ka'asher ani xokeret
eize mikre, aval ...", amra Daisy.
really dont act as a profession - at least I do sometimes when Im
investigating a case, but......" said Daisy.
|"Bo'i nishte sham kos
kafe", Lorens hitsbi'a el ever beit kafe min ha ever ha sheni
shel ha kvish.
dont we have a cup of coffee over there," Lawrence indicated a coffee shop on
the other side of the road.
|"Kay tifgosh oti sham ki hi
ratsta la'arox ktsat kniyot kodem.
meeting me there because she wanted to do some shopping first.
|Tir'i, hine hi nixneset el
beit ha kafe axshav."
||Look, there she
is, going into the coffee shop now."
|Lorens haya tipus patpetan, she
le-olam lo yihiye muxan lekabel tshuva shlilit, ve Daisy dey histakrena mi kol ha inyan,
az hi hexlita lifgosh et Kay Bartok.
the talkative type who would never take no for an answer, and Daisy was rather intrigued
by the whole matter so she decided to meet Kay Bartok.
|Ka-asher hutsga bifnei ha
saxkanit, ra'ata Daisy she tavei paneha hayu shonim ve xi
Kay Bartok hayta le-faxot xamesh-esre shanim mevugeret mimena,
||When she was
introduced to the actress, Daisy saw that their features were different and that Kay
Bartok was at least fifteen years older,
|aval ha mivne ha fizi
shelahen be-hexlet haya dome me'od.
they were indeed very similar.
|Le Kay Bartok haya mivta Kanadi
||Kay Bartok had
a strong Canadian accent.
|"Az at xokeret
pratit, gveret Hamilton,
youre a private eye, Miss Hamilton.
|At betax nixneset
le matsavim mesukanim li-f'amim".
||You must get
into very dangerous situations sometimes."
|Isha ne'ima zu mats'a xen be
einey Daisy. Hi histakla al anashim ke ilu hi be-xenut me'unyenet be ma she
||Daisy took a
liking to this gracious lady who looked at people as though she was sincerely interested
in what they were saying.
|"Kay, ma da'atex?"
do you think,
|Gveret Hamilton yexola
lasim ipur kaved al ha einayim shela, laxavosh kova ha mexase et ha panim,
ve hi tera'e bi-diyuk kamox."
could put heavy eye make-up on, wear a face-covering hat and would look exactly like
|"Rak rega, mar Baker,
ani ovedet ke xokeret pratit, ve lo ki xfila bi sratim..."
minute, Mr. Baker, I work as a private eye and not as a film double..."
|"Tir'i, Daisy, nuxal
leshalem lax ke ilu at xokeret mashehu.
Daisy, we could pay you just as if you were investigating something.
|At ta'asi lanu tova me'od
gdola", hit'akesh Lorens.
||You would be
doing us a great favour." Lawrence insisted.
|Haya la rak tik exad ka-rega ve
zu hayta derex leshalem avur rihut misradi she hi me'od nizkeka lo.
||she had only
one case on hand at that moment and that was how to pay for some office furniture she
|Ha tikim hayu mefuzarim be xol
makom, ve mexonat ha fax shela lo pa'ala.
everywhere, and her fax machine wasnt working.
|"Tov", hi amra,
"amadeti latset le xufsha, ax uxal lidxot ota le xama
she replied "I was just going on holiday, but I could put it off for a
|Lorens Baker xiyex be nitsaxon.
|"Kay, at telxi ve tanuxi lax
le xama yamim, ve ani ekax et Daisy iti le mesibot u le aruxot ha tsohorayim
she at hayit holexet eleihem."
go off and have a rest for the next few days, and Ill take Daisy round with me to
parties and lunches you would be going to."
|Haya nikar al Kay Bartok she
|"Ani rotsa lehodot lax, gveret
Hamilton, ve ani mekava she ba pa'am ha ba'a she avo, nuxal lehipagesh ve litsxok
al ha inyan be-yaxad".
||"I want to
thank you Miss Hamilton and I hope the next time I come over I can look you up and we can
have a good laugh together."
|Ba boker she le-moxorat
Daisy mats'a et atsma be swita be veit malon, ka-asher mar Baker ozer
la im ha ipur shela.
morning Daisy found herself in a hotel suite with Mr. Baker helping her with her make-up.
|Daisy hayta ktsat mevulbelet.
||Daisy was a bit
|"Aval ha gveret
Bartok mevugeret mimeni! Anashim lo yasimu lev?
Bartok is older than me! Wont people notice?
|U ma be-kesher la mivta
||And what about
|"Al tid'agi. Kay mukeret
me'od ke saxkanit be te'atron u vi sratim klasiyim.
worry. Kay is well-known for her stage and film classical acting,
|At yoda'at she hi lamda be
London, ve rov ha anashim xoshvim she hi Angliya mi-meila.
||she studied in
London, you know, and most people think she is English anyway.
|U v-kesher la uvda
she hi mevugeret mimex, hi lo nir'et kax ba sratim shela".
||As to the fact
that Kay is older than you, she doesnt look it in her films!"
|Daisy azra omets ve nehenta
me'od be-meshex oto ha shavu'a.
courage by the hand and enjoyed herself immensely for the rest of that week.
|Hi lavsha bgadim yefefiyim, kixva
be eru'a ptixa, axla be mis'adot nifla'ot be lev London ve hirvixa xamesh
beautiful clothes, opened a fête, had gorgeous food in wonderful restaurants in the heart
of London and earned five hundred pounds.
|Lorens haya ha kol, aval lo
anything but mean.
|Haya rak davar exad - le ro'a
ha mazal, hi he'elta shney kilo ba mishkal!
||There was just
one thing - unfortunately she had put on four pounds in weight!
|Be xazara be misrada, Daisy iyna
ba itonim she lo hispika lir'ot be-meshex ha yamim ha axronim.
||Back in her
office Daisy was perusing the newspapers she hadnt had time to see in the last few
|Be exad ha itonim ha tsehubim
|"Kay Bartok kixva be eru'a
ptixa be lev Angliya kdey le'esof ksafim avur tareshet nefotsa
Bartok opens fête in the heart of England to collect money for a multiple sclerosis
|Nitram sxum she haya kim'at kaful
mi ha sxum ha metsupe, hodot la xen ha rav shel saxkanit gdola zu.
the sum expected was donated thanks to the charm of this great actress.
|Hi nir'ata tov me'od, u tse'ira
yoter me-asher hayta ke she sixaka be tafkid Lady Makbet ba seret shel Lorens
||It was noticed
that she looked very well, and younger than when she played Lady Macbeth in Lawrence
|Hi amra be anava ki hi mekava she
tesaxek afilu tov yoter ba tafkid ha ba shela, ve xi hi me'od ohevet
et ha glida be Angliya.
said that she hopes to act even better in her next role and that she likes English
ice-cream very much!"