Japanese tale #54 -A jealous Tortoise

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Once upon a time, animals all talked and live together in what was to become Japan.

They frolicked and played all across the hills, but also bickered and argued, loud and clear very much like humans do today.

Tortoise was one of those bitter creatures. Though his shell was sturdy, smooth amber and polished like a mirror, he longed for fur and long elegant limbs. Lire la suite