Japanese tale #23 – The sleeping wolf


Once upon a time, there was a mountain monk who decided it was time to make his pilgrimage to a far away shrine. He packed the few things he owned and took the road, crossing valleys and fields until he arrived to a mighty forest.

It was an amazing place, beautiful and wild. A tiny little path went through the woods, sole evidence of the presence of men on those lands. The huge trees shaded the forest ground, turning the daylight into an eerie twilight. The monk summoned all his courage and went on his way.

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Japanese tale #8 The Wolf and the Rabbits

wolf rabbit.jpgOnce upon a time, in a forgotten field stood a rabbit hole. In that pretty little house, lived a whole rabbit family, the father and mother and their three children.

One day, a hungry wolf came lurking by. Stepping closer and closer, he finally knocked to their door:

– I know you’re home! If you don’t open that door, I’ll kick it down!

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