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Ainu Amaterasu angry answered Atami bamboo beautiful beloved Benten Bun-yemon Cho San Chobei Chohachi cried dance daughter dragon dream dumpling earth eighty-first brother emperor Emperor Koan father fierce fish fisherman flowers forest Fuji gave gazed gentle gleamed goblin tree gods grew happy heard heart heaven honor hunter inao Izanagi Japanese Jizu Kazuma Kihachi kimono kind Kompira Kurobei laughed light little princess lived looked lord loved maiden Mikado moon Moon Child morning mother mountain Musako never night Nitta San Okikurumi palace phantom cats pine tree poor prayed prayer priest prince rice ronin rose Samurai Sanja Satsuma seemed sent Shindo Shippeitaro shore shrine sighed smiled spirit spirits of things strange sun goddess Susanoo sweet sword Tee-hee-hee temple temple boy terrible things thought told Tsuiu San Urashima village waves wept whispered wife wish woodcutter Yamato Yashimasa Yorimasa young warrior
Page 40 - BENEATH the gleaming snows of Fuji lay a great forest. There many giant trees grew, the fir, the pine, the graceful bamboo, and the camellia trees. The balmy azaleas and the crinkled iris bloomed in the shade. The blue heavens were fleecy with snowy clouds, and gentle zephyrs caressed the blossoms and made them bow like worshipers before a shrine.
Page 78 - A WOODMAN once dwelt with his wife at' the edge of the forest, under the shadow of the Honorable Mountain. The two were industrious and good, but though they loved each other they were not happy. No children had come to bless them and this the wife mourned deeply. The husband pitied her and treated her very kindly, yet still she was sad.
Page 115 - Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, there was a little princess.
Page 130 - Sit and eat," said the'badger who answered his thoughts as if they had been spoken. "Your father and mother shall eat the same." The woodcutter obeyed, but when he tried to thank his little friend, he saw that the badger was gone and that, just where he had sat, there was a sparkling, tinkling waterfall. It rippled over stones and crags and sang a sweet little song, and as the woodcutter stooped to drink of it lo! the waterfall flowed with...
Page 41 - I am only fit to trim the houses for the New Year's feast. But you will become a beam in some great house or, maybe, even in a palace.
Page 132 - Base one, you have beguiled us here on false pretenses! You have spoken falsely! We have toiled here for nothing! You are an evil fellow!
Page 128 - ONCE there was a poor woodcutter who toiled early and late for a living. He worked harder than others^ because he loved his old father and mother dearly, and wished to give them all the good things of life. But though he was more diligent than...
Page 129 - That was a wise conclusion." The young man dropped his axe and jumped high into the air, so great was his astonishment at hearing a badger talk. "You couldn't kill me if you tried,
Page 129 - You couldn't kill me if you tried," said the badger. "Besides, I am far more useful to you alive than dead. And now, because you have proved yourself of a kind heart, I will show you kindness. Bring me the flat, white stone which lies beneath yonder pine tree.