Stories from the Classic Literature of Many Nations by Bertha Palmer

Stories from the Classic Literature of Many Nations

byBertha Palmer

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1898 Excerpt: ... THE AUGUST EXCHANGE OF LUCK Extracts from the Ko-JI-KI, or " RECORDS OF ANCIENT MATTERS," translated by B. H. CHAMBERLAIN, and slightly adapted by Editor HIS Augustness Fire-Shine was a prince who got his luck on the sea, and caught things broad of fin and things narrow of fin. His Augustness Fire-Subside was a prince who got his luck on the mountains, and caught things rough of hair and things soft of hair. One day His Augustness Fire-Subside said to his elder brother His Augustness Fire-Shine: "Let us mutually exchange, and use each other's luck." Nevertheless, though he thrice made the request, his elder brother would not accede to it; but at last with difficulty the mutual exchange was obtained. Then His Augustness Fire-Subside, undertaking the sea-luck, angled for fish, but never got a single fish, and, moreover, he lost the fish-hook in the sea. Thereupon his elder brother His Augustness Fire-Shine asked him for the fishhook, saying: "A mountain-luck is a luck of its own. And a sea-luck is a luck of its own. Let each of us now restore to the other his luck." To which the younger brother His Augustness Fire-Subside replied, saying, "As for thy fish-hook, I did not get a single fish by angling with it, and at last I lost it in the sea." But the elder brother required it of him the more urgently. So the younger brother, breaking his ten-grasp sabre that was girded on him, made of the fragments five hundred fish-hooks as compensation, but he would not take them. Again he made a thousand fish-hooks as compensation; but he would not receive them, saying, "I still want the real, original fish-hook." Hereupon, as the younger brother was weeping and lamenting by the seashore, the Deity Salt-Possessor came and asked him, saying, "What is the cause of the Sky's-...

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Title:Stories from the Classic Literature of Many NationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021788153X

ISBN - 13:9780217881531

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