Stories from the Classic Literature of Many Nations by Bertha PalmerStories 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-...
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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