By Adele M. Fielde
40 chinese language fairy stories associated jointly through an overarching tale entitled The strayed arrow.
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Having prom- ised secrecy and a share of the plunder, he was intrusted with the story of election to headship among the apes, and was given direction how to reach their He then set same off, retreat. followed the same route, sat in the attitude under the arrival of the scout same who should tree, call and awaited the the tribe to carry their returned chief into their fastnesses. The Moon-Cake. 29 The apes had meantime deliberated, and had concluded that a being who had deserted them, taking with him their goods, was neither their sire nor sovereign.
He was an old man whose wife was dead, and he lived with his daughter-in-law. The latter was a glutton, and used to privately buy, cook, and eat dainties, that she did not share with her father-in-law. One day the old man chanced to see her buying a large fresh fish, and as the fish did not appear on the table, he knew that she had herself enjoyed it alone. So he wrote a stanza, secreted himself on the roof over the door, and the next morning, when she returned from market and was entering the house, he dropped the paper on the threshold.
Man who had three daughters, of whom he was devotedly fond. They were skilful in embroidery and he used every day on his way home Once there was a ; from work to gather some flowers for them to use as One day when he found no patterns. his route homeward he went for wild blossoms, domain into the flowers along woods to look and he unwittingly invaded the of a fairy serpent, that coiled around him, held him tightly, and railed at him for having entered his garden. The man excused himself, saying that he came merely to get a few flowers for who would be his daughters, sorely disappointed were he to without his usual gift to them.