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HASEGAWA,

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is

said

that

I time
to put

once upon a

a

cross old

woman

laid

some starch
it

in a basin

intending

in

the clothes in her

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wash-tub;
a
a

but a sparrow that
her neighbor kept as
it

woman
pet

eat

up.

Seeing this
seized the

the cross old

woman

hatesparrow, and saying: "you
fill

thing!"

cut

its

tongue and

let it

g*
the neighbor

When

woman

heard that her pet sparrow had
got
its

tongue cut

for its offense,

she was greatly grieved, and set

out

with

her

husband
plains
to

over
find

mountains and

where

it

had
does

gone.
the

Crying;
tongue-cut

"Where

sparrow stay?

Where

does the
1

tongue-cut sparrow stay?

;

fi'gse

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At
found

last
its

they

home.

When

the spar-

row saw
that

its

old master and mistress had
to see
it,

come

it

rejoiced
its

and

brought them into

house and

thanked them
in old
for

for their kindness

times

and

spread

a
it

table

them, and loaded

with

sake

and

fish

till

there

was no more room, and made
its

wife and children and grandall

children

serve the table.

At

last

throwing
it

away
a

its

drinking-cup

danced

jig

called the sparrow's dance.

Thus they spent
the
day.

When
to
to

it

began

grow dark, and they began
talk

of

going

home,

the

wicker sparrow brought out two
baskets

and

said;

"Will you

take the heavy one,
give you

or shall I

the light one!"

The
are

old people replied:
old,
it

"We
light

so

give

us the

one:

will be

easier

to

The sparrow then gave them
light basket

the

and they returned
"Let us
is

with

it

to their home,

open

and

see

what

in

it"

they said.

And when

they had

opened

it

and looked they found

gold and silver and jewels and
rolls of silk.

They never expected
like this.

any thing
they

The more
more they
in-

took

out the

found inside, The supply was
exhaustable.

So

that house at

once became rich and prosperous*

When

the cross old

woman who

had cut the sparrow's tongue
saw
this,

she was

filled

with

envy, and

went and asked her
where
all

neighbor
lived,

the

sparrow

and
go

about the way,
she said, and

"I

will

too;"

at once set out

on her

search.

Again the sparrow brought
out two wicker baskets and asked
as before;

"Will you take the
shall I give

heavy one, or
the light one!"

you

Thinking the treasure would
be great in proportion
to

the
old

weight

of the

basket, the

woman

replied:

"Let

me have
Eeceiving
this,

the heavy one."

she started

home

with

it

on her back; the sparrows

laughing at her as she went.

It

was

as

heavy

as

a

stone
at
last

and hard

to carry; but

she

got

back with

it

to

her

house.

Then when
lid

she took off the
in

and
of

looked
frightful

a

whole

troop

devils

came
inside

bouncing

out

from
tore

the
the

and

at
to

once

old

woman

pieces,

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