Friday, September 24, 2010

The Rabbit And The Moon

This is a short story based on a fairy tale I heard in Japan when I was a little kid. The original is called THE OLD MAN IN THE MOON and is about an old man ... in the moon ... who decides to dress poorly and visit three animals - a fox, a rabbit, and a monkey - to see who would be generous enough to feed him. The monkey and the fox offered him some of their food. But the rabbit, not having any food, offered himself as a soup. The old man thought this was the kindest gesture and took the rabbit to live with him in the moon. And that's where we get the image of a rabbit on the moon's surface.

That ... and astroids. But, I hope you enjoy MY version.

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