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  • The Brother and the Sister who became the Sun and the Moon

  • Once upon a time, a young brother and sister lived in a small village with their mother.

  • One day, their mother got work with the wealthiest family in the village

  • and had to leave her children alone for the day.

  • Watch your little sister while I’m away. I will be back in the evening with delicious rice cakes for both of you!

  • Mmm! I love rice cakes!

  • I will take good care of her, Mother.

  • Come home soon, Mother!

  • The brother and sister decided to prepare a nice surprise for their mother on her return.

  • They went together to a nearby chestnut grove to pick some fresh chestnuts for her.

  • The brother brought a long pole and the sister carried a basket.

  • Watch, if you shake the branches like this, the chestnuts will come down by themselves.

  • Oh, this is fun! I can catch them in my basket!

  • Watch out, here they come!

  • When they had gathered as many as they could carry,

  • the brother and sister sat down to peel them in their front yard.

  • They burst open the prickly shells to pick out the smooth brown chestnuts inside.

  • They look so good, I can’t wait to have some!

  • Wait, we have to roast them on the furnace first. Alright.

  • Meanwhile, their Mother was hurrying home across the hill balancing rice cakes on her head.

  • The children must be hungry by now. I am sure they will enjoy these rice cakes.

  • Suddenly, she heard a terrifying growl

  • What was that!?

  • Slowly, the tiger leaped down from a tree and approached the frightened Mother, glaring at her with fierce yellow eyes.

  • I will perhaps let you go unscathedif you hand over one of those rice cakes.

  • Oh is that all? You can have all the rice cakes you want! Here

  • Ahh..they look so tempting,..

  • As the tiger busied himself with the delicious rice cakes, the Mother turned and ran for her life.

  • The mother had just reached another hill, when the same tiger blocked her path once more

  • I demand more rice cakes! You must have another hidden somewhere….give it to me now!

  • I am sorrythis is my last one…I have to feed my children

  • The Mother turned and ran as fast as she could, hoping to reach home.

  • But she wasn’t fast enough, and the tiger stopped her again.

  • Ah, you again! Your life for a rice cake! Give one more and you can go….

  • But I gave you all I had! I don’t have anymore, I swear!

  • Is that so? Well, well, and how do I fill my empty belly?

  • I am still hungrywhat do you think I should do?

  • Nopleaseplease let me go, I have children waiting for mePlease have mercy...

  • Oh, what a tragic story. I am so sorry for you

  • Disregarding her please, the merciless tiger grabbed her with his powerful jaws

  • Still blissfully unaware, the children sat side-by-side by the warm furnace,

  • watching the chestnuts roast in the crackling flames.

  • Suddenly, they heard a strange voice.

  • Oh children! Mummy’s home! Why don’t you open the door?

  • Oh! Mother! Mother! Mother is home!

  • No, wait! There’s something wrong herethat isn’t Mother’s voice

  • If you really are our Mother, show us your hand!

  • Filled with doubt and suspicion, the brother refused to open the door.

  • His instincts had served him well.

  • The voice outside the door was not their Mother, of course, but the ravenous tiger.

  • Finishing off the Mother, he had come to devour the children too.

  • What a clever boybut I can fool him.

  • I still have some grains of rice on my paw from all those rice cakes.

  • When they see it, they will believe I am their mother!

  • So the tiger confidently demonstrated his paw with the rice grains stuck to it.

  • The Brother and Sister fell for the devious trick and opened the door.

  • It really must be Mother! Let’s open the door and let her in.

  • Oh, no, a tiger!!!! Help! Help!

  • I hope you are as tasty as your Mother!

  • You ate our Mother!? NO!! Mother! NO!!

  • Oh, stop your whining!

  • Hmm...you two look even plumper and juicier than herwhich should I eat first?

  • Why don’t you help me decide? Eenie-Meenie-Minie-Moe….

  • When the tiger pointed his paw at the Sister, the Brother cried out

  • Hold on! I bet youve never had a chestnut!

  • What? What’s a chestnut? What is it? Tell me.

  • Well, it’s only the most delicious thing in the world! Don’t you want to try one?

  • Desperate to save himself and his sister, the Brother had come up with a plan.

  • Can they be more delicious than rice cakes?

  • Of course they are! They are perfectly scrumptious! Look, we are roasting some right now

  • They certainly do look delicious, so brown and crunchyjust looking at them makes my mouth water.

  • I will try one!

  • Ahh!!! My mouth!!! It burns! It burns! Ahhh!!! Help!

  • In his eagerness to snatch a chestnut,

  • the foolish Tiger burned his paws and tongue on the blazing furnace.

  • As he blundered around the room in pain and fury, the Brother and Sister seized their chance and ran.

  • Running out into the backyard, they clambered up a tree beside the well.

  • Oh, Brother, I am so scared of that tiger!

  • I am so scared! Shhh! Try not to cry so loudly! If he hears us, we are lost!

  • The sister stopped crying and sat still quietly.

  • The tiger was furious with the Brother for fooling him and causing him to burn himself.

  • Those horrid children! They will pay for this, both of them! You can run, but you can’t hide!

  • Do you really think you can trick me and get away with it!?

  • At that moment, the tiger glimpsed the children’s reflection in the water.

  • Ahthat’s where youre hiding! You thought you could hide from me?

  • You are trapped now, you fools! Youre mine!!!

  • What? Where are they? Where did they go? Those rascals have tricked me again!

  • Seeing the tiger splashing helplessly around in the water, the Brother could not restrain his laughter.

  • You ridiculous creature! Couldn’t you tell it was just our reflection? Were up in a tree!

  • Silly tiger! We fooled you again!

  • A reflection!? Oh, how could I be so stupid! I will get you for this!

  • Finally realizing that the children had never been in the well,

  • the humiliated tiger grabbed hold of the rope and dragged himself out.

  • Ughit’s so slippery! Ow! Ouch! That hurt! I can’t do thishow did you two get up there?

  • If you tell me the truth, I won’t eat you! I promise, I promise!

  • You won’t!? Oh, it was so simple. We just used an axe to help us up one step at a time.

  • No! Why did you tell him!? But..But..

  • Ah! Thank you! Thank you very much! Ha ha ha!

  • Grabbing an axe, the tiger scaled the tree the way the Sister had told him. The two children were horrified.

  • Please decide our fate! Send us a strong rope if we are meant to survive, or a rotten one if we must die!

  • Ah! The rope has come! Let’s try itThank you!

  • What!? Am I to be robbed of my prey at the last minute? I will not submit to this!

  • Send me a strong rope to let me achieve my purpose or a rotten one to cast me to the earth to die!

  • A thick rope descended slowly from the sky.

  • The instant the tiger grabbed hold of the rope, it snapped. The tiger’s rope was rotten!

  • He fell to the ground with a crash and was killed.

  • The Brother and Sister climbed their strong rope all the way into the sky

  • and became the sun and the moon to shed their light upon the world day and night.

The Brother and the Sister who became the Sun and the Moon

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