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  • Lotus (Shim Cheong)

  • There, there, Cheong, don't cry...

  • Once upon a time, a blind man named Shim lived in a village.

  • Please give me some milk for my little Cheong, she is starving.

  • Oh, poor little girl!

  • What happened to her mother?

  • Cheong's mother had died giving birth to her.

  • She was taken care of by her blind father and the ladies of the village.

  • Cheong grew up to be a kind and beautiful young lady.

  • She was skilled at sewing, so she used her talents to make money to support herself and her father.

  • Cheong, Cheong, my darling, where are you?

  • Cheong had gone to the market, hoping to sell some of the clothes she had sewn.

  • Shim was concerned and went out to wait for her.

  • Oh, my poor Cheong will get soaked to the bone in this hard rain.

  • Blind Shim wandered down the road in search of Cheong.

  • Oops! Oh! Help me!

  • Oh, no! Grab this!!!

  • Ouch.... Thank you so much...

  • It must be very hard for you that you can't see.

  • Oh I've grown accustomed to it.

  • I just wish I could do more for my daughter, Cheong. She works so hard.

  • I am always happy when I can give my father something delicious to eat. Oh... is that a guest?

  • You will have your sight back and your daughter will prosper...

  • if you give 300 sacks of rice to Mongun Temple...

  • What? I can have my sight back?

  • Yes.

  • Oh! My father will see again!

  • That's a wonderful offer, but how will we ever get 300 sacks of rice? We are so poor.

  • I must help my father see again... but where will I get 300 sacks of rice?

  • Hmmm...

  • One day, a merchant ship on its way to China made an announcement.

  • They needed a young girl to volunteer to be sacrificed.

  • We need to sacrifice a young girl to the sea to calm the waters for our journey.

  • We are offering 300 sacks of rice in return!

  • Who nedds 300 sacks of rice when they're dead?

  • Are they really going to sacrifice someone?

  • What? 300 sacks of rice?

  • Is this true? Will you really give us 300 sacks of rice?

  • Yes, we will.

  • Then...

  • I am .. offering myself !

  • This is excellent! Cheong, why do we have meat in our soup today?

  • My sewing work is going well. I have been getting lots of jobs.

  • Have you? This is really delicious!

  • I have a wonderful daughter.

  • Chew carefully, father.

  • Ok, Ok.

  • Father, when you get your sight back...enjoy seeing the village, find a good woman to marry,

  • and live happily ever after.

  • No, if I ever see again, all I want is to look at my beautiful daughter.

  • But it doesn't matter, I am already the happiest man in the world.

  • I have a good daughter who cooks delicious food for me! Ha ha ha!

  • Huh?!

  • Time to go now, Cheong.

  • What?

  • Go where? Cheong!

  • What's going on? Cheong!!

  • Cheong!! My little Cheong...

  • Where are you? What's going on?!

  • Father..Oh.. father...

  • Finally Blind Shim discovered the truth - that Cheong had sold herself as a sacrifice.

  • No! Cheong..! I don't need my sight if I will never see you again!

  • I don't need prosperity if you are gone! Please! Stay with me! Cheong! Stay with me..!!

  • Oh... don't go..!! I won't let you..!!

  • Take care of yourself, father...

  • No!! Cheong! Don't leave me!!! My daughter, Cheong..!!

  • Let's go. Hurry up!!

  • Blind Shim was horrified and heart-broken to lose his daughter like this.

  • My only daughter..!!

  • Oh.. don't go..!!!

  • Oh, look! Cheong is about to be sacrificed for 300 sacks of rice!

  • I'm so sad...!

  • Look at those waves! Time to make our sacrifice!

  • As the ship swayed among the stormy waves, Cheong walked slowly towards the front deck of the ship.

  • I do not fear death, but I.. I pray that this will help my father see again... Please..! Oh, Father....!!

  • Oh! Father..!!!

  • Cheong...oh my Cheong..! oh... my daughter..!!!

  • Blind Shim was still as blind as ever, but now he grew ill from grief, as he desperately missed his daughter.

  • A month later, the same merchant ship was making its way back from China with new goods to trade.

  • Look! What's that?!

  • How strange! It's an enormous lotus flower! How could a huge lotus bloom in the middle of the ocean?

  • The merchants cast in their fishing nets and brought the wondrous lotus on board.

  • They brought the flower to the king and presented it to him.

  • Oh..!

  • It's magnificent!

  • Then, one day...

  • Who..! who.. are you?!

  • I sacrifeced myself to the sea to cure my father's blindness, but the sea king has sent me back here.

  • Oh.. my..!

  • The king was deeply touched by Cheong's generous heart.

  • The king fell in love with Cheong's noble nature and lovely face and asked her to marry him.

  • Oh... father..!!

  • Why are you distressed, my Queen?

  • Oh, your Majesty..

  • I miss my father..!

  • He is blind and cannot take care of himself. I would like to know if he is alright..

  • The king announced a feast to feed the blind, hoping to find Cheong's father.

  • The last day of the feast came, and still Blind Shim did not come.

  • Oh.. the sun is setting. The feast is almost done and my father is still not here!

  • Perhaps he really has been cured? I hope so..!

  • Oh! My father... Father!

  • Father!

  • Father! It's me! Cheong!! Father!

  • No... my daughter is dead..

  • But I'm not! It's really me, Cheong!!

  • I was sacrificed, but the sea king gave me back my life when I told him my story.

  • Could... this be true..? Cheong..!!

  • My child!! Is it really you?!

  • Yes!!! Father! Father..!

  • Oh.. if only I could see you, my darling daughter!

  • As he said those words.. his eyes opened..!!

  • Oh..!! It's true! Cheong..!! I can see..!! I can see!! You have returned to me!!!

  • To this day, people remember Shim Cheong, her love for her father,

  • and how she sacrificed herself to help him see.

Lotus (Shim Cheong)

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