"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island." - Walt Disney
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Subscribe to read the full book or read the first pages for free!
All characters reduced
Japanese Folklore Tales of The Little Flute Bilingual Edition English & Spanish - cover

Japanese Folklore Tales of The Little Flute Bilingual Edition English & Spanish

Muhammad Vandestra, Maya Aminah Sakura

Publisher: Dragon Promedia

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Summary

Long since, there lived in Yedo a gentleman of good lineage and very honest conversation. His wife was a gentle and loving lady. To his secret grief, she bore him no sons. But a daughter she did give him, whom they called O’Yoné, which, being interpreted, is “Rice in the ear.” Each of them loved this child more than life, and guarded her as the apple of their eye. And the child grew up red and white, and long-eyed, straight and slender as the green bamboo.

When O’Yoné was twelve years old, her mother drooped with the fall of the year, sickened, and pined, and ere the red had faded from the leaves of the maples she was dead and shrouded and laid in the earth. The husband was wild in his grief. He cried aloud, he beat his breast, he lay upon the ground and refused comfort, and for days he neither broke his fast nor slept. The child was quite silent.
Time passed by. The man perforce went about his business. The snows of winter fell and covered his wife’s grave. The beaten pathway from his house to the dwelling of the dead was snow also, undisturbed save for the faint prints of a child’s sandalled feet. In the spring-time he girded up his robe and went forth to see the cherry blossom, making merry enough, and writing a poem upon gilded paper, which he hung to a cherry-tree branch to flutter in the wind. The poem was in praise of the spring and of saké. Later, he planted the orange lily of forgetfulness, and thought of his wife no more. But the child remembered.

Hace mucho tiempo, vivía en Yedo un caballero de buen linaje y conversación muy sincera. Su esposa era una mujer amable y cariñosa. Para su dolor secreto, ella no le dio hijos. Pero una hija que ella le dio, a quien llamaron O'Yoné , que, interpretada, es "Arroz en la oreja". Cada uno de ellos amaba a este niño más que a la vida, y la protegía como la niña de sus ojos. Y el niño creció rojo y blanco, y con los ojos largos, liso y esbelto como el bambú verde.

Cuando O'Yoné tenía doce años, su madre se dejó caer con la caída del año, enferma y picado, y antes de que el rojo se hubiera desvanecido de las hojas de los arces, estaba muerta, envuelta y tendida en la tierra. El esposo estaba loco en su dolor. Lloró en voz alta, se golpeó el pecho, se tumbó en el suelo y rechazó la comodidad, y durante días no rompió el ayuno ni durmió. El niño estaba bastante callado.

El tiempo pasó. El hombre forzosamente se ocupaba de sus asuntos. Las nieves del invierno cayeron y cubrieron la tumba de su esposa. El sendero batido desde su casa hasta la morada de los muertos también era nieve, sin interrupciones, salvo por las débiles huellas de los pies calzados con sandalias de un niño. En la primavera, se ciñó la bata y salió a ver el cerezo floreciendo, lo suficientemente feliz, y escribiendo un poema sobre papel dorado, que colgó de una rama de cerezo para aletear con el viento. El poema fue en alabanza de la primavera y del sake . Más tarde, plantó el lirio anaranjado del olvido, y ya no pensó en su esposa. Pero el niño lo recordó.

Other books that might interest you

  • The Scarlet Plague - cover

    The Scarlet Plague

    Jack London

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    The Scarlet Plague is a post-apocalyptic fiction novel written by Jack London and originally published in London Magazine in 1912.
    
    The story takes place in 2073, sixty years after an uncontrollable epidemic, the Red Death, has depopulated the planet. James Smith is one of the survivors of the era before the scarlet plague hit and is still left alive in the San Francisco area, and he travels with his grandsons Edwin, Hoo-Hoo, and Hare-Lip. His grandsons are young and live as primeval hunter-gatherers in a heavily depopulated world. Their intellect is limited, as are their language abilities. Edwin asks Smith, whom they call \"Granser\", to tell them of the disease alternately referred to as scarlet plague, scarlet death, or red death.
    Show book
  • The Ascendants - cover

    The Ascendants

    D. D. Shay

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    Billowbirds are flying, and that can only mean one thing. An Ascendant lives.
     
    Before the Lady Keres usurped the throne, the realm teemed with magic; enchanters, elementals, dream walkers, healers… But they were all gone now. Or so it seemed.
     
    Since her birth, Lyn’s path had been set in stone; she would inherit her father’s title and responsibilities and become the Baroness Tovaar. But it was what she inherited from her mother that would change her life forever.
     
    Orphaned brother and sister, Sander and Mari, led simple lives tending the vineyard for their viceroy. Each day was much the same as the next, as long as Sander’s peculiar talent remained undiscovered.
     
    Young Nessa had always known she was special. Gifted. But it was that very gift that compelled her parents to seclude her in a corner of the realm where, by the Blessed Mother’s grace, the stalkers would never find her.
     
    None of them knew their true lineage. None were aware of their bond. And, until mysterious strangers came into their lives, none of them knew that the fate of the realm rested upon their shoulders and that it was their destiny to restore the lost magic of Lithandys.
    Show book
  • Wizard's First Rule - cover

    Wizard's First Rule

    Terry Goodkind

    • 0
    • 5
    • 0
    Wizard’s First Rule, the first novel by Terry Goodkind, was a phenomenon from the moment it was published by Tor Books in 1994, selling more than 100,000 copies in North America alone. It still sells more than 100,000 copies a year and has gone on to bestsellerdom in the United Kingdom and in more than twenty foreign translations as well as audiobook form. 
    It is now being developed as one of the most ambitious television miniseries of all time. Executive Producer Sam Raimi (director of the three Spider-Man movies), in collaboration with Disney/ABC, is creating a 22-episode adaptation of the book to be filmed in New Zealand. 
    Richard and Kahlan’s story unfolds over ten more novels, collectively known as the Sword of Truth series, concluding with Confessor in 2007. Placing Goodkind in the elite club of #1 New York Times bestselling authors, the series has sold more than twenty million copies to date worldwide. 
    In Wizard’s First Rule, Goodkind introduced the world to an ordinary forest guide, Richard Cypher, and the mysterious, powerful woman he comes to love, Kahlan Amnell. Learning his true identity, Richard accepts his destiny as the one man who can stop the bloodthirsty tyrant Darken Rahl. Hunted relentlessly, betrayed and alone, Kahlan calls upon Richard to reach beyond his sword and invoke something more noble within himself as the final confrontation with Darken Rahl looms. 
    The importance of Wizard’s First Rule is sourced in Goodkind taking on the toughest of all literary challenges: to tell an electrifying story of action, violence, and adventure that also makes people think, and that would influence the choices and actions of its readers.
    Show book
  • Throne of Deceit - Dragons of Isentol Book 1 - cover

    Throne of Deceit - Dragons of...

    pd pdmac, Richard Fierce

    • 0
    • 4
    • 0
    Two souls, one destiny.Their royal parents assassinated, two young siblings are separated and hidden to protect their future and the future of their kingdom. Only when their adoptive families are murdered do they discover the truth of their heritage. Now it is time to reclaim what is theirs.But to do that, they will need an army - and magic. With many interested in their royal roots, they must decide who can be trusted ... and who is trying to kill them.Throne of Deceit is the first book in the series Dragons of Isentol, a tale of dragons, magic, and a growing rebellion against tyranny.
    Show book
  • The Children of D'Hara - cover

    The Children of D'Hara

    Terry Goodkind

    • 1
    • 3
    • 0
    Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell confront an apocalyptic nightmare in this irresistibly tense, utterly terrifying, near-thousand-page return to Terry Goodkind's 26-million-copy bestselling Sword of Truth world.
     
    The insatiable hunger of the Golden Goddess...
     
    The irresistible power of a Witch's Oath...
     
    A fracture in the world of life...
     
    An opening in the world of death...
     
    Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell face the perfect storm.
     
    The Children of D'Hara picks up immediately after the conclusion of the Sword of Truth series in one breathtakingly compelling, powerful, blockbuster novel.
     
    Previously published in five parts: The Scribbly Man, Hateful Things, Wasteland, Witch's Oath, Into Darkness.
    Show book
  • Hell and High Water - cover

    Hell and High Water

    Charlotte E. English

    • 1
    • 7
    • 0
    Meet the baddest belles of London city.
     
    They were known as the fatales, once.
     
    Investigators and spies; killers and thieves; con artists and vigilantes — they fought fire with fire, did what had to be done, to make things right.
     
    Until the mission that broke them.
     
    Many decades later, the fatales have scattered to the winds.
     
    Fionn's the queen of London haute couture. Thetai's the star of the power metal scene. And Daix? Could be anything. Anywhere.
     
    It'll take a lot to bring them back together.
     
    When a model goes missing from a catwalk show, Fionn's frantic. The girl was a friend — and a fellow selkie. And she won't be the last to vanish.
     
    To catch the monster responsible, Fionn needs backup. It's time for the fatales to reunite, but can they get it together after eighty years apart?
     
    And will it be enough to face down an old enemy straight out of their murky, half-forgotten past?
     
    Three fabulous fae banter and brawl their way through a re-imagined, modern-day London — fighting crime, forging friendships and causing havoc. With style. Perfectly tailored for fans of urban fantasy and Charlie’s Angels!
     
    Tai was still swimming like a brick. ‘Don’t fight with the water,’ I told her. ‘Try to go with the flow.’
     
    Tai snorted. ‘Fi, please. I fight with everything.’
    Show book