The Cub's Triumph


Title

The Cub's Triumph

Alternative Title

Kitsune no tegara

Contributor

Identifier

Japanese fairy tale series, no. 12

Publisher

Date

Date Copyrighted

1886 - 12 - 07

Date Available

1887 - 01

Description

"Hunters had slain almost all of the animals in the forest. All that were left were one badger and a mother fox with one little cub. At the end of his rope after their food ran out, the badger worked out a plan. First, the mother fox assumed human form and sold the badger, who played dead. The fox bought food with the money from the sale, and the badger escaped back into the forest. After a few days, they switched roles, and the badger set out to sell the fox. But to have the food all to himself, the greedy badger told the buyer that the fox was alive, and she was slaughtered as a result. Her cub secretly vowed to take revenge, and challenged the badger to a game of changing into human beings. The cub instead hid behind a tree, while the badger was sure that he had mingled in the procession of a "daimio" (i.e., lord) then passing by. When he ran up to the lord's "norimono" (i.e., palanquin), he was cut down by the retainers." (Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, https://www.kufs.ac.jp/toshokan/chirimenbon/b_12.html)

Language

English

Source

Held by Monash University Library's Rare Books Collection Find this item in the Library catalogue.

Type

Medium

Extent

26 pages, colour illustrations. 15 cm.

Rights

Out of copyright

Download File(s)

https://repository.monash.edu/files/upload/Rare-Books/Japanese-Fairy-Tales/rb_jp_ft-012.pdf

Citation

James, T.H. (Kate), “The Cub's Triumph,” Monash Collections Online, accessed October 21, 2020, http://repository.monash.edu/items/show/67116

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