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THE STORY OF THE AGED MOTHER A Japanese Folktale by MATSUOBASHO 

Long, long ago there lived at the foot of the mountain a poor farmer and his aged, widowedmother. They owned a bit of land which supplied them with food, and their humble werepeaceful and happy.Shining was governed by a despotic leader who though a warrior, had a great and cowardlyshrinking from anything suggestive of failing health and strength. This caused him to send out acruel proclamation. The entire province was given strict orders...


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