THE GRATEFUL FOXES (Tales of Old Japan) by A. B. Mitford

One fine spring day two friends went out to a moor to gather fern, attended by a boy with a bottle of wine and a box of provisions. As they were straying about, they saw at the foot of a hill two foxes that had brought out their cub to play; and whilst they looked…

MY LORD BAG OF RICE (JAPANESE FAIRY TALES, 1908) COMPILED BY YEI THEODORA OZAKI

MY LORD BAG OF RICE  http://ia801407.us.archive.org/16/items/jap_fairytales_0808_librivox/japanesefairytales_01_ozaki.mp3 No time to read? You can also listen to the recording from the Librivox project.  Long, long ago there lived, in Japan a brave warrior known to all as Tawara Toda, or “My Lord Bag of Rice.” His true name was Fujiwara Hidesato, and there is a very interesting story of…