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The Romance of Old Japan

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Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 90,174 / 283 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.3
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 616
Added to site: 2009.01.12
mnybks.net#: 23116
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rror of gold and, perceiving her image therein,

Deemed that she saw there a rival, and straightway, with jealousy burning,

Ran from the door of the cave, in astonishment, wrath, and chagrin.

Scarce had she quitted the cave when suddenly unto the portal,

Taji-KaraÙ (the Strong) rolled a boulder of mountainous height,

Cutting her off from retreat, our sun-giving Goddess immortal,

Ever to smile on the land with the grace of her bountiful light.

"THEN TO THE CAVERN THEY HIED WITH UZUME, THE GODDESS OF LAUGHTER"

From "Shinto," by W. G. Aston.

Permission of Longmans Green & Co.

"Amaterasu looked on the mirror of gold and perceiving her image

therein, deemed that she saw there a rival"

From Old-World Japan by T H. Robinson

Permission of Macmillan Co.

III

THE EIGHT-FORKED SERPENT OF KOSHI

One day Susa-no-wo discerned a chop-stick drifting down the River Hi, and, deeming that there must needs be f

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