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The great judge decided tice of would best be served if was a that jus- the dutifxil son were to inherit his father's property. Unfortunately, since the two were identical in appearance, the neigh- bors did not know which son was which. Ooka felt sent for the "Which sure he could discover the truth, and two sons once again. Do not at them liar. Now, I alike. I will surely discover ask you again, which of you cared for your father? The plank represents the house The Ooka register represents leadership in itself. The drawing of the neighbor represents the good will of your friends.

You are both first sons, so you must both have a fair share. Divide these articles fairly be- tween yourself and your brother, and I promise that award the property they represent I will in the same way. The spectators gasped Ooka had made a mistake and had chosen the selfish son to make the division. The young man started to take everything for himself. Angrily, Ooka reminded him that he had as they realized that ordered a fair division of the property.

The greedy son bowed mockingly "My lord," that the he good said, "my brother has often claimed will of his neighbors than anything to the judge. So I carefully insured against a mistake. I did not say you were award to and continued, "You see, it. That by law as magistrate, I is am now court's decision. I shall the work of the court, ready to give you the award to your brother the portion you thought you were choosing for yoiu"self I award the good more than your will is will to brother.

The quarrel concerned an agreement they had made when the to settle a quarrel. So is due me," the barber needed some wood asked Yoshiaki I in- to heat he would if take one ryo, plus a free shave for himself and his helper, for agreed. They are very sly bargainers. Legally, Zenroku ally, of course, "What has "This is is right.

Mor- he has done wrong. A contract is a contract. He is "He did not who Kantaro, has a farm near the place where Yoshiaki obtains his wood. Is that an obvious fraud! I was not passenger. I his his own business. Ooka smiled blandly. You are ordered to do so. Then Yoshiaki will not have to give up his cart, and you will not have to shave the ox. Ooka looked pleased with himself, for he took great pride in his clever solutions. But Zenroku noticed the audience's appreciation in it, He and Ooka's pride and decided the judge should not win so smiled slyly and said, "My lord, I will easily.

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But mind you treat him exactly as you would any other customer. But a short time courtroom. He ripped my kimono with his horns. Since the ox refuses to be shaved, I am released from the bargain. I also demand, respectfully, pay for my torn kimono.

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He bit your thumb and pulled your hair. Did you refuse to go on fuss then? I ages. A compensation for customer has no right to tear your clothes. So you are awarded ten shiaki. Yo- Now you That cancels the ten he owes you. See that will be fair to you strike both of you.

HEN Ooka's grandson Kazuo was ten years he and his cousin Tadayo came to hve with old, their grandfather for a short time, since both of the boys' fathers were away in Kyoto. The boys' mothers, Ooka's daughters-in-law, came with them. The two children quarreled bering his of little own the time, but Ooka, remem- childhood, decided this was the way boys. One day his cousin 86 all the quarrel ended in a fight. He told them an exciting story full of adventures, and daring.

At the end, the story had a fighting, moral which pointed out the great value of family unity. The children were delighted and Ooka, very proud tale, by the marvelous of himself, sent them out to play. It is just a mat- understanding them. Ooka's wife looked innocently at her husband and said, "I do beheve you are right.

Your lessons have caused a great improvement in the children's behavior. Now they do not hit each other quite so hard. I "I assumed the boys took could be reasoned with. That this quarrel to continue. It trouble in our own why I could cause family. First is the next he sent a servant on a secret errand. Then he called the boys said the same to him one thing. Therefore, I you some personal papers tend to reward the one at a time. I in- who does the best job. How could Ooka hope to cure the children's dislike by encouraging them to compete against each other, they wondered?

But they did not dare Ooka gave each liver, to protest. Their faces were scratched and their clothes were torn. But this time they had not been fighting each other. Their stories were the same. Each boy had met an older boy on the way, who refused to let him pass unless he paid ten mon. Neither of the two had any money, and so the bully had thrashed both of them. The children's Angrily, handle mothers were very distressed. Ooka ordered them this," he said sternly. The boys were given a duty to perform, and do and they must go back immediately it.

You can go separately, each with one you can go together and be protection each other. I for leave the decision to you. When they returned, they were even more disheveled than before, but they "We did it! We did it! With Tadayo's help, you, Kazuo, would be able to climb that wall you were unable to climb yesterday. And that fat ripe peach on the tree in our garden which you could not reach, Tadayo.

With Kazuo's 91 " help, would be it things you could do But it I cannot mention them was not necessary The boys saw amples. Ooka called his servant. He has earned it. The Kyoto judge had never umph forgotten Ooka's tri- over the Case of the Willow Witness, and so he was delighted when he thought he saw an opportunity to bring about Ooka's downfall. Kujo had recently been transferred from Kyoto to all Yedo. Each of the two served for a month, hearing the cases that occurred during that time. Then the other took his place for the following month. Kujo was unable seemed an impossible too, for case, to solve — two important feudal lords.

So Kujo cleverly found a of delaying the hearings so that the case tinue into Ooka's for and a dangerous one concerned two powerful daimyos it it, way would con- new session. Ooka for not having time to but Ooka was not fooled by Kujo's Kujo apologized finish the case, to politeness.

Kujo's face reddened, but he smiled politely.

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The property was be evenly divided between them. Unfortunately, there are thirteen horses. Neither sell his is. You Each man will agree to half a horse to the other one. Ooka replied. Privatel ', rival. Mine is older than yours. Ooka gravely inspected them. Kujo went with him, his expression triumphant. Finally the great judge said, "It seems unfair to me to ask either of you to take less than the other. As you both agree, the horse money. If either of he would be the you accepted money for his half, loser.

Ooka would make two powerful enemies, and Kujo would gain a war satisfied, horse, since the two men would be dis- with the result that Ooka would lose the bet. I know both you would be de- of to present the horse to the shogun — " Both men bowed low. Ooka smiled and continued, "Still, it seems poor you justice for either of lose financially. Since neither of you will sell, to the horses must be divided equally.

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Quietly, Ooka ordered his own horse to be brought forward and put with the thirteen. They are divided equally. The case is "But 98 horses. Ooka smiled slyly. Both nodded for you not in to lose agreement. Kujo said flatly. He Satsuma led it Kujo had put up off to his stable, as stakes for their leaving Mito and to divide the fourteen horses, while Kujo stood speechless with anger.

The old man was and so he had hidden the money that his savings afraid of banks, in the bottom of a pickle barrel. A thief saw him hide the money and stole fully, it. Tear- Chokichi appealed to Ooka. Unfortunately there was no evidence, but the judge was determined to find a merchant.

I them. They theft. Then I will demand to smell everyone's hands. He was quite delighted with his scheme. Eight of the suspects nervously sniffed their fingers. When Ooka questioned them, he discovered that four of them — Hirobei, Hambei, Jigoro, and Chigoro — claimed they ate pickles for dinner.

Tadayo and day. Sohei, said they others, bought pickles that The remaining two worked in pickle factories. Both suspects and spectators were at the failure of Ooka's trick. Two Ooka silently amused struggled to hide embarrassment. Finally to the court secretary, he added, a writing brush, eight pieces of paper, a bucket of water, and the stone statue of the god Jizo which stands The tators in the roadside shrine. The spec- were especially interested wanted with the statue, for this to see what Ooka was not the first time he had asked the help of Jizo to solve a case.

The judge ordered the dust-covered statue to be placed in the garden. Then he called for the eight suspects. You will kneel before Jizo and write on the scroll, 1 am ISTm:? Before touching the god, kindly purify your hands by washing as is fitting Each his them in the bucket, and proper. Ooka asked, "But all did you place your hands upon Jizo as you swore? Ooka smiled. Will those to gave no such sign All eight men raise their right whom Jizo hands? But this There apparent fail- time the old judge seemed well pleased with himself.

Stone statues cannot speak. That is," he added hastily, "except to me! I clean! Jizo, because side shrine, what "And said. Your hands are he has been sitting in the road- covered with dust. You were afraid to swear on Jizo that your statement was true! Sohei could not immediately think of a good excuse, so he said, "I am all confused by May I have a little time to think? Yedo believed Ooka They it be the said this in the streets, in the teahouses, and in their poor. So to own homes, whether was a great shock rich or for the people when they heard the judge had agreed that a young girl should be put to death for the simple crime of breaking a flower vase.

This happened at the time of falling leaves, the shogun, the warlord had gone to the enjoy the fall who mountains to when ruled over Old Japan, stroll in the hills and yellows and reds of the maple trees. But the branch in the vase and broke The ruler little its leaves be placed in the maid who came shoguns and the favorite vase to place the dropped thie it. The vase had once be- longed to his grandfather, the famous leyasu, great- The shogun worshiped est warlord of them his memory. Long ago he had given orders all. The shogun sent for Ooka and ordered the old judge to carry out the sentence.

Ooka was dismayed. The girl had not meant any harm, and she was the daughter of an old friend. With Ooka's grandson, Kazuo, she had often listened as a child to the judge's stories of "But, "she is Old Japan. I am sure — " "Don't start finding excuses for her! Ooka realized was it low before the angry to speak up for her. She He bowed useless to argue. It was not Ooka to give up so easily. Behind the rice-paper listening.

She ran terrible news. The maid was wall, another off to tell the Ooka had agreed to other servants the put the story spread rapidly, little and within min- hundreds knew about Ooka's failure utes, maid to save the maid. In the castle, girl is so Ooka said to the shogun, "The poor stupid she probably does not fully realize why she is being killed.

In this case, there are several reasons why the should be punished. Three, in girl lordship desires, I will explain your fact. If them to her. Imagine that! This shogun is was your obliged to ful of clay first to our great crime. As a result, the condemn you human forced to take a Then, said. This is your second crime.

This will cause the much embarrassment. This is than shogun your third and great- est crime. He shown me that you have slyly a fool to put a death sentence upon this too late. You know that in all girl. It now. The girl must me for to do so die. It is my the duty of me from making errors. She must pay life — and for mine it," Ooka said stub- — are payment for the embarrassment caused you. But they do not pay for the vase. The girl must pay for that before she is killed.

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Learn more about accountability. Select this reward. Ships to Anywhere in the world. Shipping destination. I could live a day in my air-conditioned bubble forgetting about the outside world, but I love talking to farmers who micro-listen to changes in the weather. But it does feel like an urgent question to me. Can we pivot in time? Can we broker a new relationship to nature in time?

KR: Of all the stories in this collection, the one I felt the most self-conscious about was my fan fiction about this dog. But I actually love writing from the vantage of other creatures. No one really wanted to talk to me about it. I was just so worried about the dog. This was a more oblique entry point. The vagaries of the human heart look a little different from that vantage. One of my very earliest stories was from the point of view of this albino parrot at Parrot Jungle. The advice I got was, please try to write from the point of view of a human being.

We have to really push things. I think that was the dark joke of the story, to me. Humans have bred them for this purpose. A friend of mine was telling me this very sad story of how his dog incrementally left him for the neighbor. He just loves to spend time here. The dog lives with the neighbor now. I thought that was incredible. They always seem superior to my own. I remember hearing a talk with an author where he said he thinks of himself as a cathedral builder.

That seemed like it would make much more sense. That can be a little painful. The human heart of these stories is timeless, but the voices are transported from another time. How do you develop a voice to fit each story, and how does time period shape that voice?

It sounds grandiose, but I wanted those rhythms to get into my bloodstream before I started writing. I remember copying out some passages, because my natural lines are obviously not his lines. So actually, mechanically copying out passages from that book really helped me to get into that story. Should these just be girls in jeans in our century?

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Research was helpful there. I loved reading about the construction of the Timberline Lodge. I was on a big Civilian Conservation Corps kick at that point. I was trying to capture the hunger and the desperation of that period, too. Then I still end up sounding like myself because what can be done but inviting a haunting? Inviting these other voices and ghosts to haunt you; inviting photographs to haunt you. It feels like wanting a kind of gentle possession.

ESQ: Speaking of hauntings, these stories are populated with monsters—not just ghosts, but zombies, demons, and even some human monsters. What does the monstrous reveal about us, and how do you find the human in it? KR: I have a real identification with the monster. It gave me a critical language for my own childhood fascination with monsters. Cohen writes about how we need a way to exile parts of ourselves.

We project those parts onto other people or other bodies.