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all as Tawara Toda, or "My Lord Bag of Rice." His precise name
was Fujiwara Hidesato, and there's a very attention-grabbing tale of
how he got here to alter his name.
One day he sallied forth looking for adventures, for he had
the nature of a warrior and will no longer endure to be idle. So he
buckled on his swords, took his large bow, a lot taller
than himself, in his hand, and slinging his quiver on his back
started out. He had now not long past some distance while he got here to the bridge of
Seta-no-Karashi spanning one finish of the attractive Lake Biwa.
No quicker had he set foot at the bridge than he observed mendacity right
across his course an incredible serpent-dragon. Its physique was once so immense that
it gave the impression of the trunk of a big pine tree and it took up the
whole width of the bridge. considered one of its large claws rested on the
parapet of 1 part of the bridge, whereas its tail lay correct against
the different. The monster asleep, and as it
breathed, hearth and smoke got here out of its nostrils.
At first Hidesato couldn't support feeling alarmed on the sight
of this terrible reptile mendacity in his course, for he needs to both turn
back or stroll correct over its physique. He used to be a courageous man,
however, and placing apart all worry went ahead dauntlessly.
Crunch, crunch! he stepped now at the dragon's physique, now
between its coils, and with out even one look backward he
went on his way.
He had in basic terms gone..................
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