The orphan who gathered firewood.

Told by Yang Xiu-gong.


Coming home each day with nearly a hundred weight of firewood on his back, the orphan regularly stopped to rest the load on a great rock which was just a convenient height to take the weight without him having to remove the load from his back. This explains the rock’s complaint about being constantly "pressed upon".

Dragon month is the last month of the lunar year.

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