Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories - Study Guide Dragon: The Old Potter's Tale, and The Spider Thread Summary & Analysis

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Dragon: The Old Potter's Tail:

E'in is a Buddhist monk who, like Naigu Zenchi of "The Nose," has a huge nose that he believes everyone chides him for. As retribution against the townspeople of Nara for making fun of him, he posts a sign on nearby Sarusawa Pond, stating that a dragon will ascend from the pond on the third day of the third month.

Word of the dragon begins to circulate, and the innocent prank has worked much too well. A child claims to have been visited by the dragon in her sleep to confirm he will ascend from the pond, stirring debate. People begin to claim they have seen parts of the dragon in the water. E'in is loving every minute of it, that is until his own aunt...

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