Diddily Dee Dot's Dreamland for Children Everywhere
Sat, 21 Mar 2009
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THE GIRL IN THE RICE
woman working in a rice field looked up from her
work. "What is this coming?" she cried.
All the rest stood looking
There came towards them a
girlish figure dressed in a faded Kimono; but the
stranger's name could not be seen, for a wooden
bowl was placed on her head, upside down, hiding
all but her chin.
curious being approached the oversee r and asked in a timid voice
if she might have work?
do you wear that thing for?" was his reply.
is because of a vow," she answered. "Pray sir, if
you can, let me serve you. I am a good labourer,
but in my village there are too toilers for the
harvest. I have walked very far. Please honourable
sir, give me work!"
" Very well then," said the
overseer. "I will give you a
At first the new
comer was not allowed to show her diligence. The
others crowded round her, laughing and jeering. The
young men tried to snatch off her bowl. The maiden
clung to it and bore all their rudeness in silence.
At last they grew tired, of teasing her and left
her alone. Then she set to work, and never rested,
nor grew careless.
come again." said the overseer at the end of the day.
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