小川未明童話集 - Ogawa Mimei’s Collection of Children’s Stories (Beginner Book Club)

Oh I thought it was? (My secret informant told me it’s on page 38…) Am I wrong here? Or do you have a different 2013 book? :dizzy_face:
(Next week’s story is not supposed to be in your book though…)

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I’m curious, out of all the stories you’ve read, what percentage would you say isn’t sad? Among the 7 we’ve read so far we’ve had 2 sad ones and 2 probably sad ones if you read between the lines, by my count.

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Oops, by this week, I meant last week, i.e. the current one (大きなかに).

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Hmm, maybe 2/3 of the ones I read don’t end on a positive note and the other ones are still somehow bittersweet. You definitely don’t get a real happy ending very often.

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Ah, gotcha! If you ever feel like it, you could read the Aozora text, but be warned that we found at least 3 typos in this week’s story (didn’t happen for the other stories, interestingly). OTOH you will be rewarded with quite some strong images that were of course hard to understand (if at all) :joy_cat:

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I’m still baffled how that happened in a single text right?

In the book I’m reading now I don’t think I’ve seen a single one, but now that I think about it, it could’ve been as you said in the story thread that 大きなかに was written before the orthography reform in Japan and they simply messed it up a lil bit.

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Week 8 is here, and we’re back to our one-story-a-week schedule :tada:

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