Lore:Tale of Momotaro
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TRANSMIT - initiate the Momotaro mystery - RECEIVE - initiate the propaganda protocol - LISTEN - I'll give you one, I'll give you one - WITNESS - ogres are people too.
| Stories and truth are the same thing. Except when they are not. I have a truth and I have a story. Sweetling, you can choose which is which.
A child comes to earth in a giant peach. Sent from heaven to be a perfect child - kindhearted, brave and respectful of his parents. Wish fulfilment in spades.
This child grew up big and strong, and he promised to go beat the Oni living on a nearby island. But first, his mother fixed him kibi-dango to go - a quest and a packed lunch.
|There were animals and there was fighting, but the boy won and the Oni lost. Quest Complete! Momotaro was the winner. A hero to all. Please remember to rewind the video before you return it.||Entry 3||
| There was an Oni called Inbeda, exiled after a disagreement with his brother Ihan-sha. He kills an old couple eating peaches by the riverbank. He plants a rumour of great treasures on a nearby island. He makes a statue of a monkey, a dog, and a pheasant out of sparkling iron pyrite. He waits.
Immortals don't need a word for patience.
First come nine scouts, then nine more, then nine houses. Greed is a powerful magnet. They find the statues and, angered, crush them into powdery dust which fills the air.
Then it all explodes.
| Inbeda searches the corpses for his brother but does not find him. He goes to a nearby village and, in disguise, tells a story of demons slain and treasures found.
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This is the tale of Momotaro.
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