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Arresting the Stone Buddha

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Page count: 3



Appeared in

Spider Magazine 2003

Story Summary

On young Kenji's first solo trip to market, he stops to rest by a wayside shrine. Unfortunately, when he wakes up, his families cotton goods are gone! The local judge, Mr. O-oka finds the case easily solved - it was the stone Buddha that stole Kenji's goods. But that is only the first step in his clever plan to catch the real thief.