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The Ogre Who Built a Bridge

Story Stats

Rating: 3
Grade Level: 2, 3, 4, 5
Page count: 11
Categories: Folk Tale, Japanese

Author

Yoshiko
Uchida

Appeared in

The Sea of Gold

Story Summary

A carpenter must offer up one of his eyeballs to an ogre in exchange for building an impossible bridge unless the carpenter can guess the ogre's name before morning.