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The Tale of the Bronze Bowl

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Page count: 5
Categories: Chinese, Fantasy



Appeared in

Cricket Magazine Vol 23, Num 12, Aug 1996 & Cricket Magazine Vol 24, Num 1, Sept 1996

Story Summary

In a China not unlike our own, Fat-Choy, chief magistrate of Chai-sang, confiscates a bronze bowl from a beggar only to find that each day double the number of gold coins appear in it. What would seem the best of fortune turns to misfortune when he can't explain his wealth to the inspector general and is stripped of his rank.