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Thief by Night

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 4, 5, 6
Page count: 3
Categories: Folk Tale, Japanese



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Story Summary

Ryokan gives the impression of being a poor beggar but feels himself rich beyond words because of the beauty that surrounds him. When a thief is disgusted by the disrepair of Ryokan?s belongings, Ryokan is saddened that the thief couldn?t see the beauty of the moon.