A selection of eight fairy tales from the book Tales of Old Japan by A B Mitford: The Tongue-Cut Sparrow, The Accomplished and Lucky Tea-Kettle, The Crackling Mountain, The Battle of the Ape and the Crab, The Adventures of Little Peachling, The Foxes' Wedding, The History of Sakata Kintoki, The Elves and the Envious Neighbour
"Not appropriate narration"
This bloodthirsty true story by A. B. Mitford (Lord Redesdale) is taken from Tales of Old Japan. It is set in the 18th century and tells of how the Ronins - a masterless group of samurai - planned, over a long period of time, to avenge their master's forced suicide. The Forty-Seven Ronins is quoted as being Japan's most venerated example of the samurai's code of honour and the story continues to retain its popularity to this day.