The Tengu’s Fan

Once upon a time, in a small village deep in the mountains, there lived a kind-hearted young man named Taro. Every day, Taro climbed the mountains to gather medicinal herbs for the villagers.

One day, while searching for herbs deep in the forest, Taro suddenly encountered a Tengu, a mythical creature with a long nose and large wings, holding a big fan. The Tengu’s presence was majestic and awe-inspiring.

The Tengu spoke to Taro, “Your kindness has reached even these mountains. As a reward, I will give you this special fan. With it, you can control the wind.”

Taro, amazed and grateful, accepted the fan from the Tengu and thanked him.

Back in the village, Taro tried out the fan. With a single wave, he created a strong wind that brought much-needed rain to the dry fields. The villagers were overjoyed and thanked Taro for his help.

However, Taro remembered the Tengu’s warning: “Use this fan carefully.” One day, Taro accidentally created a storm that caused damage to the village.

Feeling remorseful, Taro climbed back up the mountain and returned the fan to the Tengu. The Tengu smiled and said, “You are wise. True power does not come from tools, but from within your heart.”

Taro took the Tengu’s words to heart and continued to work for the good of the village. Thanks to his efforts, the village prospered even more.

And so, the story of Taro and the Tengu’s fan was passed down through generations in the village.

The end.

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