Three Years Hill – Korean Story (삼년고개)

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Three years hill

Once upon a time, in a small village, there was a hill called “3 Years Hill”. According to traditions, if someone falls down on this hill, they will only have three years left to live.

One day, when an old man was going up the hill, a rabbit leapt by him. He was so startled that he lost his balance and fell down. This worried the man; he became ill with worry.

While he is ill, a young boy came to him and said, “You don’t worry too much, because if you fall down on the hill, you can live 3 years but if you fall down 2 times, you can live 6 years. so the old man went to the hill and tried to fall down all day. Since then, he got cured and lived happily after.

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