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Korean Short Story I: Heungboo and Nolbu 흥부와 놀부 

Once upon a time, there were two brothers, Nolbu and Heungbu. Nolbu was rich but greedy. Heungbu was poor but generous. One day, Heungbu found a sparrow with a broken leg. He helped the bird and took it to his house. The bird got better and flew away. Later the sparrow brought three gourd seeds to Heungbu. The gourd became so big. When Heungbo cut it open a lot go gold coins came out. Nolbu heard the story and he also wanted the gold coins. He found a sparrow and broke its leg. The poor bird ran away and later brought 3 gourd seeds. The seeds grew and Nolbu cut them open. Suddenly the devils came out and started beating Nolbu. Nolbu learned a lesson that he shouldn’t be greedy.

Once upon a time there were two brothers, Nolbu and Heungbu.

Once upon a time, there were two brothers, Nolbu and Heungbu.

Nolbu was rich but greedy. Heungbu was poor but generous.

Nolbu was rich but greedy. Heungbu was poor but generous.

 

One day, Heungbu found a sparrow with a broken leg.

One day, Heungbu found a sparrow with a broken leg.

He helped the bird and took it to his house. The bird got better and flew away.

He helped the bird and took it to his house. The bird got better and flew away.

Later the sparrow brought three gourd seeds to Heungbu.

Later the sparrow brought three gourd seeds to Heungbu.

The gourd became so big. When Heungbo cut it open a lot go gold coins came out.

The gourd became so big. When Heungbo cut it open a lot go gold coins came out.

Nolbu heard the story and he also wanted the gold coins.

Nolbu heard the story and he also wanted the gold coins.

He found a sparrow and broke its leg.

He found a sparrow and broke its leg.

The poor bird flew away and later brought 3 gourd seeds.

The poor bird flew away and later brought 3 gourd seeds.

The seeds grew and Nolbu cut them open. Suddenly the devil came out and started beating Nolbu. Nolbu learned a lesson that he shouldn’t be greedy.

The seeds grew and Nolbu cut them open. Suddenly the devil came out and started beating Nolbu. Nolbu learned a lesson that he shouldn’t be greedy.

 

Other Korean Short Stories

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Three years hill.  삼년고개  

Once upon a time, there was a hill called 3 years hill in a small village. If someone falls down on this hill he could only live 3 years. One day, an old man was climbing up the hill and he saw a rabbit. He ran after the rabbit and he fell down. He got sick because he thought he could only live 3 years. One day a little boy told him ” don’t worry too much, because if you fall down the hill, you can live 3 years but if you fall down 2 times, you can live 6 years. “The old man went to the hill and just enjoyed climbing the hill. He fell many times but he was not worried. Since then, he got cured and lived happily after. We should not worry about making small mistakes.

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The Blind Man’s Daughter 눈먼 사람의 딸

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The Goblin’s Club 고블린의 클럽

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The Three Questions 세 가지 질문

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The Farmer And The Mother Tiger 농부와 어머니 타이거

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The Governor 주지사

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The Special Medicine 특별 의학

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The Tiger And The Candied Fruit 호랑이와 설탕에 절인 과일

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The Tiger, The Man And The Rabbit 호랑이, 남자, 그리고 토끼

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Why The Sea Is Salty 왜 바다가 짠인가

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The Two Brothers 두 형제

Korean Short Story II: Small nose and huge mouth  코작은 할아버지와 입 큰 할머니

Once upon a time, there was an old couple who have problems with their appearance. The man has got a small nose, a woman has got a huge mouth. Someday, their neighbor invited them to have dinner. They really wanted to go and have a good time with neighbors but they were nervous what they show their face. they got a good idea. He made fake nose by candle, she sewed her mouth.  in the party, they talked near the stove. Then his nose began to melt. His wife laughed to see him and her mouth became huge. they were nervous and put they heads down. The neighbor said appearance is not important, we like you because you are so kind. Since then they didn’t care so much about their face and lived happily after.

 

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