Thursday, May 6, 2010

Shiro Utsuri

Shiro Utsuri
The Shiro Utsuri

The Shiro Utsuri had three pellets of Koi food. He wanted to bring them to his nook and save them for later, but he had only one mouth to move them with. He didn't want to leave the pellets, he was afraid some other fish would come along and gobble them up.

The Shiro Utsuri was pondering his dilemma when a small red and white Koi appeared. He asked the little Kohaku if he could help move the pellets. The little fish tried with all his might, but he wasn't strong enough to make the smallest pellet budge.

A little while later, a big yellow fish slowly made his way across the bottom of the pond. The Shiro Utsuri asked the old Yamabuki if he could help, but alas, he was to weary to help either.

"I can't move this food all by myself. I might as well eat it now and just save the single pellet that I can move."

Along came a little tadpole. He noticed that the Shiro Utsuri was sad.

"What's bothering you my friend?" asked the tadpole.

"I have three pellets of Koi food, but I can't move them all and once and I'm afraid to lose them while I am bringing them home one at a time."

"I know," the tadpole said, "make a bubble to put the pellets in and then you will be able to carry them all at once to your home."

"But who will guard the pellets while I am at the surface?"

"I will!" said the little tadpole, "I will make sure no one touches your pellets of Koi food."

"But what do you want in return? One of my pellets?" the Utsuri inquired.

"No, I just want a chance to prove myself. Everyone thinks that a little tadpole like myself isn't capable of great things. I want to prove them wrong."

"What happens if you aren't able to defend my pellets and someone eats them all? I won't have any then."

"I swear on my honor, these pellets shall go un-eaten or I will swim to the shores of the pond to find you 3 new pellets."

"Alright then, off I go!" The Shiro Utsuri swam to the surface and formed a bubble. He took a his time to swim back downs, he did not want to burst the bubble and take even more time than he had to.

To be continued...

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