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Unformatted text preview: The Tale of the Three Kitchen Gods (trans. by E. Henry from an entry in a dictionary of idiomatic expressions and other sources) There was once a woman who, because she failed to please her husband, abandoned him and took a different husband. One day the first husband came to see the woman in her new home, and the two began making explanations and recounting what they had been doing recently. As they were talking, the womans current husband suddenly returned from a hunting expedition carrying some game over his shoulder. Afraid that her current husband would see the two of them together and draw the wrong conclusions, the woman hid her first husband in a heap of straw. Not realizing that there was a person in the heap of straw, the hunter set it on fire so as to barbecue the game for a meal, causing the first husband to be set...
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- Fall '07