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p. 240



Bears a strong resemblance to Take no Yuki.
The date of the author is unknown.

A CERTAIN lord goes up to the city to settle a lawsuit, leaving his steward in charge of his estate. In his absence the steward grows overbearing in his manner towards his mistress and her little son, Hanawaka, finally compelling them to take part in the arduous labour of "bird-scaring," rowing up and down the river among the rice-fields, driving away the birds that attack the crop.

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