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A feudal lord and a grilled sea bream(tai) with salt
(Japanese classical stories)
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A long time ago, there lived a feudal lord who loved sea food very much.
Especially, his favorite dish was a grilled sea bream with salt.
Although there were tens of other delicious dishes, he got angry if there was no sea bream.
But even though it was his favorite dish, he just tasted a little and left the sea bream.
One day, however, he ate all the face side of the sea bream and ordered his retainer,
“Today’s sea bream is delicious. Have me another one now.”
Now the retainers got surprised.
The feudal lord always eat a little, so there was no second dish prepared.
But if they were going to cook from then, it would take long time.
“Well, ah, ah…”
No one knew what to say and what to do. Then one of the smart retainer said to the lord,
“Certainly. I will get it for you right now.”
and he left to the corridor with the sea bream on the dish and he turned the sea bream upside down immediately.
Then he returned to the room and put the dish on his lord’s table.
“Here is your second dish, sir.”
He said to his lord.
“Right. It was quick.”
The feudal lord who didn’t know anything believed it was a new dish and he tasted a little bit.
“Good, good. This tastes better than before.”
He said so and he smiled.
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