older brother worried about his younger
brother, so at night he took some grain
and secretly put it in the place where his
brother stored his grain.
Traditional Korean Folktale
by Yun Seok Kim from Korea
this heartwarming story, two brothers in a village
long, long time ago, there lived two brothers in a
village. They were both very poor. The older
brother had a little more than the other one:
however, he had a larger family to support than the
autumn, they harvested their grain, but the older
one worried about his younger brother, so at night
he took some grain and secretly put it in the place
where his brother stored his grain.
next day, even though he had done this, his own
grain supply was not reduced. The next night he did
the same thing, and again the next day. Still, his
grain supply was not diminished. It stayed the
same. He thought it was strange, so he hid in the
field to see what happened.
few hours later, he saw a person approaching. He
went out to see who it was. The stranger was his
brother who was also worried about his older
brother. Each night he had been taking grain to his
older brother to help him!
was true brotherly love. After that, they lived
happily the rest of their lives
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