Kongi was doing the house chores, a frog
appeared in front of her. It did all the
house chores for her.
by Youngil-Seo from Korea
is a Korean "Cinderella-type" story. A beautiful
young girl is mistreated by her ugly step-mother
and her ugly step-sister.
long, long time ago, there were two sisters. The
older sister's name was Kongi and the younger
sister's name was Potgi. Kongi had a stepmother.
The stepmother and Potgi disliked Kongi because she
was so beautiful and kind; she was a lovely person.
was very ugly; she was also a greedy and selfish
person. The stepmother and Potgi always made Kongi
do house chores, but she never complained about
day, a rich, young man held a party to look for a
girl to be his bride. All of the young girls were
invited to the party, but Kongi couldn't go because
the stepmother ordered her to stay home and do
house chores and told her not to go there.
Kongi was doing the house chores, a frog appeared
in front of her. The frog did all the house chores
for her, so despite the stepmother's orders, she
attended the party.
soon as the young man saw her, he fell in love with
her. He wanted to know more about her, but she left
the party because she had to get back home before
her stepmother came back home.
the party hurriedly, she lost her rubber shoe. When
it came off and she lost it, they young man picked
it up. He was able to find the beautiful Kongi
because of her rubber shoe. They got married and
lived happily ever after.
of this story
can be very important in life.
a group of Korean school children act out this
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