Tired of ads and lack of privacy on the internet? Try the new approach by clicking here and downloading Brave, the browser that respects your privacy.

21/25
Home / Albums / Keyword Japan /

Heron-legs, or Stilts

Heron-legs, or Stilts.png Hoisting the Rice-beer Keg On Festival-dayThumbnailsGetting Ready to Raise the big Humming Kite with the Sun EmblemHoisting the Rice-beer Keg On Festival-dayThumbnailsGetting Ready to Raise the big Humming Kite with the Sun EmblemHoisting the Rice-beer Keg On Festival-dayThumbnailsGetting Ready to Raise the big Humming Kite with the Sun Emblem

After the heavy autumn rains have filled the roads with big puddles, it is great fun, this boy thinks, to walk about on stilts. His stilts are of bamboo wood, and he calls them "Heron-legs," after the long-legged snowy herons that strut about in the wet rice-fields. When he struts about on them, he wedges the upright between his big and second toe as if the stilt was like his shoes. He has a good view of his two friends who are wrestling, and probably making hideous noises like wild animals as they try to throw one another.

Author
The Project Gutenberg EBook of Child-Life in Japan and Japanese Child Stories, by Mrs. M. Chaplin Ayrton
Published in 1901
Posted on
Monday 25 May 2020
Albums
Visits
609