Learning to Read Japanese
This series is for the people/students who want to learn Japanese.
Ten Nights of Dreams(夢十夜:ゆめじゅうや)
The Fourth Night(第四夜:だいよんや)
Soseki Natsume(夏目 漱石:なつめ そうせき)
An old man sits alone at a large table in an earthen-floored room, escaping the heat of the day. He drinks sake and converses enigmatically with the proprietress. When he departs, the dreamer, who is a young child, follows him to a willow where children are playing. The old man produces a towel and tells them to watch it become a snake. He blows a whistle and circles with dance-like steps, but the towel remains a towel. Finally, he puts the towel into his box and walks on, still insisting it will change. They reach the riverbank, but the old man doesn’t stop. The dreamer watches him wade in, still hoping to see the snake when he emerges on the other bank. The old man, however, disappears beneath the surface and does not reappear.