A scholar who used to live in a cold region took a tripto a place of tropical weather.
He stayed in the house all day because it was too hotto go out.
“Phew. It is so hot. I can’t even go outside.”At night,people came out from their houses to get fresh air.
The scholar also went out of his house and looked around here and there.
“There are a lot of people here. Now I feel better. But how come the house across the street isso quiet?”
“Music flows from the house, and such beautiful flowers are in the house.
There must be a pretty woman living in that house.
“Then, one evening.”That house is quiet again.
The only thing that moves in the house is my shadow.” The scholar acted as if he was talkingto his own shadow.
Suddenly, his shadow on the house went into the inside the house.
The scholar was shocked.
Then, the next day. “How can I lose my own shadow? People will laugh at me.
Phew. What am I going to do? I feel awful. What am I going to do now?”
In a tropical region, everything grew really fast.
Fortunately, the scholar’s shadow grew a lot in a week.
Then, one evening. Someone visited the scholar.
“Who is it? Please come in.” A well–dressed gentleman came into his house.
“Excuse me, but have we meet before?” The gentleman answered.
“Don’t you recognize me? Well, I guess you’ve never imagined that I would show up in front ofyou with this kind of look.
I have been enjoying my own life very much since I left you.” “Then, you must be.”
“That’s right! I am your shadow.” “How amazing! How can this happen? And how are youdoing?”
“I will tell you everything. But promise me one thing before I tell my story.
Don’t you ever tell anyone that I used to be your shadow.”