Long, long ago there lived a great Chinese Empress who succeeded her brother the Emperor Fuki. It was the age of giants,
Many, many years ago there lived a good old man who had a wen like a tennis-ball growing out of his right cheek.
Long, long ago in Kyoto, the people of the city were terrified by accounts of a dreadful ogre, who, it was said,
Long, long ago there lived, an old man and an old woman; they were peasants, and had to work hard to earn their daily rice.
The insignia of the great Japanese Empire is composed of three treasures which have been considered sacred, and guarded with jealous care from time immemorial.
Long, long ago, when all the animals could talk, there lived in the province of Inaba in Japan, a little white hare.
Long, long ago, one bright autumn day in Japan, it happened, that a pink-faced monkey and a yellow crab were playing together along the bank of a river.
Long, long ago, in old Japan, the Kingdom of the Sea was governed by a wonderful King. He was called Rin Jin, or the Dragon King of the Sea.