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[Page 109] 1 A special kind of wild duck called oshidori which is always seen in couples.
Akanuma, he perceived a pair of oshidori  (mandarin-ducks), swimming together in a river that he was about to cross. to kill oshidori is not good; but Sonjo happened to be very hungry, and he shot at the pair.
So he went to Akanuma; and there, when he came to the river-bank, he saw the female oshidori swimming alone.