Page 16, The Old Man and the Devils


Page 16, The Old Man and the Devils


Hasegawa, Takejiro, 1853-1938


Private collection, on loan to Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives, Connecticut College


T. Hasegawa, Kami Negishi, Tokyo


Meiji 19, Month 4, Day 27 (April 27, 1886)

Original Format

Crepe paper


either if you wish". So the devils laid hold of it, twisting and pulling, and took it off without giving him any pain, and put it away as a pledge that he would come back. Just then the day began to dawn and the birds to sing, the devils hurried away.
The old man felt his face and found it quite smooth and not a trace of the lump left. He forgot all about cutting wood, and hastened home. His wife seeing him, exclaimed in great surprise "what has



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