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By Seiichi Shiojori, Ryunosuke Akutagawa

In jap folklore the Kappa is a scaly, child-sized creature with a face like a tiger and a pointy, pointed beak. within the fingers of Ryunosuke, one man's trip to `Kappaland' turns into the motor vehicle for a critique of jap existence and customs within the culture of quick and Kafka. a wonderfully shaped gem from the pen of 1 of Japan's most vital sleek writers (creator of Rashomon), Kappa is instantaneously a myth, a comedy, and an excellent satire.

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They’ve got to squat. It must be hell. ” The phone rang. “Listen, Shithead, you’ve got a woman in your office. ” “I can hear her breathing! ” “No, Harry, that’s impossible. I’ll call you back. We might give you $500 for a semi. ” “Shithead, you’re so tight, you’ve never ever given me anything! And what’s a semi? Who wants half a fuck? ” I hung up then took the phone off the receiver. Carol looked at me. ” “I could hear her voice, Doug. I want you to keep your sex life out of the office. And no more stinkers like that last one.

Harry stared at the parrot. The parrot stared back. Then the parrot looked away, bored. She handed him the drink. ” “Maybe. ” Harry did that. Janice got up and walked out. He waited. Janice walked back in. She threw the material on his lap. ” Harry picked it up and looked at it. “Great Grandmother of Christ, don’t you know I’m half-crazy already? ” “Seventy-five bucks. ” Harry carried the stuff into the bedroom: a little boy’s short pants—black—and a blouse, ruffled, silky and white; underwear with designs of rockinghorses, moons and candy canes upon it; two ankle-length stockings, white.

He’d keep hitting that car until it climbed up over the curbing and stopped. Then Eddie would stop the car and glare at them and I’d sit there and glare at them right along with Eddie. Then we’d drive off and find another car and do the same thing. We got 4 or 5 cars that way. “You’re a vicious son of a bitch, Eddie. ” I let that go. Soon we seemed to be driving along in the country. There were trees and space everywhere. Eddie stopped the car. “Get out,” he said. I got out. K,” he said, “I want that 500 dollar check.

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