|Translator(s)||Participants of 2018 Summer Hanmun Workshop (Intermediate Training Group)|
Student Translation : Bryan SAUVADET
Lady Kim was a person of Andong.
She was married to the military Yuch’ŏn’gye.
On the Hongwu year of the metal snake (1401),
The husband had to serve corvée duty,
He told his wife and said:
'Today is auspicious
I will go out, sleep outside.'
His wife said:
‘I will also go out to sleep.’
Accordingly, she went to the house to prepare provisions.
In the middle of the night, suddenly, some surprised people were screaming,
Servants and slaves they were cowering.
Lady Kim confidently marched out.
A tiger had already snatched the husband and went away.
Lady Kim grabbed a wooden bow,
With the left hand she grabbed her husband,
With the right hand she beat the tiger,
She was beating him for about sixty steps.
So the tiger dropped the husband and desisted.
Lady said :
‘You have already snatched my husband,
You want to take me as well?’
So thereby the tiger left
The husband fainted
So lady Kim put him on her back and returned to the house.
At down, the husband woke up.
That night, the tiger came again,
There was a daring roar.
She opened the door, holding a bat and she said to the tiger:
‘Are you also a thing of spirit
How can you be so serious like this?’
The tiger gnawed on a tree at the side of the house and left.
The tree dried up right away
With care, she come to the house to pack food, the husband who as about to do his military duty go outside and sleep outside the house.
In the middle of the night, suddenly, captured by a tiger, running chasing, she hit it so the husband was not harmed.
The big roar came again, which was the most startling. She open the door with the stick and said a warning.
Even if with the gnawed tree there was eventually no harm. Now we believe that the hairy creature has a nature and soul.
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