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The Magpie and the Rat

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Two rats feed a polite magpie from a bowl of delicious rice. Drawn with a nib and ink and digitally colored, this illustration was created as a part of a series representing Korean animal folk tales.

Print size is 9 x 12 inches.



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"Once there was a particularly bad winter, and the dove, pheasant, and magpie decided to visit the rats to beg for some food. The dove arrived first and cooed roughly, “Hey, little thieves! I’m hungry, bring me something to eat!” The wife of the rat ran out and smacked the dove soundly on both sides of its face, which is white it has circles on its cheeks to this day. Next, the pheasant arrived and stomped its feet, “Hey, you half-eaten thing of the cat! I need something to eat, bring me some food!” The wife of the rat ran out again and threw embers onto the pheasant, which is why to this day it is speckled. Finally, the magpie arrived and spoke, “Excuse me, Mr. and Mrs. Rat, the harvest has been quite bad this year, I would very much appreciate any morsels you could spare.” The wife of the rat came out and asked, “Don’t you live with those odious fellows the dove and the pheasant?” “In the same village, but not the same house,” replied the magpie. Satisfied, she returned with a bowl of food saying to Mr. Rat, “He is handsome and speaks well.”
Two rats feed a polite magpie from a bowl of delicious rice. Drawn with a nib and ink and digitally colored, this illustration was created as a part of a series representing Korean animal folk tales.

Print size is 9 x 12 inches.



Curious of the story?

"Once there was a particularly bad winter, and the dove, pheasant, and magpie decided to visit the rats to beg for some food. The dove arrived first and cooed roughly, “Hey, little thieves! I’m hungry, bring me something to eat!” The wife of the rat ran out and smacked the dove soundly on both sides of its face, which is white it has circles on its cheeks to this day. Next, the pheasant arrived and stomped its feet, “Hey, you half-eaten thing of the cat! I need something to eat, bring me some food!” The wife of the rat ran out again and threw embers onto the pheasant, which is why to this day it is speckled. Finally, the magpie arrived and spoke, “Excuse me, Mr. and Mrs. Rat, the harvest has been quite bad this year, I would very much appreciate any morsels you could spare.” The wife of the rat came out and asked, “Don’t you live with those odious fellows the dove and the pheasant?” “In the same village, but not the same house,” replied the magpie. Satisfied, she returned with a bowl of food saying to Mr. Rat, “He is handsome and speaks well.”

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(7)
Reviewed by Tuong Hoang Ngoc
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 20, 2017
Friend really really enjoyed the print. Great quality and the colours are amazing!
The Fox and the Jewel (part 2)

Reviewed by Jolene Lujan
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 28, 2015
so cute! made a great gift for my go loving SO
Foxes Playing Baduk

Reviewed by sireine
5 out of 5 stars
Mar 31, 2015
This is a great print! Really unique artwork, arrived in good condition, will look great on my wall. Thanks!
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Reviewed by Anonymous
5 out of 5 stars
Mar 7, 2011
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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: ink, digital
  • Feedback: 7 reviews
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