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The Shell Woman and the King: A Chinese Folktale

by Laurence Yep

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To save herself and her husband from an evil king, Shell agrees to bring him three wonders.

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Uncle Wu falls in love with a beautiful woman, Shell, who turns out to also be a shell. Once they are married Uncle Wu accidentally over brags about his wife and her magical powers to the townspeople to the point where word reaches their evil king. From there, this folktale takes a slightly creepy turn as Shell tries to save herself from being forced into marrying the king and saving her husband from the dungeon. This tale reinforces the power of good VS evil and how greed can make a man blind and foolish. ( )
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