Once upon a time a man, whose ax was missing, suspected his neighbor's son. The boy walked like a thief, looked like a thief, and spoke like a thief. But the man found his ax while digging in the valley, and the next time he saw his neighbor's son, the boy walked, looked and spoke like any other child.
(6th century BCE)
On Junichiro Tanizaki's The Maids
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