10996RE: [SCA-JML] period musical instruments
- Oct 1, 2003
> -----Original Message-----This is great. I see this being retold at Pennsic next year....
> From: Anthony J. Bryant [mailto:ajbryant@...]
> A wonderful story my old shakuhachi prof told us at FSU:
> A heian nobleman returned to his home to find it had been
> robbed. Everything he
> owned -- everything -- was gone. All but his hichiriki, which
> had been left
> lying on the floor. Dejected, he sat down and began playing.
> The thief heard the
> playing, and brought everything back.
> One moral says that he was moved by the plaintive notes.
> Another moral -- the
> one most likely -- is that he brought the stuff back to get
> the guy to stop
> playing. <G>
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