The Deer and the Woodcutter
This popular Korean folktale tells children the story of why the rooster looks skyward and crows loudly at dawn.
Long ago, deep in the Kumgang Mountains of Korea, a handsome woodcutter saves a deer from a certain death. In return he deer helps the young woodcutter marry a beautiful fairy. After a series of delightful adventures the woodcutter is transformed into a rooster and every day calls to his loved ones in Heaven. So whenever a crowing rooster is heard in Korea, this story is told.
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