Aha, a legend about island Fusume. Kubosava once already heard it.
... Very long time ago terrible pirate Nadaemon has plundered the ship transporting taxes, which government officials
collected within several years in southern provinces of the country. It, as usual, has interrupted a command of the ship to one
person, and money - hundred thousand gold taelej, the whole treasure, - has buried on the magic island Fusume, similar
outlines on a figure of the woman lying on a back. Nadaemon did not begin to make a card of island with a label designating
a place of a treasure as it would be made by its colleague on craft in the West.
It has arrived more in an original way: has tattooed conditional badges on a body of the favourite unique daughter. To the
unfortunate girl it costed to a life, for one of former accomplices of Nadaemona has strangled her to learn where the treasure
The old pirate managed to overtake and finish off the bastard on island when that has already got treasure. But here the sky
has not taken out stolkih crimes: the magic island Fusume has begun to shake and has plunged on an ocean floor.
... So was lost a thunder-storm of the seas Nadaemon so the treasure was lost, - has finished sendo. - give a cigarette.
Fishermen have kept silent, then someone пробормотал:Сто thousand gold taelej... How many it will be on our money? On
the present? Consider, gold tael it is not less than thousand five yens...
Ogo! And all it till now on a sea-bottom? - A suffering voice has asked Homma. - Eh, here to get! Never nobody will get, - has
authoritatively answered sendo. - After all the island has been bewitched. You that, did not hear? Speak, - one of fishermen,
- that on a place sunk has noticed, treasures always lodges enormous tako - an octopus - and guards them. I read about it in
Enormous octopus? - Homma has dropped a bowl and has seized for cheeks hands.
I do not know, how about enormous octopuses, - has slowly said sendo, - but with enormous ika - squids - I had to face.
(Squids (in Japanese "ika") - golovonogie molluscs with ten feet-feelers. Their meat is tasty and nutritious.) fishermen have at
once become silent, have drawn near, and sendo, self-satisfied gazing about, has told, how some years ago when it floated
on "Koej-maru" in the southern seas, them has attacked monstrous golovonogoe which feelers were of forty sjaku (About
twelve metres.), and it hardly has not turned a schooner, trying to get aboard.
We have beaten off hooks and knifes and when ika has left, all deck became black-prechernoj from sepii.
Homma round eyes, without coming off, Totimi in рот:Ика looked? Such huge ika? And you that thought - such what are
caught by your grandfather in a gulf and sells then on ten for a piece? The boy has mistrustfully shaken головой:Неужто
happen such terrible? Each inhabitant of seaside small town knows squids since the earliest childhood. To reduce somehow
the ends with the ends, families of fishermen are compelled to be engaged in any seasonal works. Women potter on kitchen
gardens, and old men and children spend the day and spend the night by boats near to coast, catching brisk, small - size
about a finger - squids. In a dried and boiled kind these golovonogie are very tasty, and if they do not make a unique dish for
a breakfast, a dinner and a supper (that, unfortunately, happens quite often), their occurrence on a table meets the big
pleasure. But about such squids-giants many fishermen heard for the first time.
To meet such monster - the big rarity, - has told sendo. - And let the one who wants, is sorry about it, it is personally
necessary For me of more fish, it is more than tuna...
Yes, there is more than tuna... - someone has sighed.