Little brother, what you saw was a witch. They say that years ago, when Japan was a bright new country, there was a wicked, jealous, greedy witch who wanted to take away all pleasure from the happy Japanese people. This witch cast magic spells over them and made them suffer. But there was a great Japanese king then who knew magic, too, and he heard of the evil she was doing, and he came here to the forest where she was, and he punished her. He turned her into a little crawling salamander. The ...