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A charming and imaginative book. The tortoise and the hare are traditional Korean folklore antagonists. In this fable, tortoise brings hare to the dragon king, who needs to eat a hare liver to recover. Hare, lured beneath the waters to be Special Court Physician, realizes that he is about to be eaten and says that he left his precious liver at home. Back on land, he escapes tortoise but gives him magic pills to cure the king.