Gongitsune [Gon, the little fox], a famous Japanese folktale. Gon was a mischievous little fox who stole the fish from fisherman Hyoju whose mother was ill and Hyoju's mother died without tasting the fish. Gon was very sorry and tried to make amends for his theft by surreptitiously bringing Hyoju nuts and mushrooms. But one day, Hyoju saw Gon again. Thinking Gon was there to steal food, Hyoju shot Gon to death, only to find out Gon was the one who brought him the nuts and mushroom. Nankichi Niimi was considered as the Japanese Hans Christian Andersen. Japanese tale in a beautiful picture book. In Japanese. Annotation copyright Tsai Fong Books, Inc. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.