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The Life and Times of Chiburi Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 12-14-2005 10:48 PM
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In General Three Samurai Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #5 New 12-17-2005 05:24 PM
My Sensei told me the story of the three samurai awhil ago, so I don't remember all the names. But the general gist is thus:

A swordsman guild was looking to hire a warrior, and had three samurai coming in that day for viewing. The guild leaders set up a private room with a desk for the process. To test the warriors who came, they set an apple above the door, so it would fall when the entrance was opened.
The first Samurai entered, and the apple fell to ground in two pieces, as the Samurai had drawn his katana and cut it in half. He was not gived the job.
The guild leaders replaced the apple.
The second Samurai entered, and the apple fell to ground unharmed. The Samurai had backed up a pace, and had his hand on the handle, ready to draw. He was not given the job either.
Once again, the guild leaders replaced the apple.
Finally, the third Samurai entered. Instead of cutting the apple or letting it fall to the ground, he caught it. He was the one who got the job.

I have to question the story, as it doesn't really coincide with the time period it is supposed to be set in, but I like its "moral."
The first Samurai overreacted and needlessly drew his sword.
The second Samurai was to cuatious to act in time.
The third Samurai - well, you get the picture.
It's not a perfect example, but I like the principle, of simple being aware enough to react properly.
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