She went back to the shoes, then back to the bodies
again, but each time the youngest boy, the only living one
in the hall, eluded her by joining the ones already counted
just as her back was turned. Finally she left, as suddenly
as she had come.
Compelled by curiosity, the boy followed her while
the sky was becoming lighter. Finally she stopped near a
cave in a rock wall and suddenly turned. Seeing him, she
came toward him, embraced him, and kissed him.
The other boys had been asleep when she kissed them,
so they had passively received their kiss. This youngest
boy, however, kissed her actively, and suddenly he felt
a soft round object entering his mouth. He quickly swallowed
it, so as not to choke on it. Suddenly the white woman fell
down and died there on the ground.
The boy went to the town where he heard loud weeping
and lamenting from the school, as the dead boys had been
discovered. Some of the boys’ parents accused him, but the
boy asked them to follow him to the cave in the rocks. There
they found the woman vampire. She had a long tail.
She was a “fox,” that is, an evil spirit.
certain man called Jung had the same dream every night.
He saw himself entering a house where an old couple were
weeping ceaselessly. Instead of helping them in their misery,
or even asking what the cause of their sadness was, he helped
himself to the food on the table, a festive meal the reason
for which he never asked.
At thirty-six years of age, Jung was appointed provincial
governor, a fine career. With much pomp and pageantry he
set out toward his palace. After the first busy months in
his new surroundings the strange dream suddenly came back,
much clearer this time, as if the realization of the dream
was close at hand, sending stronger vibrations to his subconscious
When he woke up it was still night, but he was so obsessed
by the renewal of his life’s mystery that he rose and dressed.
Without knowing where he was going, he ordered a servant
to follow him and walked out of his palace, through the
garden gate, and into the city.
Inexplicably, after a short time, he recognized the
garden and the house of his dream. There was no mistake.