Foreign News: Sign of the Horse

Foretold by legend and announced by mystics, there comes periodically upon Japan the dread Hinuma or "year of the Sign of the Horse."

Some centuries ago a legendary Japanese mare of superb perfection committed the unnatural act of kicking to death all of the many stallions brought to her in an effort to obtain an especially fine breed of horses. Appalled by the mare's actions, pious Nipponese noted the position of the constellations and rashly predicted that all female children born under this "Sign of the Horse" would cause the death of their husbands....

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