Clambering up the gate, the servant discovers he is not alone. An old woman is plucking the hair of the dead to make wigs. She explains to the outraged servant that she is only doing what she has to in order to survive: after all, the woman whose hair she is plucking was no angel herself when she was alive. This self-serving sophistry inspires the servant to make his choice. Roused to do whatever it takes to survive in a harsh world, the servant pitilessly plucks off the old woman's clothes and rushes out into the night.The audio version of the story (read by Seishi Yamane, Pica and Zenji Hashimoto) has been divided into seven MP3 soundfiles to reduce download times. Just click on the links on the right to start downloading.