13. The cry of the fox (Konkai)

Konkai is the title of a Kyogen, a comic interlude performed between Noh plays. A magical fox disguises itself as the old priest Hakuzosu and visits the priestís nephew, a hunter. After persuading the hunter to protect foxes, he leaves and slowly resumes his original form. As the story continues, a cry is heard when the not so cunning fox takes the bait in a trap, and is caught. (printed January 1886)