This collection of Chinese stories begins with the great legends of
how Earth and Heaven came into being, and of how the archer Yi rid
the Emperor Yao of the menace of the ten suns. There are folk-tales
too, about ghosts and rain-makers, poor students and magicians, and
the man who was nearly made into fishpaste. Throughout all these
stories the author has kept the subtle oriental flavour of the
originals and brings to life all the magic and mystery of China.