do you mean by important discussion?"
"It's an argument for who gets to sit on this rock. We've been discussing
this argument for three years now."
"It doesn't matter who sits upon the rock. It'll be okay, won't it?"I
"No, it doesn't work that way. Listen, there are rules that apply to the
various things in the world. Rules itself are important. For example, if someone
comes and goes and sits on your own rock as they please, I'm sure that you won't
find it pleasant that way. Therefore, it won't work if we don't decide properly
whose rock it is."
"Hmm. It's certainly true this rock is too small for everyone to take a
"Right? So that is why it is all the more necessary for each one to assert
herself and claim it belongs to one."
"Then why don't they take turns to sit on it?"
"If we do that, then the order of who gets to sit first will become a problem."
"Oh, dear, not that issue again,"another mermaid said as she came our
She was plump and chubby, and seemed as though she was taking the leader's
role for everyone.
all of you know what it means to make mutual concessions and offer
each other the seat? Really, nothing good has turned out since the
rock came into being."
"The rock came into being?"
right. I was still a child then. There were two young mermaids, and
both of them were wonderful players on the harp. We all used to sing
alot to the music of their harp. But one day, the harp players started
to have a fight over a certain matter. They fought over who can play
the most beautiful tone on the harp than the other. Their fight lasted
a year. Due to the fight, no one was able to play the harp anymore,
since we lost our harp players, and nobody was able to sing anymore.
All the songs and the music and the singing voices had vanished in
this area. When the God of the Sea heard about what happened, he
was very mad, and then had changed the two mermaids into the rock.
The God of the Sea was very fond of the music, you know. Because
of the disappearance of the music and the singing voices, this cove
had turned into a muddy cove, and as you could see, it has become
such a noisy cove now."