The Mole's Daughter
An Adaptation of A Korean FolktaleBook - 1998
First, Father Mole approaches the great sky, who arches over all the earth. But the sky, while assuring the mole that he is honored, points out that he can be easily defeated by the sun, who blots him out merely by dipping below the horizon. Father Mole ponders this, feels the force of his argument and moves on. Next, of course, must be the sun, but he feels the same way...
The last potential suitor to be interviewed is the mighty wind, who reduces the whole mole family to contemplating a dusty old stone wall: the only thing able to withstand him. When a handsome young mole burrows up from underneath it, the daughter gently points out his superiority, and wins her desire -- and appropriate -- mate.