The Tiger and the Crab, or The Murder of Oreki Houtarou

Bad things are simply not worth doing. The past will eventually catch up with you. Even if you desperately insist that you were young when you did it—that everyone makes mistakes at that age—you cannot expect to be able to hide behind those circumstances in the face of irrefutable evidence. Finding myself ensnared in something like a trap set long ago, a line from a book I read recently comes to mind: fate defies expectation; one truly cannot predict where … Continue reading The Tiger and the Crab, or The Murder of Oreki Houtarou