Oh, my masters, I have just seen something
really outrageous. Absolutely scandalous!
you imagine, masters?
What is this fellow burbling abouts?
Come to the point at once!
P-pune and the monk, my lords! I saw him
carry her off into the bushes whit my own
eyes! Have you ever heard of such a disgraceful
Pune and a Buddhist monk, of all people?
What is the world coming to?
not to worry. Just bring Pune here.
That's good idea. Boy, go fetch her.(Ch'oraengi
exits, returning in a few moments with a
Is that you, Pine? Come, girl, and massage
my back. (Pune goes over to Yangban and
starts massaging his shoulders, while he
addresses Sonbi.) Sir, as Pune here well
knows, there is no family around here to
That may be true, sir, but I have mastered
Sa-so-sam-gyong(the Chinese classics all
Confucian scholars had to study during the
Chosun Dynasty. The acronym refers to the
four("sa" in korean) books whose
titles end in the work "So" and
three ("Sam") titles ending in
"gyong,") Come, Pune.
and massage my arms. There's a good girl.
(Pune flirts between the men, massaging
their arms and backs coquettishly.)
(pricking up his ears at the reference to
Sa-so-sam-gyong) You have mastered only
three "gyongs," Sir? I know at
least six.(They all look at him in bewilderment.)
What do you mean by six "gyongs,"
I'll tell you. sir, First, Palman-dae-jang-gyong(the
80,000 wooden blocks for printing the buddhist
scriptures kept in Haeinsa Temple, dating
back to the Koryo period, on of the greatest
pride of the Korean people.) Second, a Buddhist
monk's Para-gyong(chanting of the sutra,
accompanied by para, a musical instrument
resembling two plates). Third, a blind man's
an-gyong(glasses). Fourth, an apothecary's
kil-gyong(Chinese balloon flowers used in
medicine). Fith(putting his hand in front
of his mouth and speaking in a hushed voice),
a virgin's wol-gyong(menses). And sixth
a farm laborer's sae-gyong(wages).
(disgustedly) Really, I've heard it all!