Title: Fable Series (3rd Issue); 
(View Souvenir Sheet)
Has No Title
Stamp Serial#
669 
KPC#
C-393 
MICHEL#
696 
StanGib#
839 
Scott#
672 
Date of Issue
01/05/1970 
Quantity
1,000,000 
Denomination
5 won 
Design
"Mother meets the tiger" 
Designer
Chun Hee-han 
Image Area
33mm*23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5Ąż10 
Paper
Granite paper; unwatermarked
Printer
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
The Ministry of Communications will issue a stamp of a tale of the Sun and Moon on January 5, as a third part of a fable series.

Of all the yarns spun by grandmother in our childhood while we were sitting in her lap or at the fireside will probably be the tale of the Sun and Moon.

The story goes as follows: Once upon a time, there lived a mother with young son and daughter, who were so poor that mother had to go to neighboring villages over the hills to earn their daily living. One day she was coming back home carrying on head rice-cake which she earned for the day and was going up a gloomy mountain path in thickly wooded forest when she suddenly came across upon a tiger as big as an ox. The mother offered her rice-cake, she had asking to save her life but the greedy tiger, insatiated with the offering, finally made a prey of the poor mother. Blinded with further greed, the tiger disguised himself in the clothes of the dead mother and went on to a cottage where the son and daughter were left home. When the little ones knew the tiger in disguise, they flied to a tree in the backyard and climbed on the top of the tree. The tiger climbed the tree to chase after the poor brother and sister. Seeing the poor children in danger, the god in heaven lowered a rope and lifted them up safe. The god lowered a rope even to the tiger but it was a rotten one, because god wished to punish the greedy tiger. Naturally enough the tiger fell down to death when the rope broke. Later the brother became the Sun and the sister the moon, giving their light on the earth to get rid evil minds of the earth.