In the Korean tale of the Tiger and the Persimmon, a tiger creeps into a village in hopes of stealing a cow from the villagers while a burglar attempts to do the same. Throughout this, a child is overheard crying. No matter what he is threatened with, the child does not stop crying, even when threatened by the big, scary tiger. Suddenly, the tiger hears someone say, “Here’s a dried persimmon,” and the child stops crying. This halts the tiger in his tracks and has him thinking what a fearsome thing a dried persimmon would have to be to stop a child from crying if even a tiger couldn’t scare the child. At the same time, the burglar who mistook the tiger for a cow, jumps on the tiger’s back. Out of fear, the tiger bolts out of the village with the burglar on his back thinking it is the fearsome dried persimmon.