a penguin (earl) is transported to Post-Classical East Asia, an early song dynasty
earl continues down the river and finds a sleeping fox
earl waits for the fox to wake
i am new to these lands, please show me around
when the fox awoke he found earl, waiting for him to wake up
The fox showed earl the lands
he showed earl the fast-ripening rice
he showed earl the humans and their religion(s), Buddhism and Zenbuddhism and philosophy, such as NeoConfucianism, and Bushido social ones such as foot binding. Also their intellectual culture such as the tale of genji, the civil service exam, which was well sought after, for scholar gentry. Samurai was something that earl was very interested in.