Spice and Wolf 02

Spicy Wolf

Horo and Lawrence take shelter from the rain at a church, where they are approached by a fellow merchant with a business proposition of collecting a certain silver coin which is going to exchanged 1-to-1 for a new one, with a higher value. He intends to profit from the difference in value and tries to rope Lawrence in.

Lawrence asks Horo for her opinion, as she has “ears that can spot lies”, and Horo affirms it is indeed a lie, but Lawrence is perplexed as he doesn’t understand the reason behind the lie. Still, he decides to take on the offer, intending to pull out after he discovers what’s really behind him.

Going separately and promising to make a contract at a certain town ahead, Lawrence and Horo split ways with the guy. Along the way, Horo asks if Lawrence had been attacked in the forest before. This sparks some painful memories, and Lawrence gives Horo the silent treatment for a while.

Oh Horo~~ She’s just so damn awesome, although the later part of the episode was rather disturbing. Couldn’t get it properly, so wait for subs.

Spicy Wolf

3 Comments

  1. revyftw Said,

    January 16, 2008 @ 9:42 am

    i heart horo.

  2. Vallen Chaos Valiant Said,

    January 16, 2008 @ 11:28 am

    “a business proposition of collecting a certain silver coin which is going to exchanged 1-to-1 for a new one, with a higher value. He intends to profit from the difference in value and tries to rope Lawrence in.”

    Hold on! I heard about this from somewhere! :O

    I have a compilation of old Chinese short stories from an Author. And one story in it was about trading of a specific copper-coin for several times its value. The scheme was ingenious too. :)
    It’s all about taking advantage of a merchant’s greed.

  3. Unentschieden Said,

    January 17, 2008 @ 6:42 am

    This episodes issues were among others barthering “money to goods(+money)” a trading system that is today taking up 3ß% of the world trade.

    The business proposition is called speculation: you buy a good/currency expecting it to rise in value so you can sell it for profit. Today stocks are popular speculation goods, but you can speculate on anything (just watch out with food ;)).

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