The tales in this book were originally translated by Homer B. Hulbert and James Scarth Gale, both of whom were missionary/scholars who arrived in Korea in the late 1880s. Hulbert published his tales in the magazine, “Korea Review” between 1902 and 1905 and Gale in the book “Korean Folk Tales: Imps, Ghosts and Fairies” (1913). Both men were instrumental in founding the Royal Asiatic Society, Korea Branch in 1900. The current President of this distinguished society is Brother Anthony of Taize, who collected the stories and edited them where necessary. The book is published in celebration of the 150th birthday of Hulbert and Gale, both of whom were born in 1863.