Grasshopper - Shaolin monk Kwai Chang Caine (David
Carradine) on the western adventure KUNG
FU/ABC/1972-75 was called "Grasshopper" by
Master Po (Keye Luke), a blind monk who taught
him from the day he was adopted by the Shaolin
Once, Master Po asked the neophyte Caine to close
his eyes and relate what he heard. Sitting by a
pond, the boy heard the obvious sounds of water,
and birds in the trees.
"Do you not hear the
grasshopper at your feet?," asked Master Po.
As Caine looked to the ground, he was astonished
that the blind man had discerned the location of
such a tiny insect. From that day Master Po
called the boy "Grasshopper." Caine called the blind Master Po, "Old Man."
Years later on a
religious pilgrimage, Master Po was callously
murdered by the Royal Chinese Nephew. In defense
of his Master, Kwai Chang Caine killed the
nephew and was forced to flee China to America.
also - "Old Man" and
LANGUAGES & PHRASES - "Kung
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