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Zen Parables compiled by Paul Reps (Publishing the Sutras)

In "Publishing the Sutras," what happens the first two times Tetsugen attempts to publish the sutras?

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After ten years of collecting money, he finally has enough to publish the sutras. Unfortunately the River Uji overflowed and Tetsugen used his money to feed starving people. Several years later another epidemic happened (my copy doesn't say exactly what) and again he used his money to help people.