This short story is a Japanese fairy tale. I translated it myself... from German... which was itself translated from Japanese. I have included several short response questions in addition to the short story.
The story is about a man who dances with goblins. The goblins cure a mark on the side of his cheek. When he tells his village what happened, another man decides to get the same treatment, but his dance is not good enough for the goblins who then give "him" his mark back, but, it's not the same man, so now the second man has two marks on his face.