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TALES OF THE SAMURAI

Stories Illustrating Bushido, the Moral Principles of the J apan1ese Knighthood

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TALES OF THE SAMURAI

Stories illustrating Bushido, the Mora! Principles of the Japanese Knighthood

BY

ASATARQ MIYAMORI

PROl'l:::::5SOR OF ErWLl5H IN Toro UKIVERSITY, TOKYO, JAPAN

Aunwil OF "REl'Rl!SINIATIVI'; TAUS OF JAJ'A.'," "TAUS FRO)t OLD )ArA."ESE DM~lAS." & C.

With 5 Co lowre d Illustrations By A Japanese Artist

Glnrs, Tokyo, Japan

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REFACE

The following tal of the samurai. the knights of old Japan. are based larC' lyon real facts, They have been

adapted from among traditional stories related by kodall-

ski, story-tellers, \V 0 nightly delight large audiences with romances and h storical stories, especially the noble deeds of the samurai, There are also numerous Japanese books and rna lines devotd to stories of this description, which are r d with keen interest by all classes of our countrymen, i particular by young people.

It is true the sam rai class has gone forever along with feudalism; but ~ rtunately or unfortunately the Japa_nese at large are sam rai in a sense. During the last half century European ci ilization has revolutionized Japanese society, both for be r and for worse. In institutions political and social, i manners and customs, in arts and literature) the Japan have lost many of their characteristics; yet it may safely be said that the sentiments,

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PREFACE

motives and moral principles of the samurai in some measure remain. in the bedrock f their character, in their subconsciousness, so to spe k. The Japanese of

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to-day are intellectually almost co rnopolitans, but emo-

tionally ·they are still samurai to n small degree.

Honest Kyiisuke, the hero of th story of the same title, was not a samurai. but his rinciples were those of a. samurai. Let that justify the inclusion of the story in this volume.

The author's hearty thanks ar due to Mr. Joycn Momokawa, a celebrated klidan.sltt who kindly helped him in the choice of these tales, a d also to the editor ot the Koda» Kurabs« for permissi n to translate Kat.m- 110' s Revmg-t, one of his stones.

A. Miyamori.

Tokio, December, 1920,

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Ungo-Zenji , • . . . . . .

CONTENTS

The Royalty of A Bo)' Samurai . . . . . 23

• .. t ~ l1li .. .. .. .. 35

A Wedding Pr

nt. . • • .

The Heroism or Toni Katsutaka

.. .. .. . ..

I 1$

The Wrestling of A Dairnlo

The Story of K mura Shigenari

165

Honest Kylisuke, . . - . .

. 203

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<I A warrior burns incense into his helmet when he is determind to

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

PAce

die on the field ..

Frontispiece

, May I ask you to explain the place of honour given to a.

garden g-eta? . . • . • • . • • • IS

, I caught these sparrows quite of

my own accord"

. . . • 32

erurnasa took hold of the man's

collar and twisted his face upwards . . • . 100

c raised his voice so that every

word rang dear and distinct. . . • . • 130

onshiro threw him by a supreme

cffo rt down on to the mats • . I 52

"Whose hat is that ~ .. • 2 I 6

he filled Hachiya's cup to the

brim .

't • • .. 52

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UNGO-ZENJI

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UNOO;ZENJI

vas snowing fast.

lrcady 'as far as eye could see the world was

cove ed with a vast silvery sheet. HiU and dale, tree

and ld, all alike clothed in virgin white.

riog nothing for the bitter cold, but loving the beau iful, Date Masamune determined to go out to enjoy the cene. Accordingly. accompanied by a few attendants, he wended his way to a pavilion set on a low hill In e castle grounds whence an extensive view. ernbrae ng the whole of his little fief of Osaki, could be obta ned.

In later lire Masamunc di~tinguishcd himself by signal servi rendered to the state, eventually becoming one or tl e greatest daimios in Japan, under Iycyasu, the first Sho un, but at this time Osaki was his sale estate, and his j come did not exceed IOOpOO koku of rice a year.

IC Vhat an enchanting picture! What can compare

with a snow Jandscape? JJ he exclaimed, as he stood enra tured, gazing with delight from the balcony of the

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c c.hilll"£C. ~j bu~ ,nUfe fb es co~ witl ';1:.

I .n.IWIl So the ood f~low n t e kind~ of is ln

took up tl 'hcayy Wtl c: t

rh, bMOn\ of hiB :l:2r ueu

at.

he

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.He $lipped hi~ tb:=t on t

hey fdt Wilrm to hili ~

piLt;;sLot.l R'en&r by du: mp~ of hi~ ~ excl .. im:mg btt~eo hi:! dared you d~1e h...'~ grossly i:nru

C"k"hinc- up gl"lC of t e de fr. he :d,tuclr the poor s Ju. ey~ wlU.ch caused ~ to the ~roufld. Then h rli.

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No one stayed to
what be<:arllt or him. ~ he bad
J:tlt~. but p~ntly the
SGioU1lJleU, ::1.nd he lotiC' Ii
his red.
He p~cl«=d UF t..he with
m-ucl~! Wind with fea'l"S on h.iti
folce pU'd at .it moumf It . Thcn~
as 't~ thought of hls m
he rnuhed his teelh. in i
~. H.a1lglny brete, th
te red , Ii you; nU pay ~ 1;15
.u lord and ,..-aml hal
'One of the ma!50f ru:vot..:

now J Wl1l never rest t
you for thi:!lj cruel mil
Then HeL~biro again
tho ugl I \vith how di~ re, al'kl
tle~ing the bLiI 01'1 t Clst1.e~
limped p:linfuHy :LWly. F:Kun that rin!~' forth -t man lid

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.arrog:.nt noble wh.n

dnirni o, though 3. poo r one) onJ y a ~rf. Assa. ination \¥a5 i tnpor

~ing w.o.ys weU gu arded e'li:8 while considerabJc bc.di]y st re:neth st haw: recou rse to othc: r .and sub tier h ught J ng and ~epJY4 There were her rank than the: dai miD who :It wUl-tbe I~mperor and the a. man of Heishiro j s standing these two iUu.strtou! personages

Af.lSil m ne anrl inHuence them against iden "'IS .ab!iiurd! Truer it was a otion speedi I)" foJlowed the of 'Valor; with iI. 5pCrlr in his him one nlight rise tD Heishi ro Wa5 no soldier a ~ his all, Wlth.a sigh he i3dmitted pUshmcnt of his purpose did

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Kdat .sayi g to h imse1 01.1 r \vork is not ength and cal mn

on C~ RlO (el t eq Qat t tiilboQ

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r on his the .ood member

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oa

all

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Vet

y little He. ire ~

3nd hi!': I

r.. .... vout (ked

t renew he :'lpplie

cljmb~ To be

he I~dc up his mind t go over to China

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worl,(!~ a.nd or . new he 'I,\U

of th~ day. :ott Cc. rt, but b the the Shogun

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had to treat hi m with respect. AU

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bide hi tim and act wan] y • fa hi rendc r (u t.He aU his long ycan 0 r tra B~t rcer n he did not ba.

scriou.~ .a

proved perinl m~ttcr

old nlet in solem was decided thilt Clt rthl

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rso

the PMt" or c araete or
refound tl1t.lt he might
this hi ion ?
One a rose to ott Jips.-
speed, therefarel the \V~.s.
sunm the l~alace a
e .Heavcnly Powe to
II npe rial patient.
days ancJ seven
himself aU mankind In
Drogo F r seven tl:.ys a sev
a.nd p ycd tll:lt the prcciou life
And hi pm. e rs were heard. e zm n FDlJ'Dllm Boou

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of the ~ Ungo-

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njit it gre.1t d,ic,,1 c:fRn ind had bet'

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ITo ha one

ind.\ess

t ubLing hi

its t r uc liCh to

In olden ti c.l thl Y gtor 1 cl mbe

injure. a rclJow reatu · is he p riestheod, n he sa· ion dist u rb only those c secubr wodd Il, neithce r cas e ists - such thl

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wi til the sale objet I a'lle n.iscd my Lf to lily d Date had no in·t r ted

ave vc reu-wued H . hi ro the

But my 10 the

me \ ~th ~ ga rden g. ~ wit iout

ou \v hether r des d I.Ich

be rcsol vo to pun fih hi \ I ndured priVtlti

~ whom even

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he perro

a ca.ne. •

bumiJiatio apply hL eou-Jy ag~ jfl'lpdrtr oi world ODe

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i vcngeance~ and a b its place.
w looked upon t e with

ce, offering flowen d (ore
it. w ire day ~d ~ght he ] ~d
Ii IX! happi of h~ old rd Date MasarnuL1.e . rrudf?

stated abo and

a 1C i1 leading

t t the age of he ti

to pass the everung (bis

i~ HeR. to

him~

e p learn ing nd ack rthy to be aeed in a gathering of hls

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On

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S t once arre;ted on a wluable

that r,la? U .~ But surely In with s u ch

o n~ noiFJ.e.Jess]y, .nnd bennng :I. ndJ carne in. b LIt rna rred by n the eyes.

mva.rds~ 0 n the ctl'l11 Gt eeting t

~ in omploncc with n.dcd to come th3tge or Our

t~mpJe. I a and k no\V -n t bow

and unsk· in

t1\'O things wh.ich youn to be »0 i quisiti pbct of h

for ~.lintHll

t'onembcred smiled 3. litt • the apt

II How

ur goodness ~ plain man

at this our

o c:xplai n the

a gardc Kl and the scar

m "th u r teputation

nt the priest lower end or

again. To me or the

flJ-tt upon day, of Iny

n \VJ~t.. you or you rout h, nlet tiJ I thls day?"

I wi explain all, ,~

replied the 1J t ~ scrv:mt-

T kno ti 1'0 -it is not

li kery 50 hu nbJc aJ.! in a place In

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1ny brow."

mul'l~.Ii!.trened t~ I'IaT

and ,he ~Cldit ~tte:n.tiO'rl.

ta1ring the lIji by

.,Ih gc"qUy. but r tht :'p.1rtrnent.

voict: rull 01 quire puts me I thC incic:Jc.nt !Jf

;"0:;: ry' I felt H insult, 1 do

!> YOUI"S ([]t the II1iIgfI'il II i I'l' i ty i'l th.1t religion ~ t. ::uu.l I humblv

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Ie dis 4tion repented r t c C·ud

o th, and the sandal·bea ld have bo ic il S meItll death,

tOlumittcd I' his

a greatt r v c. of)"

caum:d his

tny

up between the two

tiL death rted them

J$ la ter they saw I fti !:ion g w. The pric

.0. wcJeOll1e nat piety, Pr1 lore

ir

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TH LOYAL

A 80

RA Nobu~u hogun lyemi Tok Ilga. wa S

I itsu ,v:n n you g b y nanrcd o w.as caUcd at Ml tim!: im as one of his ~ttt when the yo

gtelt

thern : ~ t 11 hllllSCZr, be little sp3rrow

ts or

roor~ with three

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quiet.

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A BOY

f.t5li1Q:t]y ~ to j!l: ~ruh, he f:lintal. Uu Ad he l!so hild the

ut on to the ~:r

Icoked down. By t· r or do lantern

of the ~rvant!i he pe .cr.iIJ~ the boy

d ju:st beftsth, &hirO li.:.d n.o\'II"

U'Iough the

all ~r 'hi!. body roe" I"1:d ~ e eperation 01

le difficldty. H'

tb..: light of the Illnt m re ealed 'hil JlCr.ilCi the veraDdah-

plain. YOUi' condud. bOYI !ilill hokling t tIng himself before the ShogL1

!ipa rrows, ebc he ~Ied "t

havc you ~n your

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climb

11 rilth.er mug

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littl~ hem.

!CC for

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hb

A

bra te. For this 3 the yuunger

her desire t orunate in pia st no opportu . on or his. rat

the:

gun~ .t~ This ,

Ho''1 cruel com~ nd

by c.atching bi s on it but a child th

- hiro to e night! se for hi

.a.n

g.. One who is so inco

hen young be ~

power il , Ch&hi re, II tu ng to the

tj ~~ Takcchiyo n1cred yDU

irij had hea ShogUl' and hi did they mea

~, It thcir

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boy ",,"-ere a! y 5.0

think And do , ould the !~ jI' Ch.O!hir-

pv~ n'l(: such oil I; mmilind~ \\,'10 '1.1.;1 rlc or my 0. n eceo

yo SillDil, Md. , Wbatc ... er you Sily 1 k w Tlili .do bold ~ [low I !hi!.1l

ere, tHing- me one of tM!iI: gun porntcd to bit

to

ilgaln, . nor gi"\l in YOlJr fabeh.ood ~~

g {alll:hOCld~ my crd, It !Ii the t t

5parrnws or my t)1,jf1I. wi'!. No

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responsible ror my rnisdee or W39 the pun;shment of Mea yo u should chastise: me alse, I b ith these words, C hO~hirOl bctra , put h~m:st!lr into the b;::.g.

hat .0. sl ubborn boy! II eXC lairnc

with the help or his consort h

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fa from right

ill

e bag with the boy in it, and ha

C" on the w:1Il 0 r the cDrridc-r. vi"n t poor

in this .state i1U mired once nlOrc to th ir roken

t he next morning. having h:l her tcil.:t, lru:ly Eyu, attend onour, came out to the corrido , ung and ordered it to be taken do boy W,'lS round £till holding the od mom ing* yo lit Jadystrip, II Sli his eyll!:S wi th his dosed fists. 01.1. were 0 rdered by T3 kechi OW!. is it not so? j j $lid Lady E ke the boy confess the trll th.

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nJo1m
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rub- the

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OInnund me to .zo hunCry tb3t l oII"!k rOt !!ICI

ttl I md It di c.W2 food fir.i jI' n wiU

JI,+i at 0., j I tb~ bQy 'Wil.!i large

dy: 1 am uow ~ 1h. good boy,

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T.~e Oro
\vit~ tht: nlilt Id' _ "
inl:tt= you m 1
to
ha\tt food at
'tC to do 'SO I wi
th.-=.t I find ~I di
to _ rr
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.aoon tbe 00)'
or Co~ ..
now able M !.pc2 ~"
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$:llton. Sea.mping Mt i to the Shogunr~ ,rJOtrI

what. had 11 )'1Ju:.ng .ruc.aJ, I, cried ~, ri lIl£4 ,and ta\d sword in hi hand I n] ·n kill him

1RlCltma: a vith hi.5 own ant death! ~ .

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'4 Y (I r iafMf" i5 In old friend . WC'IIt en t II If you t:av any rarew

YOUi !if: ""r)fds to

r, It i!51 the d ty or i:L 51.1

sake of ty+ After 11 de;tth nil'

in.:: to con witl be,coU'u: C' dootn (1:3rre.l ow is that Illy to tier death

what my lord the

. Tell I'l rilthl=f only t

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I ~ \Yhat a truly i c

to tC:!!itrain his tears

into the presence 5lern noble stood .... hand on the hilt 0 a ppl'('4.C h nearer. the stray loc:k5 rro and c[osc:d eyes Shogun's manly co pathetic sight. Th

•• ChOshiro~ you uize yuur SUptetne u nto r.Jeath.! Til succeeds nle as S

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this courageolUi pardoned ! .~

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a. quO tde hed
osc:
Rowers
croakin.g i e the
rurJne5S
The 111 a (ouneilJor
tlc 0 twakura.
in the
he was ing wi
bristling d and
e tyranQi
an obj ct or
clan. bom h
a wa
Lord -or~no Ollr,
and a
nlli ~nd d:estatio n,
he~~"h d ''''"armed e zm n DIJ'DIIm OOU

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to spy on the :a - ns or hi 11agu=r; al3.d Li1&:n

iiiIIngH. Ii DD you. II: to set that green

r :~I t~ ma.id:i 58 J do hate that ,H hiya-

i f'I obKq:rity. W1Ul kn A pale) sm:.ooth·faced he .fiatteni. our lord! It!. !lIch a bookwQl'"1 this ~pe.rk-nced tripling Pri~ Councillor r

eDOugh. '

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•• ~, ~ .5e11 it. II I!Ilowly,
ilfe! WU I F lNill bny
)"0'1.1 r ~cRt wit So uyu.g.
.0. packet of m u of hil bote
in :5 lence. til cun-
,I MI'. 51\( u r r gu.:ttd.11
'IWmt do
II w~nl K .. + ••
.. Wh:i.'t'! Gi
'~'W'hy r Tfli
II Don't he-
0 it NobuYLlki
with whom ~"hc A u.~ d:unscl
d beauty,
Cr;3(.C aDd 5
finement and d' Sh~hifOye.
with :nL"\k1~ ; but
Wi:!. throllit'l O·
Tara.. .,"ht h3d :i
adQnc:~ e zm n FDfZ(I!Im Boow.:.

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blDck had· dude

ror her

, hLz; brow sity or bil Ha.chiy.a I

my r

H~ :s.pD e tio Ii W.:t:l so

diiibol" I tblt t e old

e zm n FlllJ'Dllm OOU _. fora,Ditm1.n oh.lII1

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10

KA

~

our angtr n;

to 1011' tllis matter. t.

U any!:hin t

GR

il"; bLlt you think mr;we ea

mp put an

n; in 1beo gotrd glo -

e zm n DfZ(I!Im Boou

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-.~ob.lII1

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e zm n DIJ'DIIm OOU

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10 d the

43

bird !or the sake or i prized it on at:l:ount 0 O·Tora~ revenged he

he

m id.q,

cirJs.tl

.. It is 3. shame to

panions. t f Poor th flg1 how h fI

once and gi

Stepping en,

pJurn-trce~ uti-

fUlly 0 rna on

which it bu g~ As s

the eng<: fc:: to the g u , the

door carne open iln.d the lit ry a.fter it... b t too Jilte; th bi

way throu h the t y

j I Whot \ilVC you

r rorn the \' rotldah. J r-

o lBIB FlltJ'Dllm Boou -.~ob.DI"1

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'Ye I,ltteted ~xt.;1

or them came to htt idj or aUem Will ~lI. do, l(aulUIO ~ II

viXCD, h.o had by gLri: Jay I ;.nd &Om:! her by

II You kno Thkane i!i I;,I~ ~ieD from Hil Hi h tu the

rea.li!~ WMt Ott ha.ve ~onc ctting it

3kine f".ct )"0 r .Ei.ult :!iin".lply n yc)IJ do to repair the in} L.I

to .nc, or h r, I w shan. be

It::!ifICnsible ror this nIi!5.rQ up~ i1 rl what l:tiIvc "to Illy ~ .j

(et' deAth' II

44 KA1'S

VOUt, she yet t:luui~y

under ~f of [Q.r Ild c:or:nt!mati "I"abni= fly way. ~,

W COI"I!d)tO .ao lt l t~

;.t the (Hot

e zm n DfZ(I!Im Boow..:.

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-.~ob.DI1

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ENGE

45

nformcd of

un vctn:lble
+
J \ "t ! •• It \v.a5 the
chip who hus ventured inter·
lrl m Jord. I beg you.
y :.nniversa
ather Can you
ed commi In the
a nd leave- t
••
I
rl'sen ...
I'(:
and to the r of h~ confusion , his ccomp icc,- ben cOlnLng

ut Katsu 0' S C lise ntl nly 1 Dtd l'

" Jy in not in · cling death \With

e zm n DIJ'DIIm Boou I

-.~ob.DI1

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your op~ni says r ••

Hi.5tOf)' tdb; t

11

ra Nobumri. shotked at th, IC'p(lrted the I

aU,

I

e zm n DIJ'DIIm Boou

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47

why the

her own

measure

no dLstin e offender

r sueh fl3 this we

. As well ight you

e: to the c and

younger wcrea

.

to such

sacred

e zm n FDlJ'Dllm Boou

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n~or\al] ~onun~ by

d: or :iC .a

3d

j .all rN! ti \'ICnhipped &.

the

o lBIB FDfZ(I!Im Boow..:. -.~ob.DI1

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you. m~, tm ~ it it t un I"5Iand you j,

lIn DIJ'DIIm Boow..:.

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" Ita,

Xars,UM ilfht, t • HiI~hi)"a. did that Nobuyukit

-

proposed brid~

bur hi..!;; pruden he J'etnembc:~ ~.' His 3p • beiU1.i of oldu

beauty f.lf the cl for jealousy

~nt. n Think

sa.y • until tC'ning:ty~ U5 th to deceive

e zm n DfZ(I!Im Boou I I I i I I

KA Sf
~I Answ:e me at on Still 1 ....... Ten mc~ do
he g;i ? ~
IIOh , my J rd, but (ear
~
.' ls III ind a 0 that score;
ba\le he whitc-eye
ncident h I sir: o"e and ghc bas "Do

you of.ruy

reasons. at

hi j ~ he said

mber you

'lIch or the

y wish ... cart. Du

ill postp the

o lBI B FDfZ(I!Im Boou _. fot-aottmhoooh.Df1

r I I

lwi

, but n Nob Ydlri'!. k the b UIC'j and vlth a.

e zm n DfZ(I!Im Boou 1 Til

_. foraDltm1.noh.lII1 I· -·1,.-----

CEo

~ c.ups lh:s ~IUJ ,he ne appc3.red ;II

1.hI.Ct on t

St.lJ:. S'l I !lOme .t,u ~ _)~

rcpc3.ting ,

o lBIB FDlJ'Dllm oou -.~ob.DI1

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I

"\

\

L

e zm n FDlJ'Dllm Boou

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-.

e zm n FDlJ'Dllm Boou

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nll you !iilid NobuY1l i . •• [ should

aT'ld aece •

e zm n FDlJ'Dllm Boou

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,. A tin=-.

I!. r a. fite/1 t n )'QtU di

e zm n FDlJ'Dllm Boou I I

ritiliu

n

55
ril Uk-d to ru ng wind their e
Lit le avail. untariJy heaved
the V1:%lturc into
le, importlnt d
as some J~ighJy gifts
the f rant gate lantl
0 a CTcat pin~Jee
ore Hachiya. cou
the n cave him
trough t the younE:
li cless to lh gtoun
The char d body hapless !5am~ was round
i the ashes or his home+ IV.

On heari C' or

1 ~ tcethl a Kats

A das:ge -~n

a's death~ beside hcescl] \ . h

,t blade by l"rfa

t igh in de! s:htcd r ,-eapon "" warC~ had ivcll t

brother Nobu

e zm n FDlJ'Dllm Boou

-.~ob.DI1

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n:Jorcr twa ro nclIlor of the

new in the

e zm n FDlJ'Dllm Boo

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NGE 57
New Year lJut to Nobu
fOught • he still
no .

ie end. Du .
e did not no i e the tranoc
tiIJ macbtcd she t b ore hinl
\COOt I ~m gla to see you.'J
or Hachlya, of
yo tu rc husband ~ !it:Ute youm
b~rothaJ. I for you aU n,y
J my lord~n re sadly. to to

~~inand a right" my 10 be pleased t

i"ya wi ~-I t mk my know that yo r 10

"is

Jt

In

re5u]t of

with His

Owari. betng the

Saito Daza, nge fOT the

luJd or Shi

his

en,

o lBIB FDlJ'Dllm Boou -.~ob.DI1

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aD tne:ilnS. U mit me to £0 1mb:t 1 VOl!

j my lord, I \ a ~ tJ.e dnth to be t~t

that

y/' ro.ncl

the

r hmuhip ~ may I

lna.ha, my J01'd. ,j

th! taU I

i rCI4 at the s:un Wle

J to which It&: t and

KATSUNO'S

,. This is the daggc:r wit tabbed; thrust it up to the lI~rcrJ and &vense his d U] wiJ l, or d ic in the olTT-,-r_"

u. farewell. fa re+ + 4 + .4 t. A bu rst of tears c:hokcd m the room. U !l.la.y you have ~IJ sue • :S:lppca red , and then he ret r

S9

iya. was or his

hastened

V

In the guise of a mere: lse name, Katsuno jou nabat and laking up her nele who WtU a larmer Jivi wn, \Yatt: hed fOr an op urposc:.

One day* Yoshitalsu, Lhe {tom hunting I stopped atsuno wilit;cd uPOI1 him er beauty and gl'MCe of n~ nc r the YDung nobleman.

buno's u ode told him u.sband~ ;3. u.~·rthan~ and t

vn or or an

vith tea. he ;lttention ~is ;nq u;rics Uy lest her us to -enter

IWGE

What is t

killed in

e zm n FDlJ'Dllm 00

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k

!:i oC the

lCatsu d tor a moment, ut lckJy
mindJ she: replied:
"Fot t my lady ~ bu 3th.er.
though very fond or , and
so. (rum been intCr'C5ted in
hey brought me i:1
+ morning j here it ·
a chen rDr you rse][ I lady
handed or soft, thick
she
n her cyo down till

near the page she raUl
" Sakuma JJ At last r T the
time for
.... AU Wh:I.t praetise t e ~rt

uAre y e

heart beat ng hi T11.Cet her nemy. I~ Abou a h

* nly Jady ~ " asked the hope: that at

rsc, 3]1 the sarnu r;I i e pte!ient to Wok

6r

~u ~ her she mi£ht

n the o el3n

e zm n FDlJ'Dllm Boou

-.~ob.DI1

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XATSUNO'S REVEN

he s rt, evtD from 3. di¢lnc ~ ould be no diffk:ulty

that. You

uld sa.y ;no

that day.

sleep at all at night.

VL

the weather The wide: I:

to be all w:t!ii dQ)y

spect.1tOr'l ; oft cUI-bieN:

• in tl1.e= vay

W' colour to the seene, pikry CD .tbe a!~m!!ii ~nt di:dJImcc (rom the h hangiDgl of pltrple and w· sllkl which place of

r sa.nurai

e zm n FDlJ'Dllm OOU

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by

her the

let

r

a

touroamen

altel' er, the a

lu aJflri (cou

KA

rode to and lro~ tiU c:omi

which to· j the

The judgej

ptocla:im t while the

that one: bloMomJI fcl So ilK~r ~ iI. it "'-'1Ui the t m or

votunta";-Jy 5hichi:

Md bowed

mom

o lBIB FDlJ'Dllm oou -.~ob.DI1

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KA liS
speed light--
railing r the
gal 'Ml!fa Dut of
mad oking
\Ylth • s:t;d
uno
in her
te~ maid.
led to bene r the girl 1 but
readily enoug -
, my lad my tralion
t.tYi u arc indeed
~~ Y s, my lady, t is nothin II
ff A strange tiLSte i~ress
looki curioU!ily at
much (or you i you
shot. Have YIlU a h
ttN • your Jadyshi ight."
you .not weI
HI am quite \'tell; -day's
pkasu that kept n
u " &lid c J.1dy e zm n FllQ(l!lm Boou

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-.~ob.DI"1

III

her ehanee I.h 111. J"I 'h II oft.he

fomle'd1

midst 0( hilZ3J'MU!ii , rOt' ev-e1". opportuni ArId !he

e zm n FDlJ'Dllm Boou

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-.~ob.lII1

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o lBIB FDlJ'Dllm Boou -.~ob.DI1

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one could $p ~r.

ell met, S,dculN.

T~ of my Ie I h these W01'ds nll her !il.rCngth. tbe (OrcA: lent her 1"1 he \ItU~ S!Uc

j b:uJ it in. bis

CO utlKts of her

dkI nol: accord with hi

e zm n FDlJ'Dllm Boow..:.

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II

X ATS liN 0 5 R

JQSOIL5: One being that Shic;hiroyeulDn when atI.d the: Clt~ bc:~st p::fSOO;iiIIUy IbiH a wd.rrior u b=n WJlaJ by a womilfl. the cf~ confinc"JI!nt of I cui

:ilhauJd be !itric:rly W4k:bcd and

Now !bolt :!bc l"lld at:; d~f"C. and JI3.d !lent Nnbuyuli:i ~ Kat.!I.mo no Ie gc::r

her ~ and awaited her ~n~

One evening sbi: was:lr "gin

which had been brought her

OIl 'ppotn~ to keep guard anr)(IUuc.ement Lady Sa:.itO

•• How tl!tcfuUy 'JOlt Katsuno!" she !said. ~r

The Girl smila:!,

4 r Y~I th~nk)'OUt lady i

obj~ctl I have DQthing k:ft to wi ,

to I~ my filt~." .' .You 1iII~ iI. palkrn m wen.... llli:1

you! It i5 unbanb1c t t on

SU~Cl:t~ to the i,nornilly or in. ~ lone

o lBIB FDlJ'Dllm Boou -.~ob.DI1

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iO

.. You are too good: u and I &In ttild)' to die."

14 Your death '\foOUld il'l~ru1 to Itt ytJur Jifc: b ntiLI'CI" and whispered in te get. yt:J u r Ii I,li. r d 5ie! kN.ught. KaU u nOt. you !

II Indeed, no, my lady prepared ror death Wit 10 mCI and should h~,

do to you!"

U Eia'fC no tea rs on lord will 5IUpeer that 1 but at the 'WOf5t b-= will mej but By! .~

.,.. But. my lady, .... h II ..... OIl~ how ob5tiaate

think of

you to CK::3.pc tlUs nisht • ~ing her lIU:5l:res:i , gave in. and they J'lf<:lC«

e zm n FDlJ'Dllm Boow..:.

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when)'IJ il.fe

ur JLee?"

n-.ent is not 'f1~. rW it rIC!:

ness bilS devotion wi (Ot a.n wi~

01

. You,.

KATSUNO'S R V

nut; as you told m 18.rricd to Hachiy,J. so IN 1.1 ill (aith~ wiff:. ir UIC'T rniIIn 1 Evm

hid been bnlu htr ra ily na

an: riIDt," ~ :gid III. not rcM~ to marry.·t with Hillchiya.

is Jook~IlC' LOr a wi

, yet he is dirtinguis and above an hi! miJL re.tt il.l.tt.u·e before him, II b~re ,Ill thin~ he

maiden nGdc.tit ,

e zm n FDlJ'Dllm Boo

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-.~ob.lII1

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