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She walked away from him as gracefully as a young woman, then ducked inside the hut. It came to him that she must have been one of the courtesans at one time, perhaps even the ranking beauty. Her hair, twisted up in back, was still thick and long, though white as snow, and the wrinkled face retained some former beauty. Only the most rigorous training could have produced such perfect manners and posture. She reappeared with two plain cushions. These she placed in the shade of the catalpa tree and invited him to sit.
With an impatient sigh, he turned back into the monastery compound and sought out the dining hall for his breakfast. The monks had already been up for early morning lessons and now were chatting over their gruel. He ate what they ate, millet gruel with some vegetables added, and drank water. Two young monks sat near him, their shaved heads together, and whispered. ” Belatedly, it occurred to Akitada that this must be the monastery in charge of the dead girl’s funeral, and that she must have been brought here already.
You should talk to Watamaro. He’s a local merchant and ship owner. He knows all about shipping and is a very charitable man. ” The thought of entertaining apparently reminded Nakahara of his stomach, because he stopped and pointed down a narrow street. “Look! ” Before Akitada could answer, he heard shouting. “Sir, sir! Wait up. ” The disheveled figure of Sadenari ran toward them, robe and trousers flapping, one hand holding onto his hat, the other waving frantically. He had picked the perfect moment to show up.