Ch Shingura; Or the Loyal Retainers of Akao

Ch Shingura; Or the Loyal Retainers of Akao

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...and the two ronin depart amid the lamentations of the old woman. DRAMATIS PERSONS. Sampei. Kanzaki. Hara. Gun-emon. Yoichibei. Ichimonjiya. Okaru. Mother to Okaru. Palanquin-bearers and three hunters. TIME. Scene I. July 24th. 1101. Night. Scene II. July 25th. 1101. Morning. (As aU the incidents in this act, except Sampei's suicide, are fictitious, both the time and the place are left as they are in the original play.) SCENE I. A mountain road near Yamazalei. Enter SAMPEi/rom the left. He has a gun, and as it rains, he takes shelter under a pine-tree. Presently, Kanzaki enters by the entrance-passage. He has a small lantern under his cloak. As he passes by tlie tree, Sampei comes out. Sampei. If you please, sir, give me a light. Kan/aki (stops). I knew these road were unsafe and am prepared for it. Ha, I see you've a gun with you; all the more reason then for being on my guard. Sampei. I don't blame you for thinking me a highwayman, but I am really a hunter of the neighbourhood. The rain has soaked my tinder-box and I can't get a light. Why, if you still suspect me, take my gun while I light my pipe. Kanzaki (staring at him). Are you not Kayano Sampei? Sampei. And you? Kanzaki. I am Kanzaki Yogoro. Sampbi. I am delighted to see you, and yet how ashamed I feel! I cannot show my face even to an old comrade like you. It was unlucky for me that I should have been in attendance on the sad occasion; but I have no excuse for that neglect of my duty. I could not go back alone. "While I was waiting till I could come forward and beg his pardon, the terrible news of his death upset all my plans. God's curse on that inhuman Kiru! I thought of dying on the spot and following my lord to Hades, but what had I done that I should claim more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236812778
  • 9781236812773