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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 that...
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