The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Kwaidan by Lafcadio Hearn:|
provide her with proper clothing,-- much less with a dowry. Moreover, being
old, we should in any event have to separate from her before long.
Therefore it is very fortunate that you should be willing to take her with
It was in vain that Tomotada tried to persuade the old people to accept a
present: he found that they cared nothing for money. But he saw that they
were really anxious to trust their daughter's fate to his hands; and he
therefore decided to take her with him. So he placed her upon his horse,
and bade the old folks farewell for the time being, with many sincere
expressions of gratitude.
"honored Sir," the father made answer, "it is we, and not you, who have