21TH(sic) WEDNESDAY

    Sakuya Makura no ue de Tengwai no 'Chôjaboshi' wo sukoshi yonda. Jitsugyô-kai no koto wo kakô to omotte ikkanen-kan Kenkyû shita to yû Taido ga sude ni machigatte iru. Dai-ni-gi no Shôsetsu......ga, kono Sakka wa Kenchikuka no yô na, Jiken wo kumi-tateru ue no osorubeki Giryô wo motte iru. Kûsô no hinjaku-na Sak-ka no oyobu tokoro de nai.
    Sôshiteru tokoro e Kindaichi kun ga, "O-yu ga aru ka." to itte haitte kite, Ueda Bin-shi ga nani ka no Zasshi e 'Shôsetsu wa Bungaku ni arazu.' to yû Ronbun wo dasu sô da to yû Hanashi wo shita. "Sore, go-ran nasai!" to Yo wa itta: "Ano Hito mo tôtô sono Kubetsu wo shinakereba naranaku natte kita. Shi wa Bungaku no mottomo junsui-na mono da to yû Ano Hito no classical na Iken nari Shumi nari wo suteru koto mo dekizu, saritote, Shinbungaku no Kenï wo mitomenu Wake ni ikanaku natte kita. Soko de sonna Ni-gen teki na Kubewtsu wo tatenakucha naranaku natta-nde shô.――"

    Kyô kara 3 gai wa mata O-kiyo-san no Ban da. Hayaku okita.
    Tsui ni Hazakura no koro to wa natta. Mado wo akeru to, keburu yô na Wakaba no Iro ga Me wo shigeki-suru.
    Kinô wa Densha no naka de futari made Natsu-bô wo kabutta Hito wo mita. Natsu da!
    9 ji ni Daimachi no Yuya e itta. Koko wa Kyonen Tôkyô ni kite Sekishinkan ni ita koro, yoku iki-tsuketa Yuya da. Ôkii Sugatami, Kimochi yoki Fummuki, nan no kawari wa nai. Tada ano koro ita 17 bakari no Otoko-zuki rashii Onna ga, Kyô wa Bandai no ue ni inakatta. Ichi-mai-garasu no Mado ni wa Asa no suga-suga-shii Nikkô ni Awoba no Kage ga yurameite ita. Yo wa ichi-nen-zen no Kokoro-mochi ni natta. Sansuke mo Kyonen no Yatsu da......Soshite Yo wa hageshii Tôkyô no Natsu ga sugu Me no mae ni kiteru koto wo kanjita. Sekishinkwan no Hito-natsu! sore wa Yo ga hijô-na Kyûhaku no Chii ni i-nagara mo, sôshite tatoi Hannen no aida de mo Kazoku wo yashinawaneba naranu Sekinin kara nogarete iru no ga ureshikute, sô da! narubeku sore wo kangaenu yô ni shite "Han-dokushin-mono" no Kimochi wo tanoshinde ita Jidai de atta. Sono koro Kwankei shite ita Onna woba, Yo wa Mamo-naku sutete shimatta.――Ima wa Asakusa de Geisha wo shite iru. Iro-iro no koto wa kawatta. Yo wa kono ichi-nen-kan ni iku-nin ka no atarashii Tomo wo e, sô shite suteta......Yo wa, sono koro yori Kenkô ni natta Karada wo sesse to arai-nagara, iro-iro no Tsuikwai ni fuketta.――Ichi-nen-kan no hageshii Tatakai!......And, the dreadful summer is coming again on me――the peniless(sic) novelist! The dreadful summer! alas! with great pains and deep sorrows of phigical(sic) rapture of young Nihilist!
    As I came out of the gate of the bathhouse, the ecpressful faced woman who solled(sic) me the soap yesterday said to me 'Good morning' with something calm and favourable gesture.
    The bath and the memories bring me some hot and young lightness. I am young, and, at last, the life is not so dark and so painful. The sun shines, and the moon is calm. If I do not send the monye, or call up they(sic) to Tôkyô, they――my mother and wife will take other manner to eat. I am young, and young, and young: and I have the pen, the brain, the eyes, the heart and the mind. That is all. All of all. If the inn-master take(sic) me out of this room, I will go everywhere――where are many inns and hotels in this capital. To-day, I have only one piece of 5 rin-dôkwa: but What then? There is nothing. They are writing with their finger-bones and the brud(sic): but I must write with the ink and the G pen! That is all. Ah, the burning summer and the green-coloured struggle!

    Kyô kara Kisha no Jikan-kaisei no tame Dai-ippen no Shimekiri ga hayaku nari, tame ni Dai-nihan no dekiru made iru koto ni natta. Shukkin wa 12 ji, Hike wa 6 ji.
    Yoru, Kindaichi kun no Heya ni Nakamura kun ga kita: itte hanasu. Kono Hito mo Gakkô wo deru to tabun Asahi e hairu yô ni narudarô to no koto.
    Hiraide kara Genkô Saisoku no Denwa.