26TH MONDAY

    Me wo samasu to Hibachi no Hi ga kiete ita. Atama no naka ga jime-jime shimette iru yô na Kokoro-mochi datta.
    Nan to ka shite akarui Kibun ni naritai to yû yô na koto wo kangaete iru tokoro e Namiki kun no Hagaki ga tsuita.
    Sore wo miru to Yo no Atama wa sukkari kuraku, tsumetaku, shimeri-kaette shimatta. Karite Shichi ni irete aru Tokei wo Kongetsu-chû ni kaeshite kure-mai ka to ŷu Hagaki da.
    Ah! Kesa hodo Yo no Kokoro ni Shi to yû Mondai ga chokusetsu ni sematta koto ga nakatta. Kyô Sha ni ikô ka ikumai ka......iya, iya, sore yori mo mazu shinô ka shinumai ka?......Sô da, kono Heya de wa ikenai. Ikô, doko kae ikô......
    Yu ni ikô to yû Kangae ga okotta. Sore wa Jibun nagara kono Fuyukwai na Kibun ni taerarenakatta no da: sen-jitsu itta-toki no ii Kimochi ga omoi-dasareta no da. To ni Kaku Yu ni ikô. Soshite kara kangaeru koto ni shiyô. Soshite Yo wa Daimachi no Yuya ni itta. Sono toki made wa mattaku shinu tsumori de ita no da.
    Yu no naka wa Kimochi ga ii. Yo wa dekiru dake nagaku soko ni iyô to omotta. Koko sae dereba osoroshii Mondai ga machi-kamaeteite, Sugu ni mo shinu ka nani ka seneba naranu yô de, atatakai Yu ni tsukatte iru aida dake ga Jibun no Karada na yô na Ki ga shita. Yo wa nagaku iyô to shita. Shikashi angwai ni hayaku Karada mo arawasatte shimô. Dô shiyô! agarô ka? sore tomo mosukoshi haitte iyô ka? agattara ittai doko ni ikô?
    Garasu-do goshi ni Bandai no Onna ga mieru. Sore wa Kyonen kono Yu ni yoku itta koro ita Musume, kono aida itta toki wa dô shita no ka mienakatta. Hana no hikui, shikashi nagara, Kesshoku no ii, Otoko-zuki rashii Marugao no Onna de atta ga, kono ichi-nen tarazu no aida ni Hito ga kawatta ka to mieru kurai futotte iru. Musume zakari no Hi no yô na Appaku ni Karada ga uzuite iru yô ni mieru...... Kono Onna no Nikutai no Henkwa wa Yo wo shite iro-iro no Kûsô wo okosashimeta.
    De-yô ka de-mai ka to kangaete iru to\\shinô ka shinu mai ka to yû Mondai ga, deyô ka demai ka no Mondai ni utsutte, koko ni Yo no Shinriteki-jôtai ga henkwa-shita. Mizu wo kabutte agatta toki, Yo no Kokoro wa yohodo karokatta. Soshite Tairyô wo hakaru to 12 kwan 200 me atta. Senjitsu yori 400 me fuete iru.
    Tabako ni Hi wo tsukete Yuya wo deru to, Yu-agari no Hada ni Kûki ga kokochi-yoku sawaru. Kaku no da! to yû Ki ga okotta. Soshite Matsuya e itte Genkô-shi wo katta.
    Heya e kaette Ma mo naku Miyazaki kun no Tegami ga tsuita.
    Yo wa......! Miyazaki kun wa, 6 gwatsu ni nattara Yo no Kazoku wo Tôkyô ni yokoshite kureru to yû. Ryohi mo nani mo shinpai shinakute mo ii to yû......
    Kyô, Yo wa mattaku Jibun no Kibun wo akaruku shiyô-shiyô to yû koto bakari ni tsutomete Hi wo okutta yô na mono da.Atama ga sukoshi itakutte ya-ya mo suruto Sekai ga kuraku naru yô na Ki ga shita.
    Sha kara kaette kite Meshi wo kutte iru to Kindaichi kun ga kita. Yahari Benkyô shitaku nai Ban da to yû.
    "Konya dake asobô!"
    Soshite futari wa 8 ji goro Uchi wo dete, doko e ikô to mo iwazu ni Asakusa e itta. Denkikwan no Kwatsudo-shashin mita ga Kyô nai no de Ma mo naku dete, soshite 'Tôkaen' wo aruita. Naze ka utsukushii Onna ga takusan Me ni tsuita. To-aru tokoro e hippari-komareta ga, soko kara wa sugu ni nigeta: soshite mata Betsu no tokoro e hairu to, 'Gesture' ni tonda Onna ga shikiri ni nani ka ogotte kure to yû. 'Yasuke' wo kutta.
    'Shinmatsu-midori!' Sore wa itsu ka Kitahara to haitte Sake wo nonda tokoro da. Futari wa 10 ji han goro ni soko e haitta. Tama-ko to yû Onna wa Yo no Kao ni Mioboe ga aru to itta. Utsukushikute, soshite Hin no aru (Kotoba mo) Onna da. Sono Onna ga shikiri ni sono Kyôgû ni tsuite no Fuhei to Okami no Hidoi koto to, Jibun no Mi no ue to wo katatta. Yo wa Kabe ni kakete aru Samisen no Ito wo Tsume de hajiki, hate wa sore wo tori oroshite odoketa Mane wo shita. Naze sonna Mane wo shita ka? Yo wa ukarete ita no ka?
    Ina! Yo wa nan to yû koto mo naku waga Mi no okidokoro ga Sekai-jû ni nakunatta yô na Kimochi ni osowarete ita. "Atama ga itai kara Konya dake asobô!" Sore wa Uso ni chigai nai. Snnara nani wo Yo wa motomete ita rô? Onna no Niku ka? Sake ka? Osoraku sô dewa nai! Sonnara nani ka? Jibun ni mo wakaranu!
    Jiishiki wa Yo no Kokoro wo fukai fukai tokoro e tsurete iku. Yo wa sono osoroshii Fukami e shizunde ikitaku nakatta. Uchi e wa kaeri taku nai: nani ka iya na Koto ga Yo wo matteru yô da. Soshite Hongô ga Baka ni tôi tokoro no yô de, kaette iku no ga Okkû da. Sonnara dô suru? Dô mo shiyô ga nai. Mi no Oki-dokoro no nai to yû Kanji wa, Yo wo shite Itazura ni Baka na Mane wo seshimeta.
    "Watashi, Raigetsu no 5 ka ni koko wo demasu wa." to Tama-ko ga kanashi sô na Kao wo shite itta.
    "Deru sa! Deyô to omottara sugu deru ni kagiru."
    "Demo Shakkin ga arimasu mono."
    "Ikura?"
    "Hairu toki 40 yen de shita ga, sore ga Anta, dandan tsumotte 100 yen ni mo natterunde gozai-masu wa. Kimono datte ichi-mai mo koshirae wa shinain desu keredo......"
    Yo wa mô taerarenaku naru yô na Ki ga shita. Naku ka, Jôdan wo yû ka, hoka ni Shikata ga nai yô na Kimochi da. Shikashi Yo wa sono toki Jôdan mo ienakatta: muron nakenakatta.
    Chôba de wa Tama-chan no Warukuchi wo itteru Okami no koe. Soto ni wa gebita Naniwa-bushi to, Hyôkin na Hiyakashi-kyaku no koe to, Kûkyo na tokoro kara deru yô na Onna-geinin no Uta no Fushi!
    "Ukiyo-kôji! ne!" to Yo wa Kindaichi kun ni itta.
    Sake wo meijita. Soshite Yo wa 3 bai gui-gui to tsuzuke-zama ni nonda. Ei wa tachimachi hashitta. Yo no Kokoro wa kurai Fuchi e ochite yuku-mai to shite yameru Tori mo Habataki suru yô ni mogaite ita.
    Iya na Okami ga kita. Yo wa 2 yen dashita. Soshite Rinshitsu ni itte oen to yû Onna to 5 fun-kan bakari neta. Tama-chan ga Mukai ni kite sen no Heya ni itta toki wa, Kindaichi kun wa Yoko ni natte ita. Yo wa Mono wo iitaku nai yô na Kimochi datta....... Tôtô Fuchi e ochita to yû yô na!......!
    Deta. Densha wa Kurumazaka made shika nakatta. Futari wa Ikenohata kara aruite kaetta. Yo wa Tomo ni yori-kakari nagara ii-gataki Kanashimi no Michi wo aruku yô na Kimochi: Yotte mo ita.
    "Sake wo nonde naku Hito ga aru, Boku wa Konya sono Kimochi ga wakatta yô na Kimochi ga suru."
    "Ah!"
    "Uchi e ittara Boku wo daite nete kure masen ka?"
    Futari wa Ikwa-Daigaku no yoko no Kurayami wo 'Aoi Ko' no Hanashi wo shinagara aruita.
    Kaette kite Mon wo tataku toki, Yo wa Jibun no Mune wo tataite iya na Oto wo kikuyô na Ki ga shita.