2TH(sic) SUNDAY

    O-take ga kite okoshita. "Ano ne, Ishikawa san, Danna ga ima o-dekake ni naru tokoro de, dô deshô ka, kiite koitte!"
    "A-a, sô da. Yûbe wa ammari osokatta kara sono mama neta." to ii nagara, Yo wa nemui Me wo kosuri nagara Saifu wo dashite 20 yen dake yatta. "Ato wa mata 10 ka goro made ni."
    "Sô desu ka!" to O-take wa hiyayaka na, shikashi kashiko sô na Me wo shite itta. "Sonnara Anata sono koto wo Go-jibun de Chôba ni osshatte kudasai masen ka? Watashi domo wa tada mô shikararete bakari imasu kara."
    Yo wa sono mama Negaeri wo utte shimatta. "A-a, Yûbe wa omoshirokatta!"
    9 ji goro de atta: chiisai Jochû ga kite, "Iwamoto san to yû kata ga oide ninarimashita." to yû. Iwamoto! Hate na?
    Okite Toko wo agete, yobiireru to hatashite sore wa Shibutami no Yakuba no Joyaku no Musuko\\Minoru kun de atta. Yado wo onashiku shita to yû Tokushima-ken umare no ichi-Seinen wo tsurete kita.
    Minoru kun wa Yokohama ni iru Oba san wo tayotte kita no da ga, 2 shû-kan oite moratta nochi, Kuni made o Ryohi wo kurete dasareta no da to yû. Sore de, Kuni e wa kaeritaku naku, zehi Tôkyô de nani ka Shoku ni tsuku tsumori de 3 ka mae ni Kanda no to aru adoya ni tsuta ga, Kyô made yo no Jûsho ga shirenu no de Kushin shita to yû. Mo-hitori no Shimizu to yû hô wa, kore mo yahari Uchi to kenkwa-shite tobi-dashite kita to no koto.
    Natsu no Mushi wa Hi ni mayotte tobi-konde shinu. Kono Hito tachi mo Tokwai toyû mono ni Genwaku sarete nani mo shirazu ni tobi-konde kita Hito tachi da: yagate yake-shinu ka, nige-dasu ka, futatsu ni hitotsu wa manukaremai. Yo wa iyô naru Kanashimi wo oboeta.
    Yo wa sono Mubô ni tsuite nan no Chûkoku mo sezu, 'aseru na, Nonki ni nare' to yû koto wo kurikaeshite itta. Kono Hito tachi no Zento ni wa kitto Jisatsu shitaku naru Jiki ga kuru to omotta kara da. Minoru kun wa 2,30 sen, Shimizu wa 1 yen 80 sen shika motte inakatta.
    Shimizu kun to Yo to wa nan no Kwankei mo nai. Futari isshio ni de wa kongo Minoru kun wo sukû toki komaru kamo shirenu. Shikashi Yo wa sono Shôjiki rashii Kao no Kokoro-bosoge na Hyôjô wo mite wa kono mama wakare saseru ni wa shinobinakatta.
    "Yado-ya no hô wa dô shite arun desu? Itsu demo derare masuka?
    "Derare masu. Yûbe haratte shimattan desu...... Kyô wa zehi dô ka suru tsumori dattan desu."
    Sore jâ to-ni-kaku dokka Geshuku wo sagasanakute wa naran.
    10 ji han goro Yo wa futari wo tsurete dekaketa. Soshite hôbô sagashita ue de, |jm L to yû Geshuku wo mitsuke, 6 jô hitoma ni futari, 8 yen 50 sen zutsu no Yakusoku wo kime, Tetsuke to shite Yo wa ichi-en dake O-kami ni watashita.
    Sore kara Rei no Tenpura-ya e itte 3 nin de Meshi wo kui, Yo wa Sha wo yasumu koto ni shite, Shimizu wo Yado e Nimotsu wo tori ni yari, Yo wa Minoru kun wo tsurete Shimbashi no Station made, soko ni azukete aru to yû Nimotsu wo uketori ni itta.Futari ga hiki-kaeshite kita toki wa Shimizu wa mô kite ita. Yo wa 3 ji goro made soko de iro-iro Hanashi wo shite kaette kita. Yo no Saifu wa Kara ni natta.

    Kyô Yo ga Minoru kun kara kikasareta Shibutami no Hanashi wa yo ni totte wa tae-gataki made iro-iro no Kioku wo yobi-okosaseru mono de atta. Shôgakkô de wa Wakui Kôchô to Kanaya no Nobu-ko san to no aida ni Myô na Kwankei ga deki, Shokuin-shitsu de Yakimochi-kenkwa wo shita koto mo aru to yû. Soshite Kyonen yamete shimatta Nobu-ko san wa, dô yara Hara ga ôkiku natte ite, chikagoro wa sukoshi Ki ga Hen da to yû Uwasa mo aru to ka! Numada Seimin shi wa Kataku-shinnyû-zai de Shokei wo uke, 3 ka nen no Kei no Shi'kô Yûyo wo eteru to yû. Sono hoka no Hito tachi no Uwasa, hitotsu to shite Yo no Kokoro wo tokimekasenu mono wa nakatta\\Waga 'Hotaru no Onna.' Iso-ko mo ima wa Isha no Otôto no Tsuma ni natte Hirosaki ni iru to yû!
    Yo no Shôsetsu e wa mata angwai Kokyô no Hito ni shirarete iru to no koto da.
    Yoru, Yo wa Iwamoto no Chichi ni Tegami wo kakô to shita. Naze ka kakenakatta. Sapporo no Chie-ko san ni kakô to shita ga sore mo kakezu, Mado wo hiraku to yawaraka na Yo-kaze ga nesshita Hô wo nadete, Kâb ni kishiru Densha no Hibiki no Soko kara Furusato no koto ga Me ni ukanda.