15TH SATURDAY

    9 ji ni Iwamoto ni okosareta. Iwamoto no Chichi kara 'yoroshiku tanomu' to yû Tegami ga kita.
    Kyô no Shinbun wa Hasegawa Tatsunosuke shi (Futabatei Shimei) ga Kichô no To, Fune no naka de shinda to no Hô wo tsutae, kisotte sono Toku wo tatae, kono nani to naku erai Hito wo oshinde iru.
    Kono goro wa daibu samukatta ga Kyô kara Yôki ga naotta. Ame mo hareta.
    Nani mo sezu ni ichi-nichi wo sugoshita. Yurumi hateta Ki no Soko kara, tôkarazu osoroshii koto wo kekkô seneba naranu yô na Kanji ga chira-chira ukande kuru.
    Yoru, futari no Shônenga yatte kita. Shimizu wa Kyôbashi no Sakaya e Detchi ni sumi-komu koto ni kimatte, Asu no uchi ni yuku to yû.
    Futari ga kaette, Ma mo naku, itsu ka kitakke Obara Toshimaro to yû Usagi mitaina Me wo shita Bunshi ga kite, Unzari shite shimatte Roku ni Henji mo shinai de iru to, nan no kan no to tsumaranau koto wo shaberi-chirashite 10 ji han goro ni kaette itta.
    "Mono wa kangae-yô hitotsu desu." to sono Otoko ga itta: "Hito wa 50 nen nari 60 nen nari no Jumyô wo ichi-nichi, ichi-nichi herashite iku yô ni omotte masu ga, Boku wa ichi-nichi ichi-nichi atarashii Hi wo tashite iku no ga Life da to omotte masu kara, chi' to mo kurushiku mo nan to mo omowan desu."
    "Tsumari, Anata no yô na Hito ga Kôfuku nan desu. Anata no yô ni, sô gomakashite Anshin shite ikeru Hito ga......"
    11 ji goro, Kindaichi kun no Heya ni itte Futabatei-shi no Shi ni tsuite katatta. Tomo wa Futabatei-shi gaBungaku wo kirai\\Bunshi to iwareru koto wo kirai datta to yû no ga kaisare nai to yû. Aware naru kono Tomo ni wa Jinsei no fukai Dôkei to Kutsû to wa wakaranai no da. Yo wa Kokoro ni taerarenu Sabishisa wo idaite kono Heya ni kaetta. Tsui ni, Hito wa sono Zentai wo shirareru koto wa katai. Yô-suru ni Hito to Hito to on Kôsai wa Uwabe bakari da.
    Tagai ni shiri-tsukushite iru to omô Tomo no, tsui ni Waga Soko no Nayami to Kurushimi to wo shiri-enai no da to shitta toki no yarusenasa! Betsu-betsu da, hitori-hitori da! Sô omotte Yo wa 11-gataki Kanashimi wo oboeta. Yo wa Futabatei-shi no shinu toki no Kokoro wo Sôzô suru koto ga dekiru.