At The Emperor's Wish; A Tale Of The New Japan by Oscar King DavisAt The Emperor's Wish; A Tale Of The New Japan by Oscar King Davis

At The Emperor's Wish; A Tale Of The New Japan

byOscar King Davis

Paperback | January 31, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905. Excerpt: ... IV JUTAMI the Commoner was fat and jolly. He lived well and put trouble behind him whenever it showed its ugly head. He liked to talk and smoke and visit with the friends who came often to his comfortable house to enjoy his hospitality. For though among the Samurai and the gently born the old prejudice against the Etas was far from extinction, among the Commoners there was little inclination to supercilious remembrance, especially when one had been so successful as Kutami. The visit of Jukichi to his house had had a marked effect. Often since that memorable afternoon the wagging tongues of Kutami's friends had discussed the proud old man and his hard situation. Many a suggestion was made as to how it might be improved, but none which it seemed likely he would accept. The generous impulses of his admirers were barred by the stubborn pride they were not willing to encounter. Life in many of its details is not so different in Japanese cities to what it is in the Western world. Neighbors gossip just the same, and pry out secrets and imagine motives just as they do among Occidentals, and just as often hit the mark. They knew Jukichi's ambition for Kokan, and how more and more doubtful of fulfillment it was becoming. "How foolish he is!" said Komatsu, the cloth merchant, one evening when the subject had been discussed for the fortieth time. "With what he had from his pension he might have done many things, and been as rich now, perhaps, as Chobei here, who does not know what to do with his wealth." "A curio shop, for instance," said Uchida, the ivory carver; "many Samurai have done that, and with his knowledge of such things and his friends to help him get them, or to buy from, he might have made a great success." "But instead of that he has only sold some of h...
Title:At The Emperor's Wish; A Tale Of The New JapanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217177557

ISBN - 13:9780217177559