Kibun Daizin; Or, From Shark-boy To Merchant Prince

Paperback | January 18, 2012

byGensai Murai

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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. 1906. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII AN ECCENTRIC FELLOW 7HEN all the wholesale dealers in oranges in the vast city of Yedo heard that an orange-ship had at last arrived from Kishu, they vied with one another in coming to Bunkichi's ship and buying up his oranges. The inevitable result of the rise in the price of oranges was to make him a gainer of more than fifty thousand rio. Bunkichi, after this, carefully reasoned out that on account of the recent continuance of the west wind no ship could possibly have sailed from Yedo to Osaka, so that there must be a scarcity of salted salmon in that city, while there was now an abundant and specially cheap supply of them in Yedo. So he thought he would take a supply over to Osaka and make another great profit. When he spoke of this plan to his men they were ready to go, for his sake. Thereupon Bunkichi bought up a cargo of salted salmon, and, putting it on board, waited for the return of better weather. Nor had he long to wait. As a reaction, as it were, to the stormy westerly wind, in a few days an east wind began to blow, and availing himself of the first opportunity, he hoisted sail. He soon entered the harbor of Osaka, and there he again made a profit of tens of thousands of rio. Every speculation he had planned was crowned with success, and in little more than a month he had amassed the enormous sum of near upon a hundred thousand rio. He was aided in this success largely by the exertions of Kichidayu, and gave him one thousand rio out of the profit, while he handsomely rewarded every one of the crew, who were all greatly delighted at their good fortune. Captain Kichidayu, taking his money with him as a present to his family, returned to Sakai, his native town, where he met again his dear wife and children after his long absence, an...

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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. 1906. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII AN ECCENTRIC FELLOW 7HEN all the wholesale dealers in oranges in the vast city of Yedo heard that an orange-ship ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:January 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217781888

ISBN - 13:9780217781886

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