Number 9 Dream - Chapter 6, "Kaiten" Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6, "Kaiten" Summary

Eiji meets his grandfather at the expensive Amadeus Tea Room. Perhaps to avoid the possibility of an embarrassing situation, his grandfather pretends to be someone else, Admiral Raizo, an old family friend. The two of them talk, and Grandfather makes it clear that he has little respect for his son, who sold the family's five-hundred-year-old sword. Eiji's grandfather puts great stock in bloodlines, and he seems to think that his son is an embarrassment who has no respect for the family heritage and no honor. The grandfather has met Eiji to discover whether Eiji is any better.

Evidently, the grandfather is satisfied, because he loans Eiji a journal, his most prized possession, and tells him to read it before they meet again in seven days. He says that Eiji's father has never seen the book and never will. In the guise...

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