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The Tale of Genji Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 26 Summary

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Chapter 26 Summary

On a hot summer day, Genji cools himself in his pavilion as he sits with his son Yugiri. As the two of them relax in the heat, several of To no Chujo's sons came over, much to Genji's delight. He was feeling bored, so the chance to sit down with his friend's sons is a pleasure.

As the men sit in the pavilion, Genji asks Kobai, one of To no Chujo's sons, about the daughter that To no Chujo is supposed to hear from soon. Kobai dismisses the talk, saying that his father simply had a dream and nothing more will come of it. Of course, Genji knows the truth about Tamakazura and the fact that To no Chujo will soon learn that he is her father, but Genji says nothing. Instead, he makes fun of To no Chujo for his incessant affairs. This is partly motivated...

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