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The Tale of Genji - Chapter 28 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 28 Summary

A wicked storm hits Genji's palace in Rokujo and Genji sends Yugiri to Sanjo to comfort his grandmother and ease her concerns about the storm. Once Yugiri sees to his grandmother and ensures that she is safe from the terrible winds and pouring rains, he returns to Rokujo.

Upon his return, Yugiri is walking through the garden and happens to hear Genji and Murasaki's pillow talk. Yugiri is surprised at this and is not sure what to make of it. However, as Yugiri is becoming a handsome young man in his own right, it is very educational for him.

Yugiri continues his walks around the grounds of the Rokujo palace and, as he enters a new area of the palace, he overhears Genji attempting to lure Tamakazura into bed. This is the first that Yugiri has heard or experienced of Genji's incessant philandering, so he has a...

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