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The Tale of Genji - Study Guide Chapter 39 Summary & Analysis

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Yugiri has never had a love affair in all his life, but now he realizes that he is deeply in love with the Second Princess. When Lady Ichijo goes to Ono Villa and the Second Princess joins her mother on the expedition, Yugiri goes to Ono, as well. With the excuse that he is seeing to the health of Lady Ichijo, he visits them frequently and spends a great deal of time talking with the Second Princess. After some time in Ono, he sends his men away so that he can court the princess away from the prying eyes of others.

Once in the presence of the Second Princess, Yugiri makes an attempt to seduce her, but the princess is not swayed. When Yugiri pulls the curtain aside, she tries to run away into a back room. Yugiri is insistent and he grabs hold of her kimono...

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