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The Tale of Genji - Study Guide Chapter 43 Summary & Analysis

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Kobai, the oldest surviving son of the late To no Chujo, is now the Lord Inspector and he wants Niou to marry his second daughter. However, Niou is not interested in the girl and, turns his fancy toward the stepdaughter of Makibashira rather than the second daughter of Kobai.

Meanwhile, Kaoru calls on Tamakazura with a New Year's greeting and he finds her in the chapel, where she invites him to join her. Of course, he is not there simply to offer a greeting; he is actually there to get into Tamakazura's good graces. As Kaoru and Tamakazura's older daughter are fond of each other, Kaoru wishes to ensure that he may have Tamakazura's blessing on the match.

When Kaoru enters the chapel, something about his manner makes the women want to joke with him. Kaoru does not take kindly to their habit of calling him Lord...

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