The Harsh Cry of the Heron - Chapters 4 - 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 4 - 5 Summary

In Chapter Four we see the boy Hiseo, Takeo's only son, as he toils in the fields above Gosaburo's village. As a member of the Kikuta family, Hiseo lives the life of one of the Tribe, but has yet to develop some of the more overt supernatural abilities common to many of the Tribe. Hiseo is wondering why he does not have the acute hearing so obvious to many of the Tribe, nor the increased eyesight, nor the ability to become night invisible. In fact, Hiseo believes himself to be a clumsy oaf.

Hiseo's adopted father was the master of the Kikuta, a man named Akio who obeyed all of the harshest rules of the Tribe and tried to deliver them to his village and his family. Hiseo reveals that he seems to know more than he should. As he thinks...

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