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The Kagero Diary: A Woman's Autobiographical Text from Tenth-century... Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book Two: Pages 219 to 271 Summary

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Book Two: Pages 219 to 271 Summary and Analysis

But Fujiwara's absences continue. The pouring rain reminds MM of the time when neither wind nor rain would have kept him from her. The new year comes and goes with no sign of Fujiwara. MM once again hears the rumor that he is involved with Omi. On the rare occasions that he visits, he blames her "sad countenance" for his staying away. MM begins a fast and prays to Buddha for enlightenment. The days are long for MM, wondering about her husband and waiting to hear from him. She feels humiliation over her attendants' knowledge that he has all but abandoned her. When Fujiwara learns that MM is going on another retreat, he sends a message asking her to abandon her plans because he has something to discuss with her. MM ignores his request and departs on her planned...

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