The Pillow Book of Sei Sh¯onagon, Translated [from the Japanese] and Edited by Ivan Morris - Study Guide Sections 100-115 Summary & Analysis

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Section 100 is a list of presumptuous things like coughing, spoiled children, and children who make messes in other people's homes. Section 101 is a list of squalid things such as the inside of a cat's ear, seams of a fur robe, and the back of a piece of embroidery. Section 102 is a list of people who seem to suffer. These people include nurses who take care of babies at night and women who are passionately loved by jealous men. Section 103 is a list of enviable people. People to be envied include people who can recite sacred texts by heart with little apparent effort and healthy people when one is ill. Section 104 is a list of things "one is in a hurry to see or to hear." Some of these things are rolled dying, a letter from a man, and a newborn baby.

Section 105 recounts a time...

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