The Samurai's Garden - Autumn: October 1937 Summary & Analysis

Gail Tsukiyama
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Autumn: October 1937 Summary

The first October entry is dated "October 5, 1937." Stephen says his father arrived unexpectedly from Kobe the day before. Stephen is elated to spend time with his father. He talks of the fact that he's missed his father, and that it seems his parents have been caught up in the needs of Penelope since her birth. Stephen says he and his father are different in Tarumi, without the typical distractions. On October 6, Stephen and his father spend time at the beach, and Stephen learns that his father doesn't know how to swim. He notes that he's sad that their time together is nearing the end.

The talk turns briefly to the war, with Stephen's father offering little information but promising to have some newspapers sent to Stephen. Stephen then asks about Matsu as a child, and his father tells him that Matsu's younger sister was very...

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