The Sound of the Mountain - The Snake's Egg and Fish in Autumn Summary & Analysis

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The Snake's Egg and Fish in Autumn Summary

The Snake's Egg.

In early autumn, Shingo goes to visit an old friend who is dying of cancer. The friend asks him to give him some poisonous chemicals with which he might kill himself. Shingo refuses to answer, but knows he cannot. On the way home, Shingo's train is stalled by an accident on the tracks. As they wait, Shingo's attention is drawn to a male prostitute and his foreign companion, convinced that the boy will soon be dead.

That night in bed, Yasuko complains of the lack of mosquito netting over their bed and Shingo tells her to go sleep with someone else. Yasuko then tells him that Fasuko believes that Kikuko s pregnant again. That night Shingo dreams of two eggs, one a snake's egg, the other an ostrich...

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