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Even though I was at school, I was thinking about Tamiko all the time. I often told myself to stop doing that, but I would soon think of her again. The only time that I could leave her out of my mind was during the times with friends.
In December I returned home for winter break to find mother home alone.
I wanted to ask about Tamiko, but I was embarrassed about doing that so soon. Since mother didn’t say anything either I just went back to my room. However, the night came and yet I still didn’t see Tamiko, and no one said anything about her. I guess she must have went back home. I ate in silence and then went back to my room immediately. It was so lonely without Tamiko. I looked forward to seeing her so much, but I could only hold this feeling to myself and console myself with Tamiko’s photos.
The next day, I went to the eggplant field where Tamiko and I picked eggplants alone. While there the memories I had there all came back to me.
“Masao, what are you thinking about?”
The servant asked approaching me from the back.
“Masao, you have to know. Tami is such a poor girl. She found out that you were coming back yesterday, but your sister-in-law persuaded your mother to send her back home the day before. Such a poor girl……While you were in school Tami cried everyday. She wanted to write you a letter, but she said that she couldn’t write it well and cried."
The servant said in tears.

While I was at school, Tamiko was often late to respond to mother’s calls, and forgot about things that she was asked to do. Mother scolded her harshly, and Tamiko would then cry all night long.
The servant would then try to calm mother, “I can understand why you’re mad, but you know Tamiko well. She is a good obedient child. She is only depressed now because Masao left so suddenly when they were so close. She is so pitiful if you get mad at her for this.”
Since mother liked Tamiko she understood immediately. Nevertheless, my sister-in-law kept telling mother that it’s better to send Tamiko home early if she doesn’t want Tamiko and I to get married. In the end, mother was persuaded and sent Tamiko home.
----So it wasn’t only my sister-in-law mother also felt this way----
Whenever I thought about Tamiko I could not stop crying.

The home without Tamiko was so dull that as soon as the first month ended I immediately returned to school.
The car passed by Tamiko’s neighborhood, but I couldn’t go visit her even though I wanted so badly to do so. If I go see her, she will be troubled.

I didn’t return home for the summer break that year. Neither did I plan on going back at the end of the year. However, mother sent me a letter telling me to come home so I went back home on New Year’s Eve.
The servant quit so wasn’t home anymore. It was so boring so I decided to go back to school after two days.
“Tamiko got married last November to a rich family in her town,” mother told me before I left.
Tamiko got married……. It was such a strange news, and yet, I wasn’t surprised. Even if Tamiko is married my feelings for her won't change a bit. I believe her feelings for me are also the same.

I always thought about Tamiko even at school. Before, I was able to forget about Tamiko even if just for a while with friends’ company, but this time I could not. The eggplant field, the cotton field, the day when I left……. I felt much better when I was thinking about Tamiko. Sometimes it’s sad, but I would get better after a good cry. Whenever I thought about Tamiko I could somehow study much better as well.

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