「南総里見八犬伝 第三話 集合/Gathering」
Shino and Genpachi came down the river in a boat.
An old man recognized Genpachi.
Because he had taken care of Genpachi when he was a small boy.
Shino told his story to the old man.
The old man told Shino a story, too.
“Genpachi had the same ball with you.
It had the Chinese character ‘Shin’ on it.
I was shocked because my son also has the same ball with the character ‘Tei’.”
He also has the same flower mark.”
‘Shin’ means to believe others.
‘Tei’ means to love your brothers.
The old man’s grandson also had a crystal ball.
The four-year-old was born with a ball in his fist.
Which said ‘Jin’, a gentle heart to care for other people.
Can you believe it?
There are now four people in the same place with the same balls.
Now let us introduce a girl called ‘Hamaji’.
She always wanted to marry Shino.
Hamaji was following him.
But she didn’t know someone was following her.
He was a bad samurai called ‘Samojiro’.
He had the real Mrasamemaru sward.
Hamaji found this out and said,
“That is Shino’s sward.
Give it back!”
“All you talk about is Shino.
I don’t like that.”
Saying so the evil man attacked Hamaji with the sward.
“You can die and say Shino in a next world.”
Just then, a knife came flying through the air and went into Samojiro’s heart.
The killer ran toward Hamaji and said,
“My name is Dosestu.
We have the same father.
I’m glad I found you at last.
My dear sister.
But you are dying.”
Tears flowed from Hamaji’s eyes.
Will you listen to your sister’s last wish?
Can you please give this sward back to Shino?”
Then Hamaji died.
The brother took the sward.
But he wasn’t going to give it to Shino.
He wanted to use it himself.
Suddenly a voice came out from the dark.
“Who are you?”
I’m a friend of Shino, the owner of that sward.
Give it to me, now!”
The two fought.
Both were good swards man.
When Sousuke’s sward hit Dousetsu’s shoulder something hard flew toward Sousuke.
He caught it with his hand.
Dosestu ran away.
Sousuke opened his hand and was surprised.
“This is another crystal ball.
It says ‘Chu’.
Chu means to serve his master.
We now know six owners of Fusehime’s balls.
There are two more to find.
Where are they?