A Dead Secret


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A Dead Secret

  1. 1. A Dead Secret
  2. 2. Comprehension questions (P1) <ul><li>What did O-Sono’s father think about the way O-Sono received education? </li></ul><ul><li>Tell us something about O-Sono’s marriage life before her death. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>He thought his daughter should be taught by the teachers of the capital rather than country teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Giving birth to a child, she lived happily for nearly four years. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Grammar <ul><li>… , there lived a rich merchant who had a daughter called O-Sono. </li></ul><ul><li>… , a rich merchant who had a daughter called O-Sono lived there . </li></ul><ul><li>… , he thought it would be a pity to let her grow up only having been taught by country teachers . </li></ul>
  5. 5. Comprehension questions (P2) <ul><li>Is there anything wrong with O-Sono’s son? </li></ul><ul><li>What happened to the decreased O-Sono? </li></ul><ul><li>Describe how the spirit of O-Sono looked. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>The son saw his decreased mother coming back to the room upstairs. </li></ul><ul><li>She came back to her house, appearing in front of a chest of drawers in a room upstairs. </li></ul><ul><li>Her head and shoulders could not be seen clearly, and the figure thinned into invisibility from the waist downward. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Comprehension questions (P3-4) <ul><li>Why did the spirit of O-Sono return to the room? </li></ul><ul><li>How did the folk handle this haunting? </li></ul><ul><li>Did the handling work? </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>She might be fond of her small things and attracted to her belongings. </li></ul><ul><li>They emptied the drawers and took all of her ornaments and clothing to the temple. </li></ul><ul><li>No, the spirit of O-Sono came back as before. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Grammar <ul><li>It was agreed that this ( should ) be done as soon as possible. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Comprehension questions (P5-10) <ul><li>About the haunting, what did the temple priest think? </li></ul><ul><li>How did he help the spirit? </li></ul><ul><li>Was the haunting eventually solved? </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>The priest thought that there must be something about which she was probably anxious, in or near that tansu . </li></ul><ul><li>He thought there was something she felt anxious about in the tansu , so he opened and examined all drawers and found nothing inside. </li></ul><ul><li>This haunting was finally solved by finding a letter under the lining of the fourth drawer and burning it in the temple. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Grammar <ul><li>There must be something about which she is anxious , in or near that tansu. </li></ul><ul><li>There must be something which she is anxious about , in or near that tansu. </li></ul><ul><li>She kept her eyes fixed upon the tansu. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Comprehension questions (P11-12) <ul><li>What was written in the letter? </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>It was a love letter written to O-Sono at the time of her studies in Kyoto. Only the priest knew what was in it, and the secret died with him. </li></ul>