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family of five," Konno reported to the other staff members, whose eyes were fixed on him "A family suicide!" someone shouted. Two or three people rushed over for a look at the newspaper. "With gas," one of them groaned.

Lowering his gray-haired head, Yilkichi humbly thanked Tagawa for suggesting that the wedding be made simple so that the financial burden on the bride's father would be minimal. Tagawa then made a plan to introduce Yoko in early February to his parents, who lived by themselves in Yamanashi Prefecture.