The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Kwaidan by Lafcadio Hearn:|
very much afraid,-- but she was so white!... Indeed, I have never been sure
whether it was a dream that I saw, or the Woman of theSnow."...
O-Yuki flung down her sewing, and arose, and bowed above Minokichi where
he sat, and shrieked into his face:--
"It was I -- I -- I! Yuki it was! And I told you then that I would kill
you if you ever said one work about it!... But for those children asleep
there, I would kill you this moment! And now you had better take very, very
good care of them; for if ever they have reason to complain of you, I will
treat you as you deserve!"...
Even as she screamed, her voice became thin, like a crying of wind;-- then
she melted into a bright white mist that spired to the roof-beams, and