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: Father, If I learn to do needlework someday I can make kimonos. But what good will book learning ever do me? Seibei Iguchi
: Well, it probably won't ever be as useful as needlework. But you know, book learning gives you the power to think. However the world might change, if you have the power to think you'll always survive somehow. That's true for boys and for girls. All right? Kayano Iguchi
: I am ashamed to say that over many years of hardship with two daughters, a sick wife and an aged mother, I have lost the desire to wield a sword. A serious fight, the killing of a man, requires animal ferocity and calm disregard for one's own life. I have neither of those within me now. Perhaps in a month... alone with the beasts in the hills I could get them back. But tomorrow, I am afraid, is completely impossible.
: So they sent you... Seibei Iguchi
: Zenemon Yogo, by order of the clan, I come for your life. Draw your sword, please. Zenemon Yogo
] Have a drink? I know you're all keyed up, but I'm going to run. Seibei Iguchi
: Run? Zenemon Yogo
: Yep. I want you to let me get away. If you please. Seibei Iguchi
: I didn't expect that fromt he clan's best one-sword man. My orders are to kill you. I can't let you escape. Zenemon Yogo
: Don't be so impatient, you can kill me at anytime. I'd like to talk to you. Have a seat. It's a nice day.