Chapters 16-17 Summary
Sai asked the cook to tell her about her grandmother. Her first question was whether her grandparents had been in love. The cook told her that it was the death of Sai's grandmother that made her grandfather such a seemingly coldhearted man. Sai's grandmother was a great lady, the cook said. She never spoke an angry word to the servants. Sai's grandfather loved his wife dearly. He loved her so much that it was hard for others around them to understand their passion.
Sai had trouble believing the cook. She asked whether he was sure of what he was saying. The cook reiterated his opinions. He said that her grandfather loved her grandmother so much that he could not even show it. The cook believed that it was the greatest...
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