Lingering amidst the beautiful scenery of Southern Japan in search of pretty subjects for his paintings, Jack one day meets his heart's desire. In turning a corner in his rikshaw he collides with another and in the confusion sees uncovered for a moment the pretty face of its occupant, Kichimatsu, the daughter of Nakamuta. Following her at a distance, he discovers her residence, the garden of which he visits clandestinely the next day. Jack experiences considerable difficulty in speaking to Kichi, who tells him that it is not seemly for a maiden to converse with strangers. His winning smiles quickly win others in return and arrangements are soon made for future meetings. They meet at an old temple, where she poses for one of his pictures. She tells him that her father wishes her to marry Waki, a rich Japanese whom she detests, and that she fears to go against his wishes. Jack breaks down her objections and they elope and marry after the American fashion. Writing home to his father, ...
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