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May 28, 1890
Mr. and Mrs. Katsuki,
Please excuse my writing in English. I have some spoken Japanese, but none at all for writing or reading, unfortunately.
I do not expect you to remember me, but I was once a patron of your inn for a period of some weeks. It left quite an impression upon me, to the point where, eleven years later and on the brink of retirement, it has been much on my mind. I can think of nowhere better to spend my last years. I am thirty-eight years old now, and plan to retire at forty - is it acceptable to you that I do so at your inn? What would your rates for such a thing be? I will have a sizable pension available to me. I have a dog, a poodle of some middle age - would she be allowed to accompany me? She is very well-trained, and loves to meet new people.
I hope I do not presume too much in asking these questions. If I have, I beg your forgiveness.
- Part 2 of long distance