The Wrath of the Gods

[a.k.a. "The Wrath of the Gods or The Destruction of Sakura-Jima"]

[* = reconstructed title]

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  WRATH 
OF THE GODS

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MR. THOMAS KURIHARA
AS TAKEO, THE PROPHET

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MR. YOSHIDA AS HANOKE,
THE JINRICKISHA DRIVER

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 TOYA SAN, DAUGHTER OF
BARON YAMAKI, THE LAST MALE
 DESCENDENT OF AN OLD
SAMURAI FAMILY OF JAPAN

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"MY FATHER AND I LIVE ALONE 
   UP THE BEACH. THIS IS 
   THE FIRST TIME I HAVE 
     WANDERED SO FAR 
        FROM HOME"

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"LET NOT HER CHARMS TEMPT
YOU, MY SON, FOR SHE COMES
   OF A FAMILY THAT IS
        ACCURSED"

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BARON YAMAKI, FATHER OF
TOYA SAN, EKES OUT A BARE
  EXISTENCE AS A LONE
       FISHERMAN

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TOYA SAN TELLS HER 
FATHER OF THE WORDS 
  OF THE PROPHET

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"COME DAUGHTER, WE WILL
PRAY TO BUDDHA TO HAVE
MERCY UPON US AND LIFT
     THIS CURSE"

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"I REFUSE TO ACKNOWLEDGE A
GOD WHO WOULD SO UNJUSTLY
   CURSE THE INNOCENT.
   I RENOUNCE MY FAITH"

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"THE GODS HAVE HEARD YOU
AND EVEN NOW THE ELEMENTS
   ARE ANGRY OVER THY
       BLASPHEMY"

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THE SCHOONER "BELLA" RUNS
INTO A STORM OFF THE ISLAND 
      OF SAKURA-JIMA

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THE TYPHOON

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THE FOLLOWING MORNING

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THE WRECK

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  SEVERAL MONTH LATER
     _____________

THE YOUNG AMERICAN SAILOR,
TOM WILSON, IN LOVE WITH
TOYA SAN, MAKES HIS HOME 
      WITH YAMAKI

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"I LOVE YOU TOYA SAN. I KNOW
YOU CARE FOR ME AND I WANT
    YOU TO BE MY WIFE"

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"THIS IS THE SYMBOL OF A GOD
WHO IS ALL JUSTICE, TOYA SAN.
    HE WILL PROTECT US"

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TOYA SAN TELLS OF
 TOM'S PROPOSAL

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 "LEST THE WRATH OF THE 
GODS BE UPON US, I CANNOT
  PERMIT THIS MARRIAGE"

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WILSON TELLS YAMAKI OF A
GOD MORE POWERFUL THAN
 BUDDHA AND UNDERTAKES
    TO CONVERT HIM

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THE FOLLOWING DAY

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A STREET IN KAGOSHIMA

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"THE SUN HIDES HIS FACE.
 THE AIR IS HEAVY WITH A
DEATHLIKE STILLNESS AND
     I AM AFRAID"

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"SEE! THE BIRDS AND BEASTS
ARE DESERTING SAKURA-JIMA.
 IT IS AN AWFUL OMEN AND
 PRESAGES THE WRATH OF
       THE GODS"

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"I HAVE DESERTED MY GODS 
AS THEY HAVE DESERTED ME.
  NO GOD OF MINE SHALL
  DESTROY MY DAUGHTER'S
       HAPPINESS"

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      NIGHT FALLS.
   TOM AND TOYA SAN
RETURN TO FIND THEIR HOME
IN RUINS AND YAMAKI SLAIN.

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    SAKURA-JIMA
INACTIVE FOR A CENTURY
SMOKES AGAIN IN ANGER
    OF THE GODS.

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THE DEATH OF TAKEO, 
    THE PROPHET

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THE MERCHANTMAN PREPARES
    TO GET UNDERWAY

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AT SEA

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    "YOUR GODS MAY BE
POWERFUL, TOYA SAN, BUT MINE
HAS PROVED HIS OMNIPOTENCE.
YOU ARE SAVED TO PERPETUATE
        YOUR RACE"

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The
End


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