At Akashi the feast for the occasion was arranged with great pains, and the arrival of Genji's messenger was most opportune.
She left the capital in a carriage, and proceeded by boat to the province of Settsu, and thence on horseback to Akashi.
At four o'clock we weighed anchor, and once more made a start from Kobe, and passed through the Straits of Akashi.
The maiden of Akashi witnessed the procession, but she avoided making herself known.
He also thought that as there might not be a suitable nurse at Akashi for the child, he ought to send one from the capital.
It was then that he was informed by Koremitz that he had seen the maiden of Akashi in a boat.