by Natsume Sōseki
a new translation by Matt Treyvaud
Botchan by Matt Treyvaud.
Copyright © 2009 by Matt Treyvaud. All rights reserved.
Published by Ray Ontko & Co. (ontko.com), editor Jocelyn Macdonald.
Smashwords edition published 2009.
Cover Image "Shimbashi Station" by Hiroshige III (1874).
Cover design by Ray Ontko.
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This is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to real people, places, or events is incidental.
Natsume Soseki published Botchan in 1906, not long after the popular success of I Am A Cat but years before Kokoro.
The reckless streak that runs in my family has kept me in trouble since I was a kid.
The steamer stopped with one last, long, honk, and a little ferryboat pushed off the shore and began rowing towards us.
Before long I made my teaching debut.
Because some of the students at the school were boarding there, we teachers had to take turns staying overnight watching them.
“Would you like to come fishing, son?” asked Redshirt.