Smashwords edition, copyright 2012
Copyright © Dov Silverman 1986, 2012
British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data
The fall of the Shogun.
823 [F] PR9510.9.S5/
ISBN PRINT VERSION: 0-246-12738-4
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In memory of our son, Jeff.
He said, ‘Life isn’t fair.’ He lived his with courage, to
the fullest to the end.
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
... but there is neither east nor west,
Border, nor breed, nor birth,
When two strong men stand face to face,
’Tho they come from the ends of the earth.
Rudyard Kipling 1893