Edwin Cook and children, including Kotsbuka, under an umbrella
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"And again, drizzling outside one day and I went out to see somethign that was going on and no sooner out there than there comes Nancy's retinue, to offer ribald comments on whatever it was, so Nancy snapped this. The one on my right is Kotsbuka, who is a real doll. They are about 11-12 years old (we think). We have to chase them out of the house occasionally in order to get any work done, little girls never do any work. their favorite pastime is running around shouting the Narak equivalent of "drop dead." We have a sugar drum in the living room in which the sugar is kept and it also serves as another seat. Whenever the little broads come in, Kotsbuka always asks first if she may sit on the drum. This does not stem from any innate politeness of the Manga but from the belief that female genitalia are contaminating and as a result it is taboo for a woman to setp over or sit on top of or over any food that males might consume. I let her sit there anyway. Keeps the men from buying up all my sugar." MSS187, Box 44, Folder 9.
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