This is the text of "THE SEVENTH BOOK" written in Japanese on the first messenger sent to the publisher after the death of Jerome. This is the text that is seriously damaged by rain.



If God approved of his creature's creation,

He breathed the painted clay-model into life by signing His name


Where is a book before it is born? Does a book grow like a tree?

Who are a book's parents?

Does a book need two parents - a mother and a father?
Can a book be born inside another book?

And where is the parent book of books?

How old does a book have to be before it can give birth to another?
Do young books cry and scream if they are not read or fed ?
Do they pass words with incontinent abandon?
Do they force every random found sentence into their mouths?

This book is past the first flush of youth.
it is a book that is in puberty.

It is hesitating, and from the vantage point of the mature reader, it is both a sad and amusing reminder of the part which is not

always attractive enough to be revisited.

The cover is becoming crisp like the
hardening of wood on a young tree.

Its pagesare pliable and taste a little of salt.