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With the coming of another pearl diving season, Hatsue, Shinji's mother, and the other divers are gathered on the beach when an old peddler arrives and announces a contest.  The diver who collects the most abalone in one hour will receive the purse of her choice.  Eight sign up for the contest.  When their boat returns to the island and the old peddler tallies the catch, Hatsue wins. But she hands her prize to Shinji's mother, apologizing for her father's earlier rudeness.
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