(Mariko is surrounded by these neelam color feathers on the cover.) Mariko asks Niram about the royal family's treasures in the protected area. Niram confirms that only the king and his successor of Princely State can enter here. He sadly adds that the successor was supposed to be Padma. Mariko touches Niram's back to … Continue reading [Spoiler Alert] [Summary] Madame Petit Chapter 44
Niram is by his father's bedside. His father hands him a box that contains letters from Edward Payton. His father says that he doesn't have much chance to leave from Krishna's sight, so George Reel has brought him those letters. George's father is one of the King's doctors. Except a few private letters, most … Continue reading [Spoiler Alert] [Summary] Madame Petit Chapter 43
Near the stream in the forest, Mariko wakes up to find a passed-out Nidi next to her. She remembers that they were attacked by Krishna's subordinates. She drags Nidi along with her to the cave. Nidi wakes up and tells Mariko to leave him and run. Tired Mariko shakes her head.
Niram takes Mariko to hunt tigers on an elephant's carriage. Niram shoots down a tiger. He checks on a kneeling on the ground Mariko, who excitedly says her heart is pounding. Mariko says that she thought hunting is for pleasure, but now she understand tiger hunting is needed, since they threaten villages and livestock. She prays for the dead animal.
Palace Baroda is Prince's Niram's residential area. Mariko plays with a lot of rabbits in the courtyard. Niram's secretary, Nidi, states that those rabbits are for dinner. Niram quickly tells Nidi to be quiet. Nidi stands before Mariko uttering, "How disgusting..You're trying to get close to people by speaking in their native language."
Mariko asks Vimar about why everyone's touching Niram's shoes. Vimar explains that it's a Hindu tradition to show respect towards noble or people they love and Niram is taking the king's place today. Mariko remembers the time Niram touch her shoes, "towards the people we love [that was the meaning of his sweet smile]."
Mariko is sleeping and is awaken by a peacock. She exclaims that she never expects to sleep in a zoo (haha). The servant Vimar tells her that it is rude to say against the royal palace. Mariko is told that Niram is busy all day, and Vimar shows her around the palace. Vimar reminds … Continue reading [Spoiler Alert] [Summary] Madame Petit Chapter 38
Mariko helps ironing the Indian lawyer's shirt. He asks her to take a break, so they go to the terrace. The weather is hot because they are getting closer to India. Since it is April now, Mariko recalls the season in Japan. She remembers that the country is full with sakura, and … Continue reading [Spoiler Alert] [Summary] Madame Petit Chapter 37