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In the 1860's the silk trade was booming, and Hervé, a merchant travels to Japan to obtain eggs for the breeding of silkworms. He negotions with a Japanese baron to obtain the eggs and he encounters a young woman who does not have asian eyes. From the moment he sees this woman, Hervé is captivated, and though he is married, he returns to Japan to this woman three times. Because they do not speak the same language they cannot address each other, but over ...