The narrator tells us that the novelist, Togensensei, has died at the age of 64. He was known for his light works and for his songs of the moon. We learn that the publisher, Shinkosha, plans to hold a farewell party for TogenSensei at a later time. The narrator says that she has read all of Togen's manuscripts and all of his research materials. She tells the narrator that she can't wait to be his replacement.