○第四十三帖 紅梅
故致仕(ちじ)の大臣の次男、按察(あぜちの)大納言(だいなごん)は前妻との娘が二人、妻の連れ子・宮の御方(おんかた)と姫君が三人いました。大納言は姉を東宮(とうぐう)妃として入内させ、妹は東宮の弟・匂宮(におうのみや)との結婚を希望し、宮に紅梅を添えて歌を贈りますが、匂宮は宮の御方に惹かれていました。
*故致仕(ちじ)の大臣…源氏の良きライバルだった頭の中将

・The 43rd story - Koubai
Azechi-no-Dainagon, the second son of the late grand ministry of state, had two daughters and one step-daughter, Miya-no-Onkata. As well as his older daughter had married the prince, Dainagon thought his younger daughter should marry Niou-no-Miya, a younger brother of the prince. Therefore Dainagon sent a waka poem with koubai (plum flower) to Niou-no-Miya. However, the young prince already had a crush on Miya-no-Onkata at that time.