He was attending a lesson in hara-kiri taken by his young son.
The hara-kiri was of course a last resort, but it was an honorable death.
So it was not without cause that they were taught at school the hara-kiri.
The performance of hara-kiri carried with it certain privileges.
I seemed fully to sympathize with the Japanese view of hara-kiri.
After some days the boy died, ...