There was always an instructor on night duty at the school, and each of us in turn was required to serve in this role. However, Tanuki and Red Shirt were exempted. When I asked how these two were able to avoid fulfilling an obvious duty, the answer was "executive privilege." This struck me as scandalous. What could be more unjust than receiving the largest paycheck, working the fewest hours, and then dodging night duty? They concoct rules to their own advantage, then pass them off as due and proper. A couple of shameless rogues. I was greatly dissatisfied, but Yama Arashi advised me that one individual, however disgruntled, had no power to affect the system. Whether only one or only two, I countered, right should prevail. Yama Arashi then quoted the English saying "might is right" in furthering his argument. I had to ask the meaning of this, and he explained that it meant the mighty rule the weak. I was fully aware that the mighty rule the weak, and I didn't need a lecture on the subject. But rule of the mighty and night duty at school were unrelated. Who ever agreed that Tanuki and Red Shirt were the mighty? However, putting argument aside, my turn had come. To tell the truth, I've very particular and don't sleep soundly if I'm not in my own bed. As a child, I seldom slept over with friends for this reason. If I wasn’t comfortable sleeping at a friend’s home, then I was less comfortable still in spending a night at the school. While I wasn't looking forward to it, this duty was included in my forty-yen pay, so I resolved to give it my best.