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PART I - CHAPTER I

This is my sorrow. I have been married a bare month, and I am not beautiful in his eyes.

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Three days have I pondered now, My Sister. I must use cunning and seek for a way to turn my husband's eyes to me. Do I not come of many generations of women who found favour in the eyes of their lords? There have been none lacking in beauty for a hundred years save only one, and that one Kwei-mei in the age of Sung, who was pitted with smallpox at the age of three years. Yet it is written that even she had eyes like black jewels and a voice which shook men's hearts like wind in the bamboos in spring. Her husband held her so dear that though he had six concubines suitable to his wealth and rank, none of them did he love so well as he loved her. And my ancestress Yang Kwei-fei-she who bore upon her wrist a white bird-held the very empire in the scented palms of her hands, since the emperor, the Son of Heaven, was mad with her beauty. I, therefore, the least of these honourable ones, must yet have their blood in my blood, and their bones are my bones.
I have examined myself in my bronze mirror.

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