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PART I - CHAPTER I

me come to her room. I washed my hands and smoothed my hair freshly and entered her apartments. She had seated herself in her black, carved chair and was sipping her tea. Her long, silverbound bamboo pipe leaned against the wall beside her. I stood before her with my head drooping, not presuming to meet her eyes. Nevertheless I felt her keen gaze covering my face, my body, my feet. Its sharp warmth penetrated to my very heart through the silence. At last she bade me sit. She toyed with water-melon seeds from a dish on the table beside her, her face quiet in its accustomed expression of inscrutable sadness. My mother was wise.
" Kwei-lan, my daughter," she said, "you are about to marry the man to whom you were betrothed before you were born. Your father and his were brother-friends. They swore to unite themselves through their children. Your betrothed was then six years of age. You were born within the circle of that year. Thus you were destined. You have been reared for this end.
" Through the seventeen years of your life I have had this hour of your marriage in mind. In everything I have taught you I have considered two persons-the mother of your husband and your husband. For her sake I have taught you

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