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PART I - CHAPTER II

"In Peking it must be he has found a beautiful Manchu !"
But I did not believe my brother loved anything except his books.
I grew up therefore alone in the courtyards of the women.

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There were of course the children of the concubines; but I knew my mother considered them only as so many mouths to be fed when she gave out the daily rations of rice and oil and salt, and she paid them no attention beyond ordering the necessary yards of plain blue cotton cloth for their garments.
As for the concubines, they were at heart only ignorant women, always quarrelling and mortally jealous of one another's place in the affections of my father. They had caught my father's fancy at first through a prettiness which faded like flowers plucked in spring, and my father's favour ceased when their brief beauty was gone. But they never seemed to be able to perceive that they were no longer beautiful, and for days before his coming they would busy themselves with furbishing up their jewels and gowns. My father gave them money on feast days and when he was lucky

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