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PART I - CHAPTER II

Confucius. As for me, when I was a young girl I often wondered at those feast nights and longed to peep, as I once had when I sought my brother, between the carved crevices of the moon-gate into the men's apartments. But my mother would never allow it, I knew, and I was ashamed to deceive her.
One night, however-I am filled with shame now at my unfilial disobedience!- I crept secretly through the blackness of a moonless summer night and gazed again through the gate and saw into my father's apartments. I do not know why I did it-I no longer thought of my brother. Some strange fullness of vague desire had made me restless throughout the long, hot day, and when the night came, filled with warmth and dusk and the thick scent of lotus flowers, the quietness of our women's rooms seemed a thing dead of itself. My heart beat hard as I gazed. The doors were flung wide and the light from a hundred lanterns streamed out into the hot, still air. Within I saw men sitting at square tables eating and drinking and servants hurrying back and forth with food. Behind each man's chair stood the vine-slender figure of a girl. But seated at my father's side, the only woman at the table, was La-may. I could see her quite clearly, her face smiling a

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