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PART I - CHAPTER IV

leaning back because it seemed undignified to recline thus in public. I was weary for my mother's home, and recalled that at this hour they would be gathering at supper, the concubines and their clamouring little children, in the flaring candlelight. My mother is there in her place at the head of the table, and the servants under her direction are placing the bowls of vegetables and steaming rice and scattering chop-sticks' or all. Everybody is busy and happy over the food. My father will come in after the meal and play a bit with the concubines' children, and after the work is done the servants will sit on tiny stools in the courtyard, whispering together in the dusk. My mother takes accounts with the head cook at the dining-table, a tall red candle sputtering its fitful light upon her.
Oh, I was sick to be there! I would walk about among the flowers and examine the lotus-pods to see if the seeds were ripe within. It was late summer and nearly time for them. Perhaps, as the moon rose, my mother would bid me fetch my harps to play the music she loves ; the right hand singing the air, and the left hand drifting into a minor accompaniment.
At the thought I rose to get my instrument. I removed it carefully from the lacquered case, upon

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