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PART I - CHAPTER IV

which, inlaid in mother-of-pearl, are the figures of the eight spirits of music. Within, upon the harp itself, various woods are fitted together beneath the strings, each bit of wood adding its own note of richness when the strings are swept. The harp and its case had belorg~d to my father's mother and had been brought from Kwangtung for her by her father when she had ceased to weep at the binding of her feet.
I touched the strings softly. They gave out a thin and melancholy sound. This harp is the ancient harp of my people, and it should be played under the trees in the moonlight beside still water. There it gives out a sweet and faerie voice. But in this silent, foreign room it was stifled and weak. I hesitated-then played a little song of the time of Sung.
My husband looked up.
" That is very nice," he said kindly. "I am glad you can play it. I will buy you a piano some day and you can learn to play Western music, too." He turned back to his reading.
I looked at him as he read the ghastly book, and continued to touch the strings very softly without knowirg what they sang. I had never even seen a piano. What would I do with the foreign thing? Then suddenly I could play no

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