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PART I - CHAPTER IV

more. I put the harp away and sat with drooping head and idle hands.
After a long silence my husband closed his book and looked at me thoughtfully.
" Kwei-lan," he said.
My heart leaped. It was the first time he had called me by my name. What had he to say to me at last? I lifted my eyes timidly to him. He continued:
" I have wished ever since our marriage to ask you if you will not unbind your feet. It is unhealthful for your whole body. See, your bones look like this."
He took a pencil and sketched hastily upon the leaf of his book a dreadful bare, cramped foot.
How did he know? I had never dressed my feet in his presence. We Chinese women never expose our feet to the sight of others. Even at night we wear stockings of white cloth.
" How do you know?" I gasped.
" Because I am a doctor trained in the West," he replied. "And then, I wish you to unbind them because they are not beautiful. Besides, foot-binding is no longer in fashion. Does that move you?" He smiled slightly and looked at me not unkindly.
But I drew my feet hastily under my chair. I

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