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And then I found myself telling it all-all, until I whispered even these bitter words:
" He does not even care whether we have a son. He does not love me. O my mother, I am still a maid!"
There was a long silence. I hid my face again in the quilt.
I think I felt my mother's hand fall lightly on my head and remain for an instant-I cannot be sure; she was never one for outward signs. But at last she sat erect and began to speak.
" I cannot think that I have made a mistake in the manner in which you have been reared. I cannot think that you could fail to please a true Chinese gentleman. Can it be that you are married to a barbarian? Yet he is of the family of K'ung! Who could suspect it? It is the years abroad. I prayed to see your brother dead before he went to the outer countries!" She closed her eyes and lay back. Her thin face grew sharper.
When she spoke again her voice was high and weak as though she were exhausted.
" Nevertheless, my child, there is only one path in this world for a woman-only one path to follow at all costs. She must please her husband. It is more than I can bear that all my care for you must be undone. But you no longer belong

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to my family. You are your husband's. There is no choice left you save to be what he desires. Yet, stay! Put forth once more every effort to beguile him. Clothe yourself in the jade green and black. Use the perfume of waterlilies. Smile -not boldly, but with the shyness that promises all. You may even touch his hand-cling to it for an instant. If he laughs, be gay. If he is still unmoved, then there is nothing left but to bend yourself to his will."
" Unbind my feet?" I whispered.
My mother was silent a space.
" Unbind your feet," she said wearily. "The times are changed. You are dismissed." And she turned her face to the wall.

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