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PART I - CHAPTER VIII

Now began a most difficult time for me. Hitherto I had been a person of little importance in my husband's family. I had been merely the wife of one of the younger sons. I had had almost no share in the family life since we moved away from the great home. Twice I had gone at stated seasons to pay my respects and serve tea to my husband's mother, but she had treated me negligently, although not unkindly. Now suddenly I became as a priestess of destiny. Within me I bore the hope of the family, an heir. My husband was one of six sons, none of whom had male offspring. Should my child be a son, therefore, he would rank next to my husband's eldest brother in the family and the clan, and he would be the heir to the family estates. Oh, it is the sorrow of a mother that her son is hers for but the first few brief days ! Too soon he must take his place in the great family life. My son can be mine such a short, short while! O Kwan-yin, protect my little child !
The ecstasy of the hour when my husband and I first spoke of the child was soon gone in the anxiety that pressed upon us. I have said it was a difficult time for me. It was because of the much advice I received from every one. Most important were the words I received from my revered mother-in-law.

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