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PART II - CHAPTER X

will cheer her and turn her mind outward from her distress."
When I had passed through the guest-hall into the Court of Peonies and then through the women's leisure room, I paused before my mother's apartments. Usually only the red satin curtain hung in this doorway, but now behind the curtain the door was closed. Then I struck lightly upon it with the palm of my hand. There was no answer. I struck again. It was only when I called :
" It is I, my mother ! It is I, thy little child!" that I heard her voice coming as from a great distance :
" Come to me, my daughter."
Then I went in. I saw her sitting beside the black, carved table. Incense was smouldering in the bronze urn before the sacred writing on the wall. She sat with bowed head, and between the fingers of one drooping hand she held a book. When she saw me enter she said :
" You have come? I have been trying to read the Book of Changes. But I find nothing to-day in its pages to comfort me." She shook her head a little vaguely as she spoke, and the book dropped upon the floor. She let it lie there.
The irresolution of the action alarmed me. My mother has ever been self-possessed, sure, restrained.

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