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PART II - CHAPTER XI

We sat upon the little brick terrace he has had placed to the south of the house. Our son was asleep upstairs in his bamboo bed. The servants had withdrawn to their own affairs. I sat upon the porcelain garden seat a little apart from my lord, as was fitting. He lay in a long reed chair.
Together we watched the full-faced moon, swinging high in the heavens. The night wind had sprung up, and across the sky a procession of white clouds whirled with the speed of great snowy birds, now obscuring, now leaving magically clear, the face of the moon. So swift were the clouds that it was as if the moon itself were spinning above the trees. The smell of rain clung to the night air. Delight in this beauty and peace welled up within me. I was suddenly greatly content with my life. I raised my eyes, and I saw that my husband gazed at me. Exquisite and shy pleasure trembled in me.
" Such a moon !" he said at last, his voice moved with his own content. "Will you play the old harp, Kwei-lan?"
I teased him with mock reproach.
" The harp has six abhorrences and seven prohibitions, according to our ancients who made it," I said. "It will not give forth its voice in the presence of mourning, in the presence of festive

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