Ch'un-Kwang; A Tale of Chinese Love and Tragedy

Ch'un-Kwang; A Tale of Chinese Love and Tragedy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...was restored to her parents, all the world would know that I had sold her like a bale of merchandise, and I should become the laughing-stock of Hangchow. Fortunately, we two are good friends, and if you can devise any means whereby, on giving up Yii-wen, I can get the money and still not lose face, my gratitude will be without limit." Without any more fencing Chang asked brutally: "How much do you want? " "The very least I could take would be five thousand ounces." "Very well. I will try to get it, but the amount is so large that if I do not succeed you must not blame me." Next day Ch'un-kwang was at the opium shop long before noon, impatiently awaiting Chang Tao-ming, who no sooner had arrived than he was eagerly asked: " Well, have you succeeded?" "It is most disappointing, but I fear any settlement is quite impossible. "That Yang Chen-wu is not a man at all, but a turtle's egg! Last night I spoke numberless good words to him, using great persuasion, but at first he would not even make reply. After a long time, however, looking in my face and comprehending my good intention, he said that for ten thousand ounces he would return the betrothal slip. " I greatly regret being the bearer of this bad news, for I quite understand that it is altogether impossible for you to give such an unheard-of sum." Ch'un-kwang turned livid with anger and disappointment, but said that although such a sum had been asked, it was not to be expected it would necessarily be given. "In all transactions the price first named is always reduced, and the graduate must reduce his." "That is not impossible, and quite in accordance with custom. I am more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236936051
  • 9781236936059