The Guide to Kuan Hua; A Translation of the Kuan Hua Chih Nan with an Essay on Tone and Accent in Pekinese and a Glossary of Phrases

The Guide to Kuan Hua; A Translation of the Kuan Hua Chih Nan with an Essay on Tone and Accent in Pekinese and a Glossary of Phrases

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... to speak of having to take bedding and other articles, we must carry with us some extra stores for Mistress' food too. And supposing you want to go and bathe at T'ang Shan, you will have to spend several more days, and of course you will want still more things for the time you stay there. 11. Well then, to-morrow first engage a chair, and a mule, and then carefully think over what food we must take, get it all ready and pack it in a hamper, for convenience of carrying it. b. Yes, Sir; you need not give yourself any trouble about taking the things, as you've got me. As soon as the traps and the provisions are all put up properly, I will hire a cart, and put them all in it, and then l can look after the things and ride at the same time very nicely. N0, 9 a. Oh! I have had such a job! But to-day at last 1've managed to rent a house. It used to be a small temple; the rooms are beautifully; clean, and the rent isn't high. b. Where is it; and how many rooms are there? a. Outside the Ch'i-hua Men, west of the temple of the Sun. I don't know what the name of the place is. The house has three rooms in the main-building, with four side-rooms, besides two rooms facing the main range. In the East angle there's a kitchen and a room for you. I must find a place to put up a w.-c. after I've moved in. b. And when do you mean to move, Sir? a. I want to move over to-day as soon as possible, so as to be able to reckon from the beginning of the month, when paying the rent there. b. Then I must make haste and put all the things together to-day. a. H'm. Vcll, first move all the small things into the courtyard. Eweep t-he carpet lirst with tea-leaves, roll it up and cord it. Then take the bookshclves and the...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236893522
  • 9781236893529