Oriental Translation Fund Volume 6
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. 1829 edition. Excerpt: ...of the inspector general; Iwill desire Seaoutau to wait for you at the gate." The The man promised to obey, and Teihchungyu giving his horse the whip, galloped off at speed. He was not long in reaching his destination, where he found that his father's application for leave had not been admitted by the emperor; but the doors were as usual crowded with business. He went in straight to wait on his father and mother, and ascertained that his majesty had some weighty matters for the consideration of the inspector's oflice, and the application on his father's part was nothing more than a mere form which custom required. His mind once at rest on this head, Seaoutan was desired to attend at the outer gate: but the evening arrived, and Shueypingsin's messenger did not appear. Our hero began to be anxious. " How is it," thought he, " that this man does not make more haste with his lady's despatch '.'--Perhaps his mule has detained him, and he may have put up somewhere for the night; no doubt I shall see him to-morrow." The next morning, however, Seaoutan waited at the gate in vain. The afternoon arrived, and no messenger appeared. Teihchungyu now began to suspect that the man had met with somebody else, as well able to assist him. His only course, therefore, was to send a proper person to the office for presenting memorials, to inquire if an address had been delivered from the daughter of Shueykeuyih; but the messenger retu1'ned with an answer in the negative. He would not give up the inquiry yet, but despatched a man a man to the southern gate of the imperial palace, to find out if any person had struck on the drum: this person, however, returned without news. Teihchungyu now began to...
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