Ju-hai was at this date past forty； and had only had a son， who had died the previous year， in the third year of his age. Though he had several handmaids， he had not had the good fortune of having another son； but this was too a matter that could not be remedied. rabbit pearl
By his wife， nee Chia， he had a daughter， to whom the infant name of Tai Yue was given. She was， at this time， in her fifth year. Upon her the parents doated as much as if she were a brilliant pearl in the palm of their hand. Seeing that she was endowed with natural gifts of intelligence and good looks， they also felt solicitous to bestow upon her a certain knowledge of books， with no other purpose than that of satisfying， by this illusory way， their wishes of having a son to nurture and of dispelling the anguish felt by them， on account of the desolation and void in their family circle （round their knees）。
But to proceed. Yue-ts'un， while sojourning at an inn， was unexpectedly laid up with a violent chill. Finding on his recovery， that his funds were not sufficient to pay his expenses， he was thinking of looking out for some house where he could find a resting place when he suddenly came across two friends acquainted with the new Salt Commissioner. Knowing that this official was desirous to find a tutor to instruct his daughter， they lost no time in recommending Yue-ts'un， who moved into the Yamen.
His female pupil was youthful in years and delicate in physique， so that her lessons were irregular. Besides herself， there were only two waiting girls， who remained in attendance during the hours of study， so that Yue-ts'un was spared considerable trouble and had a suitable opportunity to attend to the improvement of his health.
In a twinkle， another year and more slipped by， and when least expected， the mother of his ward， nee Chia， was carried away after a short illness. His pupil （during her mother's sickness） was dutiful in her attendance， and prepared the medicines for her use. （And after her death，） she went into the deepest mourning prescribed by the rites， and gave way to such excess of grief that， naturally delicate as she was， her old complaint， on this account， broke out anew. vibrators uk
Being unable for a considerable time to prosecute her studies， Yue-ts'un lived at leisure and had no duties to attend to. Whenever therefore the wind was genial and the sun mild， he was wont to stroll at random， after he had done with his meals.