Forthwith the two friends rose from their seats， settled and paid their wine bill， and were just going， when they unexpectedly heard some one from behind say with a loud voice：
"Accept my congratulations， Brother Yue-ts'un； I've now come， with the express purpose of giving you the welcome news！" small strap on
Yue-ts'un lost no time in turning his head round to look at the speaker. But reader， if you wish to learn who the man was， listen to the details given in the following chapter.
Lin Ju-hai appeals to his brother-in-law， Chia Cheng， recommending Yue-ts'un， his daughter's tutor， to his consideration. Dowager lady Chia sends to fetch her granddaughter， out of commiseration for her being a motherless child.
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Yue-ts'un， on speedily turning round， perceived that the speaker was no other than a certain Chang Ju-kuei， an old colleague of his， who had been denounced and deprived of office， on account of some case or other； a native of that district， who had， since his degradation， resided in his family home.