After he had made this remark， he bade a servant take his daughter in， while he， hand-in-hand with Yue-ts'un， walked into the library， where a young page served tea. They had hardly exchanged a few sentences， when one of the household came in， in flying haste， to announce that Mr. Yen had come to pay a visit.
Shih-yin at once stood up. "Pray excuse my rudeness，" he remarked apologetically， "but do sit down； I shall shortly rejoin you， and enjoy the pleasure of your society." "My dear Sir，" answered Yue-ts'un， as he got up， also in a conceding way， "suit your own convenience. I've often had the honour of being your guest， and what will it matter if I wait a little？" While these apologies were yet being spoken， Shih-yin had already walked out into the front parlour. During his absence， Yue-ts'un occupied himself in turning over the pages of some poetical work to dispel ennui， when suddenly he heard， outside the window， a woman's cough. Yue-ts'un hurriedly got up and looked out. He saw at a glance that it was a servant girl engaged in picking flowers. Her deportment was out of the common； her eyes so bright， her eyebrows so well defined. Though not a perfect beauty， she possessed nevertheless charms sufficient to arouse the feelings. Yue-ts'un unwittingly gazed at her with fixed eye. This waiting-maid， belonging to the Chen family， had done picking flowers， and was on the point of going in， when she of a sudden raised her eyes and became aware of the presence of some person inside the window， whose head-gear consisted of a turban in tatters， while his clothes were the worse for wear. But in spite of his poverty， he was naturally endowed with a round waist， a broad back， a fat face， a square mouth； added to this， his eyebrows were swordlike， his eyes resembled stars， his nose was straight， his cheeks square.
This servant girl turned away in a hurry and made her escape. huge strapon
"This man so burly and strong，" she communed within herself， "yet at the same time got up in such poor attire， must， I expect， be no one else than the man， whose name is Chia Yue-ts'un or such like， time after time referred to by my master， and to whom he has repeatedly wished to give a helping hand， but has failed to find a favourable opportunity. And as related to our family there is no connexion or friend in such straits， I feel certain it cannot be any other person than he. Strange to say， my master has further remarked that this man will， for a certainty， not always continue in such a state of destitution." vibrarors
As she indulged in this train of thought， she could not restrain herself from turning her head round once or twice.
When Yue-ts'un perceived that she had looked back， he readily interpreted it as a sign that in her heart her thoughts had been of him， and he was frantic with irrepressible joy.