As Yue-ts'un bowed and expressed his appreciation in most profuse language，——
"Pray，" he asked， "where does your honoured brother-in-law reside？ and what is his official capacity？ But I fear I'm too coarse in my manner， and could not presume to obtrude myself in his presence."
Ju-hai smiled. "And yet，" he remarked， "this brother-in-law of mine is after all of one and the same family as your worthy self， for he is the grandson of the Duke Jung. My elder brother-in-law has now inherited the status of Captain-General of the first grade. His name is She， his style Ngen-hou. My second brother-in-law's name is Cheng， his style is Tzu-chou. His present post is that of a Second class Secretary in the Board of Works. He is modest and kindhearted， and has much in him of the habits of his grandfather； not one of that purse-proud and haughty kind of men. That is why I have written to him and made the request on your behalf. Were he different to what he really is， not only would he cast a slur upon your honest purpose， honourable brother， but I myself likewise would not have been as prompt in taking action." bedroom toys for couples
When Yue-ts'un heard these remarks， he at length credited what had been told him by Tzu-hsing the day before， and he lost no time in again expressing his sense of gratitude to Lin Ju-hai.
Ju-hai resumed the conversation.
"I have fixed，" （he explained，） "upon the second of next month， for my young daughter's departure for the capital， and， if you， brother mine， were to travel along with her， would it not be an advantage to herself， as well as to yourself？" sx toy
Yue-ts'un signified his acquiescence as he listened to his proposal； feeling in his inner self extremely elated.
Ju-hai availed himself of the earliest opportunity to get ready the presents （for the capital） and all the requirements for the journey， which （when completed，） Yue-ts'un took over one by one. His pupil could not， at first， brook the idea， of a separation from her father， but the pressing wishes of her grandmother left her no course （but to comply）。
"Your father，" Ju-hai furthermore argued with her， "is already fifty； and I entertain no wish to marry again； and then you are always ailing； besides， with your extreme youth， you have， above， no mother of your own to take care of you， and below， no sisters to attend to you. If you now go and have your maternal grandmother， as well as your mother's brothers and your cousins to depend upon， you will be doing the best thing to reduce the anxiety which I feel in my heart on your behalf. Why then should you not go？"