Chinese Folk-Lore Tales

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Author: J. MacGowan
Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 52,671 / 150 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.5
LoC Category: GR
Downloads: 1,644
Added to site: 2008.07.17
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Origin: gutenberg.org

I. THE WIDOW HO
II. KWANG-JUI AND THE GOD OF THE RIVER
III. THE BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER OF LIU-KUNG
IV. THE FAIRY BONZE
V. THE MYSTERIOUS BUDDHIST ROBE
VI. THE VENGEANCE OF THE GODDESS
VII. "THE WONDERFUL MAN"
VIII. THE GOD OF THE CITY
IX. THE TRAGEDY OF THE YIN FAMILY
X. SAM-CHUNG AND THE WATER DEMON
XI. THE REWARD OF A BENEVOLENT LIFE

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he murder for the purpose of robbery. That would all come out when I give my evidence. After I had proved the murder, what would become of me? I should be cast into prison, and I might have to lie there for years, for who would ever bail out a thief? And then my poor mother would starve, for she has to depend on me entirely for her living, and she would be compelled to go on the streets and beg for charity from door to door. No, it is impossible for me ever to interfere in this case."

Shih-Kung recognized the difficulty in which the man was placed, and yet without his evidence it would be impossible to convict the woman of the crime she had committed. He accordingly thought out a plan which he felt would remove the obstacles that stood in the way of securing him as a witness.

Turning to the man, he said, "I have had a very pleasant evening with you, and I thank you for your courtesy and hospitality. I feel my heart moved with a desire for a deeper friendship than mere words can ever express, and

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