Chinese Nights Entertainments; Stories Of Old China

Paperback | February 5, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922. Excerpt: ... the left was that awful glare. Whence came the increasing light? Look, over Wuchang yonder there is a great ball of fire! What new wonder was that? Then Yang Sung felt himself being roughly shaken, and a familiar voice shouting with each shake, "Wake up! Wake up! Yang Sung. You have slept on deck all night, and the rising sun pouring its glorious rays in your face, is the 'new wonder.'" Yang Sung opened his eyes, to behold Lieu Fah, calling him to view the beauty of the dawn. Was it the reading of "The Making of the Gods" or the drinking of the wine that caused Yang Sung's Dream? KUNG PENG TAH AND THE WOODCUTTER Told by TUNG CHOU KION "A tale I tell of wondrous sympathy, For those alone that sympathetic be." "In the old days described in the Spring and Autumn Annals, when China consisted of a host of rival States hard to amalgamate, there lived a celebrated Statesman of the name of Kung Peng Tah. His birthplace was the capital of the kingdom of Ch'u, which is now the present Kingchow (the 'island of thorn bushes' to which Ts'ao Ts'ao sent his cynical adviser Ti'ao Hen), to the west of the modern Wuchang. But his star of good fortune led him into an official post in the kingdom of T'sin, which occupied what is now the southern half of Shensi, and the north-west of Honan. "The King of Tsin, wishing to send an embassy of friendly congratulation to the King of Ch'u, Kung Peng Tah sought and obtained the commission. Having reached the capital, he was granted a royal interview, and was entertained in sumptuous style. He naturally wished to visit his ancestral graves, and call upon such of his relatives and friends as the great change-worker Time had spared yet. "Public business being ended, he took his leave of his royal host, pleading that he was suffering fro...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922. Excerpt: ... the left was that awful glare. Whence came the increasing light? Look, over Wuchang yonder there is a great ball of fire! What...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217187714

ISBN - 13:9780217187718

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