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Kai Lung's Golden Hours

 

KAI LUNG'S GOLDEN HOURS

 

 

KAI LUNG'S GOLDEN
HOURS

 

BY
ERNEST BRAMAH


A Mainsail Haul - Masefield - 1913 - p007.png


WITH A PREFACE BY
HILAIRE BELLOC


LONDON
GRANT RICHARDS LTD.
ST MARTIN'S STREET MDCCCCXXII

 
 

First printed . . October 1922
Reprinted . . December 1922

 

Printed in Great Britain by the Riverside Press Limited
Edinburgh

 

CONTENTS

PAGE
PREFACE BY HILAIRE BELLOC 1
CHAPTER
I.
THE ENCOUNTERING OF SIX WITHIN A WOOD
9
II.
THE INEXORABLE JUSTICE OF THE MANDARIN SHAN TIEN
19
THE STORY OF WONG TS'IN AND THE WILLOW PLATE EMBELLISHMENT
26
III.
THE DEGRADED PERSISTENCE OF THE EFFETE MING-SHU
48
THE STORY OF NING, THE CAPTIVE GOD, AND THE DREAMS THAT MARK HIS RACE
53
IV.
THE INOPPORTUNE BEHAVIOUR OF THE COVETOUS LI-LOE
83
THE STORY OF WONG PAO AND THE MINSTREL
85
V.
THE TIMELY INTERVENTION OF THE MANDARIN SHAN TIEN'S LUCKY DAY
94
THE STORY OF LAO TING AND THE LUMINOUS INSECT
98
VI.
THE HIGH-MINDED STRATEGY OF THE AMIABLE HWA-MEI
118
THE STORY OF WENG CHO; OR, THE ONE DEVOID OF NAME
123
VII.
NOT CONCERNED WITH ANY PARTICULAR ATTRIBUTE OF THOSE WHO ARE INVOLVED
140
THE STORY OF WANG-HO AND THE BURIAL ROBE
144
VIII.
THE TIMELY DISPUTATION AMONG THOSE OF AN INNER CHAMBER OF YU-PING
164
THE STORY OF CHANG TAO, MELODIOUS VISION AND THE DRAGON
168
IX.
THE PROPITIOUS DISSENSION BETWEEN TWO WHOSE GENERAL ATTRIBUTES HAVE ALREADY BEEN SUFFICIENTLY DESCRIBED
199
THE STORY OF YUEN YAN, OF THE BARBER CHOU-HU, AND OF HIS WIFE TSAE-CHE
203
X.
THE INCREDIBLE OBTUSENESS OF THOSE WHO HAD OPPOSED THE VIRTUOUS KAI LUNG
232
THE STORY OF HIEN AND THE CHIEF EXAMINER
237
XI.
OF WHICH IT IS WRITTEN: "IN SHALLOW WATER DRAGONS BECOME THE LAUGHING-STOCK OF SHRIMPS"
268
XII.
THE OUT-PASSING INTO A STATE OF ASSURED FELICITY OF THE MUCH-ENDURING TWO WITH WHOM THESE PRINTED LEAVES HAVE CHIEFLY BEEN CONCERNED
276
THE STORY OF THE LOYALTY OF TEN-TEH, THE FISHERMAN
277

 

KAI LUNG'S GOLDEN HOURS

 


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