Hung Lou Meng, Volume 1
Shih Jung perceiving the perspicacity of his speech and the propriety of his utterances, simultaneously turned towards Chia Chen and observed with a smile on his face: "Your worthy son is, in very truth, like the young of a dragon or like the nestling of a phoenix! and this isn't an idle compliment which I, a despicable prince, utter in your venerable presence! But how much more glorious will be, in the future, the voice of the young phoenix than that of the old phoenix, it isn't easy to ascertain."
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I feel I need to revisit this book when I understand Chinese culture a little better. In the 20-something chapters I have read, nothing really happened. The book reads like a chronicle of a clan. So ... Read full review