And hastily taking once more Tai-yue's hand in her own： "How old are you， cousin？" she inquired； "Have you been to school？ What medicines are you taking？ while you live here， you mustn't feel homesick； and if there's anything you would like to eat， or to play with， mind you come and tell me！ or should the waiting maids or the matrons fail in their duties， don't forget also to report them to me."
Addressing at the same time the matrons， she went on to ask， "Have Miss Lin's luggage and effects been brought in？ How many servants has she brought along with her？ Go， as soon as you can， and sweep two lower rooms and ask them to go and rest." large strap on
As she spake， tea and refreshments had already been served， and Hsi-feng herself handed round the cups and offered the fruits.
Upon hearing the question further put by her maternal aunt Secunda， "Whether the issue of the monthly allowances of money had been finished or not yet？" Hsi-feng replied： "The issue of the money has also been completed； but a few moments back， when I went along with several servants to the back upper-loft， in search of the satins， we looked for ever so long， but we saw nothing of the kind of satins alluded to by you， madame， yesterday； so may it not be that your memory misgives you？"