A story Essay

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a story

A story about Chinese spirits
From Classical Chinese Talkes of the Supernatural

Summary:
In this story Huang Yuan wakes up one morning to find a black dog guarding his house and
acting like it belonged there. So Huang took the dog hunting with him and his friends.
When they saw a deer, Huang let the dog loose but the dog ran too slowly and they were not
able to catch the deer.

Then the dog led them to a cave. After walking a bit inside the cave there were lots of
trees in rows surrounded by a wall. The dog led Huang through the gate and there was a row
of houses. He noticed that every single person in the ‘village' were attractive well
dressed girls. All of the girls were occupied in some sort of amusing leisurely activity:
some were playing instruments and others were playing chess.

After reaching the northern pavilion, Huang came across three rooms, there were two girls
standing guard who smiled when they saw him as though they were expecting him. They said
that the black dog had brought Miao-yin's groom. One kept guard outside, the other went in
and a few minutes later four maids came out. They told Huang that the Lady of Supreme
Purity had this message for him: "I have a young daughter who has just pinned up her hair.
According to a preordained decree, she should become your wife" (As noted in the
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