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The Princess Kwan-Yin (Fairy Tales and Legends of China Series) Norman Hinsdale Pitman

The Princess Kwan-Yin (Fairy Tales and Legends of China Series)

Norman Hinsdale Pitman

Published May 22nd 2013
ISBN : 9781489539168
Paperback
28 pages
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But, most exalted father, faltered the princess, I am not ready to be married. Not ready, child! Why, are you not eighteen? Are not the daughters of our nation often wedded long before they reach that age? Because of your desire for learning IMoreBut, most exalted father, faltered the princess, I am not ready to be married. Not ready, child! Why, are you not eighteen? Are not the daughters of our nation often wedded long before they reach that age? Because of your desire for learning I have spared you thus far from any thought of a husband, but now we can wait no longer. Royal father, hear your child, and do not compel her to give up her dearest pleasures. Let her go into a quiet convent where she may lead a life of study! The king sighed deeply at hearing these words. He loved his daughter and did not wish to wound her. Kwan-yin, he continued, do you wish to pass by the green spring of youth, to give up this mighty kingdom? Do you wish to enter the doors of a convent where women say farewell to life and all its pleasures? No! your father will not permit this. It grieves me sorely to disappoint you, but one month from this very day you shall be married. I have chosen for your royal partner a man of many noble parts. You know him by name already, although you have not seen him. Remember that, of the hundred virtues filial conduct is the chief, and that you owe more to me than to all else on earth.