It must be explained， however， that the maid Chi'ao Hsing was the very person， who， a few years ago， had looked round at Yue-ts'un and who， by one simple， unpremeditated glance， evolved， in fact， this extraordinary destiny which was indeed an event beyond conception.
Who would ever have foreseen that fate and fortune would both have so favoured her that she should， contrary to all anticipation， give birth to a son， after living with Yue-ts'un barely a year， that in addition to this， after the lapse of another half year， Yue-ts'un's wife should have contracted a sudden illness and departed this life， and that Yue-ts'un should have at once raised her to the rank of first wife. Her destiny is adequately expressed by the lines： female viberator
Through but one single， casual look Soon an exalted place she took.
the fact is that after Yue-ts'un had been presented with the money by Shih-yin， he promptly started on the 16th day for the capital， and at the triennial GREat tripos， his wishes were gratified to the full. Having successfully carried off his degree of graduate of the third rank， his name was put by selection on the list for provincial appointments. By this time， he had been raised to the rank of Magistrate in this district； but， in spite of the excellence and sufficiency of his accomplishments and abilities， he could not escape being ambitious and overbearing. He failed besides， confident as he was in his own merits， in respect toward his superiors， with the result that these officials looked upon him scornfully with the corner of the eye.
A year had hardly elapsed， when he was readily denounced in a memorial to the Throne by the High Provincial authorities， who represented that he was of a haughty disposition， that he had taken upon himself to introduce innovations in the rites and ceremonies， that overtly， while he endeavoured to enjoy the reputation of probity and uprightness， he， secretly， combined the nature of the tiger and wolf； with the consequence that he had been the cause of much trouble in the district， and that he had made life intolerable for the people.
the Dragon countenance of the Emperor was considerably incensed. His Majesty lost no time in issuing commands， in reply to the Memorial， that he should be deprived of his official status. dilddos
On the arrival of the despatch from the Board， GREat was the joy felt by every officer， without exception， of the prefecture in which he had held office. Yue-ts'un， though at heart intensely mortified and incensed， betrayed not the least outward symptom of annoyance， but still preserved， as of old， a smiling and cheerful countenance. dilddos
He handed over charge of all official business and removed the savings which he had accumulated during the several years he had been in office， his family and all his chattels to his original home； where， after having put everything in proper order， he himself travelled （carried the winds and sleeved the moon） far and wide， visiting every relic of note in the whole Empire.
As luck would have it， on a certain day while making a second journey through the Wei Yang district， he heard the news that the Salt Commissioner appointed this year was Lin Ju-hai. This Lin Ju-hai's family name was Lin， his name Hai and his style Ju-hai. He had obtained the third place in the previous triennial examination， and had， by this time， already risen to the rank of Director of the Court of Censors. He was a native of Ku Su. He had been recently named by Imperial appointment a Censor attached to the Salt Inspectorate， and had arrived at his post only a short while back.