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？"
"Whether there be any or not， of that special kind， is of no consequence，" observed madame Wang. "You should take out，" she therefore went on to add， "any two pieces which first come under your hand， for this cousin of yours to make herself dresses with； and in the evening， if I don't forget， I'll send some one to fetch them."
"I've in fact already made every provision，" rejoined Hsi-feng； "knowing very well that my cousin would be arriving within these two days， I have had everything got ready for her. And when you， madame， go back， if you will pass an eye over everything， I shall be able to send them round."
Madame Wang gave a smile， nodded her head assentingly， but uttered not a word by way of reply.
the tea and fruit had by this time been cleared， and dowager lady Chia directed two old nurses to take Tai-yue to go and see her two maternal uncles； whereupon Chia She's wife， madame Hsing， hastily stood up and with a smiling face suggested， "I'll take my niece over； for it will after all be considerably better if I go！" rabbit vibe
"Quite so！" answered dowager lady Chia， smiling； "you can go home too， and there will be no need for you to come over again！" sxx toys
Madame Hsing expressed her assent， and forthwith led Tai-yue to take leave of madame Wang. the whole party escorted them as far as the door of the Entrance Hall， hung with creepers， where several youths had drawn a carriage， painted light blue， with a kingfisher-coloured hood. swx toy