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The Ch'i-Lin Purse: A Collection of Ancient Chinese Storiesby Linda Fang
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A Storytelling World magazine award winner
In turns funny, poignant, and wise, these nine lively stories are peopled with an array of unusual characters, including a young woman raised as a boy who is then faced with the complicated business of marriage; a carp-fish spirit who changes herself into a young woman for love's sake; a Miracle Doctor who can cure all illnesses except one; and a shopkeeper who learns the hard way the true meaning of justice.
A collection of nine stories from China filled with unusual characters that are based on famous historical events.
Table of Contents
The Ch®i-lin purse — Dog steals and Rooster crows --The two Miss Peonys — The Ho-Shih jade — The Prime Minister and the General — The clever magistrate --Mr. Yeh's New Year — The miracle doctor — The royal bridegroom.
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