Shih-yin meant also to follow them on the other side， but， as he was about to make one step forward， he suddenly heard a crash， just as if the mountains had fallen into ruins， and the earth sunk into destruction. As Shih-yin uttered a loud shout， he looked with strained eye； but all he could see was the fiery sun shining， with glowing rays， while the banana leaves drooped their heads. By that time， half of the circumstances connected with the dream he had had， had already slipped from his memory.
He also noticed a nurse coming towards him with Ying Lien in her arms. To Shih-yin's eyes his daughter appeared even more beautiful， such a bright gem， so precious， and so lovable. Forthwith stretching out his arms， he took her over， and， as he held her in his embrace， he coaxed her to play with him for a while； after which he brought her up to the street to see the GREat stir occasioned by the procession that was going past. female strap on
He was about to come in， when he caught sight of two priests， one a Taoist， the other a Buddhist， coming hither from the opposite direction. The Buddhist had a head covered with mange， and went barefooted. The Taoist had a limping foot， and his hair was all dishevelled.
Like maniacs， they jostled along， chattering and laughing as they drew near.
As soon as they reached Shih-yin's door， and they perceived him with Ying Lien in his arms， the Bonze began to weep aloud.
Turning towards Shih-yin， he said to him： "My good Sir， why need you carry in your embrace this living but luckless thing， which will involve father and mother in trouble？"
these words did not escape Shih-yin's ear； but persuaded that they amounted to raving talk， he paid no heed whatever to the bonze.
"Part with her and give her to me，" the Buddhist still went on to say.
Shih-yin could not restrain his annoyance； and hastily pressing his daughter closer to him， he was intent upon going in， when the bonze pointed his hand at him， and burst out in a loud fit of laughter.
He then gave utterance to the four lines that follow：