The Dreamer Wakes

The Dreamer Wakes

The Story of the Stone, Chapters 99-120



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The Dreamer Wakes

The Dreamer Wakes

Cao Xueqin, Gao E, Translator: John Minford, Introduction by: John Minford

Series

Story of the Stone
The Debt of Tears
Cao Xueqin
Gao E
The Warning Voice
Cao Xueqin
The Golden Days
Cao Xueqin

Table of Contents

Note on Spelling
Preface

Chapter 99:
Unscrupulous minions make use of their master’s virtue to conceal a multitude of sins; and Jia Zheng is alarmed to read his nephew’s name in the ‘Peking Gazette’

Chapter 100:
Caltrop disturbs an elaborate seduction and inspires bitter resentment; Bao-yu learns of a distressing betrothal and laments an imminent departure

Chapter 101:
In Prospect Garden a moonlit apparition repeats an ancient warning; and a Scattered Flowers Convent the fortune-sticks provide a strange omen

Chapter 102:
Illness descends upon the Jia family in Ning-guo House; and charms and holy water are used to exorcize Prospect Garden

Chapter 103:
Jin-gui dies by her own hand, caught in a web of her own weaving; Yu-cun encounters an old friend in vain, blind to the higher truths of Zen

Chapter 104:
Drunken Dime at large again – a small fish whips up a mighty storm; our Besotted Hero in agony once more – a chance thrust quickens a numbed heart

Chapter 105:
The Embroidered Jackets raid Ning-guo House; and Censor Li impeaches the Prefect of Ping-an

Chapter 106:
Wang Xi-feng feels remorse for the consequences of her past misdeeds; and Grandmother Jia prays for the family’s deliverence from further calamity

Chapter 107:
Impelled by family devotion, Grandmother Jia distributes her personal posessions; favoured with an Imperial dispensation, Jia Zheng recieves his bother’s hereditary rank

Chapter 108:
A birthday party held for Sister Allspice necessitiates a false display of jollity; and ghostly weeping heard at the Naiad’s House provokes a frech outburst of grief

Chapter 109:
Fivey shares a vigil, and receives affection meant for another; Ying-chun pays her debt to fate, and returns to the Realm of Primordial Truth

Chapter 110:
Lady Jia ends her days, and returns to the land of shades; Wang Xi-feng exhausts her strength, and forfeits the family’s esteem

Chapter 111:
A devoted maid renders a final service, and accompanies her mistress to the Great Void; a villainous slave takes his revenge, and betrays his masters into the hands of theives

Chapter 112:
Admantina discharges a karmic debt and recieves a blow from the Hand of Providence; Aunt Zhao concludes a deadly feud and sets out on the road to the Nether World

Chapter 113:
Xi-feng repents of her former misdeeds, and entrusts her child to a village dame; Nightengale softens a long-standing animosity, and warns to ter besotted master

Chapter 114:
Wang Xi-feng ends her life’s illusion and returns to Jinling; Zhen Ying-jia recieves the Emperor’s favour and is summoned to the Palace

Chapter 115:
A private obsessoin revived confirms Xi-chun in an ancient vow; a physical likeness verified deprives Bao-yu of an imagines friend

Chapter 116:
Human destinies are revealed in a fairy realm, and the Stone is restored to its rightful owner; mortal remains are transported to their terrestrial home, and duty is discharged by a filial son

Chapter 117:
Two fair damsels conspire to save the jade, and forestall a flight from earthy bondage; an infamous rogue takes charge of the mansion, and assembles a gang of cronies

Chapter 118:
Provoked by a ranking antipathy, Uncle and Cousin plot the ruin of an innocent maid; alarmed by riddling utterances, Wife and Concubine remonstrate with their idiot master

Chapter 119:
Bao-yu becomes a Provincial Graduate and severs worldly ties: the House of Jia receives Imperial favour and renews ancestral glory

Chapter 120:
Zhen Shi-yin expounds the Nature of Passion and Illusion; and Jia Yu-cun concludes the Dream of Golden Days

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