Yü-ts’un had had no idea that it was he. Hastily taking his

Yü-ts’un had had no idea that it was he. Hastily taking his hand in his, he smilingly observed, “You are, indeed, an old acquaintance!” and then pressed him to take a seat, so as to have a chat with more ease, but the Retainer would not presume to sit down. “Friendships,” Yü-ts’un remarked, putting on a smiling expression, “contracted in poor circumstances should not be forgotten! This is a private room; so that if you sat down, what would it matter?” The Retainer thereupon craved permission to take a seat, and sat down gingerly, all awry. “Why did you, a …

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