China Men - The Ghostmate Summary & Analysis

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The Ghostmate Summary

Many young men have frequently walked along a mountain path. Some of the have been farmers or artisans, and some of them have recently failed the Imperial Examinations. Many young men have been caught in unexpected rainstorms. One such young man finds refuge in a lonely house, as he seeks shelter from the storm. He is taken in and cared for by a young widow. Instead of being treated as a temporary refugee from the weather, he is given food and gifts. He also senses a sexual allure within his young hostess. She entices him to stay, and he remains long after the storm has ended. In fact, he remains for many years. Eventually, he determines he must leave. His hostess attempts to persuade him to stay, finally encircling him in her naked body. Nonetheless, he is determined to leave and...

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