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The Story of the Stone, or The Dream of the Red Chamber; Volume 1: The Golden Days Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters 13 & 14 Summary

Cao Xueqin
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Chapters 13 & 14 Summary

As Xi-feng drops off to sleep, Qin-shi stops in to visit her. Qin-shi shares her concern that, if the family falls on hard times, there will be no provisions made for seasonal offerings or for funds for the clan school. She tells Xi-feng the family should invest in land as a way to finance these two projects. Xi-feng hears the sound of the death chime and wakes. Her conversation with Qin-shi has been a dream. Bao-yu is distraught when he learns of Qin-shi's death. He alarms his maids by spitting up a mouthful of blood, then insists on being allowed to visit Qin-shi's body. Upon learning the news that her mistress had died, one of Qin-shi's maids kills herself. Because of this maid's devotion, she is treated as a granddaughter and plans are made to bury her next to Qin-shi. Another maid, Jewel, offers to stand in...

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