The Garden of Evening Mists - Chapters 11 - 12 Summary & Analysis

Tan Twan Eng
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In Chapter 11, Ling sometimes stopped to watch Aritomo practicing his archery. One morning, she asked to learn the skill. He was skeptical but gave in when she pointed out that the ancient gardening text she had studied cited the need for gardeners to take up “other arts” as well. (135) He agreed and began teaching her.

Ling always went home for lunch but one day Aritomo invited her to eat with him, saving herself the time it took to trek home and back. He was constructing a new pavilion in the garden and asked her to chose a name for it. She suggested the Pavilion of Heaven. Aritomo grimaced, thinking it was a cliché name with no thought. Ling then quoted from one of Yun Hong's favorite poem. The lines included a passage about the pavilion of Heaven and how the author rises to...

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