On both sides was a verandah， like two outstretched arms. An Entrance Hall stood in the centre， in the middle of which was a door-screen of Ta Li marble， set in an ebony frame. On the other side of this screen were three very small halls. At the back of these came at once an extensive courtyard， belonging to the main building.
In the front part were five parlours， the frieze of the ceiling of which was all carved， and the pillars ornamented. On either side， were covered avenues， resembling passages through a rock. In the side-rooms were suspended cages， full of parrots of every colour， thrushes， and birds of every description. sez toy
On the terrace-steps， sat several waiting maids， dressed in red and GREen， and the whole company of them advanced， with beaming faces， to greet them， when they saw the party approach. "Her venerable ladyship，" they said， "was at this very moment thinking of you， miss， and， by a strange coincidence， here you are." buy strap on
Three or four of them forthwith vied with each other in raising the door curtain， while at the same time was heard some one announce： "Miss Lin has arrived." toys woman
No sooner had she entered the room， than she espied two servants supporting a venerable lady， with silver-white hair， coming forward to GREet her. Convinced that this lady must be her grandmother， she was about to prostrate herself and pay her obeisance， when she was quickly clasped in the arms of her grandmother， who held her close against her bosom； and as she called her "my liver！ my flesh！" （my love！ my darling！） she began to sob aloud.