He was about to come in， when he caught sight of two priests， one a Taoist， the other a Buddhist， coming hither from the opposite direction. The Buddhist had a head covered with mange， and went barefooted. The Taoist had a limping foot， and his hair was all dishevelled.
Like maniacs， they jostled along， chattering and laughing as they drew near.
As soon as they reached Shih-yin's door， and they perceived him with Ying Lien in his arms， the Bonze began to weep aloud. hollow strap on
Turning towards Shih-yin， he said to him： "My good Sir， why need you carry in your embrace this living but luckless thing， which will involve father and mother in trouble？"