About the middle of the night， Huo Ch'i was hard pressed， and he forthwith set Ying Lien down on the doorstep of a certain house. When he felt relieved， he came back to take her up， but failed to find anywhere any trace of Ying Lien. In a terrible plight， Huo Ch'i prosecuted his search throughout half the night； but even by the dawn of day， he had not discovered any clue of her whereabouts. Huo Ch'i， lacking， on the other hand， the courage to go back and face his master， promptly made his escape to his native village. best strap ons
Shih-yin——in fact， the husband as well as the wife——seeing that their child had not come home during the whole night， readily concluded that some mishap must have befallen her. Hastily they despatched several servants to go in search of her， but one and all returned to report that there was neither vestige nor tidings of her. cheap strap ons
This couple had only had this child， and this at the meridian of their life， so that her sudden disappearance plunged them in such GREat distress that day and night they mourned her loss to such a point as to well nigh pay no heed to their very lives.
A month in no time went by. Shih-yin was the first to fall ill， and his wife， Dame Feng， likewise， by dint of fretting for her daughter， was also prostrated with sickness. The doctor was， day after day， sent for， and the oracle consulted by means of divination.
Little did any one think that on this day， being the 15th of the 3rd moon， while the sacrificial oblations were being prepared in the Hu Lu temple， a pan with oil would have caught fire， through the want of care on the part of the bonze， and that in a short time the flames would have consumed the paper pasted on the windows.