"Quite so！" remarked Tzu-hsing； "there are now three young ladies in the Chia family who are simply perfection itself. The eldest is a daughter of Mr. Cheng， Yuan Ch'un by name， who， on account of her excellence， filial piety， talents， and virtue， has been selected as a governess in the palace. The second is the daughter of Mr. She's handmaid， and is called Ying Ch'un； the third is T'an Ch'un， the child of Mr. Cheng's handmaid； while the fourth is the uterine sister of Mr. Chen of the Ning Mansion. Her name is Hsi Ch'un. As dowager lady Shih is so fondly attached to her granddaughters， they come， for the most part， over to their grandmother's place to prosecute their studies together， and each one of these girls is， I hear， without a fault." stimulator
"More admirable，" observed Yue-ts'un， "is the regime （adhered to） in the Chen family， where the names of the female children have all been selected from the list of male names， and are unlike all those out-of-the-way names， such as Spring Blossom， Scented Gem， and the like flowery terms in vogue in other families. But how is it that the Chia family have likewise fallen into this common practice？"