"there's nothing new whatever，" answered Tzu-hsing. "There is one thing however： in the family of one of your worthy kinsmen， of the same name as yourself， a trifling， but yet remarkable， occurrence has taken place."
"None of my kindred reside in the capital，" rejoined Yue-ts'un with a smile. "To what can you be alluding？"
"How can it be that you people who have the same surname do not belong to one clan？" remarked Tzu-hsing， sarcastically. vibratior
"In whose family？" inquired Yue-ts'un.
"the Chia family，" replied Tzu-hsing smiling， "whose quarters are in the Jung Kuo Mansion， does not after all reflect discredit upon the lintel of your door， my venerable friend." the rabbit
"What！" exclaimed Yue-ts'un， "did this affair take place in that family？ Were we to begin reckoning， we would find the members of my clan to be anything but limited in number. Since the time of our ancestor Chia Fu， who lived while the Eastern Han dynasty occupied the Throne， the branches of our family have been numerous and flourishing； they are now to be found in every single province， and who could， with any accuracy， ascertain their whereabouts？ As regards the Jung-kuo branch in particular， their names are in fact inscribed on the same register as our own， but rich and exalted as they are， we have never presumed to claim them as our relatives， so that we have become more and more estranged."
"Don't make any such assertions，" Tzu-hsing remarked with a sigh， "the present two mansions of Jung and Ning have both alike also suffered reverses， and they cannot come up to their state of days of yore." sax toyes
"Up to this day， these two households of Ning and of Jung，" Yue-ts'un suggested， "still maintain a very large retinue of people， and how can it be that they have met with reverses？"