Forthwith， he directed a servant lad to go and pack up at once fifty taels of pure silver and two suits of winter clothes.
"the nineteenth，" he continued， "is a propitious day， and you should lose no time in hiring a boat and starting on your journey westwards. And when， by your eminent talents， you shall have soared high to a lofty position， and we meet again next winter， will not the occasion be extremely felicitous？" good vibrations
Yue-ts'un accepted the money and clothes with but scanty expression of gratitude. In fact， he paid no thought whatever to the gifts， but went on， again drinking his wine， as he chattered and laughed.
It was only when the third watch of that day had already struck that the two friends parted company； and Shih-yin， after seeing Yue-ts'un off， retired to his room and slept， with one sleep all through， never waking until the sun was well up in the skies.