"I have fixed，" （he explained，） "upon the second of next month， for my young daughter's departure for the capital， and， if you， brother mine， were to travel along with her， would it not be an advantage to herself， as well as to yourself？" vibes
Yue-ts'un signified his acquiescence as he listened to his proposal； feeling in his inner self extremely elated.
Ju-hai availed himself of the earliest opportunity to get ready the presents （for the capital） and all the requirements for the journey， which （when completed，） Yue-ts'un took over one by one. His pupil could not， at first， brook the idea， of a separation from her father， but the pressing wishes of her grandmother left her no course （but to comply）。
"Your father，" Ju-hai furthermore argued with her， "is already fifty； and I entertain no wish to marry again； and then you are always ailing； besides， with your extreme youth， you have， above， no mother of your own to take care of you， and below， no sisters to attend to you. If you now go and have your maternal grandmother， as well as your mother's brothers and your cousins to depend upon， you will be doing the best thing to reduce the anxiety which I feel in my heart on your behalf. Why then should you not go？"
Tai-yue， after listening to what her father had to say， parted from him in a flood of tears and followed her nurse and several old matrons from the Jung mansion on board her boat， and set out on her journey.