"the spirit of malignity and perversity， unable to expand under the brilliant sky and transmuting sun， eventually coagulates， pervades and stops up the deep gutters and extensive caverns； and when of a sudden the wind agitates it or it be impelled by the clouds， and any slight disposition， on its part， supervenes to set itself in motion， or to break its bounds， and so little as even the minutest fraction does unexpectedly find an outlet， and happens to come across any spirit of perception and subtlety which may be at the time passing by， the spirit of right does not yield to the spirit of evil， and the spirit of evil is again envious of the spirit of right， so that the two do not harmonize. Just like wind， water， thunder and lightning， which， when they meet in the bowels of the earth， must necessarily， as they are both to dissolve and are likewise unable to yield， clash and explode to the end that they may at length exhaust themselves. Hence it is that these spirits have also forcibly to diffuse themselves into the human race to find an outlet， so that they may then completely disperse， with the result that men and women are suddenly imbued with these spirits and spring into existence. At best， （these human beings） cannot be generated into philanthropists or perfect men； at worst， they cannot also embody extreme perversity or extreme wickedness. Yet placed among one million beings， the spirit of intelligence， refinement， perception and subtlety will be above these one million beings； while， on the other hand， the perverse， depraved and inhuman embodiment will likewise be below the million of men. Born in a noble and wealthy family， these men will be a salacious， lustful lot； born of literary， virtuous or poor parentage， they will turn out retired scholars or men of mark； though they may by some accident be born in a destitute and poverty-stricken home， they cannot possibly， in fact， ever sink so low as to become runners or menials， or contentedly brook to be of the common herd or to be driven and curbed like a horse in harness. They will become， for a certainty， either actors of note or courtesans of notoriety； as instanced in former years by Hsue Yu， T'ao Ch'ien， Yuan Chi， Chi Kang， Liu Ling， the two families of Wang and Hsieh， Ku Hu-t'ou， Ch'en Hou-chu， T'ang Ming-huang， Sung Hui-tsung， Liu T'ing-chih， Wen Fei-ching， Mei Nan-kung， Shih Man-ch'ing， Lui C'hih-ch'ing and Chin Shao-yu， and exemplified now-a-days by Ni Yuen-lin， T'ang Po-hu， Chu Chih-shan， and also by Li Kuei-men， Huang P'an-cho， Ching Hsin-mo， Cho Wen-chuen； and the women Hung Fu， Hsieh T'ao， Ch'ue Ying， Ch'ao Yuen and others； all of whom were and are of the same stamp， though placed in different scenes of action." vibrations
"From what you say，" observed Tzu-hsing， "success makes （a man） a duke or a marquis； ruin， a thief！"
"Quite so； that's just my idea！" replied Yue-ts'un； "I've not as yet let you know that after my degradation from office， I spent the last couple of years in travelling for pleasure all over each province， and that I also myself came across two extraordinary youths. This is why， when a short while back you alluded to this Pao-yue， I at once conjectured， with a good deal of certainty， that he must be a human being of the same stamp. There's no need for me to speak of any farther than the walled city of Chin Ling. This Mr. Chen was， by imperial appointment， named Principal of the Government Public College of the Chin Ling province. Do you perhaps know him？" womens vibrater
"Who doesn't know him？" remarked Tzu-hsing. "This Chen family is an old connection of the Chia family. These two families were on terms of GREat intimacy， and I myself likewise enjoyed the pleasure of their friendship for many a day."