But to proceed with our narrative.
Yue-ts'un， on speedily turning round， perceived that the speaker was no other than a certain Chang Ju-kuei， an old colleague of his， who had been denounced and deprived of office， on account of some case or other； a native of that district， who had， since his degradation， resided in his family home. dongs
Having lately come to hear the news that a memorial， presented in the capital， that the former officers （who had been cashiered） should be reinstated， had received the imperial consent， he had promptly done all he could， in every nook and corner， to obtain influence， and to find the means （of righting his position，） when he， unexpectedly， came across Yue-ts'un， to whom he therefore lost no time in offering his congratulations. The two friends exchanged the conventional salutations， and Chang Ju-kuei forthwith communicated the tidings to Yue-ts'un.
Yue-ts'un was delighted， but after he had made a few remarks， in a GREat hurry， each took his leave and sped on his own way homewards.