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Ariticle Collection of Su Shi (Chinese classical literature by 苏轼

By 苏轼

《苏轼文集(套装全6册)》,内容丰富,时间跨度大,种类齐全,各家名著,具有权威性。

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The first wife was not so bad, and besides I was out all day. Still, I was beaten by the old lady. It was for no reason except that she thought I didn't work hard. I was married at 15. After that it was worse, much worse. That was because Lai-hsun married again and the second wife was most terrible. She never beat me herself; she just complained to the old lady and let her beat me. I was beaten too many times to remember. I was beaten almost every day so it is hard to remember anything special about it.

The landlord's surplus grain was converted instead into coinage and buried in the ground. * J. 4 percent annually. Usurious loans yielded 30 percent a month and more. See R. H. , 1932, p. 67. The loans that were made to the peasants went mainly to cover emergency expenses such as funerals, illnesses, weddings, and the food consumed during the "spring hunger," rather than for productive improvements such as wells, plows, or stock. Once the money was spent, neither the borrower nor the economy had anything to show for it.

Nor could one listen to their stories dry-eyed. Yet, as the details piled up, horror on horror, one's senses became dulled. The barbarity, the cruelty, the terror of the old life was so overwhelming that in time it ceased to shock. One began to take for granted that worms crawled from dying children, that women and children were bought and sold like cattle, that people were beaten to death, they they fought each other for the leaves on the trees. The impossible took on the aura of the commonplace.

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