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A Chinese Wonder Book »


By Norman Hinsdale Pitman

Fairy tales ‌ Folklore – China

A Chinese Wonder Book

by

Norman Hinsdale Pitman

ILLUSTRATED BY
LI CHU—T’ANG

NEW YORK
E. P. DUTTON & CO.
681 FIFTH AVENUE

COPYRIGHT, 1919
By
E. P. DUTTON & COMPANY

All rights reserved

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Printed in the United States of America

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PAGE

The Golden Beetle or Why the Dog Hates the Cat 1

The Great Bell 21

The Strange Tale of Doctor Dog 39

How Footbinding Started 52

The Talking Fish 68

Bamboo and the Turtle 88

The Mad Goose and the Tiger Forest 104

The Nodding Tiger 120

The Princess Kwan—Yin 134

The Two Jugglers 147

The Phantom Vessel 160

The Wooden Tablet 172

The Golden Nugget 187

The Man Who Would Not Scold 193

Lu—San, Daughter of Heaven 206

ILLUSTRATIONS

Facing
Page

“Snake’s blood mixed with powdered deer—horn” Frontispiece

“Here son!” she cried, “look at my treasure!” 8

Clinging to the animal’s shaggy hair was Honeysuckle 50

Throwing herself at his feet she thanked him for his mercy 56

“Ah,” sighed the turtle, “if only the good god, P’anku, were here” 102

Putting his bill close to her ear, he told Hu—Lin of his recent discovery 108

The tiger gravely nodded his head 130

All day she was busy carrying water 138

Higher and higher he climbed 154

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