chapter  IV
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Some time before Dunglin moved into his new mansion Chang Fenchow, his brother-in-law, had completed his house at the site A-Dragon-Vomiting-Pearls. The Chang house was very like Dunglin's except that the former, having been erected on level ground, did not have three successive terraces. It did contain, nevertheless, three parts: the front patio, the main dwellinghouse, and the kitchens. In the rear there was a garden bounded on two sides by high walls with the back open. The arrangement followed the advice of the geomancer, and the natural wall of the steep mountain slope lay open to receive pearls from the dragon's mouth above.