Mrs. Ch ang, Fenchow's wife, had been in poor health for years. Now the death of Mowde, her youngest son, and the trouble made by Huilan caused her great worry and affected her health. She lay in bed and knew she was going to die, bu t wanted to wait for her husband. Wh en Fenchow came into her room she regained her clarity of mind for a few minutes and spoke sadly to him, saying she would not be able to live much longer. Her last words to him were to advise him to send Huilan away, so as to regain peace in th e home.