Who would ever have foreseen that fate and fortune would both have so favoured her that she should， contrary to all anticipation， give birth to a son， after living with Yue-ts'un barely a year， that in addition to this， after the lapse of another half year， Yue-ts'un's wife should have contracted a sudden illness and departed this life， and that Yue-ts'un should have at once raised her to the rank of first wife. Her destiny is adequately expressed by the lines：
Through but one single， casual look Soon an exalted place she took.
the fact is that after Yue-ts'un had been presented with the money by Shih-yin， he promptly started on the 16th day for the capital， and at the triennial GREat tripos， his wishes were gratified to the full. Having successfully carried off his degree of graduate of the third rank， his name was put by selection on the list for provincial appointments. By this time， he had been raised to the rank of Magistrate in this district； but， in spite of the excellence and sufficiency of his accomplishments and abilities， he could not escape being ambitious and overbearing. He failed besides， confident as he was in his own merits， in respect toward his superiors， with the result that these officials looked upon him scornfully with the corner of the eye.
A year had hardly elapsed， when he was readily denounced in a memorial to the Throne by the High Provincial authorities， who represented that he was of a haughty disposition， that he had taken upon himself to introduce innovations in the rites and ceremonies， that overtly， while he endeavoured to enjoy the reputation of probity and uprightness， he， secretly， combined the nature of the tiger and wolf； with the consequence that he had been the cause of much trouble in the district， and that he had made life intolerable for the people. best vibrator for couples
the Dragon countenance of the Emperor was considerably incensed. His Majesty lost no time in issuing commands， in reply to the Memorial， that he should be deprived of his official status.