Chapter Seventeen - Festival Time
The moon rose like an enormous white pearl. There was a hint of coming rain and Xiao Xiao hoped the rain clouds stayed away. They did, and she was relieved. Lanterns hung the courtyard. Laughter rippled across the viewing sites as ladies and their children watched the moon while they feasted on delicious mooncakes filled with lotus paste and sipped delicate jasmine tea.
Chapter Seventeen - Festival time