Utter cold wind, had caught pneumonia. Lois days of illness followed, with the spending of extra numey for medicine. All their scant savings had soon melted away, and at the shop where Ming-li had been employed his place was filled by another. When at last he arose from his neck-bed he was too weak for hard labom and there seemed to be no work in the neighbouring villages fen- him to do. I fight after night he came home, trying not to be discouraged, but in his heart feeling the deep pangs of sorrow that come to the good son who sees bis mother suffering for want of food and do thing.