After nine years in this retreat Miao Shan had reached the acme of perfection.
My appetite, remarked Miao, is one that you could not easily satisfy.
If the Miao have no written records, they have many legends in verse, which they learn to repeat and sing.
Miao Chuang summoned the messengers and inquired the result of their efforts.
The mass of the Miao are the serfs of the descendants of their ancient kings, who are large landowners, and the Miao are tenants.
“It was like unto that of your deceased daughter, Miao Shan,” he replied.
The Miao, however, were not like this always—but a few years ago they were not heard of outside China.
Monastery inhabited by Immortals; Miao Shan goes to, 266 sq.
About a hundred yards from the shore was a small Miao, or temple of idols; a narrow, high path led to it.
I am not good at entertaining people, cried Miao, at length; pray go on or stop just as you please.