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25-52 Blue Willow | by hollychan2
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25-52 Blue Willow

Long ago a Chinese manderin, Tso Ling, lived in the magnificent pagoda under the branches of the apple tree , over which droops the famous willow tree. Tso Ling was the father of a beautiful girl, Kwang-se, who was the promised bride of an old but wealthy merchant. The girl, however, fell in love with Chang, her father’s clerk. The lovers eloped across the sea. The mandarin pursued and caught the lovers and was about to have them killed when the gods transformed them into a pair of turtle doves.

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Taken on June 21, 2010