Thursday, 16 January
To Beibei with Tianjuan. My main, or rather sole, object in taking this trip was to buy a set of The Commentary of Zuo, but in this, I was utterly disappointed. I could not get one in the whole of Beibei, and, at long last, had to be satisfied with an old set as badly printed as one can imagine and the first volume missing. But what can one expect in a place like this after more than three years’ war?