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had heard that one of the pillars of Heaven had been broken as
well, and they feared that, even if the roads had been remade,



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it would still be dangerous for them to sally forth on their
usual journeys.

" You need have no anxiety about the broken pillar," said
the two ambassadors. " Our Empress restored it with the
lees of a great tortoise, and it is as firm as ever it was."

O O

Then the Sun and Moon appeared satisfied, and they both
set out to try the roads. They found that what the Empress's
deputies had told them was correct.

After the examination of the heavenly roads, the Sun and
Moon again gave light to the earth. All the people rejoiced
greatly, and peace and prosperity were secured in China for a
long time under the reign of the wise Empress Jokwa.



THE END,



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