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Dynasty

In the dim past, even before the Ch'in and the Han dynasties, there lived a cave chief.
A powerful group or family that maintains its position for a considerable time
Orphan

Yeh-Shen, the little orphan, grew to girlhood in her stepmother's home.
A child deprived by death of one or usually both parents
Dagger

But the stepmother, having hidden a dagger in her sleeve, stabbed the fish...
A sharp pointed knife for stabbing
Garments

...wrapped it in her garments, and took it home to cook for dinner.
An article of clothing
Uncle

"Kind uncle, who may you be?"
One who helps, advises, or encourages
Sorrow

I must tell you that your stepmother is once more the cause of your sorrow.
A deep distress, sadness, or regret especially for the loss of someone or something loved
Sage

Yeh-Shen wanted to ask the old sage many more questions.
Someone distinquished for wisdom
Dung

She made her way to the dung heap to gather the remains of ehr friend.
The excrement of an animal: manure
Festival

Festival time was approaching.
A time of celebration marked by special observances
Sweetmeats

...the stepmother and daughter dressed themselves in their finery and filled their baskets with sweetments.
A candied or crystallized fruit
Banquet

Then she departed for the banquet.
A sumptuous feast
Kingfisher

With a cloak of kingfisher feathers draped around her shoulders.
A crested and brightly colored bird with a short tail and long, stout, sharp bill
Merchant

Recognizing its worth, he sold it to a merchant.
A buyer and seller of things for profit
Kingdom

A search was begun among the ladies of his own kingdom.
A politically organized community headed by a king or queen
Pavilion

He ordered the sandal placed in a pavilion by the side of the road.
An ornamental structure in a garden, park, or place of recreation that is used for entertainment or shelter