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The Crystal Ribbon

Celeste Lim

Wonder, mysticism, heartache, and joy are the stones that set the path to one girl's journey as her destiny unfolds. In the village of Huanan, in medieval China, the deity that rules is the Great Huli Jing. Though twelve-year-old Li Jing's name is a different character entirely from the Huli Jing, the sound is close enough to provide constant teasing-but maybe is also a source of greater destiny and power. Jing's life isn't easy. Her father is a poor tea farmer, and her family has come to the conclusion that in order for everyone to survive, Jing must be sacrificed for the common good. She is sold as a bride to the Koh family, where she will be the wife and nursemaid to their three-year-old son, Ju'nan. It's not fair, and Jing feels this bitterly, especially when she is treated poorly by the Koh's, and sold yet again into a worse situation that leads Jing to believe her only option is to run away, and find home again. With the help of a spider who weaves Jing a means to escape, and a nightingale who helps her find her way, Jing embarks on a quest back to Huanan--and to herself.

Wonder, mysticism, heartache, and joy are the stones that set the path to one girl's journey as her destiny unfolds. In the village of Huanan, in medieval China, the deity that rules is the Great Huli Jing. Though twelve-year-old Li Jing's name is a different character entirely from the Huli Jing, the sound is close enough to provide constant teasing-but maybe is also a source of greater destiny and power. Jing's life isn't easy. Her father is a poor tea farmer, and her family has come to the conclusion that in order for everyone to survive, Jing must be sacrificed for the common good. She is sold as a bride to the Koh family, where she will be the wife and nursemaid to their three-year-old son, Ju'nan. It's not fair, and Jing feels this bitterly, especially when she is treated poorly by the Koh's, and sold yet again into a worse situation that leads Jing to believe her only option is to run away, and find home again. With the help of a spider who weaves Jing a means to escape, and a nightingale who helps her find her way, Jing embarks on a quest back to Huanan--and to herself.
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Wonder, mysticism, heartache, and joy are the stones that set the path to one girl's journey as her destiny unfolds. In the village of Huanan, in medieval China, the deity that rules is the Great Huli Jing. Though twelve-year-old Li Jing's name is a different character entirely from the Huli Jing, the sound is close enough to provide constant teasing-but maybe is also a source of greater destiny and power. Jing's life isn't easy. Her father is a poor tea farmer, and her family has come to the conclusion that in order for everyone to survive, Jing must be sacrificed for the common good. She is sold as a bride to the Koh family, where she will be the wife and nursemaid to their three-year-old son, Ju'nan. It's not fair, and Jing feels this bitterly, especially when she is treated poorly by the Koh's, and sold yet again into a worse situation that leads Jing to believe her only option is to run away, and find home again. With the help of a spider who weaves Jing a means to escape, and a nightingale who helps her find her way, Jing embarks on a quest back to Huanan--and to herself.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Nancy Wu

Length:

7h 56m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:18


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:25


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:35


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:59


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

21:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:41


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:40


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:12


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:57


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

19:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

18:29


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

19:32


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

18:19


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:40


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:34