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Friday, December 14, 2012
The Sages - Episode Eight
A Serialization of The Sages: Book One of the Mystic Trilogy
The Mystic Trilogy Series is three volumes, recorded by Joseph Sanders, a native of Oklahoma, who chose to commit his life to learning and living universal truth. The books are neither fiction nor non-fiction. The Mystic Trilogy is what you would have it be.
At mid-morning of the day following the attack, Cheng Shuang approached the Master, who was sitting alone, near the fire, Miao Hsin, sound asleep in his arms. “Master, we are ready to continue the journey on your command.”
Quan Cho raised his eyes to the Captain. “Before we leave Captain, there remains one thing to be done.”
“What is the one thing, Master?”
“It isn’t clear yet, Captain. Have a seat beside me, and we will let the answer come to us.”
A half-hour later the Master said, “There is a woman in the village. Her name is Pei Feng. She has lost both her husband and her young daughter since the new moon. She will be joining our band.” He paused and the Captain waited. Finally Quan Cho added, “She has agreed to care for Miao Hsin. She is waiting for you Captain.”
Without a word, Cheng Shuang rose, bowed to the Master, and then walked quickly away from the fire. In moments, he and Ma Fei were riding away from the camp.
The sun was beginning it’s rapid withdrawal in the face of the approaching night, when the Captain, his Lieutenant, and a beautiful young woman, rode into the camp. As they approached the fire, where Bao Zhi and Quan Cho, still holding Miao Hsin, were sitting, the baby opened her eyes, smiled, and began babbling with delight.
Cheng Shuang began introducing Pei Feng to Quan Cho. As he spoke the baby held both arms out to Pei Feng. Quan Cho, laughing softly, interrupted the introduction, “Captain, I do not believe an introduction is required.”
Everyone laughed as The Master passed the baby to Pei Feng, who didn’t try to conceal the tears that were flowing down her cheeks.
At sunup, the group of pilgrims, which now included two females, when two days earlier there had been no women among them, resumed their journey read more