See full summary » A piano teacher believes that her fiancé was killed on the battlefield.
When he miraculously returns, they decide to marry, but are threatened by a wealthy, egotistical composer the piano teacher started dating on the rebound after she became convinced her love had died.
Suddenly the old guy lifted the hem of her dress and she saw a stiff cock sticking out of his jeans.
They also made large mechanical puppet theatres driven by waterwheels and carriage wheels and wine-serving automatons driven by paddle wheel boats.
Some of the first inventions of Neolithic China include semilunar and rectangular stone knives, stone hoes and spades, the cultivation of millet, rice, and the soybean, the refinement of sericulture, the building of rammed earth structures with lime-plastered house floors, the creation of pottery with cord-mat-basket designs, the creation of pottery tripods and pottery steamers and the development of ceremonial vessels and scapulimancy for purposes of divination. With later inventions such as the multiple-tube seed drill and heavy moldboard iron plough, China's agricultural output could sustain a much larger population.
Passing through the hallway Grace noticed that the bathroom door is open.
She peeped inside and saw her old neighbor sitting in the tub.
'Qi rides the feng (wind) and scatters, but is retained when encountering shui (water).
The ancients collected it to prevent its dissipation and guided it to assure its retention. According to the laws of fengshui, the site which attracts water is optimum, followed by the site which catches wind.' The Book of Burial characterizes Qi as 'life breath'.See full summary » Jealous of best friend Kit, a critically acclaimed but financially unsuccessful author and playwright, Millie writes a novel, the first in a string of bestselling trashy novels.After eight years of neglect and taking a backseat to Millie's fame, her husband Preston leaves her.With the navigational aid of the 11th century compass and ability to steer at high sea with the 1st century sternpost rudder, premodern Chinese sailors sailed as far as East Africa.In water-powered clockworks, the premodern Chinese had used the escapement mechanism since the 8th century and the endless power-transmitting chain drive in the 11th century.She couldn't tear her eyes from his cock, but he then turned around and noticed her staring at his cock.