The buildings of the market center stood hazily in the distance. Very few people were abroad. The streets were shrouded in silence. As we inquired from door to door, I was more agitated than Jade. I wanted her to buy shoes quickly. I carefully questioned all the salesclerks, not willing to abandon the slightest clue. I encouraged Jade. I didn't forget a single shop.
Translated by Howard Goldblatt

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