The Romance of the Three Kingdoms
Uncle Tu gave his maid, Li Mei Hwa, a scholarly work bound by course strings that and silken papers. In the evenings the old man tried to teach the young girl to read and write all with the intention that this would lead to her ability to recite poetry from the Tang dynasty poets to him in the evenings. Little Li had never been to school a day in her life but this did not deter Uncle Tu from jumping right into the classics. The book was his treasure and sharing the stories within to such an eager student, was his pleasure.