Hsi-men Ch'ing asked what kind of woman she was, and Hsueh said:" Her name is Meng Yu-lou. She is the widow of a textile merchant and lives outside the south gate of the town. She is pretty and rich. In silver alone, she has over a thousand taels. If you marry her, you will win both the lady and her money!" Hsi-men Ch'ing was delighted, so they arranged to visit the lady the next day.