The origins of foot-binding in China are mysterious and lost in the depths of history. However, there is a legend: according to it, a court dancer named Yao Niang seduced a tenth-century emperor with her dancing - and her feet, bound into the shape of crescent moons. Her dance was so hypnotic the emperor fell in love with her, and bound feet became a prerequisite for feminine beauty. From that day onward Chinese girls suffered extraordinary agony in order to achieve the desired ideal of three-inch "golden lotus" feet.
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This erotic short story reveals the imagined background of Yao Niang, and how she managed to captivate Emperor Li Yu. Her story is as sensual as it is shocking, for Yao Niang must be creative if she wishes to ensnare such a man... with her silk-wrapped feet. Born in ancient China with deformed feet, Yao Niang believes she will be shunned and abused forever. Dancing with her club feet bound in silk, she hopes for little beyond the next day's meal. Until a different sort of man comes into her life, a man she will stop at nothing to enrapture. Yao Niang's feet become the source of triumph in this unusual erotic adventure.