This is a locked chapterChapter 49 "Gracious Invitation"
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The chapter opens with a flashback to the previous chapter, in which the narrator tells the audience that he has just returned from a trip to Hong Kong, where he met Lingzi. He tells the story of how Lingzi's father, who used to work for the Bank of China, has returned to his old job. Lingzi has not seen him for some time, and he has not spoken to her since then. The narrator tells us that Lingzi sent him a message saying that she would like to meet with Lingzi, and that she is eager to show off her skills. He also tells the reader that she has sent a message to Senior, telling him that he should come to the house and eat and relax. He says that he will give her a hand soon, and Lingzi tells him that she will have coffee downstairs. She tells the narrator that she can tell that Senior is also present at the meeting, as he has been working on the gift box. She says that everyone has worked very hard on the box, and the overall style of the box is very good. She also says that Senior should be pleased with the finished product, because everyone has put so much effort into the project. The chapter ends with a discussion of the conference room, where Lingzi says that the air conditioner has recently broken down, and she fears that everyone will feel bad. She asks the others why they didn't come earlier, and they tell her that they had to rush to the meeting because of a traffic jam. She then tells the others that she had to come by herself, because ding had gone to work too early and had to return to the office too late, and chenghuan had gone back and prepared something in