Author Jeannette Ng translates “The Ballad of Mulan” from memory and on the fly with notes and commentary!
“Last night I saw the summons, the Khan is counting all his soldiers.
The summons fill ten & two rolls, every roll with my father’s name.
My father has no elder sons, Mulan has no older brothers,
but willing am I to buy a horse at market & henceforth take my father’s place.”