The sky looked much broader there, and it seemed that night fell later. From the reflection in the water, we felt it only dusk, which is what the Qinhuai River nights looks like…Now, with broad open space in front of us, we suddenly felt very light-heated, and the gentle breeze stroking our cheeks, hands and clothes brought about a sense of refreshment. The sunlight must be milder in Nanjing than in Hangiliou. A summer night on the West Lake remains very hot, and the water seems so boiled, but the water of the Qinhuai is always cool and green. Despite the flickering shapes of people and snatches of song, the water of the Qinhuai looks as calm and coolly green as if it were covered with a thin, green veil.