She tells him she is a homeless wanderer, and that she herself does not know how she ended up at that spot
passed out (the 2nd of 4 faints). She doesn't tell him that it was a suicide attempt, that she left her husband, and a home with a
servant. Has she lost her memory, or is she intentionally concealing the truth?
Ta Ping was introduced as a mediator who is "able to smooth out difficulties of others", but he is kept in the dark, and
never given the opportunity to mediate Chun Mei's dispute with her husband and in-laws. Wrongly believing she is alone and
destitute, he takes her into his own home as a servant - doing the same work she just ran away from, so chances of success are slim.