Poem on crabs by Xue Baochai Xue Baochai's background was relatively humble comparing to Jia Baoyu and Lin Daiyu. Her family was rich but her brother was a gambler. Yet she cherished the spirit of gratitude and joy, thus she was respected and liked by everyone in the household except a few jealous souls. "The path stretches before your very eyes, But you can't tell between straight and crosswise. Under your strong and illustrious mask, You are actually empty inside with no heart." https://www.viewofchina.com/poems-on-crabs/