Beyond your world, by Ye Mi (tr. David Haysom)
Although Old Wu was only the gatekeeper of the large Daoist temple in Huamatou village, his powers had recently increased – as had his irritability. Sometimes he simply kept the door closed for a whole day, and wouldn’t let anyone into the temple. Would-be worshippers peered in through the crack in the door, and only saw him and his big golden dog Root....
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