The Mystic Flowery Land: A Personal Narrative

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Luzac, 1896 - 231 pages
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This is a personal narrative of a visit to China. It contains many color illustrations.

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Page 186 - Give a dog a bad name and it will stick to him, above all places it will stick fastest in Shanghai. Consequently the unfortunate ex-reporter was unable to obtain any further employment. He had not sufficient money to leave the Settlement — and he was too proud to beg or even to write home. I myself used to frequently see him of a morning going from one hong to another along the Bund — on the alert for any vacancy which might (but never would) occur for him. After a time I quite lost sight of...
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