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Title: A Yankee on the Yangtze : being a narrative of a journey from Shanghai by means of the central kingdom to Burma
Year: 1904 (1900s)
Authors: Geil, William Edgar, 1865-1925
Subjects: China — Description and travel Yangtze River (China)
Publisher: London : Hodder and Stoughton
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN
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asfast as he put them on. Then I went to perform myself.Luckily for me, when a boy I had seen type OwenCroman sole shoes in a tiny shop close to my house inDoylestown. With inconvenient tools, I, the shoe-maker, went to perform and managed to accumulate muchmerit, I suppose, for the wily fellow charged me threeprices for the job ! But I got the soles, and thatwas essential to a single who likes to stroll and hunt. Icould now appreciate the motives for missionarieswearing native outfits, for what the Chinaman and hisancestors have created can be nicely made now and atreasonable rates as well. li The lyfe so brief, the craft so long to lerne,Th* assay so hard, so sharpe the conquering. At Talifu we replenished our stock of vegetables,fruit, and excellent nature. If you dont want anyone to know it, dont do it !—History ofthe 3 States. CHAPTER XVIII. THE EFFECTS OF OPIUM—THE GODDESS OFMERCY HALL—AN IMPREGNABLE FORTIFICA-TION—AN ODORIFEROUS INN—MOSLEM COFFINS—A KINDLY MULLAH—A PLAGUE OF INCENSE.
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• si Fake Face. i^OTH chairmen and coolies who hadw come with me from Yunnan Fu^k had been anxious to re-engage and go% on to Burma, but as the lastgreat section of the Across ChinaTour is the longest, and in someways the most attempting to thephysical capabilities of guys andbeasts, it seemed greatest to get freshmen for the remainder of the journey. I hadthought of taking horses, mules or donkeys, butthere is no query that for a extended 6train mencan do the very best. Then, as well, some of my menfrom Yunnan have been fantastic opium smokers, and un-capable to endure continual exertion. Poor fellows,forging the chains of a dreadful habit which will bringthem to poverty ! When the intense wish for the drugwould come on in the afternoon and the ying orhabit got to work. I have observed the coolies lie down, 244 THE YAMEN OF TAOTAI unable to withstand the craving, and it would bedifficult to get them up once more. The Viceroy having wired the officials at Tali to giveme each help, they known as and supplied theirservic
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