The Globular Jottings Of Griselda; With Illustrations

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byEthel Douglas Hume

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1907 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXII SHANGHAI. Wusung! Do you know it--that spot where the Whang-poa river flows into the estuary of the Yangtsekiang? Wusung! The name sounded dismal, and nothing could have looked more dreary than the place. Fine rain was falling upon mud-coloured waters from a sky which looked so dirty that one could not help wishing that the clouds would not undertake laundry work. Nothing was visible of the flat river banks except a faint yellow outline. Here and there a burnt sienna junk sail added a deeper touch to the general scheme of jaundiced colouring, and the grey sides of a warship loomed gigantic through the mist. Anemone and I splashed down the gangway of the Empress and went on board the tender, which took an hour and a half threading its way up the Whangpoa through a labyrinth of junks, sampans, and riverboats, while from gunboats and merchant vessels drooped the dripping dejected flags of the different western nations. We were coming to the land of complexities, and it seemed suitable to find it enveloped in fog. We had left the country of miracles--the islands with the forty million inhabitants, who, now coming to the forefront of modern civilisation and progress, were originally entirely influenced in their religion, literature, art, and even their national costume, by this Middle Kingdom, now boasting its population of four hundred million Chinese. Who can prophesy what may happen now that China is renewing her existence and beginning to avail herself of modern discovery? "Extremes meet. I suppose that explains my affection for the Chinese," I said to Anemone, as we sat side by side on the tender, with Lord Pouring and General Dripping for our select society, as the old Scotch gatekeeper said. "Fancy being brought up to think that anything not ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1907 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXII SHANGHAI. Wusung! Do you know it--that spot where the Whang-poa river flows into the estuary of the Yangtsekiang? W...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:130 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217585388

ISBN - 13:9780217585385

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