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A Simple Act Of Piety

Auhtor: Achmed Abdullah Alexander Nikolayevitch Romanoff

Language: english

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Review by O. Brown, August 2006


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Simple Act Of Piety':

Achmed Abdullah (12 May 1881 ? 12 May 1945) a pseudonym of Alexander Nicholayevitch Romanoff was a Russian-born writer. He is most noted for his pulp stories of crime mystery and adventure. He wrote screenplays for some successful films. He was the author of the progressive Siamese drama Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness an Academy Award nominated film made in 1927. He earned an Academy Award nomination for collaborating on the screenplay to the 1935 film The Lives of a Bengal Lancer.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Simple Act Of Piety':


... he had made for himself a bullet-proof alibi. The alibi held. For he is still at liberty. He is often heard to speak ...
... whispered and gossiped. They spoke of the curling black smoke and slavery and other gorgeously, romantically wicked things. Miss Edith Rutter, the ...
... and the Big Boss - all framed up swell! He had met her first one evening in a Bowery saloon, where she was introduced ...
... and sent to California because she is childless. She will then adopt the sons which the other woman will bear me - and everything will be extremely ...
... fat hand - yer need n't laugh. I am white, an' not a painted Chinese doll. No sittin' up an' mopin' for the retoin of my fat, yellow lord an' master ...
... appraising glance at the golden-haired Mei Hi, who was shouting by the side of her obese lord. Yung Long was not a bad-looking man, standing there ...
... fast to her proclaimed right that hers was the freedom of asphalt and electric light - not to mention the back parlor of her uncle's saloon, with its ...
... street in the liquor-store of the Chin Sor Company, where the members of his clan predicted a shining future for father and son. The former ...
... and satisfaction at the hands of a fat Chinaman, at the end of her fantastic, twisted, unclean youth, and there were moments when, in spite of ...
... he had been the pride and honor of his class. Fanny had risen. She left her couch. With a swish-swish of knitted bed-slippers she loomed ...
... face with kisses. Say kiddie, it 's a helluva dad you 've drawn! A helluva dad! Look at him - standin' there! Greasy an' yellow an' - Say - he 's willin' ...
... but the real thing, get me? Gold an' diamonds, see? and she was still talking as he, unmoved, silent, smiling, left the room and went down the creaking ...
... his felt-slippered feet, a cigarette hanging loosely from the right corner of his coarse, sagging lips, a cup of lukewarm rice whisky convenient to his ...
... real gold, real diamonds. Meanwhile you may wear this bauble. As before she hugged jealously her proclaimed freedom of asphalt ...
... Mamie Ryan - an' them two chews the rag by the hour - talkin' about frocks an' frills, I doubt not - Of course, once in a while she would ...
... dead. The white jade bracelet, the earrings of green jade, the red sables - they will bring over four thousand dollars. Even this little bauble - he ...
... assumed the character of something epic, something Homeric, something almost religious. It is mentioned with pride by both the Nag and the Yung clans ...
... order in his family. Truly spoken, agreed Yung Long. Truly spoken, O wise and older brother! A family! A family needs the strength ...
... Yung Long had filled his lungs with another bowlful of opium smoke. He was leaning back. both shoulders on the mat so as the better to dilate ...
... causing you as well as me to lose face, and besmirching the departed spirit of your wife. What sayeth the 'Li-Ki'? 'What is whispered in the private apartments ...