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A Wayfarer In China

Auhtor: Elizabeth Kendall

Language: english

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Review by Chandler, February 2006


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Excerpts from the Book 'A Wayfarer In China':

... sort, for it is crossed by the main stream of the Min as well as by many smaller branches and canals, all alive with big and little craft. Chengtu is ...
... dimly, carved on the face of the rock, the wonder of the region, a colossal Buddha more than three hundred feet in height, sitting serenely with ...
... the Peace of the Great Release with one wild leap into the abyss below. At every hour of the day pilgrims were standing at the railed-in edge ...
... be shifted from the light-draft steamers of the lower Yangtse to the native junks of forty to a hundred tons which are still the only freight boats ...
... and stones, and furnished with a strong gate. At one, the small private room off a large common hall was given to me and to a neat-looking Chinese ...
... not the only one. An old red lama, mounted on a camel and bound for Urga, kept near us for two or three days, sleeping at night with my men by ...
... could tell, if they would, why, in the past, the child has never lived to be a man. Furthermore, the Russian Consul-General at Urga probably knows ...
... to the wall, just as the Red Indian was driven. Nowadays the people that will not make the best use of the land must give it up to those who will. ...
... him, you can call him to account through his group. And the power of organization smooths greatly the daily machinery of living in China. As I ...
... on the Red River R.R., 15. Chinese mob, the 176. Chinese revolution. See Revolution. Chinese temples. See Temples, Chinese. ...
... scenery on, 161, 162 valley of, 157 152, 154, 180, 184. Ya-chou, 105, 106, 139, 140, 155, 157, 158, 159, 161, 166, 207. Yalung ...
... has stopped the enterprise, but it is certain to be taken up again, as there are no insuperable engineering obstacles in the way, and every ...
... in China CHAPTER II. DAYS IN YUNNAN-FU The situation of Yunnan's capital is extraordinarily picturesque. It stands in a wide plain, ...
... was dirty, but large and airy. On one side a table was arranged for the ancestral family worship, and I delayed turning in at night to give the people ...
... one hundredth power. On inquiry it turned out to be a school kept in a small temple. While the coolies were resting I sent my card to the schoolmaster, ...
... bearing and bold, free look interested me, and I should have been glad to talk with them, but the interpreter was disinclined to come near, ...
... two high passes to cross, seven thousand feet above the level where the journey begins, and the whole length of the road is a wearisome succession ...
... twenty miles. There is a rise of thirty-five hundred feet on this stage, but so gradual is the ascent that one realizes it only in watching the ...
... accompaniment to the almost continuous chanting of the eight bearers. As they stopped for frequent halts we had soon left them far behind, but late ...
... After the arrival of the interpreter I learned that we had been taken for missionaries, and that it was expected we would hold a service. The ...