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Summary of the Book 'A Bit Of Old China':
The Kine Saga is a heroic fantasy trilogy written by British author A. R. Lloyd (Alan Richard Lloyd). It comprises Kine (also published as Marshworld) Witchwood and Dragon Pond (first published as Dragonpond) and chronicles the life of a wild Least Weasel named Kine. The name Kine comes from an Old English word for the weasel.
Excerpts from the Book 'A Bit Of Old China':
... Warren Stoddard. A Bit of Old China, by Charles Warren Stoddard ******* ldchn10.txt or ldchn10. txt. This etext was produced by David A. Schwan ... ... on the upper floors of their business houses, with Chinese wives, and quaint, old-fashioned children gaudily dressed, looking like little idols, chatting ... ... are hosts of this ession in the quarter. Look down the steep steps leading into the basement and see, at any hour of the day, with what deft fingers ... ... being as it is an extreme convenience for lazy or thrifty housewives. A few of these basket men cultivate gardens in the suburbs, but the majority seek ... ... or two but the stranger who strolls through the streets of Chinatown, and retires dazed with the thousand eccentricities of an unfamiliar people, ... ... heap of fire kindling-wood in one corner, a bench or stool as black as soot can paint it, a few bowls, a few bits of rags, a few fragments of food, and ... ... that we often crouch at the doorways that intercept pursuit at unexpected intervals. Here the thief and the assassin seek sanctuary it is a city of ... ... of justice, for it is almost impossible to storm the barriers in season to catch the criminals in the very act. Today you approach a gambling-hell by ... ... hastens through his daily task in order that he may nightly indulge his darling sin. The opium habit prevails to an alarming extent throughout the ... ... and richest tints of a wisely smoked meerschaum. A small jar of prepared opium - a thick black paste resembling tar - stands near the lamp. The smoker ... ... inhales three or four mouthfuls of whitish smoke. This empties the pipe, and the slow process of feeding the bowl is lazily repeated. It is a labor ... ... have to battle, and in comparison with which the excessive indulgence in intoxicating liquors is no more than what a bad dream is to hopeless insanity. ... ... we ask our way to the pest-house. Yonder it lies, surrounded by that high white fence on the hill-top, above a marsh once clouded with clamorous ... ... another, and then we take them all in at a glance, or group them according to their various stages of decomposition, or the peculiar character of their ... ... mercy on us. And today, more than eighteen hundred years later, lepers gather on the slopes of Mount Zion, and hover at the gates of Jerusalem, and ... ... paint. It is the scene of a perennial feast of lanterns, and the worshipful enter silently with burnt-offerings and meat-offerings and drink-offerings, ... ... drum. Servants slip to and fro in sandals, offering edible birds'-nests, sharks'-fins, and beche de mer, - or are these unfamiliar dishes snatched ... ... of ours, said the artist, rising to go. And so it is, saving only a noticeable lack of dwarfed trees and pale pagodas and sprays of willowy bamboo ... ... Grahame White : Luftseilerens SkatCharles Chesnutt : Frederick DouglassLife and Times of Frederick Douglass is Frederick Douglass' third ... ... recommend this publication for your book collection.Charlotte Mary Yonge : Countess KateCharlotte Mary Yonge (11 August 1823 - 24 May 1901), was ...