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Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze
by Elizabeth Foreman Lewis


"In the four seas all men are brothers." --Confucius

"Shi chi deh hua" -- Chinese -- "extremely queer"

"kuai lai" -- Chinese -- "come quickly"

p.115 "The fool always expends effort to make his superior seem less than himself." --Old Tsu

"The shallow teapot does the most spouting!" --Fu Be Be

NAMES: Beh, Hsui, Hsu, T'sen, Feng, Tang, Yu-hsu, Dsong, Dong
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Ho-ming: Girl of New China
by Elizabeth Foreman Lewis


"Ih, er, san, si, wu, luh, chi, bah, diju, shi" -- numbers 1-10 in Chinese

p.17 Well, the roof above her was tilted and each corner turned upward that demons bent on mischief might find no footing thereon.

hsien = country

"I have the fidelity of the dog and I am treated like one."
     --Confucius

"C'heo si la!" Chinese: "Ugly unto death!"

NAMES: Lao Po-po, Ho-ming, sng, Mei-li, Li, Shui-niu, Je-je

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