Civilization : Tales of the Orient

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He came out to Shanghai a generation ago, in those days when Shanghai was not as respectable as it is now-whatever that says to you. It was, of course, a great change from Home, and its crude pleasures and crude companions gave him somewhat of a shock. For he was of decent stock, with a certain sense of the fitness of things, and the beach-combers, adventurers, rough traders and general riff-raff of the China Coast, gathered in Shanghai, did not offer him the society he desired. He was often obliged to associate with them, however, more or less, in a business way, for his humble position as minor clerk in a big corporation entailed certain responsibilities out of hours, and this responsibility he could not shirk, for fear of losing his position.
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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514383136
  • 9781514383131