Cosmopolitan Volume 26

Cosmopolitan Volume 26

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...secured has puffed him up and out with childish glee like the possession of a new toy. The Filipinos have never even conducted any import trade. The responsible foreign employers who are at the head of the large commercial interests, while they find them to be good clerks, never put them in positions of responsibility. It is almost impossible to secure an accurate portraiture of the native moral character. In Manila and the open ports, where the Filipinos have come in contact with foreign trade, they are modified beings. A student who spent fifty years here is quoted as saying, "The native is an incomprehensible phenomenon, the mainspring of whose thought and guiding motive of whose action has never yet been, may never be, discovered.' When caught in a crime of violence, sesses no inventhas no attachany particular tion; while moobedient, is subjection; will an insult without a cruel r evenge. He is friendly, but of no the native says his head was hot; if detected in a theft, he claims that his relatives asked him to do it. He is fond of gambling, lying and stealing. If you pay the exact compensation for a service, he will say nothing, but if you commit the error of allowing your sympathies or good will to offer the slightest amount above that which is correct, he loudly protests for more. He is not appreciative of gifts or capable of gratitude. He regards a European who gives as a fool. He will borrow, but will never pay unless compelled to. The reasoning powers of the Filipino and the foreigner differ so largely that their impulses are continually clashing. Like most Orientals, he is a good imitator but posive genius; m e n t for occupamentarily averse to never take PEDRO A. PATERNO. PRESIDENT OF THE FILIPINO CONGRESS. more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 608g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236929667
  • 9781236929662