Ti-Ping Tien-Kwoh

Ti-Ping Tien-Kwoh

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"[...]Jardine's, crowned with a noble mansion of that firm, on the other-together with the multitude of junks and European shipping at anchor, and those under weigh crossing and enlivening the scene, afford a charming and picturesque tone to what would otherwise be the unrelieved massiveness and sterility of the place. There is one particularly beautiful spot in the "Island of Sweet Waters," as it is poetically termed by the Chinese, that well repays the trouble of a visit. It is situated some five or six miles from the town, and is named Happy Valley. It is surrounded with luxuriant Asiatic foliage, from the midst of which occasional farm-houses peep out. A fine grassy level forms the centre of the valley, around which is constructed the Hong-Kong racecourse, and this is bounded by a broad carriage-road completely encircling the whole plain; while on the edges of the distant rising ground the burial-place of those Europeans who never return to[...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 386 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 20mm | 513g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507531648
  • 9781507531648