chapter  I
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CHAPTER I

Thiseveningthen,anidlescholaraswas myhabit,Ihadshutmyselfinamongstthese disturbingthings,forreverieratherthanwith theideaofcompletingmytasks;andIwas turningoversomeoldandyellowedpapers thathadcomebackfrmnIndo·Chinawiththe belongingsofmydeadbrother.Afewdiaries. TwoorthreeChinesebooks.Andthena numberofIknownotwhatcolonialreview inwhichwasrecountedthediscoveryofcolossal ruinshiddeninthedepthsoftheforestsof Siam.