chapter  V
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A WANDERING KITE WITH A LONG, LONG TAIL

No Oriental ever agrees to the original o:H"er on anything; to do so would place him at once in the category of tai lao (too credulous and honest to be good for anything-a Chinese equivalent for "sucker"). Had I been sufficiently interested to consider their first proposal, the Committee would probably have found a courteous excuse for seeking medical help in other quarters.