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BOSTON
HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY
NEW YORK: 11 EAST SEVENTEENTH STREET
The Riverside Press, Cambridge

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, A8

COPYRIGHT, 1884,
BY HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY.

RIVERSIDE, CAMBRIDGE:
ELECTROTYPED AND PRINTED BY

H. 0. HOUGHTON AND COMPANY.

CONTENTS.

128

Richard Grant White

257, 313

Edith M Thomas

557

Charles Forster Smith

542

83, 191
CONTRIBUTORS' CLUB.

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Afternoon in the Palais Bourbon, An, 849; “All in Your Eye,” 426; Balzac and American Novelists, 717; Bard

to his Mæcenas, A, 572 ; Bird Warnings, 715, Case of Unlimited Yarrow, A, 572 ; Con Amore, 282; Contrib-

utor's View of it, A, 848; Daniel Webster Saw It, 134, Dogs, 281; Eccentricities of Conduct, 139 ; Ethics of

Plagiarism, The, 136 ; Fate of Idealists, The, 573; First American Poet, The, 282; Following the Plow, 138;

Found : Venus's Slipper, 285; Gautier's Élégie in English, 428 ; Happy Endings, 184; Letter“ 0," The, 135,

Literary Contrast, A, 426; Madame Virot, 570; Making of Plays, The, 136 ; New England Reformers, 713 ;

Old English Confections and Customs, 428 ; Reminiscences of George Fuller, 424 ; Three Sonnets of Sully

Prudhomme, 716 ; Two Georges, The, 853; Wild Flowers, 854; Wishing for To-Morrow, 571; Word about

Dictionaries, A, 428.

BOOKS OF THE MONTH

141, 286, 430, 575, 719, 856

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A Magazine of Literature, Science, Art, and Politics.

VOL. LIV. - JULY, 1884. No. CCCXXI.

CHOY SUSAN.

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I.

A large green parrot, the unsociable

“ Tong,” hung out in a wooden cage beTHE ADVENT OF TEN MOON. side the door, woke up, and delivered a

torrent of jargon, probably abuse, in reLESTER BALDWIN, storekeeper down

sponse to his knock. at Sloan's Camp, arrived one morning Quack-a-lee! cack-a-lee-lee-ee! whooat a Chinese fishing-village on the shore oosh! You ’re another,” returned Yank of the wide Pacific Ocean, in search of Baldwin, in a facetious mood, by way of a few more hands for the railroad. a reply in kind, and went on further in

Instead of inquiring for the “ bossee his search. man ” of the village, it was, strangely The village had a deserted look that enough, a woman, Choy Susan, to whom day. Even some doors which had stood he directed himself. Choy Susan en- ajar on the storekeeper's first approach joyed in the Celestial community now churlishly closed. There was no partly through innate force of charac

one near the tawdry little out-of-doors ter, and partly as the only one who had theatre, no one at the fane of Hop Wo; mastered the English speech, and thus there were no smooth polls being scraped made herself of invaluable use in busi- at the barber-shop. A person at the ness dealings with the outside world smoky little cabaret, with its heavy a position quite unusual with her sex. wooden tables, who was engaged in pre

For the moment she was not at home. paring a confection of hog's fat and Nor was her partner, Yuen Wa, a super- sweetmeats for the noonday meal, anal nuated old man whom she employed swered shortly to inquiries only “ Twel to tend shop for her during her frequent o'clock ! and could not be induced to absences, which often included even bold say another word. excursions to the fishing-grounds.

“ I'd like to wring

began Yank As the storekeeper stood knocking at Baldwin, upon this, indignantly ; but her door, he may be described as a per- then, “ Oh, well, what's the use !” son of lank figure, "sandy-complected," He saw some men at a distance, on as he himself would have said, with a the beach, by a smoking tar-kettle among sandy "goatee," and a slight cast in one the bowlders, apparently mending a boat. eye.

He had, when he spoke, a chron. He was betaking himself thither, and ic huskiness of voice. He was known had reached a point where a grotesque to his friends not at all as Lester, but idol, a deity of fishermen, was squatted “ Yank," or Yankee, Baldwin.

on a flat rock among the dwellings, when

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