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A Simple Act of Piety

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Author: Achmed Abdullah (Alexander Nicholayevitch Romanoff)
Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,941 / 21 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,340
Added to site: 2007.12.27
mnybks.net#: 19512
Genres: Short Story, Pulp
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Life, after all, had been good to her, had brought her prosperity and satisfaction at the hands of a fat Chinaman, at the end of her fantastic, twisted, unclean youth, and there were moments when, in spite of herself, she felt herself drawn into the surge of that Mongol race which had given her nine-tenths of her blood--a fact which formerly she had been in the habit of denying vigorously.

She laughed her happiness through the spiced, warm mazes of Chinatown, her first-born cuddled to her breast, ready to be friends with everybody.

It was thus that Yung Long would see her walking down Pell Street as he sat in the carved window-seat of his store, smoking his crimson-tassled pipe, a wandering ray of sun dancing through the window, breaking into prismatic colors, and wreathing his pale, serene face with opal vapors.

He never failed to wave his hand in courtly greeting.

She never failed to return the civility.

Some swell looker, that Chink. But--Gawd!--she was square, all right

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