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An Ohio Woman in the Philippines

Giving personal experiences and descriptions including incidents of Honolulu, ports in Japan and China

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Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 41,511 / 121 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.2
LoC Category: DS
Downloads: 1,533
Added to site: 2009.04.21 23939
Genres: History, Travel

all enjoyed. The whole outfit is hired by the day for about a dollar, the price depending upon the amount of Pigeon English the leader can speak. The first thing they say to you is, "Me can speak English." We found the hotel admirably kept.

The blind Japanese are an interesting class. They are trained at government cost to give massage treatment, and no others are allowed to practice. These blind nurses, male and female, go about the streets in care of an attendant, playing a plaintive tune on a little reed whistle in offer of their services. The treatment is delightful, the sensation is wholly new, and is most restful and invigorating after a long voyage.

No wonder that so many of the Japs are weak-eyed or totally blind. The children are exposed to the intense rays of the sun, as, suspended on their mothers' backs, they dangle in their straps with their little heads wabbling helplessly. From friends who have kept house many years, I learned that the service rendered by the Japanese is, as a who



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