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appeared asked attacked authority beautiful body British called carried character charm chief Chinese clever close colour coming Crown 8vo Daily dark Dato deal delightful Dris Edition English eyes face fact feeling followed force girl give Government hand head heard heart interest JOHN LANE jungle knew land leaves less light lived LONDON look Malay matter means miles mind murder native nature never night novel officer once Pall Mall passed Perak position possession PUBLISHER Raja reach Residents returned river road round Second seemed seen short side Singapore speak story strange stream style success Sultan taken thing thought told tree trouble turned village whole wife woman women writing written YORK
Page 237 - Satire's my weapon, but I'm too discreet To run a-muck, and tilt at all I meet; I only wear it in a land of Hectors, Thieves, supercargoes, sharpers, and directors.
Page 300 - In short, this is a novel to lay aside and read a second time, nor should we forget the spirited snatches of song which show that the winner of the Newdigate has the soul of the poet.
Page 317 - They are charming stories, simple, full of freshness, with a good deal of delicate wit, both in the imagining and in the telling. The last story of the book, in spite of improbabilities quite tremendous, is a delightful story.
Page 38 - A thorough experience of Malays will not qualify an official to deal with Chinese — a separate education is necessary for that, but it is a lesson more easy to learn. It is almost hopeless to expect to make friends with a Chinaman, and it is, for a Government officer, an object that is not very desirable to attain.
Page 301 - A tale of purity and innocence unparalleled since the "Garden of Eden " or " Paul and Virginia." ' — Daily Express. *A remarkable and powerful story. It increases our respect for Mr. Allen's ability, nor do we feel inclined to join in throwing stones at him as a perverter of our morals and our social institutions. However widely we may differ from Mr. Allen's views on many important questions, we are bound to recognise his sincerity, and to respect him accordingly.
Page 21 - That the Sultan receive and provide a suitable residence for a British Officer to be called Resident, who shall be accredited to his Court, and whose advice must be asked and acted upon on all questions other than those touching Malay Religion and Custom.
Page 308 - James's Gazette :—" There is plenty of pathos and no little power in the volume before us." Daily News: — "The impressionistic descriptive passages and the human touches that abound in the book lay hold of the imagination and linger in the memory of the reader.