The Real Malay: Pen Pictures

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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 324 - Mr. Locke has achieved a distinct success in this novel. He has struck many emotional chords, and struck them all with a firm, sure hand. In the relations between Katherine and Raine he had a delicate problem to handle, and he has handled it delicately.
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.
Page 236 - Prompt to assail, and careless of defence, Invulnerable in his impudence, He dares the world and, eager of a name, He thrusts about and justles into fame. Frontless and satire-proof, he scours the streets, And runs an Indian muck at all he meets.

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