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HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY

NEW YORK: 11 EAST SEVENTEENTH STREET

The Riverside Press, Cambridge

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COPYRIGHT, 1884,

BY HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY.

RIVERSIDE, CAMBRIDGE:

ELECTROTYPED AND PRINTED BY
H. O. HOUGHTON AND COMPANY.

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William Jackson Armstrong
Grace Denio Litchfield

O. H. Durward

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J. Howard Corbyn.

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Spain, A Cook's Tourist in

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Stephen Dewhurst's Autobiography

Story of the English Magazines, The

Taylor, Bayard, The Life of

"These are Your Brothers "

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Where It Listeth

Willis, Nathaniel Parker

Wolfe on the Plains of Abraham

Mary Treat

326

William C. Lawton

99

E. W. Sturdy

385

George Houghton

501

Edith M. Thomas.

267

Zig Zag Telegraph, The

Lloyd G. Thompson

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Lodge's Studies in History

CONTRIBUTORS' CLUB.

Afternoon in the Palais Bourbon, An, 819; "All in Your Eye," 426; Balzac and American Novelists, 717; Bard

to his Marcenas, 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, 134; Letter "O," 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

THE

ATLANTIC MONTHLY:

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

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I.

CHOY SUSAN.

THE ADVENT OF TEN MOON.

LESTER BALDWIN, storekeeper down at Sloan's Camp, arrived one morning at a Chinese fishing-village on the shore of the wide Pacific Ocean, in search of a few more hands for the railroad.

Instead of inquiring for the "bossee man" of the village, it was, strangely enough, a woman, Choy Susan, to whom he directed himself. Choy Susan enjoyed in the Celestial communitypartly through innate force of character, and partly as the only one who had mastered the English speech, and thus made herself of invaluable use in business dealings with the outside world a position quite unusual with her sex.

For the moment she was not at home. Nor was her partner, Yuen Wa, a superaLnuated old man whom she employed to tend shop for her during her frequent absences, which often included even bold excursions to the fishing-grounds.

As the storekeeper stood knocking at her door, he may be described as a person of lank figure, "sandy-complected," as he himself would have said, with a sandy "goatee," and a slight cast in one eye. He had, when he spoke, a chronic huskiness of voice. He was known to his friends not at all as Lester, but "Yank," or Yankee, Baldwin.

A large green parrot, the unsociable "Tong," hung out in a wooden cage beside the door, woke up, and delivered a torrent of jargon, probably abuse, in response to his knock.

"Quack-a-lee! cack-a-lee-lee-ee! whoooosh! You're another," returned Yank Baldwin, in a facetious mood, by way of a reply in kind, and went on further in his search.

The village had a deserted look that day. Even some doors which had stood ajar on the storekeeper's first approach now churlishly closed. There was no one near the tawdry little out-of-doors theatre, no one at the fane of Hop Wo; there were no smooth polls being scraped at the barber-shop. A person at the smoky little cabaret, with its heavy wooden tables, who was engaged in preparing a confection of hog's fat and sweetmeats for the noonday meal, answered shortly to inquiries only "Twel' o'clock!" and could not be induced to say another word.

"I'd like to wring" — began Yank Baldwin, upon this, indignantly; but then, "Oh, well, what's the use!"

He saw some men at a distance, on the beach, by a smoking tar-kettle among the bowlders, apparently mending a boat. He was betaking himself thither, and had reached a point where a grotesque idol, a deity of fishermen, was squatted on a flat rock among the dwellings, when

Copyright, 1884, by HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & Co.

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