MANCHURIA: Kowtowing to Henry

Henry wore a cutaway cut by a Japanese tailor and very white gloves. Elizabeth wore a close fitting gown of Chinese silk with a slit skirt. The day was fine. Cheerfully Henry and Elizabeth alighted last week from a Pullman car at Changchun (extreme northern terminus of the U. S.-equipped Japanese South Manchuria Railway). Through his owlish smoked glasses, Henry managed to read a sign which stretched clear across the Changchun station: Welcome to our Emperor, Henry Pu Yi VIII.

While a Japanese Shinto priest loudly thumped a drum,...

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