CHINA: Muddy Dragons

Two monster dragons, alternately benevolent and merciless, writhe completely across China in the shape of her two mightiest rivers, the Yangtze which Chinese call "Long River," and the Hwang Ho ("Yellow River"), each more than 2,500 miles long. Last week China's rain gods were pouring destructive torrents into the two River Dragons' veins. Mad with fear, myriads of peasants and town dwellers remembered that as recently as 1931 the Hooding Yangtze chased 10,000,000 Chinese from their homes and killed 140,000 by drowning alone—not to mention the ensuing famine: the greatest disaster...

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