CHINA: Mr. Chu's Last Swallow

Last week the Canton Naval Club gave a dinner in honor of Vice Admiral Sir William Archibald Howard Kelly, Commander-in-Chief of Britain's China Station. Most of the officials of the Canton Government and tycoons of South China attended. The piece de resistance was a large grilled sea-snake. (Tropical sea-snakes are poisonous, but admired as a Chinese delicacy after head and poison glands have been carefully removed.*

Bravely overcoming Anglo-Saxon prejudice, Admiral Kelly absorbed the piece of tail that was his portion, suffered no ill effect. A bit of the neck went to...

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