Letters, Jun. 5, 1939

Slave

Sirs:

. . . my father, writing to me from Southwestern China, has in custody a white girl, unable to speak a word of English but aware that she is the daughter of an American father and a Russian mother. For nearly 20 years she has been a slave, bought and sold among various Chinese families as necessity dictated. From Mukden, her presumable birthplace, where she was first placed in an orphanage, she has been carried over North and Central China to her present haven near the Burmese border. Undoubtedly, along with my...