Foreign News: Buddha's Verdict

To most Chinese, the oral cavity of the late Marshal Wu Pei-fu, poet, puppet-reject, warlord extraordinary, was a wonder. It contained the tongue of a fox, and many teeth of gold. When he died last week, the cause was announced by the Japanese as a bad dental abscess; but two days later Peking heard a story which made it sound more like bad judgment.

Several months ago the Japanese Army gave a general named Kawamoto the sole job of persuading Marshal Wu to play puppet. Learning that the good Marshal was a great student of Buddhist classics, Major General Kawamoto sought to...

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