CHINA: Mischievous Moon

The paper marionettes of the Red Cape Players jerked the White Snake Lady through a series of strange and supernatural adventures. But Chinese Ambassador Dr. Hu Shih, guest of honor at a Columbia University China War Relief meeting in Manhattan, was not paying attention. He had come prepared to say that China will fight on, "with or without a Burma Road"; and now he was hurriedly translating into English, by request, a love poem he had written 20 years before. It was a favorite in China. But Dr. Hu feared, as he heard it sung a few minutes later,...

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