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Painting by Frank E. Schoonover
Illustration for " The Marriage in Kairwan" “IT IS THOU, THEN, O RUNNER ON THE HOUSETOPS BY NIGHT!"
NEW LETTERS FROM JAPAN BY THE AUTHOR OF “THE LADY OF THE DECORATION"
BY FRANCES LITTLE
EAREST PAT,—Since I left you evenings, with the wind howling outside,
I have been like a bumble-bee on my you of many
From Seattle to Yokohama it looped the
glimpse of Hondo's misty shores and even
Copyright, 1921, by Harper & Brothers. All Rights Reserved
charged with a new spirit which is trans sailed junks flock around us in the open forming a beautiful land, not omitting sea, bidding us welcome, the owners inthe space
above. So far as I could see, viting us to dispose of all small change the world upheaval has not budged Fuji for articles temptingly cheap and curione inch. The mountain “where dwells ous. Even the sea-gulls had flown to the Spirit Lady who made the flowers to other climes, and only a government
was as serene and beautiful as launch, impertinent as to newness, imever. But think of it! Over her glisten- portant as to duty, came and swiftly ing heights an airplane dipped . and departed. After all, I've told you of the somersaulted, scorning alike danger and joyful arrival of a steamer in a Japanese the traditions of the sacred mount below. port—and now to see it robbed of so much
No longer did sampans and white- of its color and quaintness! It is enough