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AS A THING IS VIEWED, SO IT APPEARS

The Emerald Buddhais not made of emeraldbut a kind of greenand mutton coloured jadestone. Nor is it a Buddha,though seated on a gilded throneabove our heads;though presented every yearwith new robes by the King himself;though credited with magical powersof healing … Continue reading

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HOMELESS ROYALS

The great gates hang on broken hinges, the temples blaze, the walls are breached; the palaces have all been looted the end of a dynasty has been reached. Those still living have all been taken, women and children have been … Continue reading

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