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An encounter with Missee Lee?

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Posted by Robert Hill on March 20, 2022 at 15:11:47 user eclrh.

The Guardian has a section called "Other Lives", to which readers send in obituaries of people not famous enough to receive an official obituary by the paper's writers.

The paper for 19 March has an obituary by Mike Sheaff of his 94-year-old aunt Mona Warren, who among other things was a solicitor. Mona's parents were Methodist missionaries.

"They had to leave their home in China in 1927 when the country was experiencing increasing violence. My mother, Mary [Mona's sister], remembered the journey, recounting that with their mother pregnant with Mona, their father hired a sampan, declining a naval boat proposed by the British consul, fearing this would make things worse. An encounter with 'bandits' at one point was resolved, although their luggage was lost."

So, an escape from China in 1927 by Chinese boat, and an encounter with bandits. Sounds remarkably like Missee Lee.

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