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Re: Miss Lee and Latin


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Posted by John Wilson on January 13, 2019 at 13:23:21 user hugo.

In Reply to: Re: Miss Lee and Latin posted by wdmtgts on January 13, 2019 at 10:30:34:

Missee Lee says (Miss Lee Explains, ML13) that the "mistless" at Gleat Marlow said she was a "velly good pupil and ought to pass examinations and go to Camblidge". She had started an English education in Hong Kong where her father had a friend, an old customer. Her mother died when she was a little girl, but there were no sons and her father evidently did not remarry.

Her father remembered that his father was a "mandalin" (mandarin) with a peacock feather and gold button. He ruled "when the old Empress was in Pekin" but then the Levolution and Republic came; in 1912 with Yuan Shih Kai the first president; perhaps but not necessarily after her father died?


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