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toy ships below in the bay. Lunch at hotel, fine views. Went with [[underline]] Hammond the port-master of S.S. [[/underline]] "Taft". Then after lunch got in Sedan chairs to the top. The SS. [[underline]] Pres. Taft [[/underline]] leaves at 5 P.M for [[underline]] Manilla [[/underline]] Made round trip of city in top of [[underline]] Trolley car. [[/underline]] City well kept good roads [[underline]] sanitary houses. [[/underline]] 
General appearance of [[underline]] Hong Kong reminds me much of Rio de Janeiro. [[/underline]] The latter City however is prettier and more picturesque and a more imposing city. 
No cables at the U.S Consulate. Tried in vain to buy a ship model of a Junk. Only poorly made silver models.
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British Tommies going to the ball game, wear only [[strikethrough]] B.V.D's [[/strikethrough]] white B.V.D's. 6" above knees, below their [[strikethrough]] tunic [[/strikethrough]] uniform tunic. No wonder much indigo consumed in China. - [[strikethrough]] all [[/strikethrough]] [[underline]] mostly all clothes are blue or black cotton. [[/underline]] 
Streets in [[underline]] Hong Kong [[/underline]] wide, well cemented on both sides row of houses 3 or 4 stores and [[underline]] arcades as in Italy or [[strikethrough]] Franc [[/strikethrough]] Southern France. [[/underline]]  
Food and meat stalls, varnished chicken, ditto ducks. or funny little sausages on a stick; "vulcanized" black livers, every kind of dried & salted fish, dried shark fins, ^[[dried shrimps]] dried squids, dried octopus, all mummified looking. Chicken or ducks; bones removed and stretched flat and dried and dipped in fat; any variety of pickled things, one look of it enough to drive away all appetite.  Childrens heads shaven closely; except [[underline]] one square patch above forehead [[/underline]]
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