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but that place, to me is unimportant compared with what I have already seen and Tatung Fu which I hope to see.  Then too, Sian Fu within five years can be reached by railroad and then, if alive and still vigorous, I may worship at its temples.  Tatung Fu has early Wei Buddhistic sculpture done during a lull at Lung-men - in fact, a second and the only other Lung-men on earth.  If I can see that and some day Angkor Wat in Cambodia, I can feel that I have seen all of the best Buddhistic sculpture in the great centers where it exists and from whence the best can never be removed - a case of going to the mountain.  I shall remain here two or three weeks longer to finish the details of my little trip, then Mukden for three or four days, then Shanghai & vicinity for a couple of weeks.  Afterward, probably, Hong Kong & Canton, and then if time permits possibly to Bankok and if possible, from there to [[underline Ankor Wat[[/underline]] - but this latter scheme now in my heart, is maybe, only a dream.  During my interior trip, I was perfectly well to bed at 8.30 every evening but two - up at five every morning - always working happily and ^[[without]] [[strikethrough]] no [[/strikethrough]] interuptions - in one month under such conditions, heaps can be accomplished.
But I must stop!  So, here's to you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New year - we have had many together, let not distance now separate us nor dim the spirit of [[^the]] season - 

Always sincerely yours

Charles L Freer
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