Chapter 14: A man visits an old friend

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A man, pale of skin and blue of eyes, sat in the Shuimu Lianqing Lingnan Teahouse in the Tianhe District of Guangzhou. While waiting for his guest, he had been practicing his Cantonese on the staff. Based on the giggles, it was still execrable. He just hadn’t been borne into a tonal language, and hadn’t embedded himself in a unilingual setting long enough to force himself to adapt. Perhaps next year. Or next century.

Amusingly, American blues music was playing over the sound system, much more pleasant to his eardrums…



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