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Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book. AYliatever the chagrin at Ber-lin over Eussias defeat, a battle royal will beneeded for Japan to overcome Germanys lead inChinese trade; but in time Japan will have this,provided she is well advised and has the tact toplay fair with Uncle Sam and his commercialrights. What of the German colony in China—Kiau-chau, on the east coast of the Shan-tung peninsula,whose forts frown upon the Yellow Sea?
Is thereanything like it, strategically and trade wise, inthe East! When the Kaisers glance falls uponthe map of Kiau-chau, and he recalls the ease withwhich he segregated from Pekins rule a goodlypiece of old China, he may be irreverently movedto the extent of again snapping his fingers at theMonroe Doctrine, and at millions of simple Afri-cans who refuse to eat German foods and wear nota stitch of German fabrics.
Kiau-chau representsthe cleverest feat of colony-building the world hasseen since the great powers declared a closure toland-grabbing in the East. Easily managed, was the reply. It neednot be a transfer of territory, but a lease, say forninety-nine years. An Arabdiver closes the nostrils with a tortoise-shell clip,and occasionally a diver is seen whose ears arestopped with oil-saturated cotton.
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The manduckhoists the weight from the bottom and adjusts itfor the next descent. Meanwhile, the diver, work-ing face downward, is filling the basket with oys-ters with speed.
Wlien the basket is filled orbreath exhausted, the diver signals, and is drawn Text Appearing After Image: The Lure of the Pearl up as rapidly as possible by the rope attached to the basket, and a specially agile diver facilitatesthe ascent by climbing hand over hand on the lineWhen a man has been in the water half an hour,and made perhaps seven or eight descents, heclambers aboard the boat for a rest and a sunbath,and in a few minutes is taking part in the inter-minable chatter of the Orient. A diver coming up with basket filled wears aface of benign contentment; but when the oystersare few and far between, as they are oftentimes,and the man has prolonged his stay below to thelimit of his air supply, his head is out of water notmany seconds before he is volubly denouncing theofficial control forcing him to work on a paarwhere little but sand exists, and his confreres onthe boat hurl savage invective at any governmentfunctionary within earshot.
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