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He explained to the boys that when the American fleet came to Japan in 1854, there was only a small fishing village where the city now stands. Yokohama means "across the strand," and the city is opposite, or across[Pg 82] the strand from, Kanagawa, which was established as the official port. The consuls formerly had their offices in Kanagawa, and continued to date their official documents there long after they had moved to the newer and more prosperous town. Yokohama was found much more agreeable, as there was a large open space there for erecting buildings, while the high bluffs gave a cooling shelter from the hot, stifling air of summer. Commercial prosperity caused it to grow rapidly, and made it the city we now find it.
Take that on account, please, he said. If you want to be business-like, give me a receipt. And I advise you to spend some of it on a little holiday."And yet," answered the stranger, "all the Japanese have discovered it. They knew me at a glance as a native of Ohio, as every one of them invariably said 'Ohio' when I met them. And I must give them the credit to say that they always did it very politely."
You may tell your mother this, he said, that I wont be called a seller of bad goods by anybody. If another man did that Id bring a libel action against him to-morrow. Your mother should remember that shes largely dependent on me, and though she may detest me, she must keep a civil tongue in her head about me in my presence. She may say what she pleases of me behind my back, but dont you repeat it to me.And theres the opening of the hospital wing to-morrow, she said. I suppose you wont be at the office in the morning at all?
The conversation about the Tae-ping rebellion and its termination occurred while the steamer was steadily making her way against the muddy waters of the Yang-tse. The party were sitting on the forward deck of the boat, and just as the closing words of the Doctor's remarks were pronounced, there was a new and unexpected sensation.
Well, what Mamma will do unless you help her this Christmas, is more than I can tell, she said. Coal is up now to winter prices, and Mammas cellar is so small that she cant get in enough to last her through. And its little enough that I can do for her, for with John at home its like having two young lions to feed, and how to save from the house-money you give me I dont see. I dare say it would be better if Mamma got rid of Blenheim for what it would fetch and went into furnished lodgings.