• "But what a lonely road she had ahead,
    unless she could accept someone else -
    and he could accept Jennifer with the problem she had."
  • "And why, in comparison to thirty years ago,
    is the joyful dawn chorus of birds so muted now?.
    Could it be due to the "progress" we've made?"
  • "At last! I had found the perfect modeng girl,
    embodying that quintessential modernity found only in Shanghai"
  • "Engrossed in its own affairs Shanghai,
    the love of my life, the place of my birth,
    turned its back. On the wharf, a dead seagull,
    its wing lifted by fitful gusts of wind, waved goodbye."