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Image accompanying the story of a young Xhosa woman from South Africa visiting Hainan, China, who ponders the wisdom of predictions from the Zodiac about love
Zodiacs and Rings

Andiswa Onke Maqutu   “You are dragon….you work hard for relationship with snake. You better with pig,” Siyan told me. Her voice ...
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The Potion of Lao-Tsze

  And there the body lay, age after age, Mute, breathing, beating, warm, and undecaying, Like one asleep in a green hermitage, ...
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The Two Scholars
The Two Scholars

Once upon a time there were two scholars. One was named Liu Tschen and the other Yuan Dschau. Both were young and handsome. One spring day they went together into the hills of Tian Tai to gather curative herbs. There they came to a little valley where peach-trees blossomed luxuriantly on either side. In the middle of the valley was a cave, where two maidens stood under the blossoming trees, one of them clad in red garments, the other in green. And they were beautiful beyond all telling. They beckoned to the scholars with their hands. ...
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