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Oriental Masks

Oriental Masks
Photo by Jefferson Solayao, 2016

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Still rereading The Red Pavilion. Judge Dee meets Paradise Island's officials at a lavish banquet. The dining hall is cooled with blocks of ice in huge brass bowls.

In the meantime Judge Dee's lieutenant mingles with the hoi-poloi in the busy streets, hunting for clues to the apparent suicide of a young poet and scholar.