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"Returning to Japan had revived many long - buried memories for Malory Hollander. She had first arrived there in 1893 as an eighteen-year-old assistant to the redoubtable Lutheran missionary Miss Dubb, with whom she had toured the country, armed with translated biblical texts intented to convert Japanese womanhood to the path of righteousness. Whether she had lost her illusions before her faith or the other way round, Malory could hardly say now. ---
She had taught for two years in Tokyo before leaving the country, as she supposed, for good. Falling into and out of love during that time with a Japanese man, Shimizu Junzaburo, had shaped the character she now possessed: cautious, precise, self - reliant; or bossy, as Schools would have it."
Från sidan 21 i The Ends of the World; volume 3 in the Wide World Trilogy av Robert Goddard. Fler smakebitar HÄR.