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  • Li Faa is in fact "a new woman, a feminist, who rides horseback astride, disports immodestly garbed at Waikiki on surf boards, and at more than one luau has been known to dance the hula ...."

    β€œIt was the Golden Fleece ready for the shearing.”

  • He was timidly unhappy; for Li Faa, having ascertained that Mrs. Tai Fu was at the temple of the Chinese AEsculapius making a food offering of dried duck and prayers for her declining health, had taken advantage of the opportunity to call upon him in his store.

    THE TEARS OF AH KIM

  • "Which is what your honoured mother told Mrs. Chang Lucy, which is what Mrs. Chang Lucy told me," Li Faa completed equably.

    THE TEARS OF AH KIM

  • No small-footed wife did he want now, but a free, natural, out-stepping normal-footed woman that, somehow, appeared to him in his day dreams and haunted his night visions in the form of Li Faa, the Silvery Moon Blossom.

    THE TEARS OF AH KIM

  • And while she rained blows upon him with the bamboo stick, Li Faa smiled and giggled, and finally burst into laughter.

    THE TEARS OF AH KIM

  • Li Faa, educated, who could read and write English and Hawaiian and a fair measure of Chinese, claimed to believe in nothing, although in her secret heart she feared the kahunas (Hawaiian witch-doctors), who she was certain could charm away ill luck or pray one to death.

    THE TEARS OF AH KIM

  • "And for fifty years has she beaten you," Li Faa giggled.

    THE TEARS OF AH KIM

  • Li Faa, from the Chinese angle, was a new woman, a feminist, who rode horseback astride, disported immodestly garbed at Waikiki on the surf-boards, and at more than one luau (feast) had been known to dance the hula with the worst and in excess of the worst, to the scandalous delight of all.

    THE TEARS OF AH KIM

  • This brazen-faced Li Faa would believe herself the source of life and the first ancestor, recognizing no ancestors before her.

    THE TEARS OF AH KIM

  • "The sun rises each morning," Li Faa said enigmatically.

    THE TEARS OF AH KIM

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