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Goldsmiths Friend Abroad Again 

by Mark Twain 

GOLDSMITH'S FRIEND ABROAD AGAIN 

NOTE.--No experience is set down in the following letters which had to be
invented.  Fancy is not needed to give variety to the history of a
Chinaman's sojourn in America.  Plain fact is amply sufficient. 

LETTER I 

SHANGHAI, 18-.
DEAR CHING-FOO: It is all settled, and I am to leave my oppressed and
overburdened native land and cross the sea to that noble realm where all
are free and all equal, and none reviled or abused--America! America,
whose precious privilege it is to call herself the Land of the Free and
the Home of the Brave.  We and all that are about us here look over the
waves longingly, contrasting the privations of this our birthplace with

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