March 26th #chinadiary

The devil hates to turn corners. This is why the Chinese build 'devil screens', walls built in front of gates. This is one of the things Carl reports on now he is in Peking. He writes also of the poverty and unemployment he finds there - and of his meeting with two Austrian former prisoners-of-war ("if you want to find some one who is set against war, talk to these fellows"). He listens to a talk by Dr Mott in the evening and writes of a great sense of expectation amongst the Chinese for the impending conference of the Worlds Student Christian Federation.

Ever intrepid, today's entry finishes: "Had a short walk home alone thru the darkest streets I ever care to travel thru at night."

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