Mar 02 2015

Number Ten Ox

I shall clasp my hands together and bow to the corners of the world

My surname is Lu and my personal name is Yu, but I am not to be confused with the eminent author of The Classic of Tea. My family is quite undistinguished, and since I am the tenth of my father’s sons and rather strong I am usually referred to as Number Ten Ox.

— First sentences of Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart

Nearly finished with a couple of other things and very much looking forward to re-reading this delightful classic. (I picked it up as a part of the Humble Bundle referred to here.)

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