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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.)

About the author

Doug Merrill

Writer, editor, translator, project manager, reformed bookseller. Currently based in Berlin, following stints in Moscow, Tbilisi, Munich, Washington, Warsaw, Budapest and Atlanta. Also blogs at A Fistful of Euros, though less frequently than here these days.

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