Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co., Ltd,
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SIAM AND CHINA
We finished with the temple of Bovaranives, famous for its antique Buddahs, which I had admired for the first time on Sunday.
In the evening I dined with De la Penne, going afterwards to the second performance of the a Tigers,a who yesterday appeared as old Burmese and Siamese warriors. Their costumes were very Adamitic, and they could not have cost an eye. Lack of unity in the various scenes and the bad light made the whole thing very tame.
Strangely enough for Bangkok, it is almost cold. You should see the Siamese running through the streets all wrapped up, whilst we Europeans just begin to breathe.
The captain of the boat on which I am sailing has a name for being a gormand, so that I hope, if there are few passengers, that the food will be appetizing, or at least eatable.
I embrace you tenderly, with dear sister,