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are not largely with the Burmanato whom the presence of the inferior immigrant from India is not something of an offence.
The real fault of the Burmese character lies in its lack of " grit " ; not in any of those other qualities
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which are drawn like a red herring across the scent, in popular estimates of it. Continuity of purpose, steady determination, the faculty of depthathese the Burman lacks. And the explanation simply lies in thisathat he is racially still a child ; a very clever and promising child, with great aptitudes, with much