Around the World in 80 Days
Day 44: 7 November
A constant stream of ruddy faced, wide-eyed visitors perambulate around the lobby. Some of them are soldiers, some family groups up from the country who gaze about in awe. They all gravitate towards a peach tree made entirely of jade, and here they are photographed. There is a card beside this remarkable object with information in English. It is called, a little baldly: 'Big Sculptured Jade Article'. The blurb continues effusively. 'It has more than a thousand jade peaches and 15,000 jade leaves. It is beautifully shaped and it looks really lifelike. It is the biggest potted landscape in our country at present.'
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- Series: Around the World in 80 Days
- Day: 44
- Date: 7 November
- Country/sea: China
- Place: Guangzhou
- Book page no: 144
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