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This is an auction for two books by ERNEST BRAMAH.

They are:

* THE WALLET OF KAI LUNG

and

* KAI LUNG'S GOLDEN HOURS

From Wikipedia:

"Ernest Bramah (1868–1942), born Ernest Brammah Smith, was an English author. His humorous works were ranked with Jerome K Jerome, his detective stories with Conan Doyle, his politico-science fiction with H.G. Wells, and his supernatural stories with Algernon Blackwood. Bramah attained commercial and critical success with his creation of Kai Lung, an itinerant storyteller. He first appears in The Wallet of Kai Lung which is still in print a hundred years later. The Kai Lung stories are humorous tales set in China, often with fantasy elements such as dragons and gods. With Kai Lung, Bramah invented a form of Mandarin English illustrated by the following passage:

'Kai Lung rose guardedly to his feet, with many gestures of polite assurance and having bowed several times to indicate his pacific nature, he stood in an attitude of deferential admiration. At this display the elder and less attractive of the maidens fled, uttering loud and continuous cries of apprehension to conceal the direction of her flight.'

"The Kai Lung stories are studded with proverbs and aphorisms, such as the following:

* It has been said there are few situations in life that cannot be honourably settled, and without loss of time, either by suicide, a bag of gold or by thrusting a despised antagonist over the edge of a precipice on a dark night

* He who lacks a single tael sees many bargains

* It is a mark of insincerity of purpose to spend one’s time in looking for the sacred Emperor in low-class teashops..."

More on Wikipedia.

These are ancient (1949 and 1954) Penguin paperbacks in good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect these books from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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