“An' the dawn comes up like thunder outer China 'crost the Bay!”
Lauderdale says; Breathes there a man who once in his life hasn’t wished he were;
“somewheres east of Suez, where the best is like the worst,
Where there ain't no Ten Commandments an' a man can raise a thirst”
Somewhere a man could have…
“a neater, sweeter maiden in a cleaner, greener land!
On the road to Mandalay”
"While I’ve assumed the mantle of responsibility indeed, I don’t feel particularly responsible or mature inside and thank God I was luckier than the old soldier…for I got to go back to my “Mandalay”."
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