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Identifier: womaninantipodes00hall
Title: A woman in the Antipodes and in the Far East
Year: 1914 (1910s)
Authors: Hall, Mary
Subjects: Australasia — Description and travel East Asia — Description and travel
Publisher: London : Methuen
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN

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where a child enters, he or shewill probably remain to the end of his or her existence.This life-long application to one single operation explainstheir wonderful accuracy and facility which could scarcelybe surpassed in any other branch of labour. For instance, the pretty young girls who are respons-ible for the packing of the cigarettes will pick up a numberin the hand, and by instinct as it seems, but really as theresult of constant practice, they realize in an instant, if theyhave one too many or too few as the case may be. Thisis rectified in a flash, and the correct number enfolded ina wrapper which is stuck up by a lightning sweep of thepaper across a paste-besmeared forefinger, and I would layyou a wager you might open a hundred such wrappers, andnot find one more or one less than the uniform number. The cigar and cigarette factories are only a few blocksfrom the heart of the city. Visitors are made very welcome,and most people feel amply repaid for the time spent on avisit. -^

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Tagged: , bookid:womaninantipodes00hall , bookyear:1914 , bookdecade:1910 , bookcentury:1900 , bookauthor:Hall__Mary , booksubject:Australasia____Description_and_travel , booksubject:East_Asia____Description_and_travel , bookpublisher:London___Methuen , bookcontributor:University_of_California_Libraries , booksponsor:MSN , bookleafnumber:344 , bookcollection:cdl , bookcollection:americana

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