Chapter 19: our Yellow brother.
Our first glimpse of this Yellow brother is in the market-place of Baltimore
, the noisiest and dirtiest spot in the United States
, excepting China Town
in San Francisco
, which is not regarded by Sanitary Boards as being in the United States
Our brother is two-fold: perhaps man and wife; perhaps only twins.
Whether he is male and female who can say?
The two parts of him are of one height, and wear the same round hat and blue frock.
Each part of our Asiatic brother has the same smooth face, round chin, dark eyebrows, matted hair, snub nose, and placid look.
Amid the din and squalor of that mart of fish and flesh, of fruit and greenstuffs, he moves about, himself unmoved, neither bold like a Yankee, nor restive like an Apache, nor awkward like a Negro, but severely stolid and observant, asking no questions with his tongue, yet taking in every sort of