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Escape! A whizzing of stones. Street corner, head out, body safe. ” Chicago before the riots. 3 Power and brutality, strength. Ugly, sprawling, mighty city. Mexico I have come from far up in the mountains to the capital for this FeastSunday. It is the bull-ring in Mexico. Juan Luis de la Rosa, youngest Essays, 1921–1929 29 and most graceful of Spanish matadors, places the banderillos. With one gay, paper-covered, sharp steel-pointed dart held high above his head in each hand, the young fighter, in a suit of silk and silver, moves in a circle about the angry bull.

The dirtiest, saddest lot of Negro workers seen in Africa . . Black soldiers with bayoneted guns pacing the Essays, 1921–1929 27 docks . . Evening . . The copper-gold of the Congo sunset . . Bluegreen twilight . . The hot, heavy African night studded with stars. 3 (January 1926): 138–40 The First City Dawn is sodden, grey. The stubble of wheat fields, the hills and bluffs of the Kansas River. The clack, clack, clack of the train running between long lines of freight cars, the railroad yards.

No harbors, the ship anchors in the sea . . A sand-white, perfectly straight coast-line . . Towns hidden in deep coconut groves . . The soft boom of the surf on the beach. The lagoon behind Grand Bassam . . Streets shaded with palm and almond trees . . French cafés . . Clean, delightful natives. Secondee . . The market flashing with colors, the piles of fruit, the dark girls in bright bandannas, gay strips of cloth twined about their bodies . . The African princesses with gold coins in their hair.

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