Tuesday’s Piece

When in America, Dr. Wu Ting-fang, the grand old man of the Chinese diplomatic service in his day, was questioned sweetly by an American:
“What ‘nese are you – Japanese, Javanese, Chinese?”
Replying that he was Chinese, he asked in turn:
“And what ‘kee are you – monkey, donkey or Yankee?”

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
20th June, 1971

Friday’s Piece

Reputation, reputation, reputation! Oh, I have lost my reputation! I have lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial. My reputation, Iago, my reputation!

(Cassio in Othello, by William Shakespeare, 1564 – 1616)

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
16th June, 1971