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

Wednesday’s Piece

Life is adventure in experience, and when you are no longer greedy for the last drop of it, it means no more than you have set your face….to the day when you shall depart.

(Donald C. Peattie – 1898 – 1964)

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
14th June, 1971