When I published Take China, the Last of the China Marines, I never expected to receive so many letters asking questions. Here’s one that came from Paul Young, a Chinese American, living in California.
Hello Mr. Stephens.
I just finished reading your book: China Marines. I read it for 6 hrs straight.
Just let me say, it is one of the BEST books I have ever read. I only wished you had included pictures in your book.
I also read: Charlie Two Shoes and the Marines of Love Company, 22nd Marines.
Did Little Lew in your book go to the same English school as Charlie Two Shoes? Charlie 2 Shoes and another adoptee/mascot” was able to survive when the Marines left Tsingtao by being taken to an orphanage I believe. It was such a tragedy Little Lew was stoned to death.
Left. Little Lew at the Marine quarters in Tsingao“
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