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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 10, Issue 1 (April 1, 1935)

Mental Ju-Jitsu

Mental Ju-Jitsu.

Across the way a fat, stump-funnelled tramp flaunts the flag of the rising sun. Her forecastle rail is lined with small brown faces which look like a row of Oriental “aunt salleys” carved from teak.

She smells of the East—that rice-and-joss-stick aroma which pervades the haunts of Orientals. Here your sub-conscious picture-projector gives you a flash of half-moon bridges leaping over lily-clad ponds reflecting the evening sun impaled on the tip of a painted mountain.