The Ballad of a Small Player - Chapter 21 Summary & Analysis

Lawrence Osborne
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Lord Doyle took the ferry to Hong Kong, on his way to see Dao-Ming. He described the Chinese courtesans and how he was not even sure he had made an appointment with the right Dao-Ming. He finally found the apartment he believed was Dao-Ming’s, but the door was opened by an old lady. She told Doyle that Dao-Ming had hanged herself a few weeks ago. In disbelief, he began to leave, but stopped when he heard a door open. Then he began to walk faster, afraid of whom it might be.

He found a bar and ordered a drink but began to feel ill and was eventually asked to leave. He wandered to a park and fell asleep on a bench. He dreamed of many different events, places, and people, but woke up to an unnamed hand on his forehead, comforting him, silently...

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