The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train Through Asia - Chapter 18 and 19, pp. 188-206 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 18 and 19, pp. 188-206 Summary and Analysis

Chap. 18- The author is on the train to Maymo and there are many stops. At a stop, a Burmese man buys some burnt small birds and rice for the author to eat, but the author ends up eating only the rice. This Burmese man is named Mr. Bernard, and is an 80-year-old Catholic. The man did manual labor on the railroad and then was a cook for the British Army for a long time. He liked this job until it was disrupted by the Japanese occupation. The man is still in charge of large governmental dinners that take place from time to time in Mandalay. Mr. Bernard urges the author to stay the night at his hotel, named the Candacraig, which is an old British mansion. The author talks to a radio operator named...

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