The Forbidden City

1
"The East is East and
 the West is West,
  And never the twain 
    shall meet."

    ---- Kipling.

2
CHINA - - the land of 
a thousand yesterdays.

3
WONG LI,
  deposed Mandarin, who
 waits for restoration to
 his Emperor's gracious
 favor.
        E. A. WARREN

4
SAN SAN, the
motherless flower
of Wong Li's house.

   NORMA TALMADGE

5
"Run, little chickies!
 Hide from me!
 Hide little chickies!
 One! - two! - three!"

6
JOHN WORDEN,
 Assistant Secretary
 to the United States 
 Consul.

      THOMAS MEIGHAN

7
Wong Li has been giving
Worden instructions in
the Chinese language.

8
"Greetings, Doctor
Wong - Ki-oh, Cho-CAN."

9
"Not Cho CAN --
 but Cho-SIN."

10
CHING LI,
   Mandarin of a
   distant province,
   and Wong Li's
   only friend.

      M. W. RALE

11
"I pray you excuse
 me most honourable 
 American!"

12
"The Emperor's wrath
 is still turned against
 you."

13
"Oh, Buddah, please
 send love-man here
 to give me million
 sweet kisses."

14
"I have loved you
 since --- always."

15
"As the Emperor's
 favorite --- San San
 can win your re-
 instatement."

16
"Wise sages say girl
 of East never mate
 with foreign man."

17
"Love knows no
geography or race --
I love you San San, be-
cause you are the
woman God made for
me!"

18
A maid of the
East and a man
of the West.

19
 The sacred hours
brought San San safely
back across the bridge
of happiness.

20
For a little while
San San and Worden
found infinite happiness
in their secret love.

21
"I have been ordered
 to report at the
 Consulate at Shanghai!"

22
"San San die if love-
     man go 'way."

23
"I shall bring a
 pretty present back
 for San San."

24
"Good-bye ---
 San San she wait!"

25
 While he goes on the long 
journey to the Emperor's
palace Wong Li hides
San San away in Ching Li's
mountain home.

26
"Daughter, remember
 and obey -- I forbid
 you to go forth
 from this house."

27
At Shang Hai, Worden receives
 orders of transfer to a South
 American consulate. He returns
 to confess his marriage to Wong Li
 and to take San San away as his
 wife.

28
"Wong-Li he leave by
 night with daughter child -
 -- they go -- no one
 know where!"

29
At last Worden yields to
the popular belief that
San San has suffered a
Chinese father's vengeance
of death for having mated
with a foreigner.

30
"Time is a great
 healer, my boy, --
 go away and forget!"

31
    THE FORBIDDEN CITY
  The Palace of the Emperor -
 Where the court awaits
 the arrival of the Emperor's
 next 'favorite'

32
His Celestial Serenity,
the Emperor.

    ROGERS LYTTON.

33
"Her beauty exceeds
 even your promises
 Wong-Li."

34
"Rise, my smiling
 sunshine."

35
"The - - - - child
 at your breast --"

36
"It is my own 
 tiny life bud,
 your majesty."

37
"Death for the favorite
 who does not preserve
 herself for her royal
 lover!"

38
"Father! ---- I am
 honourable wife of
 foreign American."

39
"Away with the father
 who did not guard
 well such a daughter."

40
"Your beauty softens
 my anger ----- you
 shall yet be my fav-
 orite ---- the child
 shall be taken care of!"

41
"San San has given 
 all her soul to
 husband ---- and
 for him I wait though
 every tomorrow go 
 by without him!"

42
"A faithful wife
 shall be rewarded -
 you shall go free
 through the garden
 of peace."

43
"The good of Heaven
 be with your kind
 majesty!"

44
"My tiny toy,
 we go happy
 to love-man!"

45
"The half American
 child shall live ---
 to be a warning that
 between East and
 West there can be
 no twain!"

46
The Moving Finger
 writes and having
writ moves on nor all
the pity nor the tears
can wash away one
word of it.

        Omar Khayyam

47
Toy -- the daughter
 of San San and Worden
pays their penalty --
Reared only to be a 
living jest for the 
Emperor's Court Ladies.

48
"Look at the half
 cast American ---
 always she look at
 that flag."

49
"I wish I was safe
 under that flag!"

50
"You -- Nobody woman -
 you have no Ancestors."

51
"I American -- I no
  need Ancestors."

52
"Your mother --
  she disgrace --"

53
"I kill you if you
 speak that again!"

54
"I hate --- HATE --
 everybody! ----"

55
YUAN-LOO
         of
 the Emperor's
 private guard

    CHARLES FANG.

56
"Yuan-Loo help
 you -- he your friend?"

57
"For eighteen
 years they scorn
 and make a jest
 of me."

58
"I help you go
 to people of your
 father."

59
"When the night 
 guard change ----
 I come for you!"

60
Whilst the
 Palace
  sleeps

61
The American
Embassy at
Pekin.

62
"This letter to Colonel
 Burroughs will aid you
 when you arrive at
 Manila."

63
     MANILA
Colonel Burroughs in
command of Base Hospital

64
Lieut. Phillip Halbert, U.S.A.

         Reed Hamilton

65
Toy - - safe
under the flag
of her father.

66
"Two hours have passed
 since you said five
 minutes more."

67
"Can I do anything
    for you?"

68
"Lieut. Halbert will
 see you installed in
 the nurse's quarters."

69
"I thank you ----
 quite a little!"

70
Spring came 
and brought
Toy her cap.

71
 Summer came
and it brought
Toy.

72
 The Old
Old Story!

73
"There is a barrier
  between us ----"

74
"My mother daughter
 of Chinese Mandarin
 my father American
 man --"

75
"I love you because
 you are you - - -
 and we're going to
 be married - - -"

76
"You're going to
 meet my guardian
 this very day."

77
At the official 
residence of the
Governor General.

78
"His excellency is
 busy in his private
 study."

79
 "You go tell him -
 -- I'll wait here."

80
"Governor -- I'm --
 I'm going to be
 married!"

81
"Have I not met
 you somewhere?"

82
"Sure! Governor at the
 Hospital Review ---
 why she's the best
 nurse they've got
 down there!"

83
"My father was
 American - - -
 my mother - - -"

84
"---- she was
 daughter of a
 Mandarin of China!"

85
"What do you think,
 Governor, she tried to
 make me believe that
 made a barrier be-
 tween us --- but
 it makes no difference
 to me!"

86
"I mean that you
 two cannot marry!"

87
"Do you think that
 I'm going to let your
 prejudice stand between
 me and the girl I love!"

88
"By this authority!
 You shall proceed
 this instant with your
 regiment to the
 Province of Mindano!"

89
"I'll resign from
   the army --"

90
"-- we can never
 marry -- please go -"

91
Again the East
is East and the
 West is West

92
"Colonel Burroughs
 orders you to leave
 for the Governor's
 residence, immediately -
 His Excellency has been
 taken suddenly ill!"

93
On the
borderland.

94
"San San -- San San -"

95
"San San -- my wife --
 come back to me ---"

96
"My father -"

97
"San San -- God has
  sent you to me!"

98
Dawn.

99
Whilst San San
 watched from the
 shadow world ---
 the two she had
 loved found each
 other.


The End



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