A well-known writer tells of some episodes he recently witnessed in Tokyo. The Young East (Tokyo) translates one of them as follows:

A gang of laborers were endeavoring to raise from the ground a massive iron framework near the platform of Kanda Station, so as to lean it against a bank along the track. They strained their muscles to the full and lifting it up with a supreme effort, were about to let it fall, when one of them suddenly cried, "Wait a bit! Here’s something serious!" The men stopped and looked at the spot pointed out. Sure enough, there was a morning-glory in bloom. For a moment they gazed at it with an admiring eye, and then carefully avoiding the spot where it grew, placed the framework a few inches away from it.

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