THE VIGIL OF MAH MAY (Told on the Pagoda TALES OF BURMAH, 1895) by Mimosa

MAH MAY was a little Burmese girl who kept a small stall filled with cheroots in one of the crowded many-coloured streets of Rangoon. There she sat all through the sultry, languorous days smoking and waiting, with philosophical calm, for customers; now and then a great, big, well-fed looking Indian would stop and handle her…