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…

A Fable (Told on the Pagoda TALES OF BURMAH, 1895) by Mimosa

TWO dogs walked in the jungle together. The day was intensely hot, the rays of the sun, hardly tempered with any shade, fell through the towering bamboos and palm-trees down on their tired heads. They had come far; the way was very rough, the undergrowth very tangled and dense. There seemed to be no end…