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By Patrick Yu Shuk-siu

This ebook talks concerning the description of the original conditions lower than which the writer, as a matriculation scholar, used to be presented a central authority scholarship to go into the collage of Hong Kong in 1938, and includes a correct separate account of 8 genuine lawsuits dealt with by means of the writer as Defence Counsel.

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From the incessant radio broadcasts which followed, Hong Kong 36 A SEVENTH CHILD AND THE LAW learnt with a shock that after all the unsubstantiated rumours hitherto, war had in truth visited the island at last. In the summer of 1941, I had enlisted as a volunteer worker with what was known as the War Auxiliary Services, and was duly assigned to the War-time Rice Control Department which had an office in the western section of town. I was instructed to report to that office for duty in the event of war.

Those were breathtaking dog fights over the Guilin skies between the American Flying Tigers and the Japanese air force. However, they took place very infrequently. Most of the time I had practically nothing to do. There were neither any books to read nor other undertakings to keep myself usefully occupied. My two younger sisters Winnie and Rosalind were then respectively twelve and ten years old. For a while, we tried our hand at raising chickens. It gave us no end of satisfaction for the first couple of weeks just watching our chickens grow.

I wonder how many of these exceptional individuals I would have had the good fortune of knowing if I had not enrolled at the university in 1938. 27 ^zz The University of Hong "Kong F or me, life at the Arts Faculty of the University of Hong Kong began with a somewhat unnerving experience. When I turned up for the first of my lectures, I was overwhelmed by the sight of nearly twenty pretty young ladies already seated in the lecture room, chatting, joking, laughing, and creating almost a minor disturbance.

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