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The untold spy story of WWI

In 1910 a proposed Alliance between Germany and France (See New York Times Article ) worried Britain so they sent someone to 'sniff around'.

The story is a personal journey of discovery set in the vibrant energy that is Zanzibar. Susan finds herself in the palace of the great Sultan of Zanzibar as private tutor to his children. She immerses herself in the heady experiences of that rich island. From making friends with her personal servant, Subira, to falling in love with Asim, a senior member of the Sultan's court. Susan delights in the discovery of Zanzibar and the discovery of herself. The only shadow being that she was recruited by British Military Intelligence as a spy. That compromises her love for Asim and will eventually cut the silken thread that is her journey into the exotic.

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The full meaning of Chinese words


 

 

Remember that the full meaning of any Chinese word is resonant with cultural and historical meaning.

The word 'wán' (2nd tone) 玩 is usually translated as, 'to play'.

In English 'play' relates mainly to children. In Chinese it can refer to adults enjoying leisure activity.

You must try to understand the full meaning of the word in context. That way you will remember it clearly and use it appropriately.