. China : its marvel and mystery. CANTON RIVER The iiiliabitanls of these boats are born, Hve, and die in them.. 1913 Oy CANTON Living on the foreign settlement, the Shameen atCanton—which originally was little else than a mud-flat,and is now a beautifully laid out garden-like residentialtown, with its turfed roads and paved walks, tennis groundsoverhung and shaded by fine banyan trees—you might, butfor looking out on the river with its boat life, think youwere in Europe. But cross the island and look over thecreek at the other side, at the native city, and you realisethat here is one of the m
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