Excerpt from The Odd Day There are numerous other villages that dot Quemoy with their clumps of stone and brick houses, the roofs of each gently bowed in the center, the end points ﬂaring. They bear such names as Shanhou, Shanmei, Chiunglin, Kuning tou. Five years ago few trees grew on Quemoy because the Japanese, during their occupation, had cut them down. Now the roads are lined with fast-growing pine, cypress, mimosa and casuarina. Bamboo saplings, air-lifted in from Formosa, are everywhere. Once plague epidemics wracked the island, but since the introduction of public health programs, not one resident has died of the dread sicknesses. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.