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12 January 13, 1932 “Maryknoll Convent School” Maryknoll Convent School [Kimberly Road, Kowloon] in its fiveroom house, finds itself wondering how to tuck in new applicants. The local inspector of private schools, a Chinese, has registered his little girl this term. S. [Holy Spirit] School [Caine Road, Hong Kong Island] is happy to report on its six candidates who took the University examinations this year; three successes, one failure for Junior local; one pass for matriculation; one pass for Senior local.
The Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres came along just then and with their quaint French habit all was like a picture. the 1920s, people and weather / 31 The Cathedral was crowded—the Governor and members of the Consulate were there as well as soldiers and sailors representing many nationalities. The hundreds of children—orphans and boarders from the Italian Convent filed up one of the side aisles and there were few if any empty seats in the big church. It was a cosmopolitan gathering—even the priests in the sanctuary had come from many different lands.
The first evidence of the strike was the cessation of the tram service from the Center [central district; Chung Wan] to North Point. ” We went down for an hour or half hour adoration, as we wished. Dinner delayed 1 hour 30 minutes because of a funeral next door—something unusual and we did not want to miss it. A Chinese the 1920s, people and weather / 37 man on the third floor had died and as body could not be carried through house, bamboo stairs were built from ground to a window on the third floor and the coffin bearers brought the casket down these stairs which were rather slippery and unsteady.