Chapter 7 – Doctor X makes new friends

When Richard turned up, he looked surprised to see me. ‘What are you doing here?‘ he asked. ‘Arthur told me to come,’ I said. ‘Arthur told me that you had told him what time I was to be here.’ I wasn’t expected to be there until Sunday apparently, things get lost in translation, or just not mentioned at all.

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Outside the gates of Nanjing College of Information Technology
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The view from my office window
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These places are huge

We were given a quick tour around the college, it was MASSIVE, from the front gate to my classroom block was a fifteen-minute walk.

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Another huge university just down the road – there are about 13 in the local area.
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The Chinese teachers – the Christmas trees a permanent fixture
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One of the waitresses in the BLUE MARLIN.
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Arthur in the office

Arthur is a LOUD exhibitionist that camouflages deep insecurities – he will say this himself, so I’m not doing him a disservice in describing him like that.

Tim and Suzy (notice teacher in bed behind Tim)

I had met Tim and Suzy, an American couple, in the grounds of my apartment, as I was coming or going one day. They were new like me, and fortunately were going to be working at the same college as I was. They were a bit younger than me; Tim had been a successful builder in Florida until the great American crash had wiped him, and his business out.

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Inside the school

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Nanjing

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