National Geographic : 1919 Jul
"NICE, FRESH SEAWEED, FINE IN FLAVOR": THE KOREAN COUN TERPART OF OUR FISH-MONGERS, OYSTER CRIERS, AND HOKEY-POKEY ICE-CREAM VENDERS While the coolie is the chief burden-bearer of this country, the Koreans also make use of a strong and spirited breed of small horses. Men and oxen are employed in the cultivation of the soil, which in the southern half of the peninsula is extremely fertile. On the seacoast the inhab itants depend largely upon the yield of their fish-nets for food. THIS BOY HAS MALARIAL FEVER AND ISWEARING ON HIS BACK A PAPER ON WHICH ISPRINTED APRAYER ASKING THAT HE BE CURED He was not averse to accepting the benefit of western medicine, how ever. After swallowing afive-grain quinine tablet, hewas given five others, with instructions totake them atintervals of two hours. He evidently saw no reason fordelaying his recovery, and swallowed the 30 grains at a gulp (see text,page 33).