National Geographic : 1926 Feb
... P ... . . . . hotograph by Alexander Stewart CIINESE COOLIES PITCHING PENNIES The Chinese coolie is one of the hardest workers on the face of the globe. ie often carries a burden offrom too to200 pounds adistance of 8 to 15 miles a day, receiving on an average about io cents for his labor. Despite the hardships and privations that fill his life, heisacheerful person and something of a sportsman. One of his favorite forms of diversion is "pitching pennies." Acoolie will sometimes wager awhole week's salary on a single pitch, and lose without a murmur, thereby disproving the axiom "easy come, easy go.