National Geographic : 1936 Dec
PEIPING'S HAPPY NEW YEAR 787 PRAYERS RISE WITH INCENSE AROMAS IN A BUSY TEMPLE COURTYARD A devotee lights his bundle of incense sticks from flames on the altar, while another, holding his burning offering, kneels near a round prayer mat. A new arrival (right) buys incense at the table. Opposite are stone tablets presented by various emperors to Tung Yileh Temple. Photographs by M. M . D. Williams PRESCRIPTION: TO CURE ANY BODILY AILMENT, TOUCH THE CORRESPONDING PART OF THIS DONKEY'S ANATOMY Endless pattings and caresses polish the miraculous bronze animal, in the Tung Yiieh Temple (page 765). Its eyeballs are nearly obliterated, for eye afflictions are prevalent in China. Testi monials of banners and plaques, inscribed with characters, proclaim the donkey's healing powers.