The Brown, White, and Yellow, a most enigmatic mix,
All duly renown for their schemes, ploys, and tricks;
Some given to Great Industry, others taken with Sloth,
Great Hearts of Compassion, or Souls alike Ragged Cloth.
The Felon, the Vagrant, the Supplicant Nun,
The Tuan, the Proud Bishop, the Colonial Son;
The Philandering Husbands, and the Perfidious Wives,
Shall harbour some Secret during their Mortal Lives.
A keen eye to their Progeny, those adust Sons and Daughters,
Each claims an abode in these far Asian Quarters.