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As I sat in this stuffy quarter of this stuffy city, I thought of the things I would do if it were handed over to me. First--and a paramount necessity--I would have a squadron of "sweepers" thoroughly clean and disinfect the entire city. Then I would collect all the beggars, all the self-mutilated objects of charity, all the wandering lepers, and arrange to put them into useful work or a home for the incurable. I would install electric lighting, a clean water-tap system, and start a local newspaper which would seek to foster civic pride.


-- Notebooks Category 15: The Orient > Chapter 2: India > # 220






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