• He saw on the paper a picture of a man, white-skinned, who hung upon a crosspiece of wood. The man was without clothes except for a bit about his loins, and to all appearences he was dead, since his head drooped upon his shoulder and his eyes were closed above his bearded lips. Wang Lung looked at the pictured man in horror and with increasing interest.

    Pearl S. Buck (2013). “The Good Earth Trilogy: The Good Earth, Sons, and A House Divided”, p.132, Open Road Media