Harper’s Weekly, June 10, 1865, page 359 (Humor column items)
CHINESE REASONING. —The San Francisco Bulletin, in an account of the Chinese school in that city, says that at first the pupils could not be brought to pay any attention to geography. They said, "We believe the earth is level; but suppose it is round, what difference will it make to us? We won’t make any more money whether it is round or square." This indifference as to whether they make money on the square or not shows a low state of morality among the Chinese.

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