A Japanese refused to pay his fare on the American electric cars and was put off. He ran into a near-by Korean rice shop, turned the rice out of a bag, placed it on the track and lay down upon it. He defied the Korean motormen to ride over him. No one dared to touch him, for this would have been the signal for a bloody reprisal on the part of the Japanese who lived all about.

  • Source: Hulbert, Homer B. The passing of Korea. New York: Doubleday, Page and Co., 1906.
  • Culture: Korea
  • Location: Asia