C O N T E N T S

Preface                1
Biography7
1. Revival10
2. His Return  36
3.  The Shortest Route  47
4. My Village Teacher 57
5. I was a soothsayer       75
6. A Letter of Confidences  95
7. Mr. Antique 105
8. Reflections on Tet 121
9. The Sacred Snake 137
10. The Flowerpot of Destiny 151
11. My Visit to Israel    164
12. Thinking of Napoleon at Waterloo174
13. Hoi An-Town of Memories184
14. My Schooling in Tam Ky   196
15. Works by Vu Ky 212
16. Comments by Readers 216