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Excerpt from The Užupis Republic E x c e rp t f ro m T h e Uzupi s R e p ub l i c by Haïlji Translated by Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton the official, a young woman in an olive-colored uniform, was startled. It seemed that Asians were not a common sight in this country. With an amiable smile the Asian man presented his passport. As the young woman flipped through it, a concerned expression came to her face. She spoke briefly into a telephone, a note of urgency in her voice. Then she turned back to the man. "Mr. Hal, someone will be with you shortly." And soon two other officials arrived, border control agents. Like the young woman they wore olive-colored uniforms; they were also armed. One of the men was gigantic, six and a half feet tall. The first thing they did was size up this Asian man named Hal. What they saw was a clean-shaven, neatly dressed gentleman in his midforties at the most. His expression was calm and thoughtful, his demeanor refined. "Your boarding pass, please," said the big agent. Hal's only response was an uncomprehending look. Granted, it wasn't easy to understand the big man's http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture University of Hawai'I Press

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Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture, Volume 3 (1)

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E x c e rp t f ro m T h e Uzupi s R e p ub l i c by Haïlji Translated by Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton the official, a young woman in an olive-colored uniform, was startled. It seemed that Asians were not a common sight in this country. With an amiable smile the Asian man presented his passport. As the young woman flipped through it, a concerned expression came to her face. She spoke briefly into a telephone, a note of urgency in her voice. Then she turned back to the man. "Mr. Hal, someone will be with you shortly." And soon two other officials arrived, border control agents. Like the young woman they wore olive-colored uniforms; they were also armed. One of the men was gigantic, six and a half feet tall. The first thing they did was size up this Asian man named Hal. What they saw was a clean-shaven, neatly dressed gentleman in his midforties at the most. His expression was calm and thoughtful, his demeanor refined. "Your boarding pass, please," said the big agent. Hal's only response was an uncomprehending look. Granted, it wasn't easy to understand the big man's

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