Dr. Sadao Hoki was sent to America by his father at the age of twenty–two to learn surgery and medicine. He had come back at the age of thirty and before his father died, he had seen Sadao become a famous surgeon and scientist. During his stay in America, he had quite an unpleasant experience with white people. He had faced great difficulty in finding a place to stay because he was a Japanese. The Americans had been full of prejudices and it had been a bitter experience to live with it, acknowledging them as superior. He had despised the ignorant and dirty old woman who had at last consented to house him in her miserable home. He had once, tried to be grateful to her because she had nursed him through influenza, but it was difficult for she was no less repulsive to him in her kindness.
Sadao’s education was his father’s chief concern. So he had been sent at twentytwo to America to learn all that could be learnt of surgery and medicine. He studied there for eight years and returned to Japan at thirty. Before his father died, Sadao had become famous not only as a surgeon, but also as a scientist. He had great difficulty in finding a place to live in America because he was a Japanese. The Americans were full of prejudice and it had been bitter to live in it, knowing himself to be superior than them. An ignorant and dirty old woman at last consented to house him in her miserable home. He found her repulsive to him even in her kindness. One of his American Professors and his wife were kind people. They were anxious to do something for their few foreign students. But their rooms were quite small, the food was very bad, the professor was a dull person and his wife was a silly talkative woman.