A river boat coming in to dock at Marudi, while the setting sun scatters a handful of diamonds across the river. The real picture here is behind me. The Chinese shopkeepers suffered from a stereotype; they were thought to be rather unfeeling, mercenary types. I went down to the river to watch the sunset, one of the most common and pleasant forms of recreation in Sarawak. When I turned around to go back, I saw half a dozen Chinese shopkeepers. There they were, ordinary middle-aged guys on the grassy slope behind me, holding hands with their wives.