|(In real life, Garibaldi is said to have learned all of his considerable horsemanship late in life, and only from his teenaged gaucho wife, who had been abandoned by her first husband.)|
|...And in real life, Anita died at Garibaldi's side, in flight from the armies supporting Pope Pius IX.|
And thus Mei, washed ashore on Los Farallones, is retrieved by one of the egg poachers. She will soon be brought to Ah Toy's wretched salon, where she will exercise her considerable moral suasion on the hopelessly mercenary Ah Toy. Wretched Greed vs. Morality - in 1850's San Francisco, as today, no one knows which will prevail. But don't be fooled by her placid, bookish demeanor, Mei's a true believer, and in her own patient way, a real fighter.