Asia

Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres. It covers 8.6% of the Earth's total surface area (or 29.9% of its land area) and with approximately 4 billion people, it hosts 60% of the world's current human population.

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  • Playing watchdog to hard-drinking Junius, Edwin wrote, “rendered me prematurely old,” and left him with a legacy of alcoholism. The actor could function normally for weeks at a time before slipping, but once he had started on a binge, no one had the power to keep Edwin sober. Mary Ann and Asia called Edwin’s sickness “his unfortunate failing.” The women consulted doctors only to be told that Edwin’s condition was “an hereditary disease.” Asia remembered how her brother, after every slip, promised his family “never to drink again,” only to succumb to temptation the next time. “Alas, the fallacy of human vows,” she observed.

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