In the fall of 1924, Xu Zhimo, who had just completed the divorce formalities from Berlin, Germany and his first wife Zhang Youyi, returned to Shanghai.

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On the weekend, Mr. Tagore, the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, was invited in a private club. Tagore is a loyal cigar smoker. When the two of them share the clouds and fog, Tagore asks Xu Zhimo: “Do you have a name for cigar in Chinese? (Do you have a Chinese name for cigars?)”, Xu Zhimo Answer: “Cigar’s ashes are as white as snow, and Cigar’s tobacco rolls are like eggplants, just call it a cigar!”

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