As a young man, Edward Thomas was addicted to opium.
When his family was murdered, he was sent to work in a prison where he made friends with the inmates.
Thomas’s story inspired the novel, Opium Poppies, which tells the story of an American soldier sent to China in 1863, and a British soldier sent there in 1865.
He eventually left China and came to Canada in 1864, but his story has been largely forgotten.
In the wake of the opium pandemic in Asia in the early 1980s, Thomas’s family members began looking for the man whose name they had never heard of.
They found his name in a newspaper article about an opium plantation in eastern China.
Thomas was a soldier of fortune and the son of a prominent Chinese politician.
When he came to Ottawa in the 1870s, he worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway, which transported opium from China to New Brunswick.
But his life changed when he was taken prisoner by the Chinese army.
Thomas, who was born in 1856 in New York, was sent as a prisoner of war.
When the war ended, he moved to the New Brunswick town of Yarl’s Wood in 1875, where he became a skilled opium farmer.
He had to grow opium and sold the produce to local merchants.
When Thomas returned to Canada, he began cultivating opium again and started to grow his own opium poppy.
His story of how he came by his first-hand knowledge of the drug from his fellow prisoners and a history of opium cultivation has been told for decades.
He also wrote The Poppy Plantation, an 1885 collection of his exploits in China.
It was published in 1887 by Harper & Row, a British publisher.
Since then, it has become a landmark book.
The Globe and Mail has a special section dedicated to opium, and the story is a fascinating and important part of the history of the country.
But Thomas’s name has not come up in the book, and that is because he was not considered a person of interest, said Mark Latham, the editor of the book.
“There was no question in my mind that he was innocent, and I think the public would be more open to a different approach to his case,” he said.
When asked why, Latham replied, “If you are looking for someone to blame, and you want to blame someone else, the best option would be to try to understand who this person was and to try and work out what he did.”
In his book, Thomas wrote that his father and two other brothers were killed by the Communist party.
His mother, who he said was an honest worker, was sentenced to 15 years in a labor camp, where she died.
Thomas told the story at length, describing his experiences with opium and opium farming, his own experiences as a soldier, his mother’s and his own struggle with addiction.
“I would say to myself that I could have been any one of them,” he wrote.
But he said he was the one who was most responsible for his father’s death.
The story of Thomas’s life in China was not as unusual as some of the other people who were taken prisoner.
He was not the only person who had been captured and sentenced to life in prison.
The other men were men like Thomas.
In 1876, the Canadian military captured the first Canadian, Joseph Latham.
He came from a family of opium farmers and became a successful opium trader.
He became a powerful figure in China and Canada and eventually became president of the Royal Society of Canada, which oversaw opium trade.
The opium industry was so lucrative in China that by the time he died in 1891, he owned more than 2,000 hectares of opium, including a small plantation in China’s Yunnan province.
In Canada, Thomas also had an extensive collection of opium records, including letters from opium traders and correspondence with local officials.
He wrote about his experiences in the opium trade in his memoirs.
“If I had had any knowledge of opium in China I would have been a farmer.
But it was my own personal interest to learn it and to use it.
I used it as my money,” he told The Globe.
In addition to the opium records and correspondence, Thomas had been writing about opium cultivation for a number of years.
In fact, he wrote about opium in his autobiography for the first time, The Opium Plantation.
In that book, he told his story of being sent to the China plantation where he worked in 1873.
Thomas said he came into contact with the Chinese at the time because he had friends in the army who had joined the Chinese government.
He worked with the local people in an opium garden, where they grew opium plants and sold it to local traders.
“When I went to work at that farm I met a lot of people from other parts of China, and they were very fond of me and very eager to trade with me,” he recalled in his book.
Thomas wrote a book about his experience in the field called The Opia