Brown of Moukden
"[...] "Ah! that throws a light on it. Sowinski is having his revenge. It is a bad business, Mr. Wang." Jack knew the ways of Moukden magistrates too well to hope that the conviction and sentence could be quashed. On the contrary, if the cangue proved ineffectual in extorting a confession, there were various grades of torture that could be applied in turn. But prisoners often escaped; their friends, it is true, afterwards suffered. Wang Shih was so big and strong that he might easily have overpowered his gaoler some night when the cangue was removed; it was, perhaps, only consideration for his family that had restrained him. Jack questioned him on this point. "Yes. That is the reason. The constable-wah! I could kill him easily; but what then? I could not remain in Moukden; I am too well known. And my father[...]."
- Paperback | 294 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 14.22mm | 435.45g
- 13 Mar 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations