Indiscreet Letters from Peking

Indiscreet Letters from Peking

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"[...]sailors "to protect our persons and our chattels." Foolish bishop he is, is he not, when Christians have been expressly born to be massacred? Does he not know his history? Lead on, blind ministers plenipotentiary and envoys extraordinary; lead on, with your eternal political situations in embryo, your eternal political situations that have not yet hatched out; while one that is more pregnant than any you have ever conceived is already born under your very noses and is being sniffed at by you. But no matter what happens outside, Peking is safe, that is your dictum, and the dictum of the day. So, yawning and somewhat tired of the evening's convivialities, we go our several ways home, in our Peking carts and our official chairs, and are soon lost in sleep-dreaming, perhaps, that we have been too long in this dry Northern[...]."
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  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17mm | 417g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507676832
  • 9781507676837

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