Ordered to China: Letters of Wilbur J. Chamberlin Written from China While Under Commission from the New York Sun During the Boxer Uprising of 1900 and the International Complications which Followed

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F. A. Stokes Company, 1903 - China - 340 pages

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Page 216 - Blest with victory and peace may the heavenrescued land Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation. Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just, And this be our motto,
Page 71 - Good night," He talkee " my can go all light," Top-side galow." Toss-pidgin man he soon begin. Morning time, that Joss chin-chin, He no man see him plenty fear; Cos some man talkee he can hear, Top-side galow.
Page 244 - ... Dowager, and now I have opened them and taken out the seeds. It may amuse you as well as the children to plant them and grow a crop of gourds straight from the grounds of royalty. You had better tell the infants to ask their grandpa how to do it. I am going to send some of the seeds to him and grandma, too. The climate here is about the same as the climate of Brooklyn, only colder, and there ought to be no trouble about their growing. PEKING, Friday, February 1, 1901, being the twelfth day of...
Page 258 - ... peace, and the pacific views of your Govmt. As soon as I shall have sent it in, that is, by the next conveyance, You Shall have a Copy of it, and my other communications to the Secretary. Mr Pakenham has treated me, thus far, with great attention and seems disposed to aid me all in his power. In fact, the more I see of him the better I like him, and my previous unfavourable impressions are in some considerable degree removed. When the Secretary Shall have sufficiently examined and weighed my...
Page 71 - The shades of night were falling fast, As through an Alpine village passed A youth, who bore, 'mid snow and ice, A banner with the strange device, Excelsior ! His brow was sad ; his eye beneath, Flashed like a falchion from its sheath, And like a silver clarion rung The accents of that unknown tongue, Excelsior...
Page 295 - Their leggins come half way up the thigh, and are sewed to their shoes: they are embroidered round the ancle, and upon every seam. The dress of the women is the same as that of the men.
Page 71 - Good-night,' He talkee ' My can go all light.' Topside Galow! Joss-pidgin-man he soon begin, Morning-tim t'hat Joss chin-chin, He no man see — he plenty fear, Cos some man talkee he can hear. Topside Galow! T'hat young man die, one large dog see Too muchee...
Page 71 - I'm blawsted sorry th' folks at 'ome thought best to soind our troops 'ere. Th' bloody beggars of foreigners, don't cha know, will coipy all our organoyzation." He had taken me for an Englishman, don't cha know, and I couldn't help exclaiming, " Oh, hell ! " much to his shock, I think, for he went away PDQ That's the story of the day, and I'll say farewell for twenty-four hours more. I only wish you could have been here to see the fun. THE ASTOR HOUSE, SHANGHAI, eighth moon, thirtieth day, 26th year,...
Page 71 - What for you go topside look-see ? " And one time more he plenty cry, But all time walkey plenty high. Topside-galow ! " Take care that spoil'um, tree, young man, " Take care that ice ! He want man-man ! " That coolie chin-chin he good night He talkey
Page 71 - Inside house he can see light. And evely loom got fire all light. He lookee plenty ice more high, Inside he mouth he plenty cly. Topside galow 1 Olo man talkee "No can walk, "By-'mby lain come — velly dark, "Hab got water, velly wide.

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