China and the Allies - Vol. 1

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CHAPTER XLII

Across the Grand Canal--The Viceroy's Yamên-Important documents--Arms destroyed--The Viceroy's apartments--The War Office--Drill-books--Scientific books--The Foreign Office--Foreign treaties--Documents referring to the Boxer movement--The Female Boxer Society--Captured guns--The value of two heads of foreigners--Rewards for facing the enemy --Fighting in the day and cash payments at night--Articles supplied to the Boxers by the Government--A much-rewarded lieutenant--Receipts growing bigger as the Allies advanced-- By the Viceroy's command-Rewards to Boxers and their families--The last entry in the Viceroy's day-book.

ACROSS the Grand Canal, outside the city wall, on the northeast corner, a bridge led to the Viceroy's Yamên. One would have thought that, as the military operations of the Chinese were directed mainly from this point--the "War Office," as it were, of China--our Intelligence Department, with the aid of interpreters, who were plentiful, might have paid a visit to this place, where documents of no mean importance might have been discovered, and much information obtained which might have proved useful. But no. On the contrary. They seemed to experience difficulty in distinguishing between what was really important and what was not. Here is an instance.

A missionary gentleman, who was as conversant with Chinese as he was with English, having prowled into the Viceroy's buildings and discovered some papers of great

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents ix
  • List of Illustrations xxiii
  • Chapter I 1
  • Chapter II 7
  • Chapter III 15
  • Chapter IV 21
  • Chapter V 26
  • Chapter VI 32
  • Chapter VII 37
  • Chapter VIII 44
  • Chapter IX 49
  • Chapter X 54
  • Chapter XI 59
  • Chapter XII 63
  • Chapter XIII 67
  • Chapter XIV 72
  • Chapter XV 77
  • Chapter XVI 81
  • Chapter XVII 85
  • Chapter XVIII 92
  • Chapter XIX 96
  • Chapter XX 102
  • Chapter XXI 107
  • Chapter XXIII 118
  • Chapter XXIV 122
  • Chapter XXV 129
  • Chapter XXVI 134
  • Chapter XXVII 141
  • Chapter XXVIII 146
  • Chapter XXIX 152
  • Chapter XXX 156
  • Chapter XXXII 167
  • Chapter XXXIII 174
  • Chapter XXXV 189
  • Chapter XXXVI 196
  • Chapter XXXVII 200
  • Chapter XXXVIII 206
  • Chapter Xxxix 211
  • Chapter XL 216
  • Chapter XLI 221
  • Chapter XLII 225
  • Chapter XLIII 235
  • Chapter XLIV 240
  • Chapter XLV 246
  • Chapter XLVI 250
  • Chapter XLVII 255
  • Chapter XLVIII 259
  • Chapter Xlix 265
  • Chapter L 269
  • Chapter LI 273
  • Chapter Liv 287
  • Chapter LV 293
  • Chapter LVI 298
  • Chapter LVII 302
  • Chapter LVIII 308
  • Chapter LIX 312
  • Chapter LX 319
  • Chapter LXI 325
  • Chapter LXII 334
  • Chapter LXIV 347
  • Chapter LXV 354
  • Chapter LXVI 364
  • Chapter LXVII 371
  • Chapter LXVIII 377
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