China and the Allies - Vol. 1

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CHAPTER L

Massacred Protestant missionaries--Boxer consideration--The warlike qualities of Roman Catholics--Martyrs--Barricaded at Ch'ing-Ting-fu--A gallant defence--Catholics and their converts.

THE number of Protestant missionaries massacred by the Chinese in three months following Mr. Brooks's murder is put down at 93, or 28 men, 40 women (20 married and 20 single), and 25 children.

Twenty-eight of these were Americans--9 men, 13 women (5 married and 8 single), and 6 children.

As many as 125 people (56 men, 50 women, and 19 children), of whom 54 were American, were still in the interior at the beginning of October, beside 100 more persons in the provinces of Shansi and Chili, about whose welfare considerable anxiety was felt by their friends. None of these people had been heard from (on September 29) since June 13,that is since before the massacred had taken place in Tai-yuen-fu, the capital of the province.

There are instances in which the boxers, either through fear or because they were held in check by influential people behaved with less cruelty, and even with consideration and kindness, but these cases were few and far apart.

A Mr. and Mrs. Greene, two children, and Miss Gugg were known to be in the hands of the Boxers at Hsin-an-

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  • 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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