China and the Allies - Vol. 1

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CHAPTER LX

Stoned--Thirteen hours in my saddle--Marshy country--A comfortable separate room--Sickening smell--"Only" dead of smallpox--In a drenching rain--Women in all their finery-- Deformed feet--A miserable hamlet--The obstinate donkey and the hole-man--The highway from Pekin to Kalgan--A fine stone bridge-Numerous towers--Fire signalling--The Great Wall at Cha-tao--The gate of Tziun-kuan--Stockinged pigs-- Caravans--The Nankao Pass--The Ming tombs--The avenue of gigantic animals--Our last halt--Unsanitary regulations-- A festive village--Fishing.

WE quickly descended the hillside, and when we were some distance down I perceived a young bonze come out of the monastery by a back way and run by a short cut towards the village of Tkou-fo-pu, probably to incite the natives against us. Half an hour later, in fact, when we traversed the village, we were met by a very rowdy crowd and subjected to all sorts of insults, stones being fired (with considerable accuracy) at us.

We forced our way through without receiving any serious injury, and by the same road we had followed on the outward journey reached Sheu-men-tzu late that same night. From this point I deviated from my former route, and travelled in a north-easterly instead of a south-easterly direction. We covered great distances every day. Thirteen hours in our saddles brought us from Sheu-men-tzu to our next halting-place, Fan-shan-pu, a somewhat tedious ride, with

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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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