Chinese Sketches

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Published: 1875
Language: English
Wordcount: 48,563 / 144 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 42.9
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 809
mnybks.net#: 2851
Genre: Travel

There is an early description of the game Go or Wei-Chi in Chapter 16.

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was hardly over before a bitter drop rose in the Imperial cup. Barbarians from beyond the sea came forward to claim the right of personal interview with the sovereign of all under Heaven. The story of the first audience is still fresh in our memories; the trivial difficulties introduced by obstructive statesmen at every stage of the proceedings, questions of etiquette and precedence raised at every turn, until finally the /kotow/ was triumphantly rejected and five bows substituted in its stead. Every one saw the curt paragraph in the /Peking Gazette/, which notified that on such a day and at such an hour the foreign envoys had been admitted to an interview with the Emperor. We all laughed over the silly story so sedulously spread by the Chinese to every corner of the Empire, that our Minister's knees had knocked together from terror when Phaeton-like he had obtained his dangerous request; that he fell down flat in the very presence, breaking all over into a profuse perspiration, and that the haughty prince wh

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