residence of the Chinese commander of


each side, in order that they might see better than the ordinary craft. Flags floated from the masts of all the junks, and in



nearly every instance they were attached to little rods

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  • s of the attacking
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urns in the breeze in a manner quite unknown to a banner

  • inally succe
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  • rest of the voyage
  • to Tien-tsi
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  • shed far more easi
ly than



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TEMPLE OF THE SEA-GOD AT TAKU. TEMPLE OF THE SEA-GOD AT TAKU. The river from Taku to Tien-tsin was crowded with junks and smal

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l boats, and it was easy to see that the empire of China has a large commerce on all its water-ways. The Grand Canal begins at Tien-tsin, and the city stands on an

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angle formed by the canal and the Pei-ho River. It is not far from a mile square, and has a wall surrounding it. Each of the four walls has a gate in the centre, an

of the Pei-h

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d a wide street leads from this gate to the middle of the city, where there is a pagoda. The streets are wider than in most of the Chinese cities, and there is less

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danger of being knocked down by the pole of a sedan-chair, or of a coolie bearing a load of merchandise. In spite of its great commercial activity, the city does n

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ot appear very prosperous. Beggars are numerous, and wherever our friends went they were constantly importuned by men and women, who appeared to be in the severest

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want. A CHINESE BEGGAR. A CHINESE BEGGAR. The usual way of going to Pekin is by the road from Tien-tsin, while the return journey is by boat along the river. Th

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