From Calcutta to Pekin: Being Notes Taken from the Journal of an Officer Between Those Places

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S. Low, 1861 - China - 159 pages

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Page 131 - James's, half-a-dozen watch and clockmakers, two or three upholsterers, and that fine fan-shop in Regent Street, all being under the same roof; and then imagine, if you can, what would be your sensations when told that, without breaking the eighth commandment, you might have your run of the place for just ten minutes, and no more.
Page 86 - Ordered horses half an hour before daylight, and went to bed early, so as to have a good rest prior to to-morrow's work. August 22nd, Wednesday.—Now for an account of the " Number one bomb-bomb pigeon," as the Chinese coolie corps, in great glee, called the work of yesterday.

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