Mission Buildings, Tsekou.
SOJOURN AT TSEKOU
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A two-storeyed house, with a roof of Chinese tiles, a terrace, and a chapel 65 feet high with triple gables ornamented with Chinese designs and lattice wood-work, formed the exterior of the mission. The Fathers were justly proud of their chapel; it was indeed wonderful to find such an edifice here. It had taken three years to build, with the services of Minchia journeymen from Kien-tchouan on the borders of the Blue River, and with local materials.
We had for outlook in rear of the chapel the stony ridge ill-