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SIAM AND CHINA
to you the interior of Siam and shall speak of that country in general. In the rush of these latter days I prefer to write of what is now actually happening.
At the very beginning of January I shall embark and hope to reach Pekin as early as possible. This morning I sent you a telegram, the first part of which may probably seem enigmatic : a Keep letters.a What I wanted to say was not to send me my letters written from Siam, as I had asked you, as being so much on the move they may get lost.
In the first trip to Pitsanulok I was able, by permission of our guide, to take away a marvellous bronze head of Buddah and other less important things, but still valuable, all of which I found amongst the ruins of the old city. You will see when the box reaches Europe. By a happy chance this leaves by the boat which sails to-morrow for Singapore.
I embrace you tenderly, with dear sister,
Bangkok, 27th December, 1911. Keep letters. Most affectionately. Pekin.
Bangkok, 29th December, 1911.
My dear Ones :
All day was passed at the Legation with the case. My head feels like bursting. Cicco di Cola spoke very well in his defence.