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SIAM AND CHINA
During the long return walk across the city, all seemed tranquil. In the evening happened what I have related.
Yesterday, as you will see from the Tribuna, was perhaps the most exciting day of my life. In the morning I walked amongst the ruins; in the afternoon hurried and feverish notes to the Tribuna and audience with Yuan-Shi-Kai, by whom I no longer hoped to be received. In the evening, after a visit to our sailors, who guarded one of the entrances towards the Manchu city, I again mounted the hotel roof to witness the fires which broke out again.
It seems that absolutely all the art shops have been plundered.
I embrace you tenderly, with dear sister and the children,
P.S. I have received the post, including that which has been forwarded.
SALVA. Tuesday morning.
I am writing all particulars to the Tribuna. To-morrow I shall write to you again.