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SIAM AND CHINA
Mr. Martins, the German gentleman, a as ugly as good,a the first manager of the hotel, his Excellency Baron von Calatin, the V.B. and R.C. Mantovani and Guiliani, a body of our sailors and under-officers, the Italian barbers, Castellani and Martellini, Mr. Cattaneo, a business man, Mr. Russo, proprietor of the Hotel de Pekin, who photographed the cortege and the tomb; generally, the entire Italian colony.
On the Monday I went to the cemetery and found the tomb covered with wreaths; since then whenever I could I have always visited the tomb.
It is the general impression that Baron Lumbroso has honoured the memory of the poor dead, whom every one remembers as well as possible. He was a little our historian of the days of the revolution, and he will never be forgotten.
I shall never part with the souvenir you have favoured me with, and without fear of belieing myself, no matter in what condition I may find myself, I swear to you, madam, that I shall return it to you rather than part with it.
Begging you and Comm. Besso to accept my sincerest condolence,
with the deepest respect,
I am yours always devotedly,
Sub-chief Male Nurse of the Royal Navy.
LETTERS FROM BARON LUMBROSO
Pekin, 5th June, 1912.
My dear Mother-in-law :
Cruel destiny that just to-day I send you (the date on which he had fixed to leave) the enclosed card written to him