Field and Tuer, the Leadenhall Press : Simpkin, Marshall,
Text on page V
The late massacres at Mandalay have drawn considerable public attention to Burma. But there are other matters which tend to bring that country into prominence just now, matters deeply concerning Great Britain and her Imperial interests in India.
French action in Tonquin, at first regarded by England with something little better than indifference, has grown with astounding rapidity. In the beginning it was given out to be a mere bagatelle, to be easily settled on the spot, not involving the discharge of a single musket ; or, at the most, it was nothing more serious than the suppression of
A 3A 3