S. Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington,
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Chap. XXI.] MAHOMEDAN TREACHERV.
mand of the so-called " Sultan." He related to us, with evident pride, how his blue button had been bestowed upon him by the Chinese, because he had secretly sent a letter to Yang-yii-ko, offering to hand over his two hundred men and join General " Barabbas " ! In return he was to receive a command with the Imperialist army.
min-chia women and children.
The offer was accepted, and, strange to say, in his case seems to have been faithfully kept by the Generalissimo. He told us how he had served before Tali, and showed no shame of any sort in having fought against his coreligionists and former comrades !
Not unnaturally he seemed to us hardly a pleasant
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