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Re: Miss Lee and Latin

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Posted by John Wilson on January 16, 2019 at 00:30:27 user hugo.

In Reply to: Re: Miss Lee and Latin posted by wdmtgts on January 13, 2019 at 13:44:01:

Captain Flint’s Harbourmaster friend at the "Hundredth Port" says about Missee Lee "It used to be Olo Lee when I first came here thirty years ago. It’s Missee Lee now ... We’d have had gunboats after her long ago if we knew where she was …" (ML 1). Titty and John rashly tell Miss Lee that their father is not just British but a Royal Navy captain, who was stationed at Hong Kong (ML 16).

So the Harbourmaster arrived in the 1900s "when the old Empress was in Pekin" before the Revolution in 1912. But no indication of how old Miss Lee is. And who were the other Taicoons before Taicoons Chang and Wu.

Miss Lee gives them a chart "an old chart, of 1879" that belonged to her father, but it could have been second-hand (ML 27). So very little to put on a Timeline!

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