He wished to send her his “anting anting” (his good luck charm), and some little money he had saved before the war began.
A belief in the invulnerability (anting) of certain persons was a common superstition.
The Chinese were given until noon on October 13 to give up the anting gate.
The anting gate was the point selected, the Chinese being given until the 12th for a peaceful surrender.
Their faith in what they call their anting anting16 is unbreakable.