They are not hard masters, they govern very mildly; only they require a sum of money to be sent every year to pekin, as tribute.
They were invited to go with the party to pekin in the Blanchita, and accepted.
As for the evenings in pekin, even the best guide-book will fail to give advice.
The country round pekin has the beauty we associate with Italy.
It is a replica, a poor one it is true, of pekin's masterpiece, but quite pretty from a scenic point of view.
We may say that it exists by sufferance at pekin, and nowhere else in the Empire.
I met some people on the way to pekin who regarded the Russians as the best war soldiers of the lot.
I take tea in pekin with a spoon from Australia and a saucer from Dresden.
The force marched on pekin; and the emperor fled, leaving his brother Prince Kung to meet the embassy.
So ended the first expedition to relieve the legations in pekin.