Because his last speech had shown that he held the key to the secret of Tongking.
Cocoa, coffee and cotton are cultivated in Tongking and Cambodia.
In 1895 a “special service” was created in Tongking to consider railway business.
I have seen some one here who came back from Tongking quite ill through his stay in that delightful country.
Several forts, well within the Tongking frontier, were known to be garrisoned by Chinese troops.
The silkworm may be said to be indigenous in Tongking, where there are several thousand acres of mulberry trees.
I suppose we are about as near Tongking as we shall be, and I am sure my company would like to learn something more about it.
The people of Tongking, whose submission the court of Hu had not dared to demand, began to rise.