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手机Leaving the poor wretch to please himself with our looking at him,as if we admired his idle pomp, we pursued our journey. FatherSimon had the curiosity to stay to inform himself what dainties thecountry justice had to feed on in all his state, which he had thehonour to taste of, and which was, I think, a mess of boiled rice,with a great piece of garlic in it, and a little bag filled withgreen pepper, and another plant which they have there, somethinglike our ginger, but smelling like musk, and tasting like mustard;all this was put together, and a small piece of lean mutton boiledin it, and this was his worship's repast. Four or five servantsmore attended at a distance, who we supposed were to eat of thesame after their master. As for our mandarin with whom wetravelled, he was respected as a king, surrounded always with hisgentlemen, and attended in all his appearances with such pomp, thatI saw little of him but at a distance. I observed that there wasnot a horse in his retinue but that our carrier's packhorses inEngland seemed to me to look much better; though it was hard tojudge rightly, for they were so covered with equipage, mantles,trappings, &c., that we could scarce see anything but their feetand their heads as they went along.娱乐手机娱乐场官方网址场官I was now light-hearted, and all my late trouble and perplexitybeing over, I had no anxious thoughts about me, which made thisjourney the pleasanter to me; in which no ill accident attended me,only in passing or fording a small river, my horse fell and made mefree of the country, as they call it - that is to say, threw me in.The place was not deep, but it wetted me all over. I mention itbecause it spoiled my pocket-book, wherein I had set down the namesof several people and places which I had occasion to remember, andwhich not taking due care of, the leaves rotted, and the words werenever after to be read.手机娱乐At length we arrived at Pekin. I had nobody with me but the youthwhom my nephew had given me to attend me as a servant and whoproved very trusty and diligent; and my partner had nobody with himbut one servant, who was a kinsman. As for the Portuguese pilot,he being desirous to see the court, we bore his charges for hiscompany, and for our use of him as an interpreter, for heunderstood the language of the country, and spoke good French and alittle English. Indeed, this old man was most useful to useverywhere; for we had not been above a week at Pekin, when he camelaughing. "Ah, Seignior Inglese," says he, "I have something totell will make your heart glad." - "My heart glad," says I; "whatcan that be? I don't know anything in this country can either giveme joy or grief to any great degree." - "Yes, yes," said the oldman, in broken English, "make you glad, me sorry." - "Why," said I,"will it make you sorry?" - "Because," said he, "you have broughtme here twenty-five days' journey, and will leave me to go backalone; and which way shall I get to my port afterwards, without aship, without a horse, without PECUNE?" so he called money, beinghis broken Latin, of which he had abundance to make us merry with.In short, he told us there was a great caravan of Muscovite andPolish merchants in the city, preparing to set out on their journeyby land to Muscovy, within four or five weeks; and he was sure wewould take the opportunity to go with them, and leave him behind,to go back alone.
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