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Tidman mounted a gold pince-nez and read aloud, as follows: -- "The jade fan of Mandarin Lo-Keong, with the four and half beads and the yellow cord. Wealth and long life to the holder, who gives it to Hwei, but death and the doom of the god Kwang-ho to that one who refuses. Address Kan-su at the Joss-house of the Five Thousand Blessings, 43 Perry Street, Whitechapel." "A mix Tidman mounted a gold pince-nez and read aloud, as follows: -- "The jade fan of Mandarin Lo-Keong, with the four and half beads and the yellow cord. Wealth and long life to the holder, who gives it to Hwei, but death and the doom of the god Kwang-ho to that one who refuses. Address Kan-su at the Joss-house of the Five Thousand Blessings, 43 Perry Street, Whitechapel." "A mixture of the Far East and the Near West, isn't it?" asked Rupert, when the Major laid down the slip and stared. "Lo-Keong," said Tidman searching his memory, "wasn't that the man your father knew?" "The same. That is why I cut out the slip, and why I asked you to see me. You remember my father's expedition to China?" "Of course. He went there twenty years ago when you were five years of age. I was home at the time--it was just before I went to fight in that Janjalla Republic war in South America. I wanted your father to come with me and see if he couldn't make money: but he was bent on China." "Well," said Rupert, "I understood he knew of a gold-mine there."


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Tidman mounted a gold pince-nez and read aloud, as follows: -- "The jade fan of Mandarin Lo-Keong, with the four and half beads and the yellow cord. Wealth and long life to the holder, who gives it to Hwei, but death and the doom of the god Kwang-ho to that one who refuses. Address Kan-su at the Joss-house of the Five Thousand Blessings, 43 Perry Street, Whitechapel." "A mix Tidman mounted a gold pince-nez and read aloud, as follows: -- "The jade fan of Mandarin Lo-Keong, with the four and half beads and the yellow cord. Wealth and long life to the holder, who gives it to Hwei, but death and the doom of the god Kwang-ho to that one who refuses. Address Kan-su at the Joss-house of the Five Thousand Blessings, 43 Perry Street, Whitechapel." "A mixture of the Far East and the Near West, isn't it?" asked Rupert, when the Major laid down the slip and stared. "Lo-Keong," said Tidman searching his memory, "wasn't that the man your father knew?" "The same. That is why I cut out the slip, and why I asked you to see me. You remember my father's expedition to China?" "Of course. He went there twenty years ago when you were five years of age. I was home at the time--it was just before I went to fight in that Janjalla Republic war in South America. I wanted your father to come with me and see if he couldn't make money: but he was bent on China." "Well," said Rupert, "I understood he knew of a gold-mine there."

31 review for The Mandarin's Fan by Fergus Hume, Fiction, Mystery & Detective, Action & Adventure, Historical

  1. 4 out of 5

    Nuranar

    I give it 2.5 stars. Hume is inappropriately sparing of commas, and omits exclamation points in exclamatory sentences. As a mystery it's okay, and definitely not one of the so-called "Yellow Peril" stories. I give it 2.5 stars. Hume is inappropriately sparing of commas, and omits exclamation points in exclamatory sentences. As a mystery it's okay, and definitely not one of the so-called "Yellow Peril" stories.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Divad

  3. 5 out of 5

    Andrea Swinsco

  4. 5 out of 5

    david gibbons

  5. 5 out of 5

    Marvin

  6. 5 out of 5

    Marina

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    Danielle

  8. 5 out of 5

    Pamela

    Yes the story goes on too long. Yes it's not all that believable. Yes it's full of stereotypes. But that's how it goes when you read Hume. You want modern--read modern. Yes the story goes on too long. Yes it's not all that believable. Yes it's full of stereotypes. But that's how it goes when you read Hume. You want modern--read modern.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Bruce Gray

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    Deborah Biancotti

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    Shane Dougall

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  16. 5 out of 5

    Craig Sisterson

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    Cindy

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    Cliff Wildman

  20. 5 out of 5

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    Linda Amos

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    Roma

  23. 4 out of 5

    Sherri Thompson

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    Bettye McKee

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  28. 5 out of 5

    John William Blyth

  29. 4 out of 5

    JoNell Dickson

  30. 4 out of 5

    Alberto Pimpinelli

  31. 4 out of 5

    Charles van Buren

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