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Sven Svensen grinned. " Only four things were subject to any import license or customs duty in the Colony gold, liquor, tobacco and gasoline and only one contraband apart from narcotics and totally forbidden: all forms of firearms and ammunition. Casey smiled up at Armstrong. "We've no rice aboard, Superintendent. " She laughed then turned back to Svensen. "See you tomorrow. M. " Svensen went back to the airplane and Casey turned to John Chen. "Line said for us not to wait for him. Hope that's all right," she stud.

Of course it was kept secret society wasn't any more forgiving then than now. When Sir Morgan became tai-pan of Brock's in 1859, he fetched this illegitimate son of his out of Virginia, bought him a partnership in the old American trading firm of Rothwell and Company in Shanghai, and then he and Edward bided their time to destroy us. They almost did certainly they caused the death of Culum Struan. But then Lochlin and Hag Struan broke Sir Morgan and smashed Brock and Sons. " "I don't know. But he's enemy.

The silence grew. Then the old clock chimed eight bells, midnight. There was a knock on the door. "Come in," Alastair Struan said with relief, glad that now they could begin. The door was opened by Lim Chu, the tai-pan's personal servant. He stepped aside to admit Phillip Chen, compradore of Struan's, then closed the door after him. "Ah, Phillip, you're on time as usual," Alastair Struan said, trying to sound jovial. " "Thank you, tai-pan. Yes, thank you. Good evening, Ian Struan Dunross," Phillip Chen said to the younger man with unusual formality, his English very upper-class British.

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