As soon as Chefoo was reached he disappeared, and that was the last seen or heard of him for some time.
The two officers were on the bridge of the Osprey, which lay at anchor off Chefoo.
But at last it was learned that he had sneaked aboard of a transport filled with wounded soldiers and bound for Chefoo.
This line from Chefoo to Kwangchow is about 550 miles in length.
Chefoo is an old treaty port situated on the northern side of the Shantung Peninsula.
"I'll have a care to that, honorable teacher," assured Mr. Chefoo.
"Restore his papers, and send him to Chefoo," said the General, rising.
But this is not the only weak point of the Treaty of Chefoo.
Mr. Ko was very much disturbed over the accident to Mr. Chefoo, because of its having occurred at his place.
The next morning the daring reporter once more set foot on the dock at Chefoo.