They are not hard masters, they govern very mildly; only they require a sum of money to be sent every year to pekin, as tribute.
I take tea in pekin with a spoon from Australia and a saucer from Dresden.
As for the evenings in pekin, even the best guide-book will fail to give advice.
They were invited to go with the party to pekin in the Blanchita, and accepted.
It is a replica, a poor one it is true, of pekin's masterpiece, but quite pretty from a scenic point of view.
The country round pekin has the beauty we associate with Italy.
I met some people on the way to pekin who regarded the Russians as the best war soldiers of the lot.
We may say that it exists by sufferance at pekin, and nowhere else in the Empire.
The force marched on pekin; and the emperor fled, leaving his brother Prince Kung to meet the embassy.
So ended the first expedition to relieve the legations in pekin.