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JAPAN AND THE JAPANESE,

IN THE

NINETEENTH CENTURY.

FROM RECENT DUTCH TRAVELS, ESPECIALLY THE NARRATIVE

OF VON SIEBOLD.

NEW AND CHEAPER EDITION.

LONDON:

JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.

1852.

SK

CHAPTER IX.

ANECDOTES ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE CHARACTER

AND MANNERS OF THE JAPANESE.

The Phaeton, Captain Pellew, enters Nagasaki Bay.- Transactions

there.—Japanese governor's plans. — Neglect of duty dis-

covered.-- The Phaeton's departure.--Disastrous results.-

Siebold's adventures. — Tchouya's conspiracy.--Arrests.-

His wife's presence of mind. He and his friends tortured.-

Sibata Zabrobi's friendship.—Execution.—Yorinobon's es-

cape by his secretary's suicide.-Gratitude of his posterity.-

Ziogoon's purpose of illegal adoption.— Minister's fruitless

remonstrances. — Midia's mode of prevention. — Japanese

Lucretia.—Minister threatened. - His good-humour.—Test

of an accountant's qualifications.—Safe mode of nicknaming a

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