CHINA: Tuchuns Clash

Tensed like a tiger ready to spring, Super-Tuchun Sun Chuan-feng waited throughout the week with 40,000 soldiers mobilized at his stronghold in Chekiang Province, on the seacoast between Peking and Canton.

Sun, thus waiting, was playing the usual game of a Chinese Super-Tuchun when not actually at war. He was trying to decide which of two contending armies was the stronger, so as to throw his soldiers on the winning side. Hourly telegrams arrived from Super-Tuchuns Wu Pei-fu and Chang Kai-check informing Sun that each of these death-grappled war lords believed himself soon to be victorious, but would pay heavily...

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