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MONGOL PRINCESS.

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the Emperor of China to report everything we saw to him. She then bade them give us guides, and we separated, after an interview which did not last more than half-an-hour.

Mongol Princess. Back View of Mongol Princess. (From a Photograph lent by Baron Osten Sacken.)

But we received a hearty welcome, at the head-quarters of Tsing-hai-wang, from the uncle of the prince who assists his nephew in the affairs of government. This uncle, a Gigen by profession, once owned a temple, but the Dungans destroyed it. He had been several times to Peking and Urga,