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tions from the governor of that town how to act under the circumstances. The secrecy observed with regard to all travellers in China is so great that I could not discover, either then or afterwards, why we were detained at the moment of departure, and prevented for two days from proceeding on our journey. However, we had no more time to think of it, and we were overjoyed at the favourable turn of events.

Mongolia, the Tangut Country, and the Solitudes of Northern Tibet - Kutukhtu-Lama of high rank.jpg

Kutukhtu-Lama of high rank.
(From a Photograph lent by Baron Osten Sacken.)

The prospect of fulfilling our great enterprise gave us no rest the remainder of that day and night. The caravan with which we were now associated was equipped at Peking by one of the most important of