By James Clavell
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And he had learned that the Tai-Pan was his father. “But why do we live here, then? ” “Barbarians have only one wife and they don’t marry Chinese, my son,” Kai-sung explained. ” “It is their custom. A stupid one. ” “I hate the Tai-Pan! I hate him! ” he had burst out. His mother had hit him across the face, savagely. She had never struck him before. ” she had said in rage. “The Tai-Pan is your father. He gave you life. He is my god. Why should Chen Sheng take a woman with an impure two-year-old son as wife when he could buy a thousand virgins if it wasn’t because the Tai-Pan wanted it so?
There were approximately a hundred and fifty men, sixty wives, eighty children. A few of the families had been aboard one ship or another for almost a year. Surrounding the merchantmen were the warships of the British Expeditionary Force: ships of the line, 74-guns, 44’s, 22’s, brigs, frigates, a small part of the mightiest navy the world had ever known. And dozens of troopships with four thousand British and Indian soldiers aboard, part of the strongest army on earth. And among these ships were the beautiful rake-masted opium clippers, the fleetest ships ever built.
His clothes were black except for a green velvet cloak and white ruffled shirt and white cravat. His shirt and cuff buttons were rubies. ” he asked, peering at the shore. “Aye,” Struan said. ’ ” He grinned. ” “You have, Dirk. ” “You’re the brains, Robb. ” “Yes, Tai-Pan. ” Robb knew well that his stepbrother was Tai-Pan of Struan and Company, and that in Asia Dirk Struan was the Tai-Pan. ” Robb watched him as he turned back to the shore. He looked so huge, standing there in the prow, bigger than the mountains and just as hard.
Asian Saga 02 - Tai-Pan by James Clavell