servant treated as a slave; at church they hear him branded as a pagan.
Never since their birth have they known a Chinee resent an insult and return a blow.
Where, then, is the risk of pelting such a weak and helpless butt?
The boy's father seems to take this view of the affair.
Banter and argument are equally thrown away on him. John is a druge, a waif and stray, without a public right.
The child, he rather thinks, pays John a compliment by trying to crack his skull.