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tands in need. These goods are generally sold at double and often triple the current prices; yet they have the internal talent of persuading the unhappy Tartar that he is making an excellent bargain. Thus, when the victim returns to the 'Land of Grass' he is full of abuses about the irresistible generosity of the Chinese." One day M. Huc encountered an enormously fat traveller, with a jolly physiognomy, on his way to Tartary. The traveller said he was from a great commercial house in Pekin, and had been sent to collect debts from the Tartars. "You, I suppose," said he, addressing M. Huc and his companions, "are, like me, eaters of Tartars. " "Eaters of Tartars! What is the meaning of that?"--"Ah, we eat them by traffic. They are simple — why should we not profit by them to get a little money? For my part, if it was not for money, I would never set foot in Tartary. We merchants, we do, to be sure, gnaw them to the bone. We give them goods on credit, and then of course they