He notices that the woman has opium-smoked herself into a strange likeness of the Chinaman. His form of cheek, eye, and temple, and his colour, are repeated in her.
Then he comes back, pounces on the Chinaman, and seizing him with both hands by the throat, turns him violently on the bed.
On the instant the old Chinaman was electrified into sudden and astounding action.
Chase'm 'way," explained the Chinaman. "But plilates see 'em pletty white girl," he shrugged his shoulders and shook his head dubiously, "then old Sing no can flighten 'em 'way."
The Chinaman had not taken the time to sight the ancient weapon carefully, but a gleeful smile lit his wrinkled, yellow face as he saw the splash of the ball where it struck the water almost at the side of the prahu.
Besides, there was an equally good bunk all the way across the width of the steerage from the Chinaman
"D'ye hear, Jukes?" This chinaman here was coming with the ship as far as Fu-chau -- a sort of interpreter he would be.
His brusque "Come along, John; make look see" set the Chinaman in motion at his heels.
The Chinaman, gazing sad and speechless into the darkness of the hatchway, seemed to stand at the head of a yawning grave.
With his mouth and hands he made exuberant motions of eating rice and washing clothes; and the Chinaman, who concealed his distrust of this pantomime under a collected demeanour tinged by a gentle and refined melancholy, glanced out of his almond eyes from Jukes to the hatch and back again.
With a shrill scream Sheeta was after him--a scream which awoke an almost equally uncanny cry in the throat of the terror-stricken Chinaman
Presently, out from the wrappings came a teapot, which caused her to clasp her hands with delight, for it was made in the likeness of a plump little Chinaman
. His hat was the cover, his queue the handle, and his pipe the nose.