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 -  And I have pointed out
briefly that the fact, which Baron Richthofen attests, of an actual
bifurcation of waters on - Page 100
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And I Have Pointed Out Briefly That The Fact, Which Baron Richthofen Attests, Of An Actual Bifurcation Of Waters On A Large Scale Taking Place In The Plain Of Ch'eng-Tu - One Arm 'branching East To Form The To' (As In The Terse Indication Of The Yue-Kung) - Viz.

The To Kiang or Chung-Kiang flowing south-east to join the great river at Lu-chau, whilst another

Flows south to Sue-chau or Swi-fu, does render change in the distribution of the waters about the city highly credible."] [See Irrigation of the Ch'eng-tu Plain, by Joshua Vale, China Inland Mission in Jour. China Br.R.A.S.Soc. XXXIII. 1899-1900, pp. 22-36. - H.C.]

[Above Kwan Hsien, near Ch'eng-tu, there is a fine suspension bridge, mentioned by Marcel Monnier (Itineraires, p. 43), from whom I borrow the cut reproduced on this page. This bridge is also spoken of by Captain Gill (l.c. I. p. 335): "Six ropes, one above the other, are stretched very tightly, and connected by vertical battens of wood laced in and out. Another similar set of ropes is at the other side of the roadway, which is laid across these, and follows the curve of the ropes. There are three or four spans with stone piers." - H.C.]

[Illustration: Bridge near Kwan-hsien (Ch'eng-tu).]

NOTE 3. - (G.T.) "Hi est le couiereque dou Grant Sire, ce est cilz qe recevent la rente dou Seignor." Pauthier has couvert. Both are, I doubt not, misreadings or misunderstandings of comereque or comerc.

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