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1636 The China Venture – Snippet 16

1636 The China Venture – Snippet 16 Chapter 11 June 1634 Magdeburg “Mr. Ambassador,” said Martina, “permit me to introduce you to your staff.” “Please do so,” said Johann Alder Salvius. Emperor Gustav Adolf’s pick to head the USE mission … Continue reading

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1636 The China Venture – Snippet 15

1636 The China Venture – Snippet 15 The detour also lengthened what would probably have been a ten day cruise up to fourteen days. But that was good enough; Captain Hamilton had been told that the Powers-that-Be in the SEAC … Continue reading

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1636 The China Venture – Snippet 14

1636 The China Venture – Snippet 14 Chapter 10 May 1634 Stockholm At the Stockholm Mint, Marcus Koch, the Mint Master of Stockholm, and Captain Hamilton of the Groen Feniks watched as silver bars and coins were counted out and … Continue reading

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1636 The China Venture – Snippet 13

1636 The China Venture – Snippet 13 PART II: 1634 For the Temple-bells are callin’, an’ it’s there that I would be– By the old Moulmein Pagoda, lookin’ lazy at the sea Rudyard Kipling, Mandalay Chapter 9 Tongcheng, China Year … Continue reading

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1636 The China Venture – Snippet 12

1636 The China Venture – Snippet 12 Chapter 8 Grantville December 1633 “So what will it be today?” asked Cora. Eric Garlow and Mike Song had met Mike’s sister-in-law Ashley and Mike’s brother Danny for lunch at Cora’s Cafe. Eric … Continue reading

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1636 The China Venture – Snippet 11

1636 The China Venture – Snippet 11 Jim, Martina and Eric were in Martina’s kitchen, rinsing dishes. Jim and Martina had invited Eric over for dinner. Eric’s wife Heather had also been invited, but Eric came alone, saying that Heather … Continue reading

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1636 The China Venture – Snippet 10

1636 The China Venture – Snippet 10 Chapter 7 Grantville November 1633 “I thought that when I graduated high school, I no longer needed to fear being called to the principal’s office,” said Jim Saluzzo. His father, the principal at … Continue reading

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1636 The China Venture – Snippet 09

1636 The China Venture – Snippet 09 Chapter 6 Magdeburg November 1633 Captain David Pieterszoon de Vries had never been in pre-Sack Magdeburg, but even now, with the construction boom occasioned by its selection as the capital of the United … Continue reading

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1636 The China Venture – Snippet 08

1636 The China Venture – Snippet 08 Chapter 5 Year of the Rooster, Tenth Month (November 2-30, 1633) Nanjing “Master Fang, we should go back home to Tongcheng,” said Xudong. “Seeing your wife and child will cheer you up, won’t … Continue reading

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1636 The China Venture – Snippet 07

1636 The China Venture – Snippet 07 “However, it remained common for the recommendations to be limited to young men of certain families, and thus it was difficult to satisfy the needs of the empire by recommendation alone. “Hence, the … Continue reading

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