This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 Excerpt: ...important one. We are after your old enemies, the Highbinders, again." "So? They leave me alone now, and I leave them alone. I very seldom go up to Chinatown." "You don't have much time, I suppose?" "Not much. I am here all night, and every night. We don't keep open in the daytime. But tell me, Harry, who is the man?" "Wang Dang! They say he is called the King of the Highbinders. There are so many they call King. We never heard of him before." "He's boss of the lodge in Galveston, Texas," replied Hing Mack, promptly. "I-know him. He's a bad one, Harry. Smart, though! Used to be a steward on a United States warship. He speaks as good English as you do. When he's dressed up you would hardly know him for a Chink." Harry briefly stated the case Of course, he did not tell Hing Mack that Mrs. Gum Dock was heiress to millions. He put it that her people wished to find her and to acknowledge the half-breed child. His face lighted up as Harry continued to talk. "Say, I think I can help you," he said. "Good!" replied Harry. "I know you will if you can." "It's like this," continued Mack. "One of my customers was telling me about a white woman and a little girl who are locked up in a room in the house he lives in up on Jackson street. He said they had just come from the South, and that the woman was dopey all the time, but yet not so bad but what she could take care of the girl." "Can you give me the address, Mack?" "Sure, Harry. I'd give you my head if it would do you the least good, but you could never get in there alone." "And why?" "It's a rear house, and every man in it is a Tonger." Mack meant a Highbinder. The ...
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