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Tai-Pan Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 15 Summary

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Chapter 15 Summary

The war is not difficult for the English with their superior fire power. The junks are no match for the British frigates in spite of the heavily fortified Bogue. Struan is on the flagship, with Longstaff following behind the two frigates. The China Cloud is also in the area with May-may and the two children.

Longstaff is still mad at Culum over the knoll incident, thinking that he incurred the wrath of the Tai-pan. He is tired of all the problems with Hong Kong and thinks he deserves to be knighted for his service there. Longstaff is now involved in the war with China. Within a week of the fleet's arrival, they retook the Canton settlement after refusing to negotiate or to even receive a representative of the Co-hong. All of the servants were waiting when the traders arrived. Longstaff made his headquarters at the building of...

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