The legations were postponed from the 1st of February to the 13th.
So ended the first expedition to relieve the legations in Pekin.
Embassies were stormed; legations from America were forced to board cruisers.
As they neared the Legations they could hear occasional firing.
At midnight a tremendous fire was opened on the Legations from all sides.
I dont know whether there are any rats in the Legations, he said with a laugh.
They pressed on, however, and at two oclock entered the Legations.
What with the legations and one thing and another Peking's hopeless.
In the spring of 1916 the legations and embassies at Washington had their birds of passage.
The siege of the legations at Peking was conducted by imperial soldiers, not by mobs.