The Tong-Man

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    In
the heart of
Chinatown.

2
The Bo Sing Tong,
the most powerful
and dreaded of China-
town's secret socie-
ties; dealing in black-
mail and assassination.

3
 Ming Tai,
head of the Tong;
the Spider of
Chinatown.
  Marc Robbins.

4
"What is the report of our
 third messenger to Louie
 Toy, the merchant?"

5
"Louie Toy refused to pay
 the tribute I demanded in
 the name of our great Joss!"

6
"You have heard. We will
 issue the blood-call to all
 our brothers for to-morrow
 night, to decide Louis
 Toy's fate."

7
Louie Toy, who 
has grown rich
trafficking in curios
---- and smuggling
    opium.

8
Louie Toy's most 
prized possession -
- his daughter, Sen
Chee.
Helen Jerome Eddy.

9
Ming Tai's gambling
and "hop" joint, opera-
ting under the impos-
ing title "The Royal
    Pekin Club."

10
Luk Chan, highbinder
and opium smuggler,
the Bo Sing Tong's most
feared hatchet-man.

       ~ SESSUE 
       HAYAKAWA ~

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By day Chinatown's
 placid exterior
sleepily cloaks its
wiles and intrigues.

12
Lucero, a 
Lascar sailor,
ashore from a
long voyage.

13
"The dice - she was
 crooked! You steal my
 money!"

14
"Him lun up Dupont, down
 Saclamento; you no like
 stop dlinkee tea?"

15
"Father, would you give this
 poor creature to the police,
 your enemies?"

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For many days at 
that hour, Sen 
Chee has found
occasion to linger
in the store.

17
"It was my Prince. He just
       came to me."

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Sergeant Bray,
of Headquarters.

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"The Bo Sings are up to
 mischief! I'm trailing their
 messenger. Get word to
 the chief!"

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"Your daughter grows - like 
     a Lotus flower."

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"The Joss of the Bo Sings
  is angry, Louie Toy."

22
"Thrice we have demanded
 of you fifteen thousand taels
 - thrice our messenger has
 returned empty-handed."

23
"Take care, the arm of the
    Bo Sings is long."

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A Juliet of
Chinatown.

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"I knew you would come 
  some day, Luk Chan."

26
"It was my love calling 
        to you -"

27
"Within a week I shall have
 a fortune - then we will go
 to China, where I shall no
 longer be Luk Chan, tong-
 man and outcast, but a
 merchant prince."

28
"Should my father find us it
 would mean your death."

29
"See, you are poisoning my
 flowers with your smoke.
 Go, before they sicken and
 die."

30
"Me your friend. Sen Chee
 save me from policeman."

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    The 
answer to the
 blood-call.

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"Men of the Bo Sing Tong,
 the rule of our great Joss
 has been defied."

33
"Who dares to set his will
 against the mandates of
 Bo Sing?"

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"Louie Toy."

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"Just tribute was demanded
 of him and he refused.
 Louie Toy's fate rests with
 our great Joss. We must
 abide by the sign."

36
"You have witnessed the
 token. Louie Toy must die.
 Let the lots be drawn."

37
"Luk Chan."

38
"Remember, you have ten
 days in which to fulfil your
 vow. The eleventh sun
 must see Louie Toy dead
 - or you!"

39
  The
incense
 vendor.

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"Ah - Peen - Yeen!"

41
"You have more? Where?
   I will buy all."

42
"Tonight - at eight."

43
 The
Trap -

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"I will buy it all."

45
"Why have you not killed
 Louie Toy? The time is
 up today."

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"You know the penalty -
     your death."

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"Is it because you love
      Sen Chee?"

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"I have come as a friend.
 The Bo Sings have decreed
 your death."

49
"The incense vendor who
 visited you today was Luk
 Chan, the hatchet-man
 chosen to kill you."

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"Give me what I ask and it
 shall be Luk Chan who dies
 and you shall possess his
 great store of opium."

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"And the price - what share
    of the profits - ?"

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"Something more precious
 to me than all your gold."

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"Your daughter, Sen Chee."

54
"Enough! Luk Chan dies
 tonight and you are to be
 the bride of Ming Tai."

55
 The
poison
incense.

56
"Luk Chan is a traitor and
        must die."

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"Ming Tai has ordered
     your death."

58
"My daughter - I will see
 Ming Tai and repudiate
 our agreement. Forgive me!"

59
"Be careful, they are
      after you."

60
"Come for me to-morrow."

61
While Ming
Tai plays a
double game.

62
 Daylight gives
Louie Toy courage
to defy the Spider.

63
"Is it certain that Luk Chan
 was not among the dead?"

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"I have come for the
       maiden."

65
"But Luk Chan is not dead."

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"He is as good as dead -
 a fugitive from the police
 devils - and I have his 
 opium."

67
"I have changed my mind.
 My Sen Chee is not for 
 such as you."

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"And now, for Sen Chee."

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"Hello, Ming, what's in the
       chest? Hop?"

70
"Him plenty china I buy
    from Louie Toy."

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"Louie Toy tell me him
 plenty flaid Luk Chan,
 hatchet-man."

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 The 
Spider's 
 Web.

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"Ming Tai - Sen Chee -"

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"This is not for the police
 - come - the roofs to
 Ming Tai's."

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"Louie Toy has been
     murdered."

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"Wait! Don't shoot! Seize
        the girl!"

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"If I ring once - shoot
       the girl."

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"If I ring twice - bring
        her in."

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"The tables have turned, 
       Luk Chan."

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"I presume that you have
 come to bargain for your
 opium, which is now in my
 hands."

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"I came to save Sen Chee
 from her father's murderer."

82
"Write a confession to the
 killing of Louie Toy and I
 will pay you for your opium,
 give you the girl and aid
 your escape to China."

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"One stroke - and the
     girl dies."

84
"Luk Chan - he kill Louie
 Toy - then come steal all
 my money."

85
"Get three passages to China
 on the Korea - she sails
 in the morning."

86
"You sail with us."

87
"Come for us in a cab
      tonight."

88
"The Dragon of the Bo
 Sings will guard us."

89
Ming Tai
 prays to
 his Joss.

90
"Here is Lucero back with
        the cab."

91
"Pray, Luk Chan, for this
   moment is thy last."

The
END



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