Cutty Sark

The famous tea-clipper, still preserved as a tourist attraction on the Thames, brought her cargoes back from the orient with such speed that rival vessels racing against her always lost. A bet placed on this race ruins the Earl of St James in LONDON's 'The Cutty Sark'.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
Only one man was allowed to live in the royal palace of China, known as the Forbidden City: the emperor. All the other inhabitants were either women - wives, concubines or servants - or the famous palace eunuchs. Nearly all eunuchs were castrated when they were still only boys. But there were just a few who chose to be castrated after they became men, and even had children of their own. They did it for the money. 




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