Shirley, Ralph - The Angel Warriors at Mons 07 – The siege of the British Legation by the Boxers at Pekin
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
THE ANGEL WARRIORS AT MONS [continued]
It is curious to note that similar phenomena to those which have occurred in the present war were narrated of the siege of the British Legation by the Boxers at Pekin. The occupants of the Legation found the house they occupied untenable, and were obliged to move to another position, and while the removal took place the British were in full view of the Chinese insurgents, who they took for granted would fire upon them. To their great surprise they failed to do so.
An Englishman who was present on the occasion and who knew Chinese as well as his own native language, took the opportunity afterwards of asking one of the Chinese soldiers why they missed such a fine chance. The Chinaman gave as a reason the fact that
" There were so many people in white between them and the British that they did not like to fire."