Beijing, Peking, Peiping, capital_of_Red_China
Meaning: capital of the People's Republic of China in the Hebei province in northeastern China; 2nd largest Chinese city
Peking at that time had many palaces.
The boys had come to Peking on camel-back, a camel made from the magic rope.
Too precipitous on which to build houses, it rose far above the surrounding roofs of Peking.
Amos turned back into the darkening pine knoll, and Chris pushed his way out to the narrow steep ledge, hanging high above the roofs of Peking.
During the Chinese revolution of 1912 in Peking and Nanking, looting leaders of mobs and plundering soldiers when captured were promptly decapitated without trial.
Then they realized, by the growing crowd on either side of the palace gate and along the narrow street leading away from it, that someone of importance was about to come from the palace and parade through the streets of Peking.
Somewhere within that city-within-a-city, inside the enormous spread of the palace walls that were surrounded in their turn by the city of Peking, lay the goal they had come so far to seek, the Jewel Tree of the Princess of China. Now, like a general planning his campaign, Chris lay looking down at the high angular walls, thinking of how he would gain entry.