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DRAMATIS PERSONAE

It should be noted that in Chinese the surname-here printed in capitals-precedes the personal name.

Main Characters

DEE Jen-djieh, newly appointed magistrate of Peng-lai, a town district on the northeast coast of Shantung Province. Referred to as "Judge Dee," or "the judge," "the magistrate," etc.

HOONG Liang, Judge Dee's confidential assistant and sergeant of the tribunal. Referred to as "Sergeant Hoong," or "the sergeant."

MA Joong amp; CHIAO Tai, the two trusted assistants of judge Dec.

TANG, senior scribe of the tribunal of Peng-lai.


Persons connected with "The Case of the Murdered Magistrate"

WANG Te-hwa, Magistrate of Peng-lai, found poisoned in his library.

Y"u-soo, a Korean prostitute.

YEE Pen, a wealthy shipowner.

PO Kai, his business manager.


Persons connected with "The Case of the Bolting Bride"

KOO Meng-pin, a wealthy shipowner.

Mrs. Koo, n'ee Tsao, his bride.

TSAO Min, her younger brother.

TSAO Ho-hsien, her father, doctor of philosophy.

KIM Sang, Koo Meng-pin's business manager.


Persons connected with "The Case of the Butchered Bully"

FAN Choong, chief clerk of the tribunal of Peng-lai.

WOO, his manservant.

PEI Chiu, his tenant farmer.

PEI Soo-niang, Pei's daughter.

AH Kwang, a vagabond.


Others

HAI-Y"UEH, abbot of the White Cloud Temple.

HUI-PEN, prior of that temple.

TZU-HAI, almoner of that temple.


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