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Rowley, Sir Marmaduke

The Governor of the Mandarin Islands, and father of eight daughters. An old-fashioned colonial administrator, much distrusted by the younger men in the Colonial Office.

"...he was one from whom the effervescence and elasticity and salt of youth had altogether passed away. He was fat and slow, thinking much of his wife and eight daughters, thinking much also of his dinner" - He Knew He Was Right.