Shanghai Express

As you can doubtlessly also can read from the paper
you pilfered from my bag, hemiplegia.

A medical term known to the layman as paralysis
resulting from a blood clot in the brain.

Well, Captain Harvey. It seems I've been fortunate
to find a hostage important enough
to ensure the return of my officer.

Surely you will have no objection
if I wire the British Embassy?

What if my importance is deemed insufficient
to force the Chinese government to make this exchange?

That emergency would be unfortunate for you all.
I can't hold this village over twelve hours.
- Of course, Captain Harvey,
I hope you won't be too angry with me
if I ensure the safety of your honorable person.
- Not at all.

What'd he say?
- He said we are to go back to the train and stay there.
- Big bully!

Yes? Repeat that again, please.
The Shanghai Express is being held up.
- The Shanghai Express?
- They're holding Captain Harvey as hostage.

Harvey the surgeon?
What do they want, money?

I wish it were as simple as that.
You must excuse me.
I must get through to the Chinese government at once.