'Welly much bad Joss! answered the Celestial composedly. 'Let um earth shake-shake, all sem this, knockum poo' Chinaman's house down. A favourite way of tormenting the Chows was to rob them of their pigtails. A Mongolian's pride in his pigtail is very great, and his grief over the loss of it seems to be tinged with a superstitious fear.