- n. A group of people who moved to Hong Kong during the Song Dynasty.
- From Mandarin 本地人 ("locals") (Wiktionary)
“You remember a certain night last March -- off Cape Orso in the gulf, when the wind they call the Punti di Salerno was raging down and you had a jib bent for a mainsail, and your foresail close reefed and were shipping more green water than you like to think of.”
“But 1 heard the host bandit 1V1alden inside me say, Zicarecl. 'riow can you be scared f a Punti merchant with no feet?”
“Punti, the Chinese who tain, just south of Changmian.”
“All the Hakkas in Thistle Mountain admired her, and not just because she robbed Punti people.”
“The Punti people on the shore would not; if they interfered with fate, they would be responsible for those two people's undrowned lives.”
“He said, "Ai, Nunumu, don't go up there anymore, that's where the Punti merchant died, in the pavilion.”
“Of course, the Punti ridiculed them, and on those rare occasions when a Hakka woman wandered into Canton, the city people stared, but these resolute, difficult, obstinate guests from the north refused to be dictated to.”
“Then you must go," piously replied the Punti who ran the house.”
“Of course, this answer was meaningless to the Punti, so they said, "We still don't understand how you did it.”
“Of the one hundred and fifty Punti who were sent, one hundred and ten did not want to go.”
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