About the book:
Something Happened was written by the legendary missionaries Mildred Cable and Francesca French, who travelled throughout China and Central Asia in the first half of the 20th century and who established themselves as explorers in their own right. These travels, usually taken along with Francesca’s sister Evangeline (collectively known as The Trio), produced numerous books including the ground-breaking works Through Jade Gate and The Gobi Desert.
In Something Happened, Mildred Cable and Francesca French explain why they – along with Evangeline – decided to dedicate their lives to China and Central Asia. The book begins with an individual account of each of their early lives, and moves on to describe how they met and their discovery of the old trade networks along the Silk Road. Their journey proper begins at the North-Western outpost of the China Inland Mission (Gansu), and from there, the explore Tibet and other parts of Central Asia. In this book they encounter beggars, bandits, Turks, lamas, and other colourful characters.