Excerpt from The Juvenile Instructor, Vol. 59: July, 1924
When the ambassadors returned they were given presents by the Duke of Cho'w to their King and among these were five chariots containing a new invention. While we do not know exactly what this pointer was, it is said by... the Chinese to have been kept in a box on the chariot and in the box was a hand that pointed south. The chariots accommodated the travel ers and the pointer indicated a con stant direction and by this they 'were able to determine the route.
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