Put him aside, monsieur gabelle
In ming dynasty, the system of the kaizhong of salt was spoke highly of, " kaizhong is the best system of the ming gabelle "
鹽課開中制度在明代是頗受人稱道的， 「有明鹽法，莫善於開中」 。
Whereupon, monsieur gabelle did heavily bar his door, and retire to hold counsel with himself the result of that conference was, that gabelle again withdrew himself to his house - top behind his stack of chimneys ; this time resolved, if his door was broken in he was a small southern man of retaliative temperament, to pitch himself head foremost over the parapet, and crush a man or two below
Monsieur gabelle was the postmaster, and some other taxing functionary united ; he had come out with great obsequiousness to assist at this examination, and had held the examined by the drapery of his arm in an official manner
As a living commodity, the demand quantum of salt was mortal, and the gabelle became the main source of the governmental financial income of the past dynasties