CHAPTER VIII. A(c)A jtlA tA h tu A liant.
HEN the Siamese young folks get up in the morning, they do not go to the washstand to wash their faces, for the simple reason that Siamese houses can l^jSp boast no such article of furniture. The cooking utensils and the mats which serve for beds, with the pillows of gaily painted bamboo or of tightly stuffed cotton, make up the entire furnishing of a Siamese home. The houses of the poor people are simple bamboo huts of one or two rooms, while their richer neighbours have teak-wood houses, with an extra room perhaps ; but all are alike simple in their furniture.
Our little Siamese friend (says Miss Cort)just runs down to the foot of the laddera for the house is built on postsa to a large jar of water with a cocoanut-shell dipper. There she washes her face