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.selves are capable of considerable melody, if played with reference to tune and time, modulation and expression. The performers upon the musical wheels and the boxes with suspended bamboo sticks evinced much skill in the use of their instruments. When playing the musicians sit upon the floor in rows
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close together ; there does not appear to be any particular leader, as there is no particular tune. On taking leave, the Governor sent with us a present of water-melons, pumelows, jack-fruits, and bananas.
The total distance we travelled from Bangkok was 275 miles ; of this 30 miles was by canal in boats, 30 miles on the Bang pa Ivong river in boats, and