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hundred huts each. Before these were large platforms used for drying fish, and there were also long rows of poles for hanging nets upon. As we proceeded south the banks of the river became higher, and we saw large towns ; one of them, built upon a bank thirty feet
BANKS OF THE KIVEIt MESAP, CAMBODIA
389 THE LAND OF THE "WHITE ELEPHANT
that city mingles its muddy waters with those of tlie great Makong river. The Mesap was then about a mile in width ; the banks were below water and covered with the densest forest.
We sailed by several villages, averaging ten to a