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served a number of small niches cut in the face of the rock ; there were forty in one row. These contained brick, and plaster, and marble (white marble of veiy good quality is quarried some forty or fifty miles from Ava) images of Gaudama, placed in various positions. One very large ' reclining ' Gaudama especially claimed our attention. It must have been as
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much as thirty fA(c)et in length, and had been recently gilded and painted.
The curious river craft of various forms and size afforded us much amusement. Teak timber seemed to be the material most generally employed in their con-