856G THE BOY TRAVELLERS IN THE FAR EAST.
the conductor or guard came to tell the strangers that they would find breakfast there if they wished it, and could have a more substantial meal at Dinapoor, three hours farther on. Accordingly they took their chota hazree at Mokameh, " just to hold themselves together," as the Doctor expressed it, and when they reached Dinapoor they had good appetites,
that quickened their steps to
boatmen ashore. the centre of each boat, partly
for protection to the cargo and partly as a sleeping-place for the crew in bad weather. The sails were of coarse cloth or matting, and when a boat was in motion the ends of