THE BOY TRAVELLERS IN THE FAR EA8T.
they should be contaminated by the touch of a European, but they would not even allow his shadow to fall on them or on the food they were cooking; the Doctor said that if such an accident should happen to a Hindoo's dinner it would be thrown away, and the pot in which it was being prepared would need a vigorous scouring to lit it for further use. But
religious beggars at benares.
while they had such a dread of a white man's shadow they had no fear of his money, and would handle all he gave them without the least hesitation. They constantly saw the pilgrims begging in the streets, and were importuned by them ; Frank thought some of the beggars made themselves comfortable, as they were seated in couples 011 a frame like a small