FROM TONKIN TO INDIA
augment our packages, and, in consequence, our caravan. We took one load of horse-shoes; another of tea (for personal consumption as well as for barter); one of grease, made up dry in small leather bags ; two dozen lbs. of sugar; three sheepskin beds (making one load), tunics of the same with the wool on; felt boots;
Some of our Escort.
and two large plain tents for the men. One of the most difficult questions was that of lights; we had with us candles calculated for six months. Our beasts had been partly changed and our retinue renewed, so that we felt as though starting on a fresh expedition.
We had experienced no difficulty at Tali in procuring strong