FROM TONKIN TO INDIA
you to keep your hands clasped on the saddle, clear of the friction of the rope. Once mounted and set in motion, it was a slide down one side, and a pull and scramble up the other by
Mode of Crossing on a Single-line Bridge.
hands and feet. 1 n some narrow channels there is a double cable,
and it may be done at a single rush. But at Piao-tsen the crossing
took a quarter of an hour, and a considerable expenditure of energy.
We held 011 our way up the right shore of the Mekong, and