FROM TONKIN TO INDIA
reached a welcome hamlet. These emergency Lissous were a lighthearted set. After all their exertions they sat round the fire at the end of their long pipes, laughing and chatting, with no sign of exhaustion. They took what we gave them cheerfully, and made
Lissous at Lameti.
their way back to their villages at once, haunted only by the fear of having left their women and children at the mercy of marauders.
Our hosts at Lameti consented to perform a dance for our benefit, and a threshing-floor having been turned into the ballroom, the orchestra tuned up. It consisted of four musiciansaa
flageolet, a violin with two strings, a guitar with four, and an