FROM TONKIN TO INDIA
before, Tsekou Lissous frequenting the valley of the Salwen, but several distinct tribes with their own language and customs.
The Loutses belong to an interesting race hardly met with in the latitude of Tsekou. They, are bounded on the north, at two or three daysa distance from that place, by the folk of the
Tsarong, scattered among whom a few rare Loutse families are to be found. A few days to the south their limits are with the Lissous, of whose incursions we had heard so much in the course of our ascent of the Mekong. The Loutses therefore occupy the
mountains between the Mekong and Assam. At the height at