KHAMTI TO INDIA
As one throws out everything from a balloon to lighten it, so we decided upon a still further reduction of impedimenta ; and, to this end, discarded the menas tents and as much else as we possibly could. Our men themselves proposed each to carry an additional share of the remainder, preferring increased individual loads to staying longer in this place. They had now been more than two months on the road, and were as anxious to reach India as ourselves.
We were satisfied with the look of our guide, who was a robust and thick-set fellow, with more of the hillman than the plain about him, resembling the Singphos rather than the Pais, and acquainted with the dialect of the former. He was to accompany us as far as Dibrugarh, where we hoped to reach the railway.
To fill the afternoon before our actual start, I paid a visit to the village of Panlian, about three-quarters of a mile to the south. In the pagoda here the bonzes had a large number of Puppies a a regular dogsa home. I was interested in a sugar-cane press in the courtyard. Two posts, one vertical and the
Poulanghing, our Guide from Khamti.Poulanghing, our Guide from Khamti.