KHAMTI TO INDIA
We had thought that henceforward our progress was to be little more than a promenade. But we were undeceived in several particulars. On continuing we had a splendid path until midday through trees, among which we startled many large monkeys and hornbills, and elephant trails were fresh and misleading. But after that the track was lost, and for several miles we had to tear our way through thorny undergrowth and
Ford on the Nam-Dihing.
stony nullahs. When we struck the Nam-Dihing on the left bank, a precipitous bluff stood full in our way, with no passage between its base and the water. It had therefore to be assailed in flank, and proved a hard nut to crack on account of constant backsliding and falling stones dislodged by the leading files. It was a curious landmark, obtruding itself 100 feet high from the otherwise level surroundings. Down by the river again we found a reed hut with four Singphos fishing. They sold us