Presbyterian board of publication,
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SIAM AND LAOS.
ment of the spectators, and no doubt contributing to the fascinating power of the gambling-shop.
There are many such establishments down the river, and probably many hundred in Bangkok,
which are licensed by government. They afford no small amount of revenue, but they are, single-handed, undermining the pillars of this kingdom. Three days in the year the people are allowed to gamble as they please.