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an ornamental throne, is an immense gilt image
of this deity in a sitting posture. This is made
of brick and mortar, but idols are sometimes
of gold, silver, brass, ivory, wood and stone.
All have the same self-complacent, sleepy look.
Look ! a worshiper has followed us in. Watch
his movements. See kim prostrate himself be-
fore the idol, touching his forehead three times
to the floor, and now he lays his simple ofler-
ing of flowers upon the altar. Mark the
complacency of his countenance as lie leaves,
no doubt fbehing that he has added not a little
to his stock of merit.
But we must return to our boat and move on
up the river, for I hope to have tune to visit the
royal ten] pIe and perhaps sonic others.
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