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I Use H ^ WaS kA W break the lime rocks ; the king told them to I ^ere kn*ves but the only result of this was that all the knives ' their , . royec^ Thereupon the people became enraged, and slew wh i ln8 but they immediately repented, for he was the only one I they 6W ^le writing. That the knowledge might not be lost,
, cooking and eating the king; but this method of
the ^ ** USeful information among the people was of no avail, and drt of writing wTas lost for ever. They then had recourse to
. SetJdino i
indi A Uespatches on notched sticks. The number of the notches Urgent di^nity of the sender of the message, and if it was
HiUst, a cbilH and feather were attached, meaning that the message ^ e carried out hotly and swiftly.
Until SPlri^ A f the King of the Kas resides at Luang Prabang, and i ^Us i^^ recently was presented with daily sacrifice. If a man V atl(l the r0CA Urse *s bad to the use of sticks; the sticks are broken, skA Uld l rnanner of breaking indicates whether a pig, dog, or fowl e sacrificed to propitiate the evil spirit.