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e?ent bands of Haw robbers, who, finding no opposition, fell out a themselves. Here the Black Flags of Chao Lai defeated those Ung Chieng Kam.
th ^8re were two routes to Muang Lai, and we took that by Sob Et, ^A ugh it was longer, as we wished to find out the truth about the avv, who were said to have established themselves there. At the Son 6 ^lme ^e^ers were sent to Chao Lai by Pa ia Pichai and the eldest A f the Chief of Luang Prabang, to let him know that we would y |lim a visit.
fer ^Ver^^ng seemed in confusion, but of course I could not inter-Wlth the generala s plans. However, I asked for twenty daysa
WOMEN FROM MUANG SAWN.
the^-'eS r*ceA and I saw a number of men pass before me carrying quantity. As we started from Muang Sawn for Muang Kao, am ^ ^ich lA A ^e(i a stream of considerable volume, invited ^ Ullation, and Collins and I determined to go down on rafts, ofte ^eA ^e told us this would be impossible, but we had heard so for U ^le ^possibility A f easy routes that we determined to see pelves. The Chao Rajawong, the eldest son of the chief, was he i nA tion, and accompanied us, and it was well that
A So- We started all right, but had not gone many miles before Und the river choked with rocks, over which we had to lift the