SURVEYING AND EXPLORING IN SIAM.
niglit. The whole camp, therefore, moved to a village called NaWflg Luang, while Pa ia Pichai accompanied me to the Haw stockade. ^ the stockade, which was merely a bamboo palisade with platforms the corner about 12 feet high, Pu Ye Pao, the confidential man 0 Chao Lai, met us. He and the Black Flags were in a good humour and I invited them to meet us at the camp of Nawng Luang. AfteT transacting our business, owing to the heavy rains and the sickness 0 the men, it was necessary to return, and we had rafts made to gA down the Nam Nua. Waiting a few days, we gave the sick a chance of recovery, and also let Chao Lai know that this year we could ll0fc
LUS GOING A-FISHING.
visit Maung Lai. He sent down two of his favourite sons,
Kui and Kam La, with presents of excellent ponies for the the commissioner, and myself. I handed mine over to the Chao.
The Chao of Laia s letter was very satisfactory, affirming that ^ had always been loyal to Siam, and that he had prevented encTA ^^ce ment on Sibsawng Chu Tai by the Anamite king, who, ever si the appearance of the Haw, had made efforts in that direction. active agent for Anam was a man calling himself Kaitong, ^ Chao Lai had treated as a son, but who had treacherously g01ie j Anam, had obtained assistance from Tuduk, and had then atta ^ his benefactor, who called in the assistance of the Black Flags-