^ the Siamese, following the traditional method of solving such Acuities, drove out the Anamites.
Kaitong, the enemy of Chao Lai, was a curious character in his His father had belonged to Canton, and he himself was born ^the province of Kwang Tung in the year 1840, his real name being ang Wang Leng. As a trader he found his way to the Nam Te, ail(l was taken into the confidence of Chao Lai. Going down to a nain, he had an audience of King Tuduk, who gave him papers aPpointing him Governor of Teng. On his return he was at once A Pposed by Chao Lai, and spent several years in fruitless endeavours
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jj ^0rce an entrance into the country he had been appointed to rule, sought assistance from Teng Hung (probably Hanoi), and eventu-Cached Teng; but on the very night of his arrival he was sur-jj ncled by Chao Laia s soldiers, and narrowly escaped with his life.
e then repaired to Ponsai, where he met a Lao official, and after ^suiting the bones of a fowl, killed for the purpose, he discovered the spirits directed him to the Siamese commissioner. He was A wn to the old chief, who, far from helping him, suggested that ^ead should be cut off, as it was he who had brought the Haw
0 ^e Luang Prabang districts and caused so much misery.
On May 26, with an revoir to our new friends, we started in rafts,