SURVEYING AND EXPLORING IN SIAM.
subdue the outlying province of Tonkin, and invited the Siamese ^
co-operate with them. The Siamese army, under Pa ia Suras ^
however, had not left the valley of the Me Nam when the Frefl
attacked the Black Flags at Laokai, marched to Muang Lai, and the11
established themselves at Huang Tenor where, meeting with no opPA
sition, they quietly assumed jurisdiction over the Sibsawng Chu 1 Meanwhile M. Pavie, who had been provided with a Siamese esCA ^ to whose plucky behaviour on one occasion, when surrounded by Haw, he owed his life, had been travelling all through the Sibsa^D-Chu Tai, and ultimately joined the French troops.