176 SURVEYING AND EXPLORING IN SIAM.
magnificent sight. It was full to the banks, having risen more tWJ 50 feet above low-water mark. The water was red, and the PeA ^r were out in boats catching the drift wood, which was floating in eV a direction. The Nam Kan was also full, and near the mouth t was no flow, the water being banked up by the Nam Kawng,1 rushed madly past.