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cone. It had the appearance of extensive excavations; from the different heaps smoke was issuing, and from some there were very offensive vapours. If dried sticks were inserted into some of t},e fissures there was a low rumbling noise as of a bellows playing, an(] immediately they burst into flame. In others the volumes of Sm0ke increased, but there was no flame or accompanying noise. As the day advances the mists rise, and while the sun shines there is iesg smoke; but the flames are constantly playing, and there is the same
EXTERNAL view of volcano, ru FAI tai.
rumbling noise. The people are afraid of the volcano, and attribute it to very bad. spirits. Some of tbe mineials at tbe volcano are sulphur and travertine, eisen kiesel (clay-iron ore, plentiful all over Siam)a when hot it is soft, and can be pulverized between the fingers _sulphate of alumina and potassa, native alum, hydrated peroxide
of iron, limonite, native sulphur.
Arrived at Tanun, we took to boats, and had a pleasant passage
down the river, shooting at peacocks, which were plentiful. On one
occasion a peacock was seen tumbling on a sandbank in a most