GLIMPSES OF NATIVE LIFE
other, a chafing-dish full of live coals, and a supply of crockerya to its fully-developed form, the atap-covered hut. There a dozen and more customers hold their symposia presided over by the owner, who sits cross-legged on the counter amid heaps of fruit, vege-
For the morning and evening meal he prefers the open air and the cuisine of the warong.
tables and confectionery. All manner of men meet here: drivers of sadoos or hack-carriages, small merchants, artizans, Government clerks, policemen, water-carriers, servants, hadjis, * not to mention the a correspondinga womankind. They talk, they talk! and they laugh! The affairs of all Batavia are discussed herea matters
* Title given to those who have performed the pilgrimage to Mecca.