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the swaying movement of slim young trees that bow beneath the passing breeze, tossing their branches. And with arms extended and hands spread out, they mime a ballad, which some of their companions are singing,
Scene from a Wayang-Wong-play.
the prologue to the play. This may be a fragment of that ancient Hindoo-poem, the Mahe-Bherata; or a myth of which Brahma, Vishnu and Shiwa are the heroes, such as there are recorded in the Manik Maja; or again,