it was the capital of the Hindoo realm of Padjadjaran. A Muslim conqueror, Hassan Udin, son of the Sheik Mulana, destroyed it-, and a new town was reared on the ruins, but legends of its bygone glory still haunt the imagination of the country folk. In the tales which they repeat to one another of an evening, the splendour of the ancient empire and the wisdom and unconquerable valour of its founder are still remembered. Tjioeng
Carriers walking by the side of their lumbering, bullock-drawn pedati, which creaks along the sun-scorched roads.
Wonara was his name; and his son and successor, the victorious Praboe Wangi, was even greater than he. In the craggy hill-tops of the Gedeh-range, popular tradition sees the ruins of the splendid palace he built himself on the heights; the hall where the throne of gold and ivory stood; the temple, where he worshipped the gods; the domes of his harem ; and the battlemented towers which his unconquerable warriors kept against the world, a thousand years ago. The southern wall