IN THE HILL COUNTRY
any apparent reason, will stand stockstill in the middle of the road, and refuse to move another step. But this time, as I soon found, they were moved by no such perverse whim; they knew their duty, and that the dragging of carriages up this particular hill was in
Javanese of higher class.
no way a part of it. When the syce had unharnessed them, they turned aside, and began to crop the dewy o-rass by the way-side, as if work were over for that day. And presently, their substitutes, a pair of powerful grey buffaloes, appeared goaded on by their owner.