IN THE HILL COUNTRY
puppets pulled by a string. One very fat baby, his fists and his mouth full of sweetmeats, stood staring at us in round-eyed surprise; but his mother managed to catch him and draw him to his little haunches, just in the nick of time; and the whole company remained
Women pounding rice.
in this crouching posture until our carriage rounded the bend of the road.
At Batavia, where the manners of the natives have suffered a changea a change for the worse, as some maintain_by contact with Europeans, I had never witnessed this peculiar mode of salutation. And 1 confess I was painfully impressed by it, the more so as my friend warned me that native etiquette forbade my