IN THE DESSA
Then the door of the loomboong is locked; and during forty days none dare unlock it. At the end of that time the honey-moon of the Rice-Bride and Bridegroom is supposed to be over. The owner of the field comes
a With measured steps the two advanced towards each other, and whilst yet at some distance paused.a
to the loomboong, unlocks the door, and in set phrase invites the couple to an excursion on the river. a The boat,a he says, a lies ready; and the rowers know how to handle the oars.a With this comparison the process of husking the grain is designated.