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HOW THE KING WAS CROWNED
who wore a beard and was most comical, and the Goddess of the Sea, who emitted piercing little shrieks.
I shall never be able to describe the music which accompanied these bleating dancersato call it braying or barking is to say little. From an illustrated postcard which I have sent you, you will see how the ballet dancers dress. This altersanever.
Let us hope that when this letter reaches you the war will be gloriously over; but in the meantime, how many victims ? Even in Siam, where the Chinese question should apparently be of the first importance, the war in Tripoli awakes the greater interest.
A boy at the school of Debsirindir said to me a few days ago : a I am sure that Italy will win.a a Why ? a I asked. a Because she possesses magnificent aeroplanes.a
I afterwards learned that the boy was a nephew of the Local Government Minister.
I embrace you all tenderly with dear sister and all those who read my epistles. . . .
P.S. Special greetings to the servants !
Bangkok, 6th December, 1911.
My dear Ones :
To-day at 3.30 p.m., in the same pavilion of Thong-Sanam-Luang, took place the beautiful ceremony of presenting the colours to the various regiments.