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outer courts, in which the kitchens and apartments for the women are situated. In the interior, however, nothing very original is to be found.
The things in the house consist almost entirely of worn-out and ugly articles of European furniture. The only thing that is apparently well looked after is the arsenal, which is well filled with breechloaders and other arms of Western construction. The women of this place do not wear the sarong wound tightly round their bodies, but hanging down in wide folds, which they hold up in front of them with the left hand when walking. Their headdress they also wear in a different manner to the Javanese women, whilst they wear a second sarong round their head and shoulders.
The long carriage road to Goa is entirely covered with grass, which shows that there is not much traffic there. Formerly there were no carriages or other wheel conveyances at all, and the king obstinately refused to have a good road made, until the Governor of Celebes informed him that a beautiful State-carriage had arrived at Macassar, as a present for him from the Governor-General, which he had only to send for. Then the much wanted road was made in great haste by the Goarese.
Maros, where an assistant-resident and a controller reside, is celebrated for its waterfalls. The journey (40 miles) takes at least two days.
HOUSE OF THE SULTAN OF GOA.HOUSE OF THE SULTAN OF GOA.