had no strong prejudices, professed no religion ; their traditions led them to expect instruction from the West white-faced teachers, who were to give them knowledge of God. The missionaries brought civilization with Christianityaat all events, its rudiments ; reading and writing were introduced, and the Kareens found, to their amazement, that the meaning of a spoken word could be conveyed by a written sign.* The Lava tribes inhabit the mountains to the ^orth-west, and have much affinity to the Kareens. . ey cultivate the cotton plant, and manufacture of *t a coarse tissue much used in Siam for shirts and ^usquito curtains. Women weave these stuffs. The es ln their ears are large enough to hold a hen's The Lava seldom quit their country, but are Vlsited by Chinese and Siamese who barter for the Produce of their forests, and the trade is considerable.
the A Prineipal Protestant missionary labourers among the Kareens are given ej^Cau ^aptists. The results of their labours in 1852-3 are thus
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