to be the same as adopted among ourselves : marriage ^ith a deceased wife's sister, it is said, is prohibited, as ^ell as that between first cousins ; and second cousins are only permitted after the exchange of a fine of a Jar, the woman paying it to the relation of her lover, and he to her relations.
Heights.aMale Adults: 4 ft 10 in. (short); 5 ft. 1 in. ; 5 ft. 3 in. ; 5 ft. 4 in. ; 5 ft. in. ; 5 ft. 7 in. (very tall). Female Adults : 4 ft. 6 in. (short) ; 4 ft. 8 in. ; 4 ft. 9 in. ; 4 ft. 10} in. ; 5 ft. ; 5 ft. 2 in. (tall).
They have little or no knowledge of medicine, though they sometimes collect pepper and onions with which to make physic, a kind of stomachic. The grated flesh of old cocoa-nut is occasionally applied to wounds aild bruises, but there is no general knowledge even of the powers of rice poultices. Blue-stone they eagerly Squire for, and they have learnt its properties. Their ^ost common physic is to get a friend to chew up a ^ass of sirih-leaves, areca and lime, until it is recced to a thick red juice, which is then squirted from the mouth over the part affected. If this medicine be thus administered by a regular doctor it will be more efficacious, but any one may do it. This mess is used ^diseriminately for all diseases: stomach ache, sore eyes ulcers, wounds, boils, rheumatism, as well as fever. When it is squirted on to the forehead it is ^pposed to be efficacious in relieving the accompany-lQg headache. This is very much practised by the Malays, who thus render their sick objects of disgust.
I have already spoken of a mixture of blood and Urmeric being plastered on the head at the regular vol. i. 14I have already spoken of a mixture of blood and Urmeric being plastered on the head at the regular vol. i. 14