THE TILLAGE OF KIAU.
Af Kiau is situated. We crossed several purling streams which descended, in a winding course, the fece of the hill. From one spot in our walk, we had a beautiful view of two valleys, cultivated on both hanks, with the foaming streams dashing among the rocks below. Over the landscape were scattered huts, which had the peculiarity of being flat-roofed : the eiaus using the split bamboo as the Chinese use their Aes ; the canes being arranged side by side across the Whole roof, with their concave sides upwards to catch the rain, then a row is placed convex to cover the e^ges of the others, and prevent moisture passing through. They are quite water-tight, and afforded an Scellent hint for travellers where bamboos abound.
The latter portion of the road was difficult climbing, *he clay being slippery from last night's showers, but ^ We approached our resting-place, the walking be-Caiee easier. Kiau is a large village on the southern of a spur, and the houses scattered on its face are Prettily concealed from each other by clumps of cocoa-nuts and bamboos. It covers a great extent of ground, is badly placed, being many hundred feet above the Errent. The inhabitants supplied themselves with drinking-water from small rills which were led in hamboos to most of their doors. We brought up at ahout eleven, our course being generally E.S.E. Thermometer 78A at twelve in the house. We felt it chilly, ^ took to warm clothing.
The Kiaus are much dirtier than any tribes I have 866X1 in the neighbourhood ; the children and women ^ Swashed, and most of them are troubled with cAlds, rendering them in every sense unpleasant neigh-?ol. i. 18The Kiaus are much dirtier than any tribes I have 866X1 in the neighbourhood ; the children and women ^ Swashed, and most of them are troubled with cA lds, rendering them in every sense unpleasant neigh-?ol. i. 18