10 LIFE IN JAVA.
me smiling at the idea of our being thus armed like wild corsairs, remarkeda
" It is as well to be well armedasometimes one comes to a close -encounter when it is least expected. I well remember on one occasion it was well-nigh all up with me ; I wounded a wild boar, which immediately turned upon meaa common propensity with them when not hurt in any vital partaso I've been careful ever since." And in corroboration of hi3 statement, he showed me a large scar on his leg, which had been torn by the tusk of the savage animal.
Whilst we were on the subject of arms, our host showed me a very curious old sword which he had bought of some Javanese gun-smith at Batavia. It was rather a rusty relic, but the blade seemed still capable of doing good service. On one side were engraved these well-known words :
" No me saques sin razon, Ni me embainas sin honor."" No me saques sin razon, Ni me embainas sin honor."