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flower in the centre. The names of the principal cannons and gates of this fortification are thus arranged in Javanese rhyme.
Cannonsa Kumborawo. Kumborawy. Sapu-jagat. Ngaisatomy.
Gatesa Brodjonolo. Mundunghan. Siripanganti
The sacredness and greatness of the present Emperor of Java was foretold, as they assert, in their religious books. He is also said to be the possessor of an umbrella and sword of wondrous Power, which has been in his family for generations. The general belief is that, if an individual touches either of these with an impure hand, he is sure to go mad !
The Javanese had an ancient custom of presenting umbrellas to their chiefs on the day they
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