ioo PAGAN TRIBES OF BORNEO chap.
facing up the hill, the other cuts a similar notch
about a foot lower down
on the opposite side, each
cutting almost to the
centre of the stem. This
operation is accomplished
in a surprisingly short tin thirty minutes in the case two to three feet in diamei all the large trees with shaped area have been i way, all the workers and a children, or dogs who m; sent are called out of and one or two big tree: selected to form the ap phalanx, are then cut so down the hill.1 In their giants throw down the ti ing immediately below tb hillside ; these, falling in t their neighbours, bring t And so, like an avalanche sweep, the huge disturl pagates itself with a thum and increasing moment
wards over the whole c pared area; while puny on at the awful work o
and brain not unmoved, t and shouting in wild
some weeks before it car This period is mainly
1 They are skilled woodmen, and L____a w ^Ul
a tree so as to ensure its falling in any desired manner ; Fig.
the final strokes cut away the ends of the narrow
portion of the stem remaining between the upper and lower notches.
The fallen timber mi