serving their customs and respecting their traditions. But one fact he has impressed upon thema head-hunting must cease.
Many of the tribes have given up the practice within the last ten years. Among those who have not yet been brought under control are the mountain Tinguians, who live in Apayao, and some of the Kalingas. The American Lieutenant-Governor of Kalinga has been able to form quite a lodge of a Friendly ex-Head-Hunters.a
On the Bontoc-Kalinga frontier, we camped one night in a little rest-house built of logs, high up on the mountain side. By a bonfire of snapping pines we listened to head-hunting tales from a constabulary officer who has lived for years in northern Luzon. I'll confess I looked over my shoulder, now and then, to see if any of them were sneaking up on me, for a the woods were full of a em.a
a I was riding into the village of Magapta once, in Apayao,a he said, a and on both sides of the trail were rows of bamboo baskets. At first I thought they held fruit, but when I looked in, I saw half a coconut shell in every blessed basket, each holding a fragment of a human head! The avenue was supposed to frighten evil spirits from the village. Those Apayaos are wicked ones. They set sharpened bamboo spears in the thicket and bordering the trail, and I was lame for months from one that caught me in the leg.a
THE MAN WHO LOST HIS HEAD.