the field of battle to receive a passport to Paradise and a brand-new set of heavenly wives. Unlike Mohammedans in other lands, Moros permit their women to go with faces uncovered. They also do the heavier part of the work, leaving household tasks for the weaker sex. The men are remarkably brave, very haughty and have a violent temper.
Both sexes are passionately fond of bright colors, red, yellow and green being a favorite combination. They weave the most attractive cloth in the Philippines and make excellent mats. Their inlaid work of silver and brass is quite unique; they make fine weapons and a great variety of brass dishes.
At thirteen the Moro lass reaches womanhood and is on the lookout for a suitor. She paints her underlip and finger nails a brilliant red and oils her hair. Her costume consists of a loose garment, covering the body from shoulder to knee and leaving neck, arms and legs exposed. Of course the would-be husband must pay for the girla ponies, carabaos, weapons or slaves to her father. If she is especially attractive he must a put upa well and may have to pay on the installment plan. I heard of one case where a youth had paid a Dato three ponies
CAMP KEITHLEY, ON THE SHORE OF LAKE LANAO.