OUR ISLANDS AND THEIR PEOPLE.
colors of which change from time to time.
Foreman states that the last time he viewed these lakes their colors were respectively green, yellow and chocolate. This explains the reference to the a green watera in the above extract from the fathera s history.
Returning again to the races of the southern islands, it will be interesting to quote Wallacea s description of the distinguishing characteristics of the Malays and Papuans. Of the former he says:
a The savage Malays are the Dyaks of Borneo; the Battaks and other wild tribes of Sumatra; the Jakuns of the Malay Peninsula; the aborigines of Northern Celebes, of the Sulu Islands, and of part of Bouru.
a The color of all these tribes is a light reddish brown, with more or less of an olive tinge, not varying in any important degree over an extent of country as large as all Southern Europe. The hair is' equally constant, being invariably black and straight, and of a rather coarse texture, so that any lighter tint, or any wave or curl in it, is an almost certain proof of the admixture of some foreign blood. The face is nearly destitute of beard, and the breast and limbs are free from hair. The stature is tolerably equal, and is always considerably below that of the average European; the body is robust, the breast well developed, the feet small, thick and short, the hands small and rather delicate. The face is a little broad, and inclined to be fat; the forehead is rather rounded, the brows low, the eyes black and very slightly oblique; the nose is rather small, not prominent, but straight and wellshaped, the apex a little rounded, the nostrils broad and slightly exposed; the cheekbones are rather prominent, the mouth large, the lips broad and well cut, but not protruding, chin round and well formed.
In this desciiption there seems little a country road near san roque, luzon isund.
to object to on the score of beauty, and yet,
on the whole, the Malays are certainly not handsome. In youth, I am inclined to think they lose much of their good looks by bad however, they are often very good-looking, and many of the boys habits and irregular living. At a very early age they chew betel and girls up to twelve or fifteen years of age are very pleasing, and and tobacco almost incessantly; they suffer much want and ex-some have countenances which are, in their way, almost perfect, posure in their fishing and other excursions; their lives are often
passed in alternate starvation and feasting, idleness and excessive labor a and this naturally produces premature old age and harshness of features.
a In character the Malay is impassive. He exhibits a reserve, diffidence, and even bashfulness, which is in some degree attractive, and leads the observer to think that the ferocious and bloodthirsty character imputed to the race must be grossly exaggerated. He is not demonstrative. His feelings of surprise, admiration or fear are never openly manifested, and are probably not strongly felt. He is slow and deliberate in speech, and circuitous in introducing the subject he has come expressly to discuss. These are the main features of his moral nature, and they exhibit themselves in every action of his life.
a Children and women are
a a chinoa with load of cocoanut hulls. timid, and scream and run at the
These hulls make excellent fuel for cookingr, and they are peddled and sold for that purpose by the Chinese, who are a ~ T?___
always ready to turn a penny, honestly or otherwise. Unexpected Sight Ol a JlLUropean.