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THE GEMS OF THE EAST
The Batacs I saw were not hairy on the face or chest, but had a considerable hairy growth on the legs below the knee. One or two hairs only were traceable on the upper lip and chin. The knees were extremely powerful and big, and the length of the humerus quite abnormal; whereas the spinal column was comparatively short, with the chest extraordinarily developed in proportion.
The eyes were at an opposite slant to that of the Malay eyes, the inner angle being higher than the outer. From pupil to pupil of the eyes, when staring straight in front, the distance was 0.07 centimetre a quite a considerable width in relation to the size of the skull. The great length of thumb will be noticed in the table of measurements. The webbing of fingers was considerable. Abdominal breathing was dominant. Neither the sense of sight nor hearing seemed over-developed.
They objected greatly to have a caliper flourished round the head, and after much trouble I had reluctantly to give up all hope of getting a complete series of cranium measurements. They also refused to be measured for height or span, as they fully believed this was a trick to kill them while they were in a pose which made them unable to defend themselves. They also declined to have their lips measured.
r r a a , Metre. Metre.
Length of spinal column . 0.67 Leg
Circumference of chest, Femur.......0.48
Armpit to armpit . . . 0.31 Height of foot from ground
Shoulder-blade to to ankle......0.05
shoulder-blade (highest Length of foot . . . . 0.23
ridge)......0.12 Toes (maximum length) . 0.05
Circumference of waist. Circumference of ankle . 0.19
normal . . . . . . 0.70 Circumference of knee . 0.34
Circumference of hips . . 0.83
Arm Horizontal maximum
Humerus......0.28 length of cranium (from
Radius.......0.24 forehead to back of
Maximum length of fin- Nasal height.....0.05
gers.......0.09 Nasal breadth (at nos-
Circumference of arm Orbital horizontal breadth 0.035
(round biceps) . . . 0.23 Breadth of mouth . . . 0.05
Circumference of wrist . 0.16 Length of ear.....0.06