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The Philippine Islands.
they remain five days and nights. Then they return to the commonplace life of the village.
In the northwestern part of Luzon is a fierce, unsubdued tribe known as the Gaddanes. They are very dark and strong, and present a fine appearance, armed with long, sharp spears and wfith bows and arrow's. They wear their hair dowTn to their shoulders, and, like the American Indians, take the scalps of their enemies slain in battle ; these the young men present to the fathers of their intended as a proof of their valor.
This takes place when the fire-tree bursts into bloom ; its fiery blossoms have, to their minds, a certain religious significance. It is then they collect all trophies of war, and perform the rude rites of their nature-wrorship. They subsist on fish, game, and fruit.
A fine race are the Igorrotes, spread over the northern half of Luzon. They are copper-colored, and also wear their hair long. A few are bearded. Their shoulders are broad, and their limbs brawny and powerful. Because of their high cheek-bones, flat noses, and thick lips, they would not, however, by a European or an American, be considered good-looking.
They cultivate sugar-cane, rice, and swTeet-potatoes, but have never been able to give up their savage customs for civilization. Their houses are not unlike the huts of the Esquimaux. Polygamy sometimes exists, but adultery is almost unknown. Murder is said to be frequent, and family feuds often take off great numbers.
Their depredations in the interior are often of great annoyance to the domesticated natives ; for they carry off their cattleTheir depredations in the interior are often of great annoyance to the domesticated natives ; for they carry off their cattle