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attempt to take them by surprise, shooting burning arrows at the aerial habitation, that they may set it on lire. Sometimes, it is said, the bagani will climb up to the hut wTith their shields locked together above them. Then, cutting down the posts that
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support this abode in the tree-tops, they soon bring the besieged to terms. The captives are then divided among the besiegersa the heads of the dead and of the wounded, and of all the grown males, are cut off, and the women and children are carried away captives.
Such is the interior of Mindanao; and from this description it can readily be seen how ineffective has been the Spanish occupation of that island.Such is the interior of Mindanao; and from this description it can readily be seen how ineffective has been the Spanish occupation of that island.