THE APE'S AVERSION TO MALAYS. 427
hope that you will not be tired of the apes. To me they are so intensely interesting that I cannot help writing about them. Eblis has been feverish for
an opium wreck.
some days. I think he has never recovered from the thrashing he got the day I came. He is pining and growing very weak ; he eats nothing but little bits of banana, and Mr. Low thinks he is sure to die. It is a curious fact that these apes, which are tamed by living with Europeans, acquire a great aversion to Malays.
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