intelligently moulded faces ; the nose with a rather prominent and straight dorsum, the eyes sunk deeply in the head, the cheek-bones projecting, but without the prominent thick lips so distinctive of the Malay face. They are very independent, somewhat surly in heart and desperately lazy people ; not very friendly inclined to their neighbours in the adjoining districts. They are by no means dishonest, and live peacefully among themselves. Their children are lively and amused w ith little ; but neither of their parents trouble themselves much about them after they are old enough to run about by themselves. They were rather afraid to allow me to submit their length and breadth to the test of the measuring-line, dreading lest the measure of their bodies should
PASSUMAH BRACELETS OF SA A .YER, SHOWING THE ORNAMENTATION DERIVED FROM THE YOUNG SHOOTS OF THE BAMBOO.
bear some sinister relation to the span of their existence. After giving, however, the most pacifying assurances, 1 found ten men and five women bold enough to risk the danger. The average height of the men was 5 feet 4*15 inches, the length of his arm 11*23 inches, and of his forearm to the tip 0l his longest finger 2 feet 5*1 inches, while in the women the corresponding measurements were, 5 feet 0 75 inches in stature, H*35 inches in length of arm, and 2 feet 3*85 inches of forearm. The tallest man was 5 feet 8*25 inches, and the most herculean of the women 5 feet 2*75 inches.
The men dress as in other districts. The women, especially the maidens, are strong, well proportioned and well developed ; Many of them are very good-looking, having, what is rare among