A NATURALIST'S WANDERINGS
a fourth, both prostrate on the ground in such a way as to indicate that they probably fell from the result of earthquakes ; or by stones ejected from the volcano at whose base they had stood. Each figure has a groove down the back and they had apparently stood on a flat pedestal, with their backs towards one centre, with their faces more or less accurately to the cardinal points of the compass. The features of all four are of the same type of countenance ; but the race now living
SIDE Y JEW OF THE FACE ON ONE OF THE MONOLITHS.
in this region did not form that model, and it is equally beyond question that the Hindoo features are not represented. It is not certain that the Hindoos, who, as it is well known, settled in some parts of Sumatra at the time of their great occupation of Java about 1000 b.c. ever were in the Passumah lands ; but if they ever were, there is no reason for supposing that they should depart from their wont in Java and elsewhere, and figure in their sculptures the lineaments of another race than their own. If these stones are not the work of