A NATURALIST'S WANDERINGS
or denuding agency, in the horizontally laid-down black shingly detritus which I have already so often referred to, plainly indicating that at some epoch not geologically very remote, they had been long submerged, as the whole of Eastern Timor seems to have been, below an arm of the sea, or possibly beneath an inland lake ; and after some hundreds of feet had accumulated on them they were again subjected to
elevationa which has gone on so long, and may still be progressinga that the rivers have cut their way down through hundreds of feet in height, and cleared out ravines a thousand or two of feet in width. Such is the story of the strange vicissitudes of Eastern Timor revealed by the buried rocks in the valley of the Fahiletan.
At the entrance to the Rajaha s compound I was startled by snddenly coming on a tall pole with a fringed triangle near