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nut tree, one hundred feet high. He was held by a long rope, which was gradually unwound as he went higher and higher ; when he got near the branches he shook them well ; this was to see if ther were any snakes in them, and also to be sure they were strong. Then, with his powerful arms, he twisted off a cocoanut, all the time clinging with his legs. Down it fell with a crash ; he jumped backwards . one or two feet, then twisted off another cocoanut, and another, until the hideous old Malay woman thought she had enough to offer us. Knives were brought, the cocoa-nuts opened, and we drank the milk, a bluish-looking water which is sweet and delicious.
We walked through the woods, finding all kinds of strange trees and shrubs. One called umblas, with a very rough leaf, a this can be used instead of sandpaper ; another shrub with a pretty orange and yellow flower, growing on a spike, a this is glengang, and is used for skin diseases.
At last we came to the Pangulu's house ; heAt last we came to the Pangulu's house ; he