I g ten days in the jungle.
to feast upon it after many days, preferring it in this state.
The river winds in and out, and just before dark we turned into a side stream and arrived at Koto Baru (New Fort). Many boats were lying along the bank, evidently resting till the morning. At the bow of most of them there is a live cock. He is carried for luck, and also to wake them early. We were poled to a small landing. There was nothing but a broad ladder, with the rungs so far apart it looked as if it were impossible for me to get up on to the bank ; the water was dark and muddy, full of horrid possibilities.
The magistrate and his wife met us, as through the Resident's great kindness every one has been informed of our movements either by telegrams or by messengers, sent through the jungle, a in this way we have been able to do many things which otherwise would have been quite impossible.
We were taken to a very pretty house,
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