I g TEN days in the jungle.
as we passed. Beautiful orchids are growing below the verandah, and many exquisite crotons and other plants. There is a good lawn tennis ground, and a broad road in front of the house gives a civilized look to the place. The partitions between the rooms are made by plaiting a kind of palm into a geometric pattern, and by using the reverse side two colors are obtained, and the effect is very pretty.
The servants make fine bits of color ; they are chiefly Tamils or Klings.
The ayah is such a pretty, graceful young woman, with warm sepia-like skin.
We are always thankful for baths and food at the end of our day's journey ; the greatest luxury being the bath, which I described to you when we first arrived in the Straits.
At every place we see something new and strange ; either hideous, frightful, or wonderfully beautiful.
Here there was a large collection of butterflies, beautiful, indeed, very brilliant ones,Here there was a large collection of butterflies, beautiful, indeed, very brilliant ones,