rings 011 the arms and legs, and armlets of white shell, all serve to relieve and set off the pure reddish-brown skin and jet-black hair. Add to this the little pouch containing materials for betel-chewing, and a long slender knife, both invariably worn at the side, and you have the every-day dress of the young Dyak gentleman.
The a orang kaya,a or rich man, as the chief of the tribe is called, now came
but on his hinting portrait of dyak youth.
this to the orang
kaya, he was sternly told that a white man s business was now being discussed, and he must wait another day before he
could be thought about.
After the a bitchara a was over and the old chiefs gone, I asked the young men to play or dance, or amuse themselves in their accustomed way, and, after some little hesitation, they agreed to do so. They first had a trial of strength, two boys sitting opposite each other, foot being placed