151 KINA BALU : SECOND EXPEDITION.
of its huge carcass, and with this movement the filth would be stirred up afresh, and I was forced to take refuge under my blankets to avoid being choked. How any human beings could sleep nightly over such a place I am still at a loss to understand.
BAJOW AND BUFFALO.
4th.aEose long before daylight, and left our host's abode for a breath of fresh air. Buntar made my chocolate beside the river, where I breakfasted. After giving a few small presents to the Dusuns we waded across the Tampassuk and resumed our journey. We forded the river three times after this, and followed a path on the left bank which Billio said he knew would take us to Melangkap ; this was a mistake, and landed us in a sea of troubles. After ascending several steep hills, the buffaloes, unaccustomed as they are to anything but the level plains, began to give in, and our party became greatly divided. On reaching a comfortable-looking Dusun village, the name of which I do not know, the Ilanun drivers did their best to persuade me to stop ; but rather than do this I made them come to a stream a little further on, where we could get water for cooking. No sooner, however, had the Ilanuns relieved their beasts of the loads, than down came the rain, wetting us through to the skin, and made all so uncomfortable that they were anxious to move on, hoping no doubt shortly to reach Melangkap.
Shortly after starting we met a Melangkap Dusun ; he at once opened his basket and gave me some pisangs : though this old fellow had been the most disagreeable man to usShortly after starting we met a Melangkap Dusun ; he at once opened his basket and gave me some pisangs : though this old fellow had been the most disagreeable man to us