OUR TRIP TO BURMAH.
a dark-coloured cloth across the chest and under the arms, so as completely to conceal the bosom. All is quiet and orderly: the presence of foreigners appears to amuse the crowd, yet we meet with nothing but politeness from them. The occasion of the meeting would seem to be a religious festival.
Pilgrims to the shrine near which the fair is held seem for the most part to have come from no greater distance than the adjoining town. They are dressed in holiday costume; bands of music accompany themathe music sweet to them,
This sketch represents a Burmese band at a Poay. The bell of the clarionet is not attached to the finger-tube, and the sound is initiated by the vibration of a small split reed. The tom-toms speak for themselves. The middle part of the top has upon it a patch of black stuff composed of rice and ashes, without which the musicians assert it will not sound. The third instrument is a clapper of bamboo, devoid of musical notes, but capable of producing more tones than one, and not disagreeable.
no doubt, but grating to other ears; whether gay or grave in character we could not tell. The assembly appears to be in e state of general beatitude; the priests to quietly chuckle over their rich harvest. Whether the meeting be a fair, pilgrimage, or religious festival, the results are evidently alike to themamoney, money, money!
At noon we resume our journey. The banks on eitherAt noon we resume our journey. The banks on either