OUR TRIP TO BURMAH.
by means of a eord through the septum of the nose ; but very unlike those of Bengal, driven by worshippers of the sacred cow, these are sleek in appearance, with every look of being well and kindly treated. Indeed, the Burmese have the reputation of being the best cattle-masters in the world. It is said of a Burman that he would no more maltreat or overwork a bullock than he would himself; and it is commonly said that if you meet a lean, hungry one, bearing all the appearance of bad treatment, be sure that his owner is a native of India. Here the poultry have truly a grand time of it. Families of several varieties and all ages swarm and feed and look fat with abundance. There are common fowls, bantams, game and Cochin-chinas; chicks and patriarchs. Crows of several kindsathe violet metallic tint upon the neck of some richer than those of Bengalaintrude everywhere, with quite as great impertinence as their congener the corvus splendens of Calcutta. Ravens hop about impertinent and fearless; the sparrow swarms, as in England: its appearance precisely like that of its western representative, although to some it presents sufficient differences to deserve a separate nameathe passer indica. Even our steamer is invaded by them; they alight fearlessly upon our table and on deck. Dr. Leith Adams, writing of the bird as met with at Thebes, observes that in hieroglyphic writings it represents the word a prolific,a so numerous is it there; but it would be difficult to imagine how it could possibly occur in greater numbers than it does here in this extemporised lice village on the bank of the Irawaddy. Here, for the first lime, sand-martins are seen in considerable numbers; the holes which are their roosts honeycombing the face of the bank where sand most prevails; the little brown creatures play about, now entering, now emerging from them, as if in high enjoyment.
Since our departure from Rangoon, not a stone or ledge of rock in situ have we seen until now,anothing but alluvium and mud and sand. A streak of solid stone now comes into view. It stretches for a short distance along the face ofSince our departure from Rangoon, not a stone or ledge of rock in situ have we seen until now,a nothing but alluvium and mud and sand. A streak of solid stone now comes into view. It stretches for a short distance along the face of