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ACROSS CHRYSA. [Chap. XLIII.
Lily feet are common not only amongst the Chinese, but also the aborigines, some of whom, in this part of Yunnan, have taken to imitating the more civilised nation. It is so comical to see a group of these rude, common peasant women, with their agricultural implements, returning from the fields, with these hideous compressed feet. The ungraceful gait of China-women, which results from this practice, is a thing of beauty in the eyes of their own countrymen. I have heard a Chinese gentleman compare the a awkward, stiff walk a of our countrywomen with the a swaying, soft gait a of his women folk. High heels are as absurd to the Chinaman as compressed feet are to us.
11UNG (?) MIAOS (KAI-HUA DISTRICT, YUNNAN).11UNG (?) MIAOS (KAI-HUA DISTRICT, YUNNAN).