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savages to them, and not worthy of notice of any sort. They would as soon think of studying the animal kingdom, and of that they know nothing.
In the fields the people were busy ploughing with buffaloes and transplanting rice. The men on the harrows looked, in their undulating motions, like so many floating monsters. The poor animals all had
our midday halt, west yunnan.
their tails tied up to their necks, to prevent the dirt-begrimed driver from being flicked with mud ! A needless precaution, so far as cleanliness went. But doubtless it was not on this score, but because it is annoying to have mud flicked in your face, that these poor animals were so cruelly treated.
Many of the muleteers returning from Laos .bringMany of the muleteers returning from Laos .bring