The Lower Courses
gress. Buffaloes swimming across the swiftest part of the current are borne away like matchwood. Above Akouk-taung the river is flanked by hills on both its banks, and in the vista between lies Prome, a dark headland protruding into the waters.
solid-wheeled country cart in the delta
The city upon nearer approach presents an attractive appearance. Its green banks are shaded by an avenue of trees, each of which is a beautiful object in itself. A broad road with white railings runs parallel with the waterathe King's highway from Rangoon to Prome. Behind it, through masses of green foliage, peep out the dark red roofs of European houses. The river, with no licence to spread its waters, flows here in one broad deep stream, full up from shore to shore. All along the west, the sky-line is broken by a range of hills, whose slopes are patterned by custard-apple orchards ranged with the regularity of the vine. As