Burman infant acquires this skill before he can walk, and while he is still at the breast. No one thinks of smoking such a cigar through. Two or three long puffs, the lips of the smoker thrust out to meet the circle of the cigar, and it is put down or passed on to some good fellow sitting by. This old-fashioned cheroot is gradually giving way to the cigar of rolled tobacco and the trifling cigarette.
Leaving now the thoroughfares of the town, I climb by red stairs and narrow lanes under the shelter of yellow-hearted champaks to the summit of the hill that dominates the city. Here half a century ago the British battalions were quartered ; but traces of their occupation have all but passed away. Here on the camping grounds the red cattle now graze, the
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