The Silken East v
Splendid materialasavage at the coreahere they have become docile instruments of civilisation, panthers treading out the corn.
The Sikh is exclusive and mingles little with the people of the soil. Only a bad five per cent, marry the women here and are outcasted accordingly. The Mohammedans universally take wives. Many are settling down, mainly as cattle owners. Every Skih of the garrison at Mindon keeps a cow, and the milk, he will tell you, keeps him well. The instinct of the
a burmese pony
pastoral Aryan is strong in the man from the Punjab. Butter and milk, these are the good things he craves after.
" In time, presence/' observes the trooper, "all Burma will become like the Punjab." Absit omen. At Kyaukgyi there is a rest-house on a hilltop