The Silken East ^
of the queens, very weary of their golden raft, asked the kings leave to step on shore and take a stroll. The king consented, but said that they must be sure not to stay away very* long. And no doubt they would have returned in good time, had they not come upon the pool of fragrant water for which Kyaukka-Myo was famous.
from the cliffs of yenan-gyaung
" But its odour stole upon their senses and they forgot all about their promise to the king. When the night came and the king found they had not yet returned, he set out in search of them, and when towards the morning he found them by the scented waters of Yenathasi, he fell into a great passion and commanded them instantly to be killed. After a time the king's anger passed away, and then he blamed the Yenathasi for prompting him to commit this crime. He therefore