The Silken East ^
down the river. "If you want work, go to Kindat ; fun, go to Mingin; if you want to die, go," the wise people say, "to Mauk-3 ka-daw." S The island
that divides the g river below it be-
comes at flood s time the scene of A a curious battue. % The wild pigs | that live there, m driven by the encroaching waters, seek shelter in the highest part of the island. Then the villagers go forth with clubs and slay them. It is a beautiful island of
dark trees and plantain-groves and waving grasses, set in the wide encircling folds of the river, and the blue Chin mountains tower greatly above it.