one approaches the great stairs, which climb up the hillside to the pagodas and monasteries on its summitA is the sentiment of Burmese life revived.
THE SOUTH-WESTERN ANGLE OF THE PAGODA
On the pagoda-platform, where golden pinnacles flame in the sun, and light and shadow lie in bars upon the paved courts, one is liable of a morning to come upon such a spectacle as this. Under the lofty multiple roofs of a tazoung with golden pillars, a large company of the silken people is gathered for purposes of devotion. In the centre, under a glass dome, there is exposed for the edification of the pious a relic case of gold and jewels, offered by some ardent seeker after merit, as a gift to the Buddhist fraternity of Ceylon. Above it, in the shadowy recesses, sits a figure of the Buddha on a golden throne. Along the walls in its neighbourhood