smokes with stoic calm, his fingers closing over the bowl with the gentle solicitous grip of the smoker. Experience of many things is written large upon the faces of this couple ; shrewd humour, the indefinable air of worldly wisdom ; and over all there is a layer of recent respectability, in keeping with their new character as the companions of a saintly man.
Soon after they pass there comes, with a great creaking and droning of wheels through the chambered forest, a long line of carts, bearing back from the scene of piety the members of the Sacred Order. They recline, like true priests, on the soft hay spread for them within ; they look about them with the innocent curiosity of their race and character. Here and there amongst them is one with the gentle face of an ascetic, of a philosopher trained in the sadness of life and deeply convinced of its illusion. One such lies back, an old man, weary with the wayfaring, his life's history easy to read upon his saintly face.
Across the road, Burmese policemen, shorn of all the picturesqueness of their race, amble about in khaki garments, and forage caps set with an imitation of jauntiness on their shaven heads. The British effort to
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