On the Road
of the little river, red with silt, slumbers the village of Kin. Under the jack-trees, on the river's fringe, sit through the noon the blue-coated muleteers, and all day long packmen cross and recross the little stream. Kin was of old notorious for its dacoits, and many a traveller bound for Mandalay with jewels for the court has been waylaid and killed in its neighbourhood. Of a later period of lawlessness, there is record in a stone by the wayside raised to the " Memory of Jemadar-Adjutant Devi Sahai Misr and Sepoy Javala Singh, of the Ruby Mines Military Police Battalion, who fell in action with dacoits near this spot on December 18th, T889."
From Hkabine on to Capelan is a matter of ten miles by the cart-road. The cobbled mule-track is