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awnings, the mosquito nets, the table-linen, and the punkka flaps, and from every object on which they can secure a footing, including notably the corpus vile of the white man, for whom Providence made the Universe, is to have lived indeed. How to continue to live after the novelty of the spectacle has worn off, is the definite problem that occupies every one's mind in Maubin. It is achieved in the main by entrenching one's self within an iron fortress of fine mesh.
A European house in Maubin is thus a curiosity. Every windowaarid in the tropics there is an infinity of windowsais protected by sliding curtains of iron gauze ; every ventilator under the eaves, every open