53 The Image of War ; or, Service on the Chin Hills.
gteto^^ is a mystery. On long ^H^ festive occasions,
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THE POLITICAL OFFICER RECEIVING A DEPUTATION OF CHINS IN CAMP.
nearly every Chin carrying a supply of the nauseous-looking stuff. Why they are not poisoned by marches and on all these tobacco-just as much A tion as the M The Chin | therefore, ^ boonest of panions, as ^ggg great virtues, ; the capacity for con-much liquor and
tobacco, he possesses in the highest degree ! When we have declined the proffered honour, the tobacco-juice is passed round to the elders in the crowd ; everyone takes a sip, and the bottle is handed back to the lady.
By this time the Political Officer has managed to make the Chief understand what he wants done. Our business ended, we rise up and, cautiously picking our way over the creaking and j| rickety boards of the balcony, we leave the house
CHINS AVAITING TO SEE THE POLITICAL OFFICER and retUTIl tO
camp, and so ends our visit.camp, and so ends our visit.