The Image of War ; or, Service on the Chin Hills.
in to carry rations for the column, and with the discovery all the visions of D.S.Os
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and other honours faded from his sight !
Everywhere we have nothing to sa the Queen's only coin peared to genuine
Chins and rupees and barter.
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Empress-though why they of this idea to say. Pro coins they handled the Empress superscrip-silver coins too were
THE FALAM WAR-CHIEF S HOUSE.
found the Chins would to the rupee with head. The they ap-c o nsider was the rupee : how or got hold it is difficult bably the first were rupees with tion on them. Small at a discount. Some-
times Chins brought in Queen-rupees which they offered to exchange for Empress ones, an^ as an inducement, they threw in a few dozen eggs
or a bunch of plantains with each coinaoffers wrhich
men were not slow to accept. Others offered four four-anna pieces or two eight-anna bits, with a handful of copper coin thrown in, in exchange for Empress rupees. The Chin idea of the value of money is very vague. He will no doubt soon learn better. A thanka or rupee is his
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