61 The Image of War ; or, Service on the Chin Hills.
blood. The entrails are then removed, and the animal is roasted whole on a big fire in his skin. He is then cut up and distributed ; and the relish with which the Chins fall to on the roast flesh reminds one of the delightful story of Elia's Chinese swine-herd and the roast pig.
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IN THE CAMP OF THE FRIENDLIES :
The Chin militia had a high old time of it all through. The Yu was unlimited, and at almost every village : they had a drinking-bout. Rollicking by nature, they delighted in a lark so long as it was not at their own expense. We were often much amused by the pranks they played on their fellow-tribesmen. Sometimes they came and sat with us round our fire, 1
and with a few nods and grunts and motions of the hands we were If able to carry on ^ quite an interest- I ing conversation, y^fr] They picked up most of our names and | rattled them
off. If a 1
I Chin wishes n to express his pleasure, he embraces you or strokes you gently. We had sometimes to submit
PREPARING THEIR FOOD.
THREE GENERATIONS OF CHINS.THREE GENERATIONS OF CHINS.