61 The Image of War ; or, Service on the Chin Hills.
a row in camp.
so many antelopes. They thought it was some deep-laid plot to compass their destruction When we learned what all the excitement was about, the Political Officer had the utmost difficulty by dint of much shouting and yelling in calming the fears of the runaways, and inducing them to trust themselves to the camp again. Their Chief was at once set
our artist showing a sketch to chins, which they promptly rubbed out !
free. The friendly who had taken the law into his own hands in this way, and who no doubt thought he had a perfect right to do so, was m promptly put into durance vile, and, being a high and mighty Chief in his own right, and a trusty policeman by the grace of the Political Officer, this was great ignominy. However, a cold night under the stern eye of the British sentry no doubt brought home to his mind the fact that, if he had any disputes, he must take
in camp : bargaining with chins.
them to the white Chief for settlement, as that was in future to be the new order of things in the land. Subsequently the dispute was arranged to the satisfaction of both parties.
They object to being sketched.
The Chins are very superstitious and believe in the evil eye. They strongly objected to being sketched. Our artistThe Chins are very superstitious and believe in the evil eye. They strongly objected to being sketched. Our artist