io The Image of War ; or, Service on the Chin Hills.
Koua ixxe had a night-seare
We were not often troubled by night-alarms. A Chin hates going about in the dark, he is too afraid of his Nats ; so they have never made attacks by night. On one occasion only was there a nigh scare ; but we found over-indul gence in " Yu " or Chin beer wa; the cause of it all. The Political Officer, who, with an escort was sleeping in the village near which camped, sent camp at mid-the people of his friendlies state of excite-momentarily to be neigbouring hostile and bitterly cold night, but had to jump out of his
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BREAKFAST BEFORE THE START.
of sepoys and his friendlies, Chief's house in a the troops were down to the night to say that the village and were in a great ment, expecting attacked by a village. It was a dark the hard-worked Staff Officer blankets, rush up the hills,
all the guards and pickets to be on the alert, night, however, passed away quietly enough and nothing happened ; and it transpired in the morning, much to the disgust of our worthy Staff Officer, that the whole village had been having a big drink, and the scare had been evolved out of their F^-besotted imaginations !
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