29 The Image of War ; or, Service on the Chin Hills.
when we halted at a place for a day or two and were able to rig up a bathing-place.
OuiA Iit becomes ragged.
With our 40 lbs. of kit, it was not much in the way of clothing one could carry about. Hard wear and tear soon reduced our scanty
kit to a ragged condi usual, after the day we lay about under someone en-ing his tattered manner that done credit to establishment, was a halt, our general washing
staff officer paying chin coolies.
1. It was not un-work was done and the trees, to see gaged in patch-garments in a would have any tailoring When there servants had a up, which usually ged belongings
reduced our rag-to a further state of raggedness.
With the hard marching, our boots soon came to griefamuch sooner than we had bargained for. ^gy^^yg^^j^^^Manv of us were reduced to investing in
shoe - leather f e r r e d clothed
from followers who pre-climbing hills with un-feet. A collection of our boots, at the end of the operations, would have been a curious sight.
Our " tout ensemble."
And so, clothed in torn, toil-stained garments, with unkempt scrubby beards and convict-cropped heads, with your pedal extremities in shreds of boots, and
in camp: a quiet chat before dinner.in camp: a quiet chat before dinner.