The Image of War ; or, Service on the Chin Hills.
experience, he always provided himself with candles, food, blankets, and a flask full of whisky or rum, to be prepared for all contingencies. Experiences such as these, however, were happily not the rule. The rear-guard usually arrived in camp in good time.
The " dhoolies " and " Kahars."
When first advancing into the hills we had,
cessity, to camp in the deadly valleys at the foot of the hills, and here the troops and followers contracted much sickness. Men were constantly falling out on the march and had to be carried in the These latter were heavy cumbrous and, when laden, it was a matter of much difficulty them up the steep hills with narrow paths that took bends round precipices and slippery spurs. This the progress very slow. The bearers, themselves a feeble lot, went sick in large numbers, and added to the difficulties. When there is any hard work to be done the kahar always breaks
down. His favourite expression, when request him to " chulo" and not delay the column, is, "I am dying!" Whenever you meet a party of kahar s, they whine this dirge at youa " We are all dying." But it becomes monotonous, and not only fails to rouse the pity in your bosom it is intended to excite, but it
BRINGING SICK ACROSS A RIVER.
camp of the dhoolie-bearers.camp of the dhoolie-bearers.