87 The Image of War ; or, Service on the Chin Hills.
received were always of a more or less warlike nature, and were generally to the tune that the more distant villages would strenuously resist the advance of troops into their country. But event ually peaceful councils prevailed everywhere and the troops were received in all directions in a friendly spirit. On one occasion only did we find g that they had panjgie-d
or Spiked a place with THE HIGHEST POINT REACHED BY THE BOUNGSHAY COLUMN, OVER 9,000 FEET.
sharp bamboos. We were, however, warned of this, and the only creature that suffered was an obstinate old mule who persisted in wandering off the path, and one of his feet was run through by a panjgie for his trouble. When a good
Samaritan of a Tom-^ my did the animal a good turn by pulling out the spike, the ungrateful beast repaid his kindness by kicking him in the stomach. But, to be sure, there are others 1: besides mules who display this virtue. There was, for in- ^ stance, the Chin whom ' * we treated with rum and other delicacies,
ENTRANCE TO SOUTHERN BOUNGSHAY VILLAGE.ENTRANCE TO SOUTHERN BOUNGSHAY VILLAGE.