88 The Image of War ; or, Service on the Chin Hills.
and who, before leaving camp, quietly walked off with one of our kukries. There
too was the sahib, who, having no matches himself, borrowed a box from his syce on the march, and then swore at the man because the matches would not light.
UJe are met by the Chiefs.
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ENTRANCE TO A TASHON VILLAGE.
The Chiefs and principal men of the village the
troops were marching for, always came out several miles with presents of fowls, eggs, oranges, and gourds full of Vu, to meet the column. Having given in their submission, they conducted the troops to their village, near which the camp would be pitched. Later on the Chiefs would come in and pay their tribute, and discuss matters with the Political Officer.
ENTRANCE TO A YAHOW VILLAGE.ENTRANCE TO A YAHOW VILLAGE.