chap, in THE BAZAAR AT MANDALAY
with buyers. Here may be purchased damask silk tameins and pasohs, monster green
cheroots, lacquer betel- ...............
boxes, grass and silver ear-tubes, amber charms, gongs which when struck emit a very pure musical tone, marionette dolls, embroidered clogs, ee. The women at the stalls are neatly and gaily dressed, but the girls in charge of the jewellery stalls are magnificent. With faces whitened with orris powder, and with the great holes in the lobes of their ears filled with rosettes of diamonds and rubies, they answer the questions of the globe-trotter with an air of supreme indifference, but if he means business, they are willing, nevertheless, to sell the jewelled ear-tubes out of their ears.
Life is free in the bazaar. Shan merchants, in then big sun-hats and blue trousers, jostle the silk-draped daughters of Burma: naked boys torment everybody; women
are publicly engaged in clearing the long black tresses of their
A SHAN TRADER.A SHAN TRADER.