yielded in every point and withdrew his threatenings, the Sakai again dispersed.
Raging at this check, Guntar, while he simulated friendship for the Sakai, made secret overtures to the Rawa, who for a long time had carried on trade with the west coast, without having any regular settlement. Guntar promised to give the Rawa the land of the Sakai and certain presents if they would drive them away. The Rawa accepted, and soon many of them came to the Peninsula and attacked the Sakai in their own homes at night, thrusting their spears up through the floor and killing the men as they hurried out. Women and children they sold to the Malays, who must therefore have known of the design. The Sakai sought to drive the intruders out of Selangor. Many battles took place, in one place with success. They had taken up a position at Bukit Guling Batang, and rolled rocks and stones from the screes down on the attacking Rawa, who were obliged to retreat. Since the Rawa had better weapons, they killed many and took many into slavery, and in the confusion the Sakai fled in all directions into the jungle, where the Rawa did not venture to follow them.
This is the cause of their wide dispersal, the destruction of their race, and the difference .that shows itself in the customs of the separated branches of the race.
Here and there one finds in the remote hill-country small settlements of Sakai of comparatively pure race, but on the whole their original mode of life and early customs have either been given up or very much modified.1
According to tradition, enmity broke out in the
1 Vaughan-Stevens, ii. 92. These legends cannot, of course, be taken as history.1 Vaughan-Stevens, ii. 92. These legends cannot, of course, be taken as history.