Gently, you would have a sort of Archbishop called Thathana Baing to* look after you. You would not We this blessing in Lower Burma. On the other hand, you could drink beer by coming into the world south of ^oungoo, whereas by being born north of it it would be c*uninal even to possess a bottle. The risk of it all is too *wful to contemplate. And the injustice !! Why, your Punishment for merely possessing a bottle of Bass, would more severe than for getting gloriously drunk on it!
The Friend of Man.
This is a Shan story. The Dog, they say, desired to ^ve a friend. First he made friends with the Elephant, W the Elephant objected to his barking, saying that it wAuld attract the Tiger. So the Dog left the Elephant aill went to the Tiger. The Tiger also objected to Writing, saying that it would attract Man. So then the went to Man and has remained his devoted friend e^er since, for when he barked Man only said :aa Seek Seek him!a
ahereas a dog I know who searches for a Master who is gone : the Master who was all he loved, for whom he lived alone, a lonely, weary watching, and the searching is in vain : the spark of expectation dies again and yet again, the nameless tribulation ! Ah, the broken-hearted moan ! ^erea8 no pleasure in the sunshine, no delight in any bone.
this why the Master lingered, whispered something in his ear ? 8,8 this why he stopped to fondle, strove to brush away a tear ?
t^t was why. Ah, loyal Comrade! I have shared in your distress. ^**e8t friend, my soul is yearning for the touch of your caress.t^t was why. Ah, loyal Comrade! I have shared in your distress. ^**e8t friend, my soul is yearning for the touch of your caress.